Sniffer devices in CCTV cameras

What is a sniffer device?
A sniffer is a software or hardware tool that allows the user to “sniff” or monitor your internet traffic in real-time, capturing all the data flowing to and from your computer.

Following President Yoweri Museveni’s proposal to install sniffer devices in CCTV cameras to detect bombs, experts in information technology have warned that the technology is too expensive for Uganda to afford.


They say sniffer technology is mainly used in larger global economies and could cripple other sectors for a small economy like Uganda.

Danze Edwin is the Head of Digital Marketing at Next Media Services. He is a radio presenter on Nxt Radio and TV Host on NBS Television. Danze is trained by the BBC World Service, Voice of America - U.S Agency for Global Media and DW (Deutsche Welle) and studied Industrial and Fine Arts from Makerere University. He’s worked for various brands and communication agencies such as African Woman Magazine, Fireworks Advertising, Brainchild Burson Marsteller. Born and living in Kampala, Uganda