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US Government Pressuring Facebook To Remove The End-to-End Encryption Security Feature On Messenger

The end-to-end encryption feature is a blessing for Facebook users (and generally for social media users) as it prevents third parties from snooping in on their conversations, and at the same time, government authorities despise it because it obstruct their surveillance. In yet another fight over the feature, the US government is coercing Facebook to […]


Like Zimbabwe, U.S pushes STEM initiative as tech companies pledge $300m

The US government under president Trump has made it a priority to prepare students for careers in technology. The Trump administration has been directing money towards bolstering science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) education. In the same week that Trump directed the Education Department to put $200m in grant money towards computer science education, tech […]


Apps4Africa Climate Challenge for Southern Africa begins today

Today, 1 February 2012, is the commencement date for the southern Africa region Apps4Africa Climate Challenge. The challenge will run for 2 months to end of the 30th of March and invites African innovators to develop innovative, web-based and mobile technology solutions to local climate change challenges. According to the Apps4Africa website the challenge centers around the strategic themes that were debated and decided upon by world leaders at the 17th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP17) conference in South Africa last year. The challenge is sponsored by the US government.