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Abusive SMS could land you behind bars PDF Print E-mail

By Stephen Otage, Nation Media.

Before sending an abusive short text message (SMS) or e-mail, you may want to reconsider your move because it could earn you some jail time.

The warning from the National Information Technology Authority (Nita) notes that when the sim card registration exercise ends this month, acts of misuse of computers will be punishable because the Electronic Signatures and Transactions Act and the Computer Misuse and Abuse Act regard mobile phones as computers.

Therefore abusive SMS, stalking people and sending threatening e-mails are considered computer crimes. Read more...

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