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'Vodacom stop stealing from us!' - Twitter users react to lost data

17 minutes ago

If you're totally confused about the Vodacom data saga, we've put together a short synopsis, and some online reaction.

Mugabe and 'Despicable Me': Porn, pirated movies posted on Zanu-PF website

2017-08-03 06:04

President Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu-PF party had its website hacked and pirated movies and pornographic pictures posted on it, reports say.

'Darknet' suspect's flashy cars raised eyebrows in Thailand

2017-07-22 17:49

A young Canadian accused of masterminding the world's leading "darknet" internet marketplace lived a seemingly quiet life for more than a year in Bangkok with his Thai girlfriend.

Seacom begins fibre rollout in Johannesburg

2017-07-18 13:59

Submarine cable operator Seacom has begun rollout of high-speed fibre internet access services to business and home users, starting in the south of Johannesburg.

SA said to consider state internet company merger

2017-07-14 16:10

SA is considering a merger of state-owned technology firms Broadband Infraco and Sentech to speed up the roll-out of high-speed internet, say people familiar with the matter.

Free Wi-Fi in Tshwane still on, for now

2017-06-01 18:27

A project to roll out free Wi-Fi in Tshwane is back on track, despite the Auditor General having raised concerns about it under the previous administration.

The real victims of the SABC disaster

2017-05-26 10:06

The public broadcaster’s gradual downward spiral has engulfed many of its employees in uncertainty.

The fibre land grab

2017-05-04 11:58

The race to supply customers with fibre optic cables is becoming ever more aggressive, with companies making major plays to become the top service provider.

Germany arrests 3 in darknet drug case

2017-04-28 21:04

German prosecutors say authorities have arrested three people on suspicion of selling millions of euros' worth of drugs on darkweb sites.

Germany approves bill to target hate crime, fake news

2017-04-05 22:04

Germany's Cabinet has approved a new bill on curbing hate comments and fake news on social media

 

Chinese teen internet addict dies after rehab

2017-08-16 09:51

A Chinese teen has died after spending less than 48 hours at a centre that treats internet addicts, shining a spotlight on the controversial facilities that seek to unlatch people from their screens.

British minister to meet US tech execs over online extremism

2017-08-01 09:10

Britain's interior minister Amber Rudd will meet US tech leaders in Silicon Valley to try and push back against "ruthless" extremists inciting terror online.

The battle for free knowledge

2017-07-19 13:15

The issue regarding free access to academic journals and content is growing increasingly contentious, with founders of sites that enable this facing the might of the law. But should knowledge be exclusive?

Locals band together to shut down Gupta-linked web platforms

2017-07-17 12:09

The joint effort of South Africans to shut down Gupta-linked websites and social media platforms signals a strong community focus, says internet expert Arthur Goldstuck.

Naspers shareholders to get boost in earnings

2017-06-14 19:43

Naspers expects earnings per share to increase by more than 180% for the financial year.

G7 demands internet giants crack down on extremist content

2017-05-26 22:30

The G7 nations have demanded action from internet providers and social media firms against extremist content online, vowing to step up their fight against terrorism after the Manchester attack.

The battle for free knowledge

2017-05-11 18:27

The issue regarding free access to academic journals and content is growing increasingly contentious, with founders of sites that enable this facing the might of the law. But should knowledge be exclusive?

On Luddites and rational fear

2017-05-03 09:13

The man who invented the World Wide Web was recently awarded the computing world’s highest honour, but was highly critical of the way the internet is used today.

Target of online trolls suing neo-Nazi website's publisher

2017-04-18 22:30

A Montana woman is suing the publisher of a popular neo-Nazi website for orchestrating an anti-Semitic "troll storm" against her family over the internet.

How to make an internet of intelligent things work for Africa

2017-03-30 14:45

The Internet of Things is a network of physical devices, vehicles, buildings and other items. They are equipped with electronics, software, sensors so they can collect and exchange data.

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