Nakirfai Tobor

Nakirfai Tobor

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Curating and drafting digital technology news from across Africa. Still learning. Beep bop.

Menstruation apps are sending data to Facebook

It has been revealed that some menstruation apps are sending women's personal data such as when last they had sex to Facebook and other 3rd-party services. This is being done without user knowledge and consent.

Facebook exposed 419 million user records publicly

Facebook exposed 419 million user records publicly including their phone numbers. The server and databases that these records were on were apparently not password protected.

Zimbabwe wants to tax mobile money agents

Zimbabwe wants to introduce a tax for mobile money agents. This was revealed by Mthuli Ncube, Zimbabwe's Minister of Finance, in his recent mid-term 2019 fiscal review.

MTN has closed its stores in Nigeria

MTN has confirmed the temporary closure of its stores and service centres in Nigeria as a result of anti-South Africa attacks. It has also confirmed closing some stores in Johannesburg due to xenophobic attacks.

Facebook used contractors to transcribe users' audio messages

Facebook has revealed that it hired contractors to transcribe audio messages sent on its Messenger service without users' permission. Apple, Amazon, Google have previously been exposed for doing the same.

Is cybersecurity in South Africa lagging behind the rest of the world?

With news of high profile ‘hacks’ and breaches of cybersecurity dominating the headlines over the last number of years, cybersecurity is a hot topic today as the world conducts an increasing amount of activity online.

Zimbabwe's Econet is using Tesla's Powerwalls

Zimbabwe is using Tesla to keep some of its telecommunications infrastructure running. Econet has installed Tesla Powerwall batteries at base stations to keep its network up and running so people can use their mobile money offering given the country's 18 hour a day power outages.