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01 April 2020 Cyberlaw & Technology Watch


Super computer rises to the Covid-19 challenge

IBM says it is working closely with governments across the globe to put its technology and expertise to work, in efforts to help scientific and medical organisations accelerate the process of developing treatments and a potential cure for the Covid-19 ... Read More


Signs of hope for troubled telco

Reacting to Cell C’s annual results for the year ending December 2019, analysts say the management team led by CEO Douglas Craigie Stevenson performed well under the circumstances. SA’s third-largest operator has been bleeding cash for several months and has ... Read More

MTN to slash data prices

SA’s second largest mobile operator, MTN, will drop data prices for its 30-day bundles by up to 50% from mid-April, the company said on Friday. MTN SA CEO Godfrey Motsa said the cost of a 1GB monthly data bundle, which ... Read More

Firm liable for acting on hacked e-mail instruction

An investment company has been ordered by the SCA to pay back its client’s money after it released his funds based on instructions from hacked e-mails, says a Moneyweb report. Global & Local Investment Advisors paid out R804 000 of ... Read More


Legal threat to 5G spectrum auction

The threat of legal challenge could delay the '5G' spectrum auction due to take place in the UK over the next couple of months. That’s according to the regulator that will oversee the auction process. Ofcom published its finalised rules ... Read More


‘Making Digital Transformation Real’

* Micro Focus Realise SA will unite more than 600 customers, partners and Micro Focus employees to explore, share and network. This year’s event is set to take place on 27 August and is themed: ‘Making Digital Transformation Real’. There are ... Read More

Africell regroups

* Africell Holding, which operates mobile networks in Sierra Leone, The Gambia, the DRC and Uganda, has announced the completion of a strategic group reorganisation involving the opening of a new UK head office and the legal incorporation of Africell’s US-owned ... Read More


Oprah addresses arrest rumours

Oprah addresses arrest rumours   Oprah Winfrey has denied reports she was arrested and her home raided by law enforcement. The 66-year-old talk show host and media mogul became one of Twitter's top trending topics last week after rumours ... Read More

Killer’s former fiancé exposed online

Killer’s former fiancé exposed online   Soham killer Ian Huntley's ex-fiancé Maxine Carr has been forced into hiding after details of her new identity were leaked online. The former teaching assistant was jailed for providing Huntley with a false ... Read More

Twitter adjusts outlook

Twitter adjusts outlook   Twitter is withdrawing its revenue and operating income guidance for the first quarter of 2020, as well as its outlook for expenses, stock-based compensation, headcount and capital expenditures for the full year due to the growing ... Read More