Tag: data

Jamaican government contractor Amber Group allegedly exposes COVID-19 test results and private data of travelers
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Jamaican government contractor Amber Group allegedly exposes COVID-19 test results and private data of travelers

A humiliating security lapse with far-reaching consequences and effects has been reported by TechCrunch involving Amber Group. Amber Group were contracted by the Jamaican government to develop the JamCOVID19 website and app. Functionality includes publishing daily coronavirus figures, self-reporting of symptoms and pre-approval of travel applications after uploading a negative COVID-19. Jamaica’s immigration website exposed TechCrunch further reports that the Amazon Web Services server used to store the data was left unsecured without a password exposing all its contents such as: immigration documents including the traveller’s name, date of birth and passport numbers quarantine orders travellers’ signatures Jamaican passport, immigration and citizenship agency data 1...
How Can We Help The Open Data Initiative?
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How Can We Help The Open Data Initiative?

  As a country, we are very good at starting projects, but the challenge is in the maintenance phase. Are we under a spell? We tend to put little effort in maintaining projects for one reason or another. Take for example the JUTC bus park downtown or the multipurpose stadium. I'm seeking your help as we can't let the Open Data Initiative suffer the same faith. Jamaica has made some significant strides in getting the project off the ground. We are the first in a total of five (5) Caribbean countries to get the ball rolling. The purpose of this article is to reignite the debate around this critical piece of legislation and to encourage public debate.   Mic check. Mic check 1...3 After the official launch by the previous MSTEM Minister (A. Wheatley) of the Open Data P...
Flow Jamaica reduces data charges when roaming
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Flow Jamaica reduces data charges when roaming

Flow has announced a significant reduction in data-roaming charges. Launched on February 23, Flow mobile customers now pay a new data-roaming rate of only $50 Jamaican dollars per megabyte (MB). The new rate is applicable in both the United States and 45 other countries across the globe. “We are excited to announce that our customers can now use data, without fear or restriction, while travelling. Previously, data roaming was considered a premium service for travellers. However, as Jamaicans embrace mobility for both business and personal communication, Flow is leading the way and we have realigned our pricing strategy to meet the needs of our customers while on the go,” shared Dwight Williams, Senior Director, Product Management at Flow. He highlighted that “the new low data roaming...
eShore Ltd inspires the next generation of Information Security leaders
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eShore Ltd inspires the next generation of Information Security leaders

Cayman-based eShore Ltd has helped inspire 15 IT security professionals to obtain the industry accredited Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification in a 5-day, on-island bootcamp with instructor Jay Ranade. IT security professionals from leading organisations including Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA), Fidelity Bank and XSOMO International joined the 1-to-1 interactive and web-based session. With IT security, cyber threats, and new CIMA guidelines on everyone’s mind, eShore Ltd offered the opportunity to leading Caribbean businesses who are looking to strengthen their information security program and protect their data from increasingly sophisticated attacks. Polly Pickering, Managing Director at eShore Ltd, said: “It was good to see so many...
How to recover smartphone SD Card with Photos, Video and Music taken from a Blackberry
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How to recover smartphone SD Card with Photos, Video and Music taken from a Blackberry

So, you’ve messed up yet again, haven’t you? You forgot the cardinal rule of transferring SD Cards between Blackberry and smartphones: Back up your photos and audio as I’d pointed out in my article How to transfer Phone Contacts and Data from your Blackberry to your Apple iPhone or Google Android smartphone or Tablet. Believe it or not, you CAN’T just take the SD Card out of your Blackberry and insert it into your brand New DL600, DL700 or whatever smartphone and expect it to just “pick them up”, to use the common parlance of the non-techie. Smartphones are programmed to regard all SD Cards as potentially new media to place fresh data i.e. Photos, Video and Music files. To that end, once you insert a SD Card from anywhere, including your old Blackberry, it’ll format the SD Card to...
eBay Hacked – Users asked to reset passwords
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eBay Hacked – Users asked to reset passwords

eBay has released a statement today explaining that its internal and customer databases were compromised earlier this year. The company will today start to prompt everyone to change their passwords. If you are a current or even former eBay user it is recommended that you change your password now as information such as names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, birth dates and encrypted passwords have been stolen which could lead to attacks on other accounts held my eBay account holders. Details amount the breach can be found in a press release by the company that can be read below. Proactive customers can click here to go directly to access their eBay account information to change passwords immediately. Ebay Press Release eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) said beginning later today it wi...
Bahamas Upgraded to LTE Mobile Data
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Bahamas Upgraded to LTE Mobile Data

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC), part of Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC), has completed the full commercial launch of the country’s only Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile data services. 4G LTE is the fastest mobile data service currently available to telecoms operators and will enable BTC to increase the speed at which its customers can download mobile data at least five-fold. Customers can expect download speeds of between 10 - 15 megabits per second in normal circumstances. This will deliver an improved mobile data experience while enabling them to access new services like video calling and the streaming of HD video. The current deployment provides BTC with the largest 4G LTE network footprint in the Caribbean region. LTE will be available in The Bahamas’ four...
LIME’s JA$2.99 Flat Rate Plan and JA$300 30-Day Data Plan
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LIME’s JA$2.99 Flat Rate Plan and JA$300 30-Day Data Plan

LIME, who’ve already reduced their rates to JA$2.99 per minute flat Rate for Cross-Network, On-Net and International Callings as described in Kelroy’s article LIME Jamaica Announces All Network $2.99 Prepaid One Rate, has announced on Friday August 9th 2013 a new JA$300 30-Day Data Plan package as well as a Weekend Offer offer for a Alcatel One touch T’Pop smartphone. To get information to activate the new plans, use the USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) Code of *129#. The Data Plans now cost as follows:   Plan Cost (JA$) Allotment Activation 1 Day (24 hours) 50.00 50MB *146*50# 1 Day (24 hours) 100.00 500MB *146*1# 7 Days 600.00 2GB *146*7# 30 Days 300.00 2...