Government commits to speedy digital divide close
Government is racing to close the digital divide gap in SA, focusing on accelerating digital migration, writes Legalbrief. To this end, Communications & Digital Technologies Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni wants research and development projects that provide universal connectivity in SA to ...
Instagram under scrutiny for exploiting children
Social media's effect on young people took the spotlight last week as US Attorneys-General last week targeted Meta for manipulating children and teens' data, while at legislative level senators sought to introduce a Bill that will protect online privacy ...
Minister awaits Treasury direction on TV licence fees
The SABC has again called on Parliament to scrap the TV licence fees system and replace it with a levy. Philly Moilwa, SABC general manager of regulatory affairs, last week told Parliament that a device-independent, tech-neutral public media levy for ...
GovChat to stay with WhatsApp for now
Following the March interim relief order ensuring GovChat is not off-boarded from WhatsApp, the Competition Tribunal has granted the citizen engagement platform a further extension. According to an IT Web report, the tribunal said this month it has ordered that ...
Ozow in funding deal with Tencent
Government dithers on e-tolls
SA open-source company expands its range
Aura set to expand after funding boost
Nestlé commits to AI energy efficiency project
SA businessman launches GBV app
UIF employees allegedly complicit in R10m Ters fraud
FNB manager allegedly stole R4m in forex payments
FBI twist in Gqeberha child porn case
Simplify breach a 'wake-up call' for security – expert
SA businesses lack risk awareness – study
MTN toughens up on spam
African banks embracing digitalisation – study
Facebook aware of toxic posts before Ethiopia massacre
Nvidia's acquisition of chip designer ARM under scrutiny
Amazon no longer accepts UK visa credit cards
China fines Big Tech groups for under-reporting
Experts debate necessity of IP laws for AI
Tarantino sued over Pulp Fiction digital sale rights
Reserve Bank of India releases digital lending report
College permitted to access suspected thief's data
Brazil mulls partnership with SpaceX
Data strategy must be intrinsic to business strategy
A data strategy should be as organic as a company: growing, changing and moving, responding to environmental and internal forces. Writing in an IT Web analysis, Upuli De Abrew, a director at Insight Consulting, states that ‘with data and associated ...
Woman's child pornography case postponed
* The case against a Bonteheuwel woman accused of selling child pornography on the dark web was yesterday postponed to 8 December to determine at which level of court the matter will be heard. The woman was arrested when local police and ...
CCMA launches Labour Advice app
* The CCMA, in collaboration with Business Unity SA has launched a free-to-use Labour Advice mobile application aimed at offering practical labour-related guidance and support to South African small businesses and other interested persons. The Labour Advice app is an extension ...
Amazon India's execs charged for enabling drug smuggling
* Senior executives at Amazon's business in India have been charged after two men allegedly used the web site as part of a marijuana smuggling operation. Last week, police in the central state of Madhya Pradesh arrested two men for ...
GoDaddy exposed by data breach
South Korea apologises for private data leak
Apple announces self-service repair policy
Apple allows self-service repairApple will begin making parts and tools available for customers to fix their own devices, a significant shift in long-standing policies. The US tech giant said the programme would be available first for the iPhone 12 and ...
Woan licensing timetable suspended
Icasa has temporarily suspended the wireless open access network licensing timetable published last month. A Policy Watch report notes that, announcing this on Friday, the authority noted the importance of attending first to various international mobile telecommunications spectrum licensing process ...
More spectrum licensing documents gazetted
A second information memorandum on the licensing process for international mobile telecommunications has been released for comment. Gazetted last week with a reasons document, it deals with ‘coverage and quality obligations’ for various tiers of licensees, spectrum auction design, spectrum ...