Egypt tightens grip on government Internet controls

Egypt's President, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, has signed into law the Anti-Cyber and Information Technology Crimes legislation. The anti-cybercrime law gives the Egyptian government the power to block any websites it deems to be a threat to national security as well as spreading the "ideas of terrorist organizations." During July…

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Facebook's shift

When Facebook recently removed several accounts for trying to influence the 2018 midterm elections, it was the company’s latest move acknowledging the key challenge facing the social media giant: It is both an open platform for free expression of diverse viewpoints and a public utility on which huge numbers…

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Twitter gets strict, introduces new requirements for developers

Twitter has announced stricter rules and requirements for developers to register and use it's platform. This includes a new developer application process which includes use case reviews and compliance checks. Furthermore, the social media platform is also introducing "new protections" to stop developers registering "spammy" and…

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Drop in social media and mobile money usage in Uganda

According to a newly published report, at least 15% of the people who responded to a research survey in Uganda had not used social media since the introduction of the country's social media tax. Titled "Uganda Social Media and Mobile Money Taxes Survey Report" was a result of…

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