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EU Launches Illegal Content Probe into X War Disinformation

The European Union (EU) has taken a significant step against Elon Musk's X platform, formerly known as Twitter, by initiating "formal infringement proceedings" under the recently implemented Digital Services Act (DSA). The action, announced on Monday, by the EU,...

PEG Africa raises $5 million for expansion in West Africa

PEG Africa, a pay-as-you-go solar company based in West Africa, has recently raised $5 million from ElectriFI in order to continue its expansion in existing markets. PEG Africa finances and deploys solar energy to SMEs and households in West...

The ESA leaks personal information of E3 2019 attendees

The Electronic Entertainment Expo is an annual video game industry trade event that takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in the USA. Media and content creators are provided media badges by the ESA upon completion of the...

IoTFA2019: Johanna Juselius looks beyond just ‘smart’ cities

Internet of Things is a vast and rapidly developing concept within ICT. Devices are getting smarter and innovators are finding more ways to integrate these kinds of devices into our everyday lives. It has moved completely out of the...

EU praises Uganda’s executive decision

On Tuesday, January 28, the Ugandan government announced the joined partnership with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), a move it said would improve accountability in the management of natural resources. Government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo on Tuesday said the Cabinet’s...

France set to tax digital giants in 2019

France will push ahead with its own tax on large internet and technology GAFA companies (Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon) from January 1, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Monday, as the European Union struggles to finalise a...

Google, Facebook agree on EU ‘fake news’ code of conduct

On Wednesday, 26 September 2018 major tech companies including Facebook and Google agreed on a code of conduct to combat online disinformation in the European Union, although critics said the commitments were too weak. According to Reuters, seven months before...

African organisations processing EU personal data should have data security breach checklist in place

Organisations in Africa that are processing the personal information of data subjects from within the European Union (EU) should already have effective General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance procedures in place, including Data Breach Security Checklists, impact assessments and...

Data breach raises POPI concerns

The recent cyber-attack and holding hostage of a South African insurance provider’s IT infrastructure has drawn attention to the dire need for effective protection of consumer data. While the company asserts that no financial losses have been encountered by any...

The EU’s renewable energy ambitions: Bioenergy from forests is not always carbon neutral

Since the launching of the EU’s clean energy package in November 2016, the European institutions and many Member States have emphasised their renewable energy ambitions, which culminated in political agreement on the recast of the renewable energy directive on...
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Top 5 Gadgets that were highly Expected in 2024

The following are 2024 top 5 gadgets that are/ were highly expected according to Menstuff. 1. LG’s see-through Signature OLED...
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