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UK-funded online child abuse campaign takes root in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE  | A United Kingdom funded online child abuse campaign that aims to remove sexual abuse content targeting children is taking root in Uganda, according to International Watch Foundation (IWF), which is behind it.  In an interview with The Independent, the International Development Officer for IWF, Zoe …

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Stanbic helps Makerere University ‘rise from the ashes’

Stanbic donates computers worth Sh100 Million to support Makerere University rebuild Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Stanbic Bank has donated computers worth sh100 million to help Makerere University reequip its administration centre after a recent fire destroyed a substantial part of the famous Main building. Commonly referred to as …

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US urges countries to suspend digital taxes

Washington, United States | AFP |  US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday urged countries like France to suspend taxes on global computing giants and wait for a negotiated agreement on international taxation. As the United States is poised to impose tariffs of up to 100 percent on $2.4 billion …

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HP rejects Xerox takeover offer again

New York, United States | AFP |  Computer and printer maker HP on Sunday reiterated its rejection of Xerox’s $33 billion takeover bid, saying the sum “significantly undervalues” the company. A tie-up would unite two firms with storied histories: Xerox was founded in 1906 and became a household name with …

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Showtime for Stadia cloud gaming service

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Google sets out to transform the video game world with its Stadia service crafted to let people access console-quality games as easily as they do email. With the Stadia launch Tuesday, the internet giant is aiming for a piece of a global video game …

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EU governments, Uganda’s Kasaija warn about crypto-currencies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & AFP | A day after Uganda’s Finance Minister Matia Kasaija warned about the use of crypto-currencies, European governments are asking questions about Libra, forcing Facebook’s partners to reconsider. Mastercard, Visa and other financial partners being enlisted to oversee Facebook-backed cryptocurrency Libra are having second thoughts …

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Dream of augmented humans endures, despite sceptics

Paris, France | AFP | Brain implants, longer lives, genetically modified humans: for the prophets of transhumanism — the scientifically assisted evolution of humans beyond our current limitations — it is just a matter of time. But many scientists insist that some problems are not so easily solved. Sooner or …

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