Is SA on the verge of a tech boom?
The digital economy presents opportunities to create jobs, now even more so as the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated changes. That’s the view of President Cyril Ramaphosa who this week noted that SA has clinched the top spot as a global ...
Zille sparks another Twitter storm
Using brutal attacks in northern Mozambique to discredit the #BlackLivesMatter movement in a Facebook post, veteran political leader Helen Zille has come under fire. The Cape Times reports that she said she has seen ‘totally and utterly gruesome’ videos of ...
Fresh concerns over Facebook's algorithms
Facebook users may not be learning about jobs for which they are qualified because the company's tools can disproportionately direct ads to a particular gender ‘beyond what can be legally justified,’ university researchers said in a study published ...
Millions of user profiles up for sale
Information scraped from about 500m LinkedIn user profiles is part of a database posted for sale on a website popular with hackers, the company has confirmed. The sale of the data was first reported last week by cybersecurity news and ...
Supreme Court backs Google in Oracle code battle
Alibaba fined $2.8bn
GovChat ownership dispute heads to High Court
Single currency challenges highlighted
Virtual hearings here to stay for employment tribunals
Vodacom addresses ‘overly generous’ settlement offer
Veteran solicitor fined after e-mail fraud trick
UK planning remote jury trials post-pandemic
How to navigate WhatsApp’s updated policy
A number of cartoons in circulation feature Facebook CEO’s Mark Zuckerberg secretly reading or listening to our WhatsApp messages and chats. At the heart of it is worldwide concern about WhatsApp (which Facebook owns) accessing and using personal information. This ...
Virtual justice and unequal Internet addressed
Judges and advocates put their heads together to address access to justice as SA courts move to virtual hearings at a time when many are struggling with unequal Internet access and high data costs, notes Legalbrief. ‘How do you conduct ...
Authenticity of laptop verified
* The Daily Mail claims that forensics experts have verified the authenticity of messages and images in a laptop containing lurid details of Hunter Biden's private life. The laptop was the subject of intense controversy in the run-up to the ...
Mother jailed for underage affair
Mother jailed for underage affair
A mother-of-three who had sex with a schoolboy after exchanging text messages with him on Snapchat has been jailed for more than two years. Sophie Hindmarch (27) from Cumbria, began sharing messages with the 14-year-old ...
New Legal Practice Council rule gazetted
The Legal Practice Council rules have been amended to prescribe requirements to be met when electronic accounting records or files are ‘hosted offsite’.
New code on access for hearing, visually impaired
A new regulatory code has been gazetted on basic standards to be met in facilitating access for the hearing and/or visually impaired to electronic communications and television broadcasting services. It prescribes the requirements to be met in respect of ...
Online business/consumer market inquiry unpacked
The Competition Commission has gazetted terms of reference for an online intermediation platform services market inquiry expected to begin next month. Focusing on platforms intermediating transactions between business users and consumers – including those generating transaction leads – it will ...