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24 October 2019 Cyberlaw & Technology Watch


How bitcoin trail snared child porn ‘kingpin’

UK and US authorities investigating a ‘dark web’ child pornography site run from South Korea have confirmed the arrest of 337 suspects in 38 countries. Legalbrief reports that a trail of bitcoin transactions led investigators deep into the dark net ... Read More


Zuckerberg on the ropes again

New York Attorney-General Letitia James yesterday announced that 47 state Attorneys-General were now investigating Facebook. The announcement marks a sharp increase from September, when James first disclosed that her office was leading a handful of Attorneys-General in probing the company ... Read More

New twist in teacher porn case

The teacher accused of having sexual relations with several students at Bishops’ College in Cape Town has been checked in to a local psychiatric facility. Fiona Viotti was forced to resign from her position this month as reports of ‘several’ ... Read More

Clinton cleared in e-mail probe

The US State Department has completed its years-long internal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of private e-mail and found ‘no persuasive evidence of systemic, deliberate mishandling of classified information’. According to a report in The Guardian, the investigation, launched more ... Read More


Attorney's chatbot will aid access to law

Attorney Grace Gichanga has come up with a chatbot, Pro Se Legal, that will dispense practical legal advice to ordinary South Africans via social media platforms. Founded on the principle of inclusivity, Pro Se Legal – set to go live ... Read More


$1.4m for Nigerian painting

* A painting by the Nigerian artist responsible for the ‘African Mona Lisa’ sold at auction in London last week for $1.4m after the family who owned it googled the signature and realised its importance. ‘Christine’, by 20th century master ... Read More

Swahili Twitter account launched

* Italian football giant AS Roma has launched a Swahili Twitter account to engage its followers in East, Central and Southern Africa. It comes days after the club's English-language account used Swahili to congratulate Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge for becoming ... Read More


WiT heading to SA

WiT heading to SA  WiT (Web in Travel) is bringing its event to Africa with the launch of WiT Africa in Cape Town in May 2020. ‘The time has come for Africa in the online travel space,’ said WiT ... Read More