Former Uber chief security officer accused of covering up Hack attack.

Former chief of security at Uber Mr. Joseph Sullivan is facing chargers for allegedly covering hack attack amounting to what prosecutor’s term obstruction of justice. The cover up is said to have happened in 2016 exposing confidential information of approximately 57 million drivers and passengers. Joseph was terminated from Uber in November of 2017 when the company found out about the data breach. The company also admitted to paying $100,000 as ransomware to a group of hackers so they could…

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Huawei Sanctions

US increases restrictions on Beijing Telecommunications company Huawei.

Donald Trump’s administration has placed additional constraints on Huawei technologies in a clear move of restricting the company access to US technology. The focus of these restrictions is to prevent Huawei from purchasing computer chips manufactured using US technology, or that were not particularly developed for Huawei. The US commerce department had in May of 2020 issued a demand for global chipmakers US technologies to first acquire licenses from the US government before working on the designs for their technologies…

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Airtel partners AWS

Airtel India teams up with Amazon cloud (AWS) for digital transformations across India.

Major Indian telecoms service provider has announced a strategic partnership with cloud services provider Amazon Web Services in delivering cloud solutions to its customers across India. The partnership will mainly feature Airtel Cloud features, the telecommunications company multi-cloud products and business solutions. Airtel Cloud will base on AWS cloud to come up with Airtel cloud products and services taking advantage of AWS services. Artel cloud will now provide its customers a number of AWS cloud services as part of the…

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WeChat downplays Trump executive order

WeChat parent company Tencent has downplayed president Trump’s proposed ban, believed to affect US operations. The social media application runs a similar application in China called Weixin that hopes not to be affected. Smartphone company Apple might be largely affected if developers restrict download of Chinese messaging apps.  However, Apple still has a production company in China which might lead to the company designing specific phones for the Chinese market different to those meant for the European market. TikTok could…

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Nairobi Conman

How i was conned by OLX (jiji) trader.

On Wednesday 12th august 2020 morning, in a search of a good phone, i opted for jiji previously olx Kenya as it has worked for me severally in linking up with sellers of various products, little did I know I was in for one f my worst online experiences. Given that a friend had recommended to me Samsung Galaxy A31, I immediately searched for the item, interested on the price variations as well as features. We have some with 4GM…

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Toshiba ends 35 – year laptop production

Japanese Tech company Toshiba has disposed its stake in Dynabook. This means the company can no longer make laptops or personal computers. Technology company Sharp acquired 80% of Toshiba’s holdings back in 2018 and has now acquired the remaining 20% shares. Toshiba launched its T11OO in 1985, launched initially in Europe with target sales of 10,000 units annually as reported on Toshiba website. Toshiba sold close to 17 million laptops in 2011 but saw a reduction by almost 16 million…

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Alex and Alan Stokes

Twins charged over a bank robbery prank

YouTubers and TikTok sensation Alex and Alan Stokes have been arrested after staging two prank robberies for a video. In one of the incidents, an Uber driver was arrested by police on gunpoint. The twins who have a collective following of 30 million subscribers, were charged with false imprisonment as well as falsely reporting an emergency. If prosecution succeeds, they each face a jail term of up to 4 years. Though a prank, the two have been accused of presenting…

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Former Google Engineer sentenced for theft

Anthony Levandowski a former engineer at Google has been sentenced to 18 months jail term for what was termed as trade secret theft, prior to joining Uber. Levandowski was part of the team working on Google’s self-driving car Waymo. Judge William Alsup while giving his ruling in San Francisco said Anthony Levandowski had carried out what he termed “the biggest trade secret crime I have ever seen”. Before quitting Google for Uber, Levandowski loaded approximately 14,000 sensitive files into his…

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Facebook blocks President Bolsonaro supporters accounts.

