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Maria

🙂 Yes. And creating an environment that can breed 10 more Safaricom like
companies across all industries.

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On Sat, Jan 16, 2021 at 3:43 PM maria@afrikaict <mariangunyi@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Ndugu Ali:
>
> Asante for the article! Sawa, VERY RELUCTANTLY I give in! Basi we focus on
> Safcom improving service delivery for citizens.
>
> Baraka,
> Maria
>
> On Saturday, January 16, 2021, Ali Hussein <ali@hussein.me.ke> wrote:
>
>> Maria
>>
>> With all due respect, I don’t subscribe to your point of view that
>> Safaricom needs to be broken. Here’s why:-
>>
>> 1. Cash transactions make up over 80% of all payment transactions in
>> Kenya. So instead of wasting time discussing breaking up Safaricom why not
>> fight cash instead?
>>
>> 2. There is solid competition in the country against Safaricom’s Mpesa.
>> They just need to step up. IPSL’s Pesalink <www.ipsl.co.ke/>,
>> owned by the Kenya Bankers’ Association can be a solid bulwark against this
>> hegemony.
>>
>> 3. There are enough tools at the disposal of the regulator to keep any
>> player who abuses market power in check.
>>
>> You can also read further an article I wrote on this very subject back in
>> 2019:-
>>
>> Safaricom ‘dominance’ and why we are missing the point
>> <www.linkedin.com/pulse/safaricom-dominance-why-we-missing-point-ali-hussein-kassim/>
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> *Ali Hussein*
>>
>> Digital Transformation
>>
>>
>> Tel: +254 713 601113
>>
>> Twitter: @AliHKassim
>>
>> Skype: abu-jomo
>>
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>>
>>
>>
>>
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>>
>>
>> On Sat, Jan 16, 2021 at 12:34 PM maria@afrikaict <mariangunyi@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Great happenings! The customer has the muscle in the US! We were going
>>> to all migrate from WhatsApp STRAIGHT to their competition!
>>>
>>> Ndugu Hussein, let’s join hands and BREAK UP SAFCOM! When we liberalized
>>> telecom in the 90s no one expected Safcom to become such a HUGE MONOPOLY!
>>> Not pushing envelope too far, but see now bundles roll over since Gov.
>>> Kabogo took Safcom to court?
>>>
>>> In Kenya KIPENZI CHANGU/CHETU we let services precede LEGISLATION! We
>>> took 15 years to pass the Computers Misuse and Cybercrimes Act, 2018 as a
>>> STAND ALONE LAW! USAID my former employer funded my company Afrika ICT
>>> Strategies in 2005 to support Office of the President’s Directorate of
>>> e-Government under Dr. Juma Okech, in creating the Kenya e-Transactions
>>> Bill, 2005-2013!
>>>
>>> In the meantime, Uganda, Rwanda our good jiranis overtook us, as the
>>> preferred BPO and Call Center DESTINATIONS, by adopting our e-Government
>>> Strategy, e-Transactions BILL………..
>>>
>>> Good weekend
>>>
>>> On Saturday, January 16, 2021, Ali Hussein via kictanet <
>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>
>>>> And looks like Facebook is hitting the breaks on this thing.
>>>>
>>>> WhatsApp delays privacy changes amind user backlash
>>>> <www.linkedin.com/posts/alihkassim_whatsapp-delays-privacy-changes-amid-user-activity-6756054932576600064-qBfL>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Great to see a powerful company admit that they could have done a
>>>> better job in communication changes.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> #Techlash is real.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> *Ali Hussein*
>>>>
>>>> Digital Transformation
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Tel: +254 713 601113
>>>>
>>>> Twitter: @AliHKassim
>>>>
>>>> Skype: abu-jomo
>>>>
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>>>> <ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Any information of a personal nature expressed in this email are purely
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>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Fri, Jan 15, 2021 at 11:56 AM Barrack Otieno via kictanet <
>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Listers,
>>>>>
>>>>> WhatsApp privacy controversy leads company to take out full-page
>>>>> adverts asking users to stay
>>>>> for more click on this link
>>>>> <www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/whatsapp-privacy-adverts-india-b1787443.html?utm_content=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1610657280>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 4:10 PM Renee Kamau via kictanet <
>>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Hi Josiah,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> You’re right!
