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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 trade during...

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 directly stems from, pirate and counterfeit...

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

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 were...

HP Nigeria tackles counterfeit toner cartridges

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, channel sales manager for...

African telecom sector targets fake medicines

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...

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...

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. According to the independent daily, The Standard, LG regional marketing...
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