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Plans for free internet in Kampala and Entebbe on track

Internet users around Kampala and Entebbe will save money on buying data as government introduces free Internet starting next month. Leonah Mbonimpa, the corporate communication officer at the National Information Technology Authority–Uganda (NITA-U’s) said the free-Wi-Fi will be available for users from 6pm to 6am on weekdays and on weekends  – Saturday starting …

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Germany blocks WhatsApp data transfers to Facebook

Berlin, Germany | AFP |  German data protection authorities on Tuesday said they had blocked Facebook from collecting subscriber data from its subsidiary WhatsApp, citing privacy concerns. Facebook and WhatsApp promised in the wake of the Silicon Valley giant’s 2014 acquisition of the messaging app that they would not share …

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World’s largest radio telescope starts operating in China

Beijing, China | AFP |  The world’s largest radio telescope began operating in southwestern China Sunday, a project which Beijing says will help humanity search for alien life. The Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), nestled between hills in the mountainous region of Guizhou, began working around noon, the official …

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