Telcos regulator seeks to monitor WhatsApp

Convergence that was brought by the Internet has taken away most of the
jobs that the regulators were doing. It is only natural that they justify
their existence. Even self regulation requires regulation 🙂

Regards

On Fri, 2 Nov 2018 10:41 Mwanah Cephas Okoth via kictanet, <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Yes Ali,
>
> Been trying to wonder — what’s the end game here. Is it really value
> addition or just mere regulation?
>
> On Fri, Nov 2, 2018 at 6:15 AM Ali Hussein via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> @GG
>>
>> Thanks for sharing. I’m curious as to what the world is coming to.
>> Everyone wants to snoop and regulate. Can the CA tell us what’s the major
>> value proposition to increasing snooping on us?
>>
>> Regulators need to spend more time enabling the sector they are supposed
>> to grow and the CA has really been progressive in many ways. Once in a
>> while though they try to go back to the bad old KANU days. The onus is on
>> us to remind them that Kenyans shut that door kitambo sana.
>>
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>>
>> Sent from my iPad
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>> On 1 Nov 2018, at 10:57 PM, Grace Githaiga via kictanet <
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>
>> Kenya is considering regulating online services such as WhatsApp and
>> Skype in a radical move that could force the internet-based service
>> providers to share data with the government.
>>
>> The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is in search of a consultant
>> to study and determine how the so-called over-the-top services (OTTS)
>> operated by groups such as Facebook, which runs WhatsApp, and Skype owner
>> Microsoft, could be regulated.
>> Read on:
>> www.nation.co.ke/business/Telcos-regulator-seeks-to-monitor-WhatsApp/996-4833020-fn9u7s/index.html
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Best regards
>>
>>
>> Githaiga, Grace
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