The top stories of this week in tech

The top stories of this week in tech feature some huge announcements like a call for applications by the Ministry of Science and technology in Uganda for innovators, the latest innovation from Makerere University, how you can avoid being a target of hacking through Bluetooth and so much more.

The Ministry of Science Innovation fund provides a great funding opportunity for innovators

The National Research and Innovation Program consists of the Ministry of Science Innovation Fund, set up by the government to encourage youth creativity and enable ideas to be transformed into innovations or inventions and ultimately viable companies. In this regard, MoSTI is currently accepting expressions of interest from individuals as well as competent public, private, and civil sector institutions via a Call for Concepts (CfC).

Apply for an IT career opportunity from Free The Work, Easy Matatu and TechBuzz Hub

Free The Work is offering an IT career opportunity for a Full Stack Developer who will work full-time and remotely. The Full Stack developer will be responsible for maintaining, improving, and scaling the company’s two-sided marketplace and creative career resource destination.

You could be a target of hacking through Bluetooth: How to protect yourself

Hackers use specialised software which automatically detects nearby devices equipped with Bluetooth. They can also see which networks your device has previously connected to; this is important because your phone treats these networks as trusted and will connect to them automatically in future.

If the cybercriminals can replicate a trusted network, they can trick your device into connecting to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth devices that they control. The hackers can then bombard your device with malware, spy on you and even steal your data from your text messages and apps.

Makerere University unveils its latest innovation, a covid-19 tracing app

Makerere University unveils its latest innovation

Researchers at Makerere University have developed a mobile application in a bid to automate most of the processes involved in the investigation, case and contact tracing for COVID-19 in communities. Makerere University unveils its latest innovation in a virtual launch, a COVID-19 tracing application that will help to contain the spread of the coronavirus in communities by making processes more efficient.

More from the top stories of this week in tech

Mastercard invests $100 million in Airtel Africa for its mobile money business

The Uganda Trade Portal will ease access to the latest information for traders


Ugandan MPs asked to return iPads or retain them at a fair price

MPs asked to return iPads

Multichoice and Airtel launch DStv Airtel bundles in latest offer

Smile Telecoms new financing plan saves it from potential liquidation

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RENU celebrates 15 years of greatness

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