MTN launches fresh Nigerian legal challenge
MTN has sued the Nigerian Government for R11.7m to challenge the legality of allegations against it. At the same time, notes Legalbrief, Africa's biggest telecommunications operator has kept its options open by again meeting with the Central Bank ...
Global initiative to tackle online crime
Fifty nations and more than 150 tech companies are pledging to do more to fight criminal activity on the Internet, including interference in elections and hate speech. However, the US, Russia and China are notable absentees from the initiative. A ...
New laptops automatically disconnect mics
Apple's latest MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops physically disconnect their own microphones when users close their lids. A Business Insider report notes that it helps prevent eavesdroppers from using software-based attacks, like the FruitFly malware, to activate the ...
Internet freedom flourishes in SA
Minister Malusi Gigaba’s ‘romantic’ video, Adam Catzavelos' racist rant, and the Gupta bots have one thing in common: the freedom South Africans have online. A Mail & Guardian Online report notes that Freedom House, a US-based NGO has released its ...
ISPs urged to reinforce password safety
China recruits AI students
Tax evasion charges slammed
Virtual newsreader unveiled
Satanic group sues Netflix over use of goat statue
Smart speakers could be key to homicide case
ICO issues data protection fee requirements
Municipality’s legal head fired over racist remarks
‘Massive increase’ in China’s anti-Internet campaign
Porn sting hits a nerve
Africa targeted for new smartphone production project
In the world of smartphones, China has Huawei, Korea has Samsung, while the US has Apple. But dark horse Africa is now taking centre stage with the announcement of the Mara phone project that is touted to take the smartphone ...
Beginning of the end for traditional smartphones?
What is next for the smartphone, which has become the hottest-selling consumer device around the world in just over a decade? Even as top makers like Apple and Samsung unveil new handsets with new features and improved performance, smartphone sales ...
Twitter scam flagged
* Cryptocurrency scammers are pretending to be Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Twitter, and some of their tweets are being promoted onto timelines through Twitter's ad service. Generally, the scammers will hack a verified account, change the display name to ...
Court hears age-change case
* A Dutch national wants the courts to make him officially 20 years younger, likening the change to identifying as transgender. Emile Ratelband has launched a legal bid to change his age by 20 years in order to improve his chances ...
* An intern working at Durban’s Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital has been suspended pending an investigation into a series of sexually offensive social media posts. In the posts, the man who cannot be named, threatened to rape young girls who are ...
ICT: International mobile roadmap out for comment
Comment is sought by 18 January 2019 on a draft roadmap for allocating international mobile telecommunications radio frequency spectrum, which was gazetted on Friday, reports Pam Saxby for Legalbrief Policy Watch. Building on radio frequency migration plan proposals released in August, the ...