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19 August 2018 Cyberlaw & Technology Watch


White House battered by secret recording scandal

The revelations surrounding a tell-all memoir by a former White House senior aide has sparked a fresh political crisis for the Trump administration. Legalbrief reports that Omarosa Manigault Newman has released her secret recording of chief of staff John Kelly ... Read More


Social media victim free at last

When Lindsey Goldrick Dean ended a short relationship with a man and he started harassing her online, she thought he would soon get bored with it. Thirteen years later, after numerous complaints to the police and a trip to the ... Read More

Fresh WhatsApp flaw identified

Researchers at an Israeli cybersecurity firm have found a flaw in WhatsApp that could allow hackers to modify and send fake messages in the popular social messaging app. A report on the Fin24 site notes that CheckPoint said the vulnerability ... Read More

Tencent under fire from Chinese regulators

Tencent has taken another hit to its gaming business after regulators told the social media company to remove Monster Hunter: World from its PC downloads service just days after the action title’s debut. Parts of the Capcom hit failed to ... Read More


Trump's obsession with secret surveillance backfires

Donald Trump's obsession with the unfounded idea he was being wiretapped by former President Barack Obama, and his concern about rumours he was secretly videotaped by the Russians, now feed strangely into the development that he was secretly recorded ... Read More


Facebook removes feed

* Facebook will remove its Friend List Feeds in an effort to improve its News Feed platform. This feature allowed users to view content which only included what their friends were posting, hiding posts from Facebook pages and unfollowed friends. Read More

Tweet hits a nerve

* New Zealanders have sparked a debate on Twitter after complaining about white South Africans who bring their ‘racism’ down under. It all started when @Brad_Kul, who listed his location as Aotearoa, the Maori name for New Zealand, pointed out that ... Read More

Bitcoin dips again

Bitcoin dropped below $6 000 and dozens of smaller digital tokens tumbled as this month’s sell-off in cryptocurrencies showed few signs of letting up. The largest digital currency fell as much as 6.2% to $5 887 on Monday in ... Read More

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