Will massacre force social media giants to self-regulate?
UK lawmakers have labelled the social media space as an ‘online wild west’ and, to drive this point home, a deranged gunman has used a body-camera to broadcast his Christchurch massacre to a global Internet audience of many millions. Legalbrief ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Huawei develops its own OS
Facebook faces new data harvesting questions
Blockchain-based ID system revealed
Facebook targets fake news across Africa
Calls to contain social media 'disease'
Rugby captain's wife in hot water over 'doxing'
E-visas part of R500bn partnership initiatives – Minister
How SA online entrepreneur’s empire collapsed
Digital migration plan plagued by flawed contract
US commission sues VW over emissions fraud
Twitter campaign sees Steve Hofmeyr event cancelled
Faulty server blamed for mass MySpace content loss
Recordings snare retired ConCourt judge
Death of diplomat accused of cellphone licence corruption
Teens arrested for playing banned video game
Chinese community tackles its Facebook abusers
Tshwane to expand free WiFi programme
New IOT industry body formed
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Communications: More time for input to mobile broadband inquiry
The first phase of an Independent Communications Authority of SA inquiry into the state of competition across the mobile broadband services value chain has been extended to 29 March, reports Pam Saxby for Legalbrief Policy Watch. According to a notice ...