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24 May 2018 Cyberlaw & Technology Watch

CyberFOCUS


CyberREPORTs


Kenyatta signs cybercrimes Act

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta last week signed into law a sweeping cybercrimes Act criminalising fake news and online bullying, with clauses that critics argue could stifle press freedom. A BusinessLIVE report notes that the Bill imposes stiff fines and jail ... Read More

Judges' access to Juta content restored – Minister

The Department of Justice and Juta Publishers have struck a deal giving judges access to Juta’s content, which they rely on as an archive of judgments and legal commentary, notes a Business Day report. A dispute over payments, which the ... Read More

Election data shared with Russia – whistleblower

Political consulting group Cambridge Analytica used Russian researchers and shared data with companies linked to Russian intelligence, a whistleblower has told a congressional hearing on interference in the 2016 US election. Christopher Wylie, who leaked information on the British-based firm ... Read More

CyberANALYSES


How Facebook’s Big Brother teams monitor you

Security is tight at the brick building on the western edge of Berlin. Inside, a sign warn that ‘everybody without a badge is a potential spy!’ Spread over five floors, hundreds of men and women sit in rows of ... Read More

De Lille must answer over damning SMS allegations

While there are many very serious ethical allegations against Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille, the DA has one ‘simple’ SMS from De Lille which appears to be ‘a silver bullet’. The SMS, allegedly from De Lille, to Water and ... Read More

CyberBYTES


MultiChoice hits back

* MultiChoice SA CEO Calvo Mawela has hit out at the SABC’s call for it to pay to carry its public service channels on DStv, saying it will not do so if so-called ‘must-carry’ regulations are amended or scrapped. Mawela reportedly ... Read More