Harare's social media black-out backfires
Seven years after the Arab Spring – a series of anti-government protests, uprisings and armed rebellions – swept across the Middle East, the Zimbabwean Government has recognised the might of social media and moved quickly to reduce the cyber flow ...
Record data breach fines issued
The French data protection watchdog CNIL has fined Google a record €50m for failing to provide users with transparent and understandable information on its data use policies. According to a report in The Guardian, for the first time, the company ...
Lawyer cautions against posts identifying alleged offenders
A Durban lawyer who specialises in social media law has cautioned against the public sharing posts identifying alleged offenders before they appear in court, notes a report in The Mercury. The advice from Verlie Oosthuizen, head of social media law ...
Hackers target sleeping babies
At first, it was a beeping that woke Ellen and Nathan Rigney in the middle of the night. Then it became something more sinister. A report on the IoL site notes that the stranger's voice, spouting ‘sexual expletives’, was ...
YouTube bans dangerous pranks
'Bitcoin' kidnappers get bail
MP fined for defamatory tweet
Zambian linked to parody account
Facebook targets fake news pages
Rwanda restricts SIM card ownership
Terror suspect linked by smartphone trail
Nigeria seeks loan to expand broadband roll-out
Amazon 'Dash' button ruled illegal in Germany
Presenter jailed for interviewing gay man
MEC calls on Vodacom to pay inventor
US agencies sued over social media policies
Police probe botched broadband project
Uganda deports telecom executives
Warnings following Home Affairs cellphone incident
Why expiring data also belongs in the scrap heap
Back in the 1990s, then-Pension Funds Adjudicator Vuyani Ngalwana shook up the life and investment sector when he ended the practice of front-loading fees at the start of an investment policy and of punitive cancellation costs that could often suck ...
Legislation: More time to comment on sports broadcasting regulations
The deadline for comment on draft amendments to the sports broadcasting services regulations has been extended to 15 March. Their overarching objective is to facilitate broader access to national sporting events by ‘striking a balance between audience and revenue’, as Legalbrief Today has ...