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Zambian gov’t expresses concern over abuse of cyberspace

Lusaka, Zambia | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Zambian government on Monday expressed concern that abuse of cyberspace has continued despite heightened campaigns against the vice. Chief Government Spokesperson Dora Siliya said the government was concerned with the rampant abuse and called for concerted efforts from all stakeholders to ensure that citizens …

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Internet shutdown facilitated free and fair election – Museveni

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  President Yoweri Museveni has defended his government’s decision to shut down the internet, days before the January 14 general election. This is in an affidavit filed in response to a petition by Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu, his main challenger in the just concluded elections. In his …

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Ugandans cautioned about dangers of using VPN

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Ugandans could have surrendered their data privacy to unknown people over the last two weeks since the government shut down social media access.  The shutdown of the internet on the eve of the presidential and parliamentary elections forced Ugandans to find ways of communicating, and …

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Aussie Internet watchdog flags crackdown on social media abuse

Canberra, Australia | THE INDEPENDENT |    Australia’s eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant has called for social media giants to take responsibility for the content on their platforms. Under changes to the Online Safety Act proposed by the Australian government, Inman Grant would have the power to prevent cyber abuse, identify …

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Social media still a security threat-Minister Jeje Odongo

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Government will only open social media after confirming that is no longer a threat to national security, the Internal Affairs Minister, Gen. Jeje Odongo has revealed.   It is now two weeks since the government shut down social media two days to the general elections on January …

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Makindye candidates opt for social media, SMS to mobilise voters

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Mayoral candidates in Makindye Division yesterday used social media, short message services and vehicles to mobilize voters to participate in elections following a poor turn up at various polling stations in the area.  Perusi Munaaba, the only female candidate contesting against 10 men for the …

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