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19 September 2018 Cyberlaw & Technology Watch


The end of intelligence as we know it

Artificial intelligence techniques have become an essential part of the technology industry, helping to solve many challenging problems in computer science, software engineering and operations research. At the same time, notes Legalbrief, there are growing concerns over the laws and ... Read More


Assange may have sought Russian sanctuary

Before Julian Assange ended up at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, he may have sought refuge from Russia. In 2010, the WikiLeaks founder wrote a letter to the Russian Consulate in London asking for a visa, according to the Associated ... Read More

Cryptopjacking threat flagged

An alarming number of online users are falling prey to a new wave of cyber attacks called cryptopjacking. But what is this sinister-sounding cyber threat? In an ITWeb Africa analysis, Tudor Florescu notes that it is the unauthorised use of ... Read More


Website numbers key to clearance certificates

Whether or not businesses have to obtain clearance for mergers they plan in Germany could depend on how many German website users target companies have, or how many patents they have filed in the country. That’s according to guidance issued ... Read More


PM apologises

* Australia's new Prime Minister has apologised for using an explicit rap song in a video posted to his social media accounts. Scott Morrison had posted an 11-second clip of the 1999 hit song, Be Faithful, by rapper Fatman Scoop. Read More

Mother charged over explicit photo

* A mother who sent her jealous ex-boyfriend an explicit photo with her new lover has admitted inciting an attack which led to murder. Former law student, Sarah Bramley, sent a photograph of herself performing a sex act on Michael Lawson ... Read More

Amazon launches probe

* is conducting an investigation into employees who are said to offer sellers on its e-commerce programme an advantage by providing confidential internal data and other services in exchange for a fee. Employees are allegedly selling information on sales ... Read More