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I'm a tech enthusiast, covering almost every aspect of the industry. I'm a Security Professional, author, software developer and also an open source evangelist. I'm the founder at BlanCorp and chief editor here at The B-Blog. Holla at me on my social platforms.

Why You Should Be Aware of the Impacts of Facial Recognition

Almost anywhere you go today, there seem to be one or more cameras staring back at you.This is understandable for business organizations that might...

Google is testing a dark mode for desktop search

Google is testing a dark mode for desktop search, Google confirmed to The Verge. If the test has rolled out to you and your system is set to dark mode, the background of Google’s search pages will be a very dark gray. Here’s an example of what the dark mode looks like: It’s unclear how [...]

Mobile Phone Security: In a nutshell

First, some numbers.... According to statista.com there were approximately 3.8 billion smartphone users worldwide in 2020. In January 2021, according to datareportal.com there are 5.22...

Elon Musk’s company implanted chip into monkey’s brain – now he ‘plays video games using his mind’

Tesla, SpaceX, and Neuralink CEO Elon Musk. Hannibal Hanschke-Pool/Getty Images Elon Musk's company Neuralink has already implanted a chip into a monkey's brain that enables it to "play video games using his mind."Musk claimed as much in a wide-ranging interview conducted on Clubhouse on Sunday nightNeuralink is focused on human-computer interfaces for artificial intelligence in [...]

Kenyan, Ugandan Firm Team Up to Roll Out an Agency Banking Platform

A Kenya-based tech firm, Software Group, has partnered with BRAC Uganda Bank Ltd to rollout market-leading Agency Banking digital platform. According to a press statement from Software group, the global software company with its regional head office in Nairobi, won a new contract for its latest Agency Banking platform with BRAC Uganda Bank Ltd, a [...]

How Kenya’s new personal data protection law could affect researchers

The risk of infringing on privacy is growing by the day given the increased frequency and granularity of the data being collected, and advances in the technology for processing them. This has, inevitably, led to the need for laws to secure personal data privacy. Researchers and research data are not exempt: advances in big data [...]

Goodbye Project “Loon”

Remember the Loon Project to Kenya? It was one of Google's parent company, Alphabet, long-term experimental projects. The company is saying goodbye to this...

WhatsApp extends deadline for new privacy policy after people fled

WhatsApp on Friday announced that it will be extending the deadline of its confusing policy implementation by three months. The widely criticised policy required...

Why people are hating WhatsApp – a BlanCorp spiel…

Facebook’s mobile app theoretically could listen in on you, at least while you have it open. It even has a public feature that will try to recognize any audio in the background, like music or TV—but only while you’re entering a status update, and only if you’ve opted in

WhatsApp Will Delete Your Account If You Don’t Agree Sharing Data With Facebook

WhatsApp Will Delete Your Account If You Don't Agree Sharing Data With Facebook "Respect for your privacy is coded into our DNA," opens WhatsApp's privacy policy. "Since we started WhatsApp, we've aspired to build our Services with a set of strong privacy principles in mind." But come February 8, 2021, this opening statement [...]

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