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Posts Tagged ‘counterfeit’

  • Reports show that as the global trade in counterfeit goods is growing, and Africa is increasingly being targeted (image: HP)

    Africa- a hotbed for counterfeit electronics

    April 4, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa- a hotbed for counterfeit electronics

    Technology maker HP is hosting an Anti-Counterfeiting Africa Conference, in a bid to help educate and empower organisations across Africa against the negative effects of counterfeit trade. HP will raise awareness on the impact and consequences of counterfeit...

  • Microsoft South African has warned of an ongoing phone scam (image: Microsoft)

    Microsoft Cybercrime centre to benefit Africa

    December 6, 2013 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft Cybercrime centre to benefit Africa

    Technology giant Microsoft recently opened a Cybercrime centre at the Company’s headquarters in Redmond, US and while the centre is based abroad, it will also monitor cyber security issues across Africa. Cybercrime is often associated with, or...

  • Kenya to recycle counterfeit handsets

    September 26, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya to recycle counterfeit handsets

    Ahead of the planned switch-off for fake mobile handsets in Kenya, electronics manufacturers Nokia and Samsung have set up separate collection points for fake phones, which will then be recycled. “Consumers in Kenya, like in many countries across the globe,...

  • HP Nigeria nabs cartridge toner fraudsters

    July 11, 2011 • HardwareComments Off on HP Nigeria nabs cartridge toner fraudsters

    Hewlett-Packard Nigeria, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria  (SON) and the police has confiscated more than 23 000 illegal cartridge toner products in a series of raids targeted at several companies in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. During the raid, two suspects...

  • HP Nigeria tackles counterfeit toner cartridges

    July 4, 2011 • HardwareComments (2)

    Hewlett-Packard has launched a toner cartridge authentication programme, a free software solution that helps customers confirm the purchase of original HP toner cartridges. Speaking at the launch of the authentication software in Lagos, Nigeria Sherifa Hardy,...

  • African telecom sector targets fake medicines

    April 11, 2011 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    An African business daily newspaper has reported that mobile phone service providers and IT companies are looking to increase their profile through health. In an effort to win over more customers and retain their existing clients, the newspaper reported that...

  • Don’t be an accidental pirate

    February 23, 2011 • OpinionComments Off on Don’t be an accidental pirate

    Most businesses don’t intend to use illegal software, or break the terms of their license agreements, but through a combination of bad planning, inadequate IT policies or simply a lack of awareness, many end up doing so. Software piracy takes many forms,...

  • LG pushes for Anti-Counterfeit Bill in Kenya

    January 21, 2009 • Top StoriesComments Off on LG pushes for Anti-Counterfeit Bill in Kenya

    LG, is pushing for the enactment of the Anti-Counterfeit Bill into law, as a measure to fight peddling of counterfeit goods such as cellphone handsets and associated gadgets in Kenya...