Africa’s money transfer system, M-Pesa, launched in 2007, now has some 17 million active users worldwide. And with the recent launch of a mobile wallet in Romania, M-Pesa in expected to continue its advance in the European market.
German security researcher Claudio Guarnieri has developed an app launched by Amnesty International in partnership with civil rights and consumer protection groups that searches Windows computers for known spyware. Amnesty says open source app Detekt, which is free, has uncovered surveillance programs in dozens of countries around the world.
A new report from the London-based watchdog group Privacy International claims that U.S. and Israeli companies are supplying Central Asian nations that have track records of human rights abuses with sophisticated surveillance technology. The report says the technology allows these governments to silence free speech and political dissent.
If you have been subjected to online harassment, or if you just don’t want your address and personal information published to the rest of the world, you might want to dedicate some time to make yourself a less visible target. Here are a few tips to help you do that.
A deal struck between Yahoo and Mozilla makes Yahoo the default search engine for Firefox Internet browsers, thereby replacing Google. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer hopes this move will boost Yahoo’s search market share, which is about 10 percent in the U.S. market.
After leaving China in 2010 due to censorship, repeated hacking attempts and potential intellectual property loss, Google is ready to get back in the game. Its Information news website says the company will launch a Google Play app store in China to give it access to about half of its Android operating system users.
If you are thinking of upgrading to Google’s latest mobile operating system, Android 5.0 Lollipop, you might want to hold off. Android users who upgraded say they have experienced broken apps, crashes, slowdowns and connectivity issues, among other woes.