Avast Shuts down Data Collection Firm After Scandal

Avast is shutting down subsidiary Jumpshot over allegations that it sold user data. Free antivirus software-maker Avast is shutting down subsidiary company Jumpshot following reports that it sold “highly sensitive” web browsing data, its CEO said Wednesday. Avast’s software, installed on millions of computers worldwide, allegedly gathered data on people’s online activities and sent it…

Avast Antivirus Harvested User Data, Then Sold To Google, Microsoft

Maybe it’s time to review your anti virus applications. “The Mac and Windows version of Avast antivirus has been used to harvest user data, an investigation claims, with some sensitive info sold to third parties, including Google, Microsoft, and Intuit. ” AVG is also under the spot light for the same shenanigans. Read the full…

Latest: West Africa Cable System (WACS) Failure

The cable laying ship Leon Thevenin its on her way to Luanda, Angola. For those interested you can check the ship’s progress here; go to Marine Traffic. Although the question on everyone’s lips is “When will it be fixed”, there is no way of knowing the date when the cables will be repaired.There are many factors…

Update: West Africa Cable System (WACS) Failure

Update Concerning Service Delivery. Dear Valued Client, Due to the multiple failures in the West Africa Cable System, our primary upstream supplier (BoFiNet) routed traffic via alternative links. Unfortunately some of our networks were not being advertised on these new links resulting in some parts of the Internet invisible. Our customers may have noticed some web…

WEST AFRICA CABLE SYSTEM (WACS) FAILURE

OPQ wishes to let our valued clients know that there may be a degradation in some services. A statement from our primary upstream supplier: “This is to inform you that the West Africa Cable system (WACS) which BoFiNet is a consortium member and providing internet connectivity between Botswana and Europe has failed since 16th January…

UFAK African Karate Championships

OPQ are proud and excited to sponsor the 18th UFAK African Senior Karate Championship and 10th UFAK African Junior Karate Championship to be held in GABORONE, BOTSWANA 9th – 14th July 2019. If you are in town for the long weekend, show your support for our young martial artists and cheer on our combatants! Tickets are available from the…