Dan Evans visited Hive Colab last year while I was in Uganda: Based on the maturity and business viability of many of the small tech firms that we have met with over our data collection visits, and the modification of many incubators’ business models, we completely understand the thought-process behind this “pivot” in strategy. For […]

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Interesting tidbit from The Verge, covering Jacob Applebaum’s latest NSA revelations in Der Spiegel: The brochure in question dates from 2007, suggesting capabilities may have advanced even further since then — but Appelbaum left little doubt that he believes these tactics are still in use, and offered several instances in which he’s seen them in […]

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Untitled from druga stefania on Vimeo. Afrimakers is an initiative that wants to enable African makers to use digital fabrication for solving local challenges like access to clean water, energy, information. The idea is to plant the seed of local change through social entrepreneurship, digital fabrication and regional collaboration. We want to kickstart maker workshops […]

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Apple, Inc. today released its Report on Government Information Requests. A quick scan shows most of the countries that requested user data were Western, with USA requesting more than just a truckload of personal data. Missing from the list are any countries from continental Africa. Like many companies, Apple receives requests from law enforcement agencies to provide […]

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