27 Jun 2012

App offers safety in a riot

Interesting application of crowd sourced data drawn from social media streams and geolocation data. “A smartphone application, enabling people in the middle of riots to find safety, has been shown off at the TEDGlobal event in Edinburgh. The app has been developed by Salvatore Iaconesi, a newly created TED Fellow.

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13 Apr 2012

Fourth sea cable linking East Africa goes live 

“The fourth undersea linking East Africa to the rest of the world – Lower Indian Ocean Network submarine cable (LION2) has gone live, offering another redundancy route (an alternative option) to Internet service operators. “ Source: Fourth sea cable linking East Africa goes live – Corporate News |businessdailyafrica.com

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05 Apr 2012

11 arrested over suspected leak of cutting-edge display technology

“Eleven people were arrested on suspicion of leaking key technology involved in making next-generation flat screen displays, police said Thursday.    The suspects allegedly transferred the technology from flat screen display maker Samsung Mobile Display (SMD) to a local rival firm, using their past or current ties to either company,

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04 Apr 2012

US fears al Qaeda cyber attack on New York

“US law enforcement and counterterrorism officials are trying to figure out the significance of recent occurrences on websites believed to have close links to al Qaeda, including a graphic some fear could be an attack threat directed at New York City.” Source: US fears al Qaeda cyber attack on New

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