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23 August 2017 Cyberlaw & Technology Watch


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 ... Read More


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 ... Read More

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 ... Read More


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 ... Read More


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 ... Read More

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 ... Read More

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 ... Read More