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17 September 2021 Cyberlaw & Technology Watch


Move to plug unlawful communication interceptions

Justice Bess Nkabinde has told Parliament that there appears to be an ‘unceasing unlawful interception of communication of private and public officials’. The judge designated to oversee the interception of private communications as required by Rica said the revelations were ... Read More


Apple guilty of violating competition law

Apple can no longer prohibit app developers from directing users to payment options outside its App Store, a judge ruled on Friday. The decision, which followed a contentious court battle with the maker of the Fortnite video game, is a ... Read More

Media houses liable for Facebook posts

Media companies in Australia are liable for the comments that Facebook users post under their articles, the country's highest court ruled last week. The decision could have widespread consequences for how Australian publishers interact with their readers on social ... Read More

Windhoek man linked to global child porn network

Police in the Netherlands and Australia have worked with their Namibian counterparts to snare Windhoek resident Johann Maree who has been charged with committing numerous sex crimes with underage boys. He is also accused of selling child pornography. The Namibian ... Read More


Lessons from the global online shopping experience

The pandemic has greatly accelerated the trend to online shopping but this has equally created a headache for many competition authorities across the world. In a Sunday Times analysis, James Hodge (chief economist at the Competition Commission) notes that South ... Read More


Exam paper hacker jailed

Exam paper hacker jailed   A former student has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for hacking into a university computer system and selling answers to exams for thousands of pounds. Hayder Aljayyash was studying for a Master’s degree ... Read More

Outrage over tearful child

Outrage over tearful child    Influencer Jordan Cheyenne has taken down her YouTube channel and Instagram account for the ‘health and wellbeing’ of her nine-year-old son following backlash against a recent vlog that showed her pressuring him to pose for ... Read More

Pro-life website targeted

Pro-life website targeted   Troubles are mounting for a Texas website used to report violators of the state’s extreme anti-abortion legislation after the site was forced offline by two different web hosting platforms. The site was removed from ... Read More

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