Facebook bans ads for cryptocurrencies

Washington, United States | AFP | Facebook says it is banning all ads related to cryptocurrencies in an effort to fight scams. The social media giant said it is barring ads for “financial products and services that are frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices, such as binary options, initial coin offerings and cryptocurrency.” …

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Exercise tracking app reveals details of military sites

Washington, United States | AFP | A map showing paths taken by users of an exercise tracking app reveals potentially sensitive information about American and allied military personnel in places including Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. While some bases are well known to groups that want to attack them, the map also shows what appear to …

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China to Inject Shs100Bn into Skilling Uganda’s Industrial Labor

China has extended to Uganda a grant of USD30 million (approximately Shs100bn) into skilling Ugandans who will work in industries and factories. The grant is going to fund the construction of the industrial skills training and production center in the Namanve Industrial Park in Wakiso district. While addressing the Chinese delegates at the ground breaking […]

NITA Uganda Acquaints SFC with E-government

The National Information Technology Authority Uganda (NITA-U) was on Tuesday hosted by the Special Forces Command (SFC) in Entebbe to sensitize the latter on the Authority’s ongoing work to make access to Government services easier by taking them online. SFC is a specialized component of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) tasked with carrying out […]

Kadaga Supports EALA Transition to Autonomy

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has offered Parliament’s assistance to the East African Legislative Assembly’s (EALA) quest for autonomy. Kadaga said Parliament has the technical wherewithal, being the first Legislature in the region to attain financial and administrative autonomy over its affairs. This, Kadaga pledged to EALA Speaker Martin Ngoga, who asked for Uganda’s support in establishing […]

THIS WEEK: Museveni declines to sign GMO bill, to be re-tabled

THIS WEEK: Museveni declines to sign GMO bill, to be re-tabled Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Bio technology and biosafety bill tabled in 2012 is set to be shelved longer after the President refused to sign it into law. The bill that came to be commonly known as the GMO bill will now …

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EU Supports Uganda to Fight Cyber Crime

The Government of Uganda through the European Union and Council of Europe has obtained support to assist Uganda harmonize legislation on Cybercrime and electronic evidence towards Ratification of the Budapest Convention on Cyber Crime. The Budapest Convention on Cybercrime is an international treaty that seeks to address Internet and Computer Crime by harmonizing national laws […]

NITA-U to Aid Mulago Hospital Implement Major e-service Platform

A team from the National Information Authority Uganda (NITA-) visited Mulago on National referral hospital on Wednesday to assess needs of the hospital in order to implement a customized Integrated Hospital Management System (IHMS) aimed at improvement of clinical and administrative efficiencies at the hospital through process automation. IHMS is expected to provide functionalities like […]