Relief in sight for ripped-off consumers
A notice published in the Government Gazette last week indicates that Icasa intends to regulate data expiry. Legalbrief reports that this follows an ongoing dispute between cash-strapped consumers and networks over exorbitant data costs. Until now, unused data bought in ...
Kaspersky withdraws antitrust complaints
Cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab last week said it will withdraw antitrust complaints made in Europe against Microsoft after the US technology giant agreed to change how it delivers security updates to Windows users. Both companies simultaneously announced a resolution ...
SADC cybercrime threats addressed
The scourge of cybercrime throughout the SADC region continues to challenge lawyers and the authorities. The matter was debated at a workshop addressing the impact of cyber law and cybercrimes at last week's SADC Lawyers’ Association AGM in Gaborone ...
Drone developer addresses ‘cyber vulnerabilities’
Chinese drone developer DJI has announced that it is developing a new local data mode that blocks Internet traffic to and from its flight control apps, after the US Army ordered its members to stop using DJI drones because of ...
Snapchat images, then sex puts US woman in jail
Senegalese singer charged with defaming President
Foundation addresses ‘dangerous disinformation’
Why NPA won’t probe Guptas over looting – claim
Namibia targets social media trophy hunters
One giant leap for African data
Hacker pleads 'not guilty' to malware charges
Concern over online rhino auction
Paedophile jailed for using livestreaming app
HBO negotiates with hackers
Vodacom seals Safaricom deal
Why Africa lags in IOT
Although there is a universal business case for adopting the Internet of things (IOT) in industries of all types across the US and Europe, the same can't be said for Africa, which is made up of many economically and ...
PnP app a hit
* Retailer Pick n Pay's app exceeded 10 000 downloads within 24 hours of its release, with numbers continuing to grow. The app offers practical updates that have been designed to enhance the Pick n Pay shopping experience. It also ...
Tailor-made news on the cards
* In case you needed more evidence of the power of big tech in people’s lives, Google is giving you more. The company is negotiating with some news and information companies, including Time and CNN, to create tailor-made news and ...
CNN fires commentator
* CNN last week fired conservative commentator Jeffrey Lord after he tweeted a Nazi salute at a critic. A network spokesperson said ‘Nazi salutes are indefensible’. The statement came hours after Lord tweeted the Nazi slogan ‘Sieg Heil!’ at the head ...
Facebook launches editing app