Concerns over ‘digital colonisation’ in Africa
Africa has achieved several notable achievements in the tech and cyber space over the past week. Legalbrief reports that Rwanda, which has become a pacesetter in terms of technological advancement, will host the first Cybertech Africa Conference and Exhibition next ...
Surveillance Cameras Bill approved
Angola’s National Assembly has unanimously approved the Surveillance Cameras Bill which aims to aid the defence and security forces to identify criminals and ‘safeguard tranquillity and public security’. A report on the allAfrica site notes that the legal instrument which ...
Mozambique criminalises digital snooping
MPs in Mozambique have revised the country’s penal code to criminalise digital snooping. In effect, anyone who now gains access to phones, computers or other gadgets belonging to a third party without permission will face up to two years in ...
Taped rape confession key in statute of limitation challenge
In a 20-minute long phone call in 2013, Air Force Lieutenant-Colonel Michael Briggs confessed to raping a female sergeant in 2005. After receiving a call from the victim, Briggs detailed how he went to her room after a long night ...
Facebook adds African languages to curb fake news
SA targeted by North Korean hackers
The importance of social media in Africa’s political space
Cyberattack cripples forensic testing firm
Uber addresses safety concerns
Delayed cellphone evidence sees Baby G case struck off
Please Call Me inventor goes back to court
Twitter blocks 'state-controlled' ads
Facebook targets ‘unmoderated black boxes’
Trump and big tech unite over French taxes
Infrastructure challenges key to 4IR success
The technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) hold the potential to solve some of the most critical socioeconomic needs of SA and its citizens. That’s according to Vino Govender, executive for strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and innovation at Dark ...
Spectrum ‘policy paralysis’ addressed
A long-awaited government policy directive has raised more questions than answers for SA’s telecommunications industry, and quashed hope for the quick release of spectrum – which existing mobile network operators say would help them to improve their services and cut ...
Trump does it again ...
Trump does it again ...
President Donald Trump on Monday made a sensational allegation about Google. 'Wow, Report Just Out! Google manipulated from 2.6m to 16m votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election! This was put out by a Clinton ...