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25 March 2019 Cyberlaw & Technology Watch



Spotify takes on Apple over App Store access fees

In a move that could have far-reaching consequences for the media and technology industries, Spotify has declared war on Apple over the fees it charges for access to the iPhone App Store. A report in The Daily Telegraph notes that ... Read More

African online company hits gold

An e-commerce company based in Nigeria is to become the first African start-up to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Jumia could go public in the next month. The company, which was given a $1bn valuation in 2016 ... Read More

Facebook crippled for hours

A partial Facebook outage affecting users around the world stretched beyond 10 hours last week. It's believed to be the biggest interruption ever suffered by the social network. The world's largest social network had to turn to its ... Read More


Cyber Crimes Bill now urgent – Cisco

The Cyber Crimes Bill is inching closer to becoming law, as it was passed by the National Assembly in November 2018. In an ITWeb analysis, Corien Vermaak, cyber security specialist at Cisco, notes that the initial draft Bill was not ... Read More

Big Brother aircraft cameras flagged

Are airline passengers being scrutinised via cameras installed in inflight entertainment systems? In February, Vitaly Kamluk – a Twitter user who works in malware research – was on a Singapore Airlines flight when his wife noticed ‘an interesting sensor’ below ... Read More


Show time for Apple

* Apple has announced plans for a 25 March media event, hinting at a widely expected plan to unveil its own Netflix-style streaming service with original video. An invitation sent to journalists included a movie reel countdown video and the message ... Read More

Cyber Cerebral South Africa Summit launch

* In June 2018, SA was reported to have the third highest number of cybercrime victims worldwide, with industry losing in excess of R2.2bn each year to cyber-attacks. Identity Theft, Phishing and Ransomware are common attacks, with crypto currency being ... Read More

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