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South African regulator orders data costs be reduced

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  South Africa’s competition regulatory authority on Monday revealed that mobile operators have been overcharging for internet connectivity, ordering top operators to drop prices within two months or face prosecution. The high cost of data has in the past stirred public outrage prompting protests under …

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Facebook confirms it collects data beyond users

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Facebook, embattled in a scandal over the mishandling of user data, confirmed Monday that it also collected information from people beyond their social network use. During heated hearings in Congress last week, CEO Mark Zuckerberg had already explained that Facebook collects data beyond …

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THIS WEEK: Banks sue URA over customer data

THIS WEEK: Banks sue URA over customer data Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Banks under their umbrella body, Uganda Bankers Association have dragged Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to court over a directive by the tax revenue collection body to banks to submit information of their customers including account name, Tax …

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THIS WEEK: Facebook under fire over data breaches

THIS WEEK: Facebook under fire over data breaches Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Social media giant Facebook is under heavy criticism over a data breach where information of 87million users could have been shared with Cambridge Analytica, a data mining firm, based in the UK. The UK firm and Facebook …

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MTN to focus on data and Mobile Money

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | MTN Uganda plans to use the next 10 years to focus on expanding its data network and mobile money services, according to its CEO, Wim Vanhelleputte. Vanhelleputte, who spoke shortly after a public hearing on renewal of its operating license at the Uganda Communications Commission …

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KPMG opens doors for businesses seeking data support

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Using right data tools and solutions in running businesses can lead up to over 50% growth of that entity in all segments, according to KPMG, an audit firm operating in Uganda and beyond. The firm is courting businesses to use advanced methods of managing …

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