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kictanet Digest, Vol 121, Issue 46

16 Jun Posted by in kictanet | Comments

Victor,

Thanks for the reminder.

There is this old but active discussion around click farming: i.e. Click
farms are the sweatshops of the internet. This is where the world goes to
buy social media affirmation.

​​Wondering if this can be a valid discussion item.

Regards
Rop

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>
> Today’s Topics:
>
> 1. Re: Polite Reminder – Call for Input: Kenya IGF 2017
> (Victor Kapiyo)
>
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> Message: 1
> Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2017 19:27:58 +0300
> From: Victor Kapiyo
> To: KICTAnet ICT Policy Discussions
> Subject: Re: [kictanet] Polite Reminder – Call for Input: Kenya IGF
> 2017
> Message-ID:
> > gmail.com>
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> Thanks all for your views. The team will review and develop the programme.
>
> Should you have a light bulb moment, do share what you come up with.
>
> Good day
>
> *Victor *
>
>
> On 15 June 2017 at 09:56, Rosemary Koech-Kimwatu via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
> > Hi Victor,
> >
> > Kenya through various innovations has a vibrant FinTech Ecosystem, it
> > would be great to have a FinTech session where we can have interactions
> > with various thought leaders.
> >
> > Kind regards,
> > Rosemary Koech-Kimwatu
> > Advocate FinTech and ICT Policy
> > + 254 718 181 644
> >
> > On Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 5:00 PM, Joash Moitui via kictanet <
> > kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
> >
> >> Proposed topic: Electoral operations and technology
> >>
> >> As the ICT community, we need to understand comprehensively what efforts
> >> have been made in acquisition and deployment of electoral technologies.
> >> Further scrutinize the key features of the Kenya Integrated Elections
> >> Management Information System and how it resolves the technological
> changes
> >> experienced in past elections.
> >>
> >> Best,
> >>
> >>
> >> On 14 Jun 2017, at 11:46, Mwendwa Kivuva via kictanet <
> >> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
> >>
> >> Kenya registered about 19,700,000 [1] voters to participate in the
> >> 2017 elections. As part of the registration, all voters gave their
> >> biometrics [2], which included all fingerprints, and facial features.
> >> All this data will be preloaded on the voting devices that will be
> >> distributed in over 45,000 polling stations. Assuming two devices per
> >> polling station, that is 90,000 devices in the hands of 90,000
> >> different people with access to biometric data of 19.7 million
> >> Kenyans.
> >>
> >> IEBC gave a contract to a French firm to implement the different
> >> aspects of electronic voting. Is the 18m biometric information now in
> >> the hands of foreign agents? Are there any data protection mechanisms
> >> to secure biometric data of the citizenry?
> >>
> >> This is why Data protection and privacy laws should be a big debate
> >> going forward. The MAG can find a proper way of framing these
> >> concerns.
> >>
> >> Regards
> >>
> >> [1] http://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/2017/02/half-of-19mn-ken
> >> yan-voters-are-from-rift-valley-eastern-and-central/
> >> [2] https://www.iebc.or.ke/election/technology/?Biometric_
> >> Voter_Registration_System_(BVR)
> >> ______________________
> >> Mwendwa Kivuva, Nairobi, Kenya
> >> twitter.com/lordmwesh
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> On 14 June 2017 at 10:52, Victor Kapiyo via kictanet
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >> Thank you all. Let’s keep the suggestions coming in. Feel free to input
> on
> >> the Google doc or on this thread.
> >>
> >> Victor
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> On 14 Jun 2017 08:32, “Ronald Ojino via kictanet”
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >> Dear Victor,
> >> It would be very interesting to get it from IEBC on the
> >> reliability/security/robustness/usability of their systems. Taking note
> >> that
> >> it is quite hard for kenyans to use the IEBC website perform basic
> >> functions
> >> like applying for the recently advertised vacancies. Are we expecting a
> >> repeat of 2013 elections where the VBR kits kept failing? What measures
> >> have
> >> they put in place?
> >> I would also like to to hear from social network reps e.g
> >> Facebook/Whatsapp on the issue of fake news in the Kenyan elections.
> >> Regards,
> >> R.Ojino
> >>
> >> On Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 11:42 PM, Grace Mutung’u via kictanet
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >> Hi Victor,
> >> I wo


 


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