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Two suspects have been arrested and a major African piracy ring broken up following a raid of its premises in Cairo by the Egyptian Cybercrimes Unit. It follows a joint investigation by African Pay-TV operators, security specialist Irdeto, the Egyptian Cybercrime Unit and the Egyptian Ministry of Interior. The two suspects have been remanded in custody, pending a court appearance. The arrests mark the culmination of one of the largest investigations into a large-scale smart card sharing piracy network.
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The Standard, Pg: 45 Philips launches “Buy Original” campaign to curb counterfeit trade in Kenya, empower consumers
“Buy Original”, an informative multi-year outreach aimed at protecting consumers, creating awareness about counterfeit products and educating consumers on how to identify an original from a counterfeit product has been launched by Royal Philips.Read more
X News, Pg: 4 Civil servant registration extended by one week
Devolution and Planning Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru has extended the biometric registration of civil servants by one week. This move will afford about 16,000 civil servants an opportunity to register failure to which they will be struck off the payroll. The registration will now take place from Monday 27th October to Friday 31st October 2014.
Business Daily, Pg: 8 DSTV to deliver cable content in growth strategy
MultiChoice has adopted a hybrid technology in a bid to cut installation costs and boost efficiency. The move will see MultiChoice deliver its content through coaxial cables, a move analysts say will address high upfront costs and signal disruptions seen in the current satellite transmission system. The firm has since started the search for local broadband providers that will carry its content via fibre optic cables and copper wire. The shift in consumer preferences that has seen rise in Internet use to access home entertainment could also be one of the reasons behind the new DSTV strategy. This move comes when international content providers like Netflix and Hulu are targeting local audiences by streaming their content through the Internet, bringing in competition in the Pay - TV segment.
The Star, Pg: 27 The affordable art exhibition opens in Nairobi
The Affordable Arts Show by theKenya Museum Society was opened at the Nairobi National Museum on Friday evening. The show is organised to raise money and profiles of contemporary artists and their work. It is sponsored by Safaricom, the embassy of Poland and Java House. More than 200 visual artworks were on display. Sports, Culture and Arts Cabinet Secretary Dr. Hassan Wario was the chief guest.
Daily Nation, Zuqka, Pg: 7 Festival of art, music, poetry and dance
From a small and scrappy set of make-shift stalls at a corner of The Green House on Ngong Road a year ago to massive, grassy multimedia showcase of young Kenyan talents that stretched across the breezy Ngong Race Course, this year’s Sondeka Festival has lived to the expectations of many.Read more