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24 April 2017 Cyberlaw & Technology Watch

CyberFOCUS


'A sad day for journalism'

As societies around the world grapple with ways to combat fake news, the Huffington Post South Africa has found itself in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Legalbrief reports that it chose to publish an article entitled ‘Could It ... Read More

CyberREPORTs


MTN takes R171bn hit

MTN's market capitalisation has taken a R171.5bn hit since 2014, despite the mobile giant growing subscriber numbers across its key territories over the past five years. The telecoms operator recently released its integrated report for the financial year ... Read More

Growing concern over streaming tragedies

A suspect murdered a man in Cleveland in the US while streaming the crime live on Facebook. Robert Godwin, a retired foundry worker with nine children and 13 grandchildren, was in the wrong place at the wrong time when the ... Read More

Shell snared by e-mail trail

Shell has admitted for the first time that it dealt with a convicted money-launderer when negotiating access to a vast oil field in Nigeria. This follows the publishing of e-mails proving that the oil giant negotiated with Dan Etete, who ... Read More

CyberANALYSIS


End of the desktop as we know it?

Apple last week announced some minor upgrades to its Mac Pro desktop computer, which it says will be followed by a major overhaul of its high-end Mac. It's been four years since Apple announced any sort of update for ... Read More

CyberBYTES


Legal threat over parody

* Twentieth Century Fox is threatening legal action over cartoon clips depicting OJ Simpson and his family in a parody of The Simpsons. Fox has ordered video sharing website Broadcaster to remove the three The OJ Simpsons clips, claiming they infringe ... Read More

Child porn man to be sentenced in June

* The case against William Beale (38) – who pleaded guilty to more than 18 000 charges of possession of child pornography earlier this year – has been postponed in the Knysna Magistrate’s Court to 30 June. The defence asked to make ... Read More

Concern over fingerprint sensor

* Apple is having trouble getting a new fingerprint sensor working for an iPhone model this year, which could ultimately lead the company to eliminate it and opt for an alternative, Pacific Crest Securities analysts have noted. The rumoured design, which ... Read More

SIDEBARS


Ad stunt backfires

Ad stunt backfires Burger King's latest ad stunt is resulting in some less-than-flattering descriptions of its Whopper sandwich. The hamburger chain unveiled a 15-second ad last Wednesday designed to trigger Google Home devices into reciting the definition of a ... Read More