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Facebook, Twitter place warning labels on altered Biden video

Washington, United States | AFP | Facebook and Twitter both added tags denoting false or manipulated content to a video reposted by President Donald Trump of his Democrat rival Joe Biden. The edited video, which appeared to show Biden endorsing the president, was marked “partly false” by Facebook and “manipulated …

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Government losing Billions to underutilised internet backbone infrastructure

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government is losing billions of Shillings due to the underutilisation of National Backbone Infrastructure-NBI and the e-Government Infrastructure-EGI portals. In the 2006/2007 financial year, Government through the National Information and Technology Authority-NITA-U secured funds to put-up a National Data Transmission Backbone Infrastructure to provide …

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Luweero Bishop challenges gov’t on internet costs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Government online platforms may not benefit the majority of Ugandans because of the high internet costs, the Bishop of Luweero Diocese, Eridard Nsubuga Kironde has warned. Bishop Kironde, who has welcomed the recently introduced online passport application system, says the high internet costs deny Ugandans …

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Internet access improves, but digital gender gap is growing -Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Fewer women have access to the World Wide Web than men, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a report released by the International Telecommunications Union. The report; Measuring Digital Development: Facts and Figures 2019, estimates that over half the total global female population is still …

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50 years after internet conception, dark side stirs fear

San Francisco, United States | AFP | On October 29, 1969, professor Leonard Kleinrock and a team at the University of California at Los Angeles got a computer to “talk” to a machine in what is now known as Silicon Valley. The event gave birth to a network that later became …

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