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Weekly Discussion Roundup 2nd December – 8th December 2013 PDF Print E-mail

1. Makerere University wins Global contest! Initiated by Pamela Kiria

Makerere won after showcasing a malaria testing kit, Matibabu, which digitally diagnoses malaria without having to prick the patient for their blood sample..

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Makerere University was the only African University that was shortlisted. It beat 6 other universities to take the price.

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2. Government tapping phone calls illegally, say rights bodies. Initiated by Pamela Kiria

“The government has come under attack from human rights defenders for allegedly recruiting two foreign firms to secretly carry out surveillance on individuals’ private digital equipment.

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This happens everywhere in the world and it is a battle citizens failed to win the moment they relinquished authority to a few people to rule over them.

Conclusion/ Remarks

If they are doing it for national security, its ok but if they are doing it to follow up opposition or govt critics on what they are saying, it’s so bad.

3. Unlocking I-Phone 4s Initiated by Daniel Ninsiima

Intends to travel back home (Uganda) over xmas with 4s AT&T contract phone and would like to use it while here.

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0772438587, 0703065400 Mr. Y. Tebasoboke, has a workshop at Mutaasa Kafeero Plaza

Call Shabazz Muteekaanya at +256702138844

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Conclusion/ Remarks

Call Fahad on 0752405502.

Try contacting AT&T they do apparently unlock their iPhones for free if you have been with them for over 90days. Unlocking it with AT&T will save you of likely issues associated with iOS updates.

4. Mac Book Laptop Needed(Urgent) Initiated by Jonathan Mpamgo

Anybody selling a Mac Book Laptop New/Used but still in Good Condition?

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Conclusion/ Remarks

Go to "Elite computers" garden city

5. Cost of a laptop Initiated by Samuel Omoding

Can a brand new laptop from UK cost more than 2 million UGX

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Conclusion/ Remarks

The price of brand new macs in UK is higher than that in the US.

Yes,  depending on the specificationss of the laptop.

6. Kenya, bracing for $23 million in online fraud, to support African cybercrime pact Initiated By Lillian Nalwoga

Kenya is ready to combat cybercrime

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Amid revelations that Kenya could lose up to US$23 million this year through cybercrime, the Kenyan government has announced its
support for the ratification of the African Union (AU) convention on the establishment of a credible legal framework for cybersecurity in
Africa.

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Conclusion/ Remarks

Let's wait for our brothers in Kenya to do the needful. Then we shall borrow a leaf.

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The views, opinions and assumptions expressed in this document are those of the dgroup members and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of I-Network.

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