Computing News: In Brief


* Kampala — The Uganda Communications Commission has called for laws to ensure cyber security in East Africa. "As a region, we need to adopt appropriate legislation against the misuse of ICTs for criminal purposes," Patrick Mwesigwa, the executive director, said."The benefits of ICTs are being undermined by unscrupulous and criminal elements exploiting its capabilities to the detriment of others." He was speaking ahead of the East African Internet governance forum on cyber security that starts today in Kampala. The forum will discuss the need to have robust laws on cyber security in the region. It has been organised by the Government on behalf of the East African communications bodies and the global telecom union. 

*Entrepreneurs and software developers in Uganda's information and technology sector are set to acquire on-line business skills from Google, the world's top online search engine. Technology and software skills will be passed on to at least 600 participants in Uganda during a two-day web and mobile conference for tech savvy entrepreneurs and developers will be held in Kampala between September 1 and 2. It will specifically target network engineers, product managers, entrepreneurs, students and web developers. Participants are expected to discuss the future of web application development, besides receiving training on Google's product lines and online business skills.