US Technology Giant Facebook has blocked numerous Facebook accounts attributed to Brazil ‘s president supporters Jair Bolsonaro in compliance with a supreme court ruling. The supporters have been accused of spreading propaganda against court judges. Nevertheless, Facebook argued that the ruling amounted to curtailing freedoms of speech, even as it prepared to appeal against the ruling. The Social media platform has been used aggressively in calling for a military coup in order to shut down the Supreme court and Congress.…

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Apple removes 30,000 applications from Apple China Store

American Technology Giant Apple has removed over 30,000 applications from its China store on Saturday 2nd, with game applications making close to 90% of the removed apps. The purge happened at 4:15 am local time on Saturday and began with 2000 apps, before a bulk of removals followed. The store remains with approximately 200,000 game applications as of Saturday evening of which 160,000 are freeware. Apple had sent a reminder to game developers on July 8 regarding its plans to…

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TikTok could soon be Banned in the United States of America

President Donald Trump on Friday disclosed his plans to Ban TikTok in America. Trump also disclose his plans to order the Chinese based technology company ByteDance to Divest its ownership of TiKTok. In a rejoinder, ByteDance has also responded that its willing to oblige to Trumps calls, as reported by Reuters. Banning of TikTok will simply escalate the trade wars between Beijing and Washington, with politicians around the US fearing that China could exploit the application to spy on US…

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A teenager living on the UK South Coast has been charged among two others over a twitter hack.

Authorities in California USA have filed felony charges against 19-years aged Mason Sheppard. In conjunction with British Authorities, the Bognor Regis property was searched by police on Friday 31st. Two others Nima Fazal 22 from Orlando and a teenager living in Tampa Hillsborough were also charged over the major twitter hack targeting celebrity accounts. The perpetrators are accused of being behind the hijacking of major high-profile twitter accounts in a major Bitcoin Scam. Some of the personalities include President Barack…

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Security via HTTPS

Security through SSL & HTTPS

Hyper text transfer protocols via socket shell layer is the application of secure socket layer and transport layer security to act as a mini layer below the normal hypertext transfer protocol layering. Its encryption and decryption is according to requests by use pages together with the returned pages by the web server. The application of HTTPS offers security against attacks like man in the middle together with eavesdropping. The efficiency of HTTPS can however, be hindered by vague server or…

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Ten most profitable crops

“Farmer makes KSh 1,000,000 from an acre of onions!” We are not new to such headlines. The articles then go ahead to give attractive yields and market prices, building a very good case of numbers that then see Kenyans break the bank for cash to invest. Barely hours after the article debuts, social media is awash with inquiries from the eager would be investors: “I’m looking for two acres along a permanent river to lease….”“What is the best seed variety…

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Software quality

Project Management and Software Quality

The concept behind project management and software quality assurance is very important in software development. In essence any software project done without focus to the two concepts above is not consider to be a project but a mock up project. To achieve the desired results of a project, the project must focus on the resources, duration allocated and availability of the inputs. The entire requirements cannot be managed effectively without the use of project management techniques. It is also important…

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Black lives matter

BLM Sparks an increase in cases of Racial abuses in USA.

A lot has been said and experienced over the past four months since the murder of George Floyd by Derrick Chauvin. Black lives matter movements have become more prominent before but amidst all these calls for end of racism, a number of issues have come up that require genuine discussions in a bid to offer sort of a lasting solution to effects of racism. Politics too has played a major role especially with America set to go into elections later…

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adjusting journal entries

Adjusting Journal entries in Accounting.

Within the accounting process, many economic activities exist which might not instantly call for the recording of the transaction. These transactions are catered for through adjusting entries which act to stand for the revenues and expenses within the accounting period that they resulted. There are two instances of adjusting entries first deferrals in this case it keeps expenses and revenues which might have been recorded but then need to be deferred to some other period. For instance deference of some…

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Uniforms at workplaces

Uniforms at workplace

In the 21st century, uniforms have formed a critical part of business in most organizations. The logic behind this is that uniforms are helpful both in maintaining discipline and branding the business. Currently, most organizations accept all kinds of dressing mainly due to religious affiliations some of which demand women to dress in a certain way. This freedom has been the culture around most businesses but for the few that have tried uniforms, they have benefited greatly. Uniforms establish in…

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Andrew Jackson

Best President of the Nineteenth Century

Andrew Jackson was the seventh President of the United States of America.  Jackson was elected as President in 1829 and served for two terms until 1837. Although the nineteenth century had a number of presidents such as Martin Buren, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, and James K. Polk, Andrew Jackson was the best among this selection. Jackson fought for common man, sought to preserve the Union, and fought corruption. Jackson was nicknamed king Mob because of his belief in fighting…

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