TECHNOLOGY

Dedicated cyber security programmes needed – Minister

The Minister of Communications, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has pointed out that the unavailability of the critical competencies to deal with cyber security issues is a primary cause of increased global challenges in the fight against cyber threat. Mrs Owusu-Ekuful cited a 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study – Benchmarking Workforce Capacity and Response to Cyber Risk conducted by Frost & ...

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NCA lacks technology to jam FM stations – Joe Anokye

Acting Director General of the National Communications Authority, Joe Anokye, has revealed that the regulatory body lacks systems that will enable it to block broadcasts by media houses who flout regulations. “NCA doesn’t have the technology to take any radio station off-air. NCA doesn’t have the technology to interfere [with the signal of] any radio station. NCA doesn’t have the ...

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Indian police arrest four for Game of Thrones leak

Indian police have arrested four people suspected of leaking an episode of the hugely popular TV show Game of Thrones before it was aired. Three of the accused are current employees of Prime Focus Technology, while one is a former employee. Prime Focus, a Mumbai-based company that stores and processes the series for Indian streaming website Hotstar, had lodged a ...

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MTN customers win more prizes in ‘SPIN the WHEEL promo

Telecommunication giant, MTN, has rewarded its subscribers with cars, monies, smart phones and trips paid for to Dubai through the ‘SPIN the WHEEL promo’. The promotion, which started 1st July 2017 and ends June 2018. Speaking at the awards ceremony, General Manager in charge of Consumer Marketing at MTN, Noel Kojo-Ganson said the “SPIN the WHEEL” promo is one of ...

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Tigo Digital Changemakers Competition celebrates 5 years of improving over 475,000 lives

Telecom operator, Tigo is marking the 5th anniversary of its Tigo Digital Changemakers Competition and has committed to reinvesting an additional GHS135,000 to advance the impact of leading social entrepreneurs in the programme. Tigo disclosed that the competition which has been running in partnership with the international non-profit organization Reach for Change, will see a boost from its reinvestment decision ...

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Dzifa Abodakpi wins Most Outstanding Female IT executive at 3rd Feminine Awards

Head of Ghana Operations at Inlaks Limited, an information technology firm, Dzifa Abodakpi, has been adjudged as the Most Outstanding Female IT Country Executive at the 3rd Feminine Achievements Awards, which came off in Accra. A citation presented to her read: “Having overseen the sales and strategy functions at Global Solutions Ghana, now Inlaks Limited, your skills in negotiation, presentations ...

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Airtel Ghana uses Social Media to engage customers

Airtel Ghana continues to demonstrate leadership and innovation in the use of Social Media to engage with customers and relevant stakeholders. At the Ghana ICT and Telecom Awards (GITTA) held recently, the Smartphone Network was presented with the “Most Innovative use of Social Media” Award, for the second consecutive year, in recognition of the company’s dexterity at using Social Media ...

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Game of Thrones hackers demand ransom

Hackers who have leaked Game of Thrones scripts and other data from entertainment company HBO have released a note demanding a ransom payment. In a new dump, they also published a script for the as yet unbroadcast fifth episode of the current series. Company documents and video episodes of other HBO shows were also shared. The hackers claim to have ...

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Tigo provides dedicated connectivity for Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi and Sunyani

Telecom operator, Tigo has successfully completed point-to-multipoint base stations in four major business districts across Ghana. Businesses and residents within the Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi and Sunyani central business districts now have access to affordable, reliable and wireless dedicated connectivity with speeds of up to 250Mbps. According to the Chief Technology and Information Officer for Tigo, Amir Abdelazim, the service is ...

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