US likely to authorize millions for extension of ‘Internet freedom stategy’

Remember that whole “Internet Freedom” agenda that the US government is funding? Turns out it’s likely to continue into the next...

Iran tries to block Tor, declares VPNs illegal, and says cyber attacks will be ‘reciprocated’

Within the last few weeks, there have been reports that Iran has been blocking Tor, an online anonymizing tool, and PPTP and L2TP VPN protocols and...

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Senegal's Gawker, Politico, and now, Groupon

Senegal’s Gawker, Politico, and now, Groupon

By Cyrus Farivar | Featured, Senegal

After reading about the latest Senegalese Internet news in BATIK, a local email newsletter, I was intrigued by the announcement of the launch of Dakardeal.com, a new Groupon clone in Senegal. (Apparently the site hasn’t launched yet, or is down for the time being.) Still, BATIK informs me that this site is the latest brainchild

Senegal releases new mobile, Internet statistics

Senegal releases new mobile, Internet statistics

By Cyrus Farivar | Featured, Senegal

The Senegalese telecom regulator, the ARTP, has just released its 2009 annual report, and there’s some pretty interesting statistics in the mobile, Internet (and mobile Internet) sectors. Mobile: – The mobile penetration rate has risen to 56.7 percent, compared to 50.9 percent a year earlier. – Orange (Sonatel), the incumbent mobile operator, still retains a