Telkom asked to abandon spectrum auction legal action
The war over spectrum has resumed, with SA's mobile telecommunications operators teaming up against Telkom as it bids to stop the upcoming spectrum auction, writes Legalbrief. Meanwhile, Icasa has appealed to Telkom to abandon its legal action aimed at ...
ANC punts digital migration, access to broadband
The ANC has reiterated that digital migration and access to broadband remain key priorities in 2022. An IT Web report notes that this comes as the ANC looks to various reforms to revive the economy post-Covid-19, after the deadly virus ...
Justice Department hack attack still being investigated
Justice & Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola said last week a ransomware attack on his department's IT systems is still under investigation. According to a News24 report, in September last year, ransomware was detected in the IT systems of the ...
Sub-Saharan Africa lost R31bn to shutdowns – study
Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa lost a combined R30.88bn from their economies because of widespread Internet shutdowns by regimes, as demonstrations and crackdowns on opposition and civic society ensued last year. A News24 report notes that this is contained in ...
Investors push for missing brothers' arrest
Suspected bitcoin scammer nabbed in Brazil
Top judge questions 'clarity' of digital evidence
Minister reflects on first 100 days in office
Victims seek to recoup pyramid scheme losses
Crypto-currency crime surged in 2021 – experts
Expert urges companies to step up data protection
Kaspersky notes rise in malware in 2021
SA mulls e-visa system for other African countries
France fines Google, Facebook over 'cookie' use
Germany to probe Google for market dominance
China amends mobile Internet administrative rules
Big tech powers US stocks to third winning year
Chipmakers see no near-term fix for shortages
Kasparov punts bitcoin as 'digital gold'
New Index on Responsible AI looks to global south
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have the potential to contribute to the resolution of some of the most intractable problems of our time, such as climate change and pandemics. ‘But they have the capacity to cause harm too,’ ...
Alert for governments on IP laws
In June 2021, SA's patent office granted a patent to an invention created by an AI system, constituting a world first in a field that has traditionally been hostile to ‘artificially intelligent’ inventors. The Device for the Autonomous Bootstrapping of ...
Proposed Atlantica/Abengoa merger gets the nod
* The Competition Tribunal has conditionally approved the proposed large merger whereby Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure intends to acquire the employees of Abengoa South Africa and the assets of solar company Kaxu CSP. The tribunal said the transaction is approved subject to ...
Digital Reality takes controlling stake in Teraco
* US-based cloud computing provider Digital Reality has taken a controlling stake in SA data centre group Teraco – for about R55.51bn. The deal sees Digital Reality take a 55% holding in Teraco, with the existing investors, including management, Berkshire ...
Isizwe gets funding grant from GIF
* Isizwe, an Internet service provider that offers online access to low-income communities in SA, has raised $460 000 in funding from Global Innovation Fund to de-risk its model and encourage further investment. Launched as Project Isizwe back in 2013, Isizwe ...
Restaurant labels fish with QR codes
If you order snapper at a restaurant, you probably expect to be served snapper. But multiple reports over the last decade say there's a strong chance you'll be getting a lower-value fish. A 2019 study by conservation organisation ...