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Sensory Surveillance & Smart Devices: Why We Should Care About the...

Most of us buy smart devices for the innovation and convenience they promise without giving much thought to how these gadgets handle data security and privacy. The camera in our smart doorbell or lock can, for instance, provide data about when we are home, when our mail is delivered, and even whether we have a dog.

How Much Spotify Premium Will Cost You in Kenya

The service runs on a freemium model - with free and premium tiers. In the free tier, users have to put up with ad breaks when streaming their favorite music and podcasts. The premium tiers offer an ad-free experience, and unrestricted access to Spotify's global catalogue.

Carrefour’s Newly Opened Westgate Store to Create 200 Jobs

The store is intended to serve residents of Westlands, Parklands and the larger Thigiri area. It sticks to the Carrefour Market model - offering a selected assortment of essentials along with light household items and small electrical appliances relevant to customers' everyday lives.

KNEC Advertises 280,000 Vacancies for Teachers Ahead of KCSE, KCPE

KNEC said that the teachers have until Thursday, February 25 2021  to make submissions and that shortlisted teachers would be posted to sub-counties under the guidance of Directors of Education and the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).

Opera Pilots Built-in Chat Service ‘Hype’ in Kenya

Opera's aggressive push to bridge the digital divide in Africa has seen it grow its user base in Africa by 40 per cent since 2018. As of 2019, over 120 million people on the continent used Opera's browsers and mobile applications. Opera noted that it developed the chat service as it reimagined the future of browsers and what they have to offer - in a bid to enable seamless surfing, sharing and communication without compromising speed or driving increased data consumption.

Nairobi’s Next Governor? Sakaja Throws Hat in the Ring for 2022

Sakaja who is born and raised in Nairobi requested residents to give him the opportunity to serve them in the position of governor. He stated that he would implement great changes in the city that would create opportunities to eliminate urban poverty rampant in many estates of Nairobi.

Nokia 1.4 Set to Hit the Kenyan Market

The battery life is a non-issue for its users as the device is structured to entertain and connect at the same time for hours on end thanks to the improved two-day capacity of the phone’s impressive powerpack.

Facebook Moves To Protect Kenyan Journalists’ Accounts

With this launch, journalists in Kenya can register to receive safety and security features that help further protect their Facebook and Instagram accounts. In the future, this registration flow will allow Facebook to roll out additional features and use cases designed with journalists in mind.

BBI Reggae Continues as 29 Counties Approve Bill

Some of the counties which gave the document a green light on 'Super Tuesday' include Murang’a, Bungoma, Kitui, Taita Taveta, Narok ,Nyeri, Mombasa, Machakos and Kakamega.

Airtel Bosses Risk Jail Time in Sportpesa Case

The dispute started when the Betting Control and Licencing Board( BCLB) filled a case that stopped Milestone Limited from operating the popular Sportpesa gaming brand. BCLB said the Sportpesa gaming trade name had been appropriated from Pevans East Africa Limited. Airtel is seeking protection against a case filed by the betting firm accusing them of failing to unblock gaming pay bill accounts and shortcodes used by its partner Milestones Games Limited despite a court order to do so.