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DCA Series 6 Breaking Gender Bias Through Technology Roundtable Virtual WebForum

As we are aware of that every year in March the world celebrates International Women’s Month. DotConnectAfrica Group in conjunction with Fempower held a virtual webforum with young and established women leaders in technology to discuss Breaking Gender Bias Through TechnologyREAD HERE »

2. Hackers Steal Cryptocurrecy worth $615 Millions.

Blockchain project Ronin said on Tuesday that hackers stole cryptocurrency now worth almost $615 million from its systems, in what would be one of the largest cryptocurrency heists on record.

The project said that unidentified hackers on March 23 stole some 173,600 ether tokens and 25.5 million USD Coin tokens. At current exchange rates, the stolen funds are worth $615 million, but they were worth some $540 million at the time of the attack. READ MORE» 

3. Vanced: ADs Free Youtube uninstall prompt stopped by Google Play

Vanced, alternative YouTube ADs free was discontinued early this month. The free app came through for users who were annoyed by YouTube’s double ads and creators also shamelessly plugging their ads mid through their videos.

Vanced removed the pre-roll ads and the sponsored segments in the videos. You could also select which channels that could play ads.

The app shut down but users who had installed the app before could still use it. READ MORE »

4. Microsoft opens $27 Million tech hub in Kenya.

Microsoft has opened a new $27 million office and labs for its premier engineering hub, the African Development Centre (ADC), after three years of operation in Kenya.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday unveiled the multibillion-shilling facility at Dunhill Towers in Westlands, Nairobi.

In a statement sent to the newsrooms from State House, the head of state expressed optimism that the facility will bolster the government’s push to secure high-tech jobs in the digital space for the youth. READ MORE »



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