>>>>>> Elon Musk said ‘use Signal,’ and confused investors sent the wrong
>>>>>> stock up 438% on Monday
>>>>>> <www.cnbc.com/2021/01/11/signal-advance-jumps-another-438percent-after-elon-musk-fueled-buying-frenzy.html>
>>>>>> “Signal Advance, which reported receiving no revenue in 2015 and
>>>>>> 2016, is now worth more than $3 billion.”
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Apparently this also happened with Zoom a couple of years ago. “…
>>>>>> people bought shares of Zoom Technologies, whose ticker symbol was ZOOM but
>>>>>> was not the trendy video-calling service Zoom Video Communications, which
>>>>>> trades under the symbol ZM. Last year the U.S. Securities and Exchange
>>>>>> Commission stopped trading of Zoom Technologies, partly because of
>>>>>> confusion over its connection with Zoom Video.”
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Wed, Jan 13, 2021, 12:59 Josiah Mugambi via kictanet <
>>>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Signal Advance Inc <www.signaladvance.com/> ( whose stock
>>>>>>> went x11) has no relation with the Signal <signal.org/>
>>>>>>> messaging platform.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> As this is a tech policy group, this may be a useful read (less so
>>>>>>> for a non tech person):
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> medium.com/swlh/whatsapp-doesnt-read-your-messages-it-doesn-t-need-to-7ce0ec2846f9
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> excerpt:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> “End to end encryption is more about security than privacy. We are
>>>>>>> protected against unknown actors but have no control over what known actors
>>>>>>> will do.”
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 1:04 AM Rawgee l.k via kictanet <
>>>>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> My take it could be more of under table business trade agreement
>>>>>>>> between Whatsapp and Signal.
>>>>>>>> After the announcement from Elon Musk [coincidentally the world’s
>>>>>>>> richest man] for guys to move to signal app the stock jumped to 1100%.
>>>>>>>> Screenshot on the trade app overview.
>>>>>>>> Intresting times both for data privacy and financial services.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On Tue, Jan 12, 2021, 00:39 Mwendwa Kivuva via kictanet <
>>>>>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Those new terms from Facebook/WhatsApp are terrible. Bad for
>>>>>>>>> privacy.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> To illustrate how good laws and punitive fines protect citizens,
>>>>>>>>> Facebook has different rules for Europe. Because of GDPR, these new
>>>>>>>>> changes do not appear in the European version of the updated terms and
>>>>>>>>> conditions. Facebook later confirmed that the rules will not apply in the
>>>>>>>>> EU, EEA, or the UK.
>>>>>>>>> digit.fyi/facebook-to-access-whatsapp-user-data-except-in-europe/
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> It seems the rest of the world does not matter, even with Data
>>>>>>>>> Protection laws available in countries like Kenya. Perhaps it is contempt
>>>>>>>>> from Facebook for smaller jurisdictions (What will you do? attitude. –
>>>>>>>>> Mtado?). This would be a good intray for the new Kenyan Data Commissioner.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> My take is that the new rules will not hurt WhatsApp in the long
>>>>>>>>> run because of the phenomenon called Network Effect (the value or utility a
>>>>>>>>> user derives from a good or service depends on the number of users of
>>>>>>>>> compatible products) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_effect
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Those Church groups, Estate groups, Former school groups,
>>>>>>>>> investment groups, … are not moving to Signal or Telegram. A few techie
>>>>>>>>> groups and privacy-oriented groups may move, but my prediction is those are
>>>>>>>>> the exceptions.
>>>>>>>>> ______________________
>>>>>>>>> Mwendwa Kivuva, Nairobi, Kenya
>>>>>>>>> www.linkedin.com/in/mwendwa-kivuva
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> On Mon, 11 Jan 2021 at 22:31, David Indeje via kictanet <
>>>>>>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Listers,
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> I think all apps have been sharing our data. It is only that
>>>>>>>>>> Facebook has gone public, after all it also owns Instagram. What if it buys
>>>>>>>>>> Signal for the Signalers?
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> On Mon, Jan 11, 2021, 8:23 PM John Kariuki via kictanet <
>>>>>>>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> Listers
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> What are your thoughts on the new terms of service and privacy
>>>>>>>>>>> on What’s Up? Facebook plans to share What’s Up data with other Facebook
>>>>>>>>>>> products starting from 8th February 2021.
>>>>>>>>>>>
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>>>>>> Best regards,
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>>>>>>
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