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Pupils from Kikandwa and Kibiribiri Church of Uganda Primary Schools, in Kyampisi Sub-County, Mukono District Uganda are the current beneficialies of Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church Sponsored-NetSquared-Uganda Poor Rural Schools Computer Training Meetup. The children testified about the computer lessons currently conducted in their school by a KIRUCODO contracted  local partner called Maendeleo Foundation Uganda who utilizes Mobile solar-powered computer technology classes to reach out to poor rural schools which have no access to computer services due to lack of electricity.

Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin, Texas has been financially sponsoring this NetSquared-Uganda computer training Meetup since March 2014 as per these links indicate:

http://wp.me/pHagH-l8  and http://www.meetup.com/NetSquared-Uganda-Nonprofits-and-Technology/

Watch the following Eight Videos Below:

(1) Kasozi Paul video (10 years old of Kikandwa C/U Primary School) (more…)

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The views below have been shared by Mr. Scott Rowswell of British Columbia, Canada. You can visit Mr. Scott’s LinkeIn Profile at this LINK


I think for the vast majority of users, the issues boil down to common sense:

 

  • use only strong passwords and do not share them across different sites
  • Be aware that every site you visit has the potential to track you and most do. Many of the most poplar surfing sites are the worst.
  • Check regularly that you haven’t had trolls, malware, etc installed on your machine.
  • Never enter personal data on any site that is not secure.
  • never enter personal data onto “cloud” servers
  • Never open emails received from locations you don’t recognize.
  • be sure your ISP utilises tools that filter / manage known harmful sites
  • Block or do not open links that are included in social media posts unless you are positive they are safe
  • etc

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Some Strong Tweets on Specifically Passwords


NYS DHSES @NYSDHSES · Oct 9A strong online password has 8 or more characters with a combination of numbers, letters and symbols.

BBB Ottawa @BBBottawa · Oct 9

Treat passwords as top-secret info – don’t share & make them hard to guess by including letters, numbers & symbols.

L&S LSS @UWLSS · Oct 9

Be cyber smart! Check out the most commonly used passwords of 2013. #NCSAMhttp://fb.me/2Yv6fNL7z 

What Really makes a good password? 


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Troels Oerting (right) believes that there are a limited number of skilled malware producers

Troels Oerting (right) believes that there are a limited number of skilled malware producers

There are only “around 100” cybercriminal kingpins behind global cybercrime, according to the head of Europol’s Cybercrime Centre. This post is sourced from this LINK

Speaking to the BBC’s Tech Tent radio show, Troels Oerting said that law enforcers needed to target the “rather limited group of good programmers”.

“We roughly know who they are. If we can take them out of the equation then the rest will fall down,” he said.

Although, he added, fighting cybercrime remained an uphill battle.

“This is not a static number, it will increase unfortunately,” he said.

“We can still cope but the criminals have more resources and they do not have obstacles. They are driven by greed and profit and they produce malware at a speed that we have difficulties catching up with.”

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Progress from Second Academic term 2014 Bluebonnet Hills-Sponsored NetSquared-Uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Schools in Mukono District, Uganda. Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin, Texas, USA under the leadership of Pastor Dr. Landon Shultz, has been sponsoring Poor Rural children in Community schools of Uganda to acquire computer skills since Last year. A total of 100 selected pupils from Kikandwa Church of Uganda Primary School and Kibiribiri Church of Uganda Primary School are benefiting from this sponsorship every academic term plus their teachers. The training is being conducted by Maendeleo Foundation-Uganda (Computer Solar-Powered Project) under a termly renewable contract by Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization – Kirucodo with the utilization of  continued Support from Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin, Texas, USA

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Russia’s policy on Western technology is clear: The country can live without it, especially if key issues like economic sanctionsNSA spying and GPS cooperation aren’t resolved to its leader’s satisfaction. It looks like this tough stance extends to US-designed computer chips too, as a Russian business newspaper is reporting that state departments and state-run companies will no longer purchase PCs built around Intel or AMD processors. Instead, starting in 2015, the government will order up to one million devices annually based on the “Baikal” processor, which is manufactured by a domestic company called T-Platforms. An interesting twist, however, is that the Baikal processor is actually based on an ARM (Cortex-A57) design, which means the East / West divorce isn’t quite as complete as it might sound. It could also mean that many Russian bureaucrats won’t get the chance to be a Mac or a PC: they’ll have to use some sort of ARM-compatible, presumably Linux-basedoperating system instead.

Sourced from this LINK