Nairobi addresses online poll threat
A decade after a wave of violence swept through Kenya following a disputed presidential election, the country is gearing for what is expected to be another fiercely-contested poll. And Legalbrief reports that the online space is likely to become a ...
Aggrieved foreign firms threaten Nigeria telecoms
A fresh crisis is looming in Nigeria's telecommunications sector, as foreign service providers and equipment suppliers have threatened to disconnect their West African counterparts over an alleged breach of agreement. The Guardian reports that foreign firms are lamenting the ...
News outlets address fake news
News outlets are seeking permission from the US Congress for the right to negotiate jointly with Google and Facebook who dominate online advertising and online news traffic. A report on the Fin24 site notes that the News Media Alliance, which ...
Google escapes massive tax bill in France
Google is not liable for $1.27bn in unpaid taxes claimed by the French state, a French court ruled last week. It notes that the Internet giant's Irish subsidiary is not taxable in France. A report on the Fin24 ...
IT spending in SA to grow marginally
End of the road for credit and debit card payments?
Court action threat over gambling board tender
Group jailed for inflammatory Facebook posts
Merger of tech companies mooted
Bizarre 'monkey selfie' copyright battle in US
BLF-linked website shut down
Cybersecurity rankings listed
Counting the cost of a major global cyber attack
Suit over blocked access to Trump Twitter account
Fresh moves to access encrypted messages
Gupta TV fined for distorting tweet
E-mails link former Minister to leak
Senior official snared by explicit message
Lender fined over unsolicited text messages
The risk of the UK going it alone
Leaving the EU risks undermining the police’s ability to fight crime by taking the UK out of ‘mission critical’ databases. That’s according to a House of Lords report which urged the government to secure a transition deal to ...
Amazon to launch new app
* Amazon.com is reportedly working on launching its own messaging app called Anytime. The retail giant has begun to survey its customers about potential features, although it’s not clear what form the final product will take. Anytime appears to ...
Death threats revealed
* ANC MP Makhosi Khoza has revealed some of the threats she has received, by posting to Facebook screengrabs of text messages sent to her cell phone calling for her death. ‘This is what I go through everyday. Now I am ...
New scam flagged
* MTN has warned customers of a SIM-swap scam which seeks to obtain people's private information. ‘In this scam, a supposed MTN call centre agent requests the customer’s security details under the pretext that they are blocking the processing ...