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27 June 2017 Cyberlaw & Technology Watch



Ghana television channels accused of showing porn

Ghana's broadcasting watchdog is looking into whether television channels have breached regulations by broadcasting pornography. This after several free-to-air channels were accused of broadcasting adult content during the late-night slots. BBC News reports that two radio personalities have lodged ... Read More

Facebook addresses security flaw

Facebook last year introduced a bug in its content moderation software that exposed the identities of workers who police content on the social network to those being policed, raising the possibility of retribution. ‘We learned that the names of certain ... Read More

CIA hacking tool exposed

Choosing a strong password for your Wi-Fi router wouldn't have been enough to defend it from a reported CIA hacking tool that WikiLeaks revealed last week. PC Mag reports that the hacking software, known as CherryBlossom, is designed to ... Read More


Mauritius leads the way in cybersecurity index

According to the latest International Telecommunication Union (ITU) global cybersecurity index (GCI), released late last week, Mauritius is the only African country ranked in the top 10 among 193 member states for its commitment to cybersecurity. ITWeb reports that the ... Read More


Perry hits 100m mark

* Pop superstar Katy Perry has made history by becoming the first user to garner 100m followers on Twitter, the social media platform announced. 'Today we #WITNESS history,' Twitter said Friday in a tweet, referencing the title of Perry's recently ... Read More

.iafrica domain a hit

* The .africa domain recorded 981 registrations by trademark owners over 60 days from 4 April, placing it within the ‘global top 10’ for the largest number of domain registrations during the Sunrise Phase. The domain is nearing the end of ... Read More

Apple offers discount

* Apple is offering a deep discount on its Apple Music subscription service, but you have to know how to find it to get it. There's a menu hidden in the App Store app that offers an individual annual subscription ... Read More