Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Somaliland to firewall social media during elections

Somaliland's electoral commission has called for the internet to be shutdown during the elections, sources say. The country which hasn't been recognized by the international...

SAMSUNG GEAR ICONX (2018) REVIEW: HITTING THE SWEET SPOT

A well-rounded pair of truly wireless earbuds One year after Samsung stepped into the nascent market of truly wireless earbuds with the Gear IconX, the company...

New WhatsApp feature allows users to delete sent messages

WhatsApp has rolled out a new feature that allows users to delete text messages sent out erroneously to the wrong recipient or chat group. “Deleting...

How Israel Caught Russian Hackers Scouring the World for U.S. Secrets

It was a case of spies watching spies watching spies: Israeli intelligence officers looked on in real time as Russian government hackers searched computers...

Why Mark Zuckerberg And Sheryl Sandberg Can’t Be Trusted With US Democracy

On Wednesday, it was reported that Facebook and its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, were used by Russian entities to promote Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election. Previously,...

Somali-Canadian Teenager Develops His Own Smartphone from Scratch

After his Somali mother failed to buy him a smartphone because she couldn’t afford it, 17-year-old Mo Omer embarked on a mission to develop his own...

The surprising place where cash is going extinct

Half a dozen men crowd round one of the many small colourful wooden shacks off a main street in Hargeisa, Somaliland, shouting and arguing...
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iPhone X announced with edge-to-edge screen, Face ID, and no home button

‘The future of the smartphone’ opens preorders at $999 on October 27th. The long-awaited and extensively leaked special edition iPhone is finally upon us, and...

Huawei unveils faster phone chip it says can beat Apple, Samsung

Huawei aims to use artificial intelligence-powered features such as instant image recognition to take on rivals Samsung and Apple when it launches its...

Your Cell Phone Is 10 Times Dirtier Than a Toilet Seat. Here’s What to...

Most people don’t give a second thought to using their cell phone everywhere, from their morning commute to the dinner table to the doctor’s office. But research...

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Somaliland, the lessons of a ghost country

The former British protectorate (Somaliland), self-proclaimed independence of Somalia in 1991, has not been recognized by any state but tries to consolidate the exercise...

Pentagon foresees at least two more years of combat in Somalia

Amid its escalating campaign of drone strikes in Somalia, the Pentagon has presented the White House with an operational plan that envisions at least...

Humanitarian data breaches: the real scandal is our collective inaction

Why it’s time for an independent investigatory body CAMBRIDGE, 8 December 2017: The news that a platform used by at least 11 major operational NGOs and...