GSMA Launches Innovation Fund for Rural Connectivity

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE/AETOSWire) The GSMA today launched a new Innovation Fund for Rural Connectivity, aimed at expanding digital inclusion through innovative new technology solutions for connecting unserved rural communities. The Fund is backed by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and managed by the GSMA. The Fund will provide grants up to £300,000 and is open to eligible companies who can deploy solutions in Uganda or Ghana, in partnership with MTN Uganda and Vodafone Ghana respectively. Funded projects will test innovative ways to deploy mobile broadband networks in rural areas, looking to demonstrate commercially sustainable models that can be scaled and replicated in similar environments.

Great updates on Google search engine

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:-In conjunction with its 20th anniversary, Google Inc. announced major updates to the search engine, making it easier for the user to access previous searches. These improvements and functionality will be rolled out gradually.

The company explained that the new card activity allows the user to know whether the search was by the term or not, and know the web pages, which was clicked, and the user can show this data if only useful, where the card can be disabled temporarily or Full.

Al Manhal unveils its new digital leadership learning program

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, VISI-ON.TOP: Al Manhal, in collaboration with Skillsoft, has launched a new video channel; Al Manhal Leadership Development Program, which is aimed at providing highly actionable video learning content designed to drive leadership, innovation, and excellence at all levels in an organization.

The Al Manhal Leadership Development Program is the first-of-its-kind in the region that will be offering an integrated solution with over 115 comprehensive videos on leadership.

Anghami and DMS Host Exclusive Music Conference Aimed At Brands and Advertisers.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, With the music industry swiftly growing across the Middle East, Anghami (the leading music streaming company in the MENA region with its user base of 75 million registered users streaming 1 billion streams of Arabic and International music a month), announced today that it will be hosting its first ever Executive Annual Gathering on Wednesday, September 26. The event is being organized with the support of its Exclusive Media Representative - Digital Media Services (DMS), the digital arm of Choueiri Group.

New Gemalto Trust ID Network enables users to control whom they share their personal data with – and when

AMSTERDAM-- Who are you, and can you prove it? The new Gemalto Trust ID Network enables users to give digital service providers fully verified and secured answers to these simple yet critical questions. By creating and managing their own ‘Self-Sovereign’ Digital ID, users can enroll with a host of different digital banking, eCommerce and eGovernment services, without having to go through repeated due diligence processes for each of them. This innovative distributed approach to Digital ID management enables service providers to leverage ubiquitous identities certified by trusted parties whilst putting users firmly in control of their data.

Blackout on the fact of Facebook crash

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, A spokesman for Facebook did not explain the nature of the problem posed to the social site and only said "A problem with the network has prevented some users from accessing many of our services or from publishing content," he said. "We quickly identified the problem and began to re-access and the problem was practically solved all over the world."

Facebook has been disrupted and users can not access or post content because of "network problems," according to social networking officials.

Israel: foiled attempt to penetrate the database of the recruitment unit

Abu Dhabi, Tel Aviv/ Israeli occupation authorities arrested 4 civilians and two soldiers of the Israeli occupation army on suspicion

Israel foiled an attempt to steal sensitive information about hundreds of thousands of soldiers from a commercial unit's recruitment and use database.

The punishment of websites threatening national security in Egypt

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates/ Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued a law on "information crimes" published in the Official Gazette, detailing websites that threaten national security or negatively affect the Egyptian economy.

Under the new law, authorities can close down a judicial decision by any court that considers its content to be a "threat to national security" or "jeopardizes the country's national economy."

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