Big tech dumps Trump
As Donald Trump bucks the cherished chain of peaceful transfers of power and the US hurtles towards a domestic insurgency, private Internet companies have swiftly moved to contain the damage. Legalbrief reports that hours after a vicious mob assault on ...
WhatsApp data policy sparks an outcry
The government has lodged a complaint with competition authorities against WhatsApp over a plan by Facebook’s messaging platform to block it from talking directly to citizens. The move puts the spotlight on the Silicon Valley giant amid sharper scrutiny of ...
Chatbot offers legal advice
Your contact with the law starts at birth, says Grace Chichanga, who is the creator of Luma, a legal advice chatbot that helps ordinary people access information about their rights and the law when they most need it. ‘It’s important ...
Spectrum auction to proceed, despite Telkom case
Icasa says it plans to move forward the upcoming radio frequency spectrum auction as Telkom withdraws a part of its court application to halt the process. A Business Day report notes Telkom lodged a case with the High Court in ...
Beijing moves to update Internet rules
Broadband system gets UK approval
Revenge porn cases soar
Telecom towers torched
Koko in denial mode on alleged Essa e-mails
Moscow takes aim at social media sites
Assange still in jail despite extradition win
Minister defends TV licence plans for DStv, Netflix users
Facebook suspends Ugandan Government accounts
Will WhatsApp update scare off users?
WhatsApp has shocked its users with new terms and conditions that will see its parent company, Facebook, collect more usage data from its base of 2bn accounts, prompting people to consider alternative platforms. Business Day reports that consumers around the ...
Privacy concerns of babies' biometrics plan
Experts believe plans to photograph and fingerprint every baby born for a digital register could lead to data leaks and identity theft without robust safeguards, says a News24 report. The Department of Home Affairs' new draft policy aims to capture ...
* Mitchell Pearce is set to be stripped of the Newcastle Knights captaincy and will have to explain himself to his teammates after his 'flirty' texts to a club staffer were revealed. Pearce was due to marry his Kristin Scott on ...
Striker in hot water
* Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani has been banned for three matches and fined £100 000 for using a racial term in a social media post, the Football Association has confirmed. The 33-year-old summer signing produced a match-winning display at Southampton ...
Hacking attack flagged
* Microsoft says the UK and six other countries outside the US have been affected by a suspected Russian hacking attack that US authorities have warned poses a grave risk to government and private networks. Brad Smith, Microsoft’s chief legal counsel ...
Beijing targets Jack Ma
Nigerian start-up acquired
WOMan Radio launched
WOMan Radio launched
Legendary singer and actress Yvonne Chaka Chaka has expanded her horizons with the establishment of a women-led online radio station called WOMan Radio. The multi-award-winning singer, humanitarian and businesswoman aims to empower women in the media ...