Angola-Brazil cable targets boosting SA internet

2016-10-24 15:28

Broadband in Africa could be in for a boost as plans to build another subsea cable, connecting Angola to Brazil, are underway.

Cyber attack 'disrupts' internet across US East Coast

2016-10-21 16:46

There have been reports of internet disruption across the East Coast of the United States after a key firm was hit by a cyberattack

Julian Assange cut off from internet access

2016-10-18 09:28

Ecuador has cut off WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s internet access within the South American country’s London embassy, WikiLeaks said in a statement on its website.

How Google plans to turn Africa into a digital hub

2016-10-11 11:46

There’s a job to be done to make sure that every consumer in Africa has the kind of internet experience that makes sense for them, says Luke Mckend, country director for Google South Africa.

WikiLeaks celebrates 10th birthday in defiant form

2016-10-04 07:23

WikiLeaks celebrates its 10th birthday defiantly proud as the pioneer of online leaking platforms, while its controversial founder vows to pursue its work despite widespread criticsm.

Who inherits a selfie?

2016-10-02 17:48

States in the US have begun passing laws dealing with how someone's online accounts, emails and photos can be accessed after death.

UK police investigate Pippa Middleton royal photo 'hack'

2016-09-24 20:03

Scotland Yard has been investigating after reports that 3 000 photographs had been hacked from Pippa Middleton, sister-in-law of Britain's Prince William, and someone has been trying to sell them.

Women '50% less likely' to access web in poor areas

2016-09-21 12:53

High prices, gender pay gaps, and a lack of education makes women 50% less likely to access basic internet services in poor urban communities, a global technology group has told Parliament.

Austria jails man for reposting ISIS beheading videos

2016-09-13 22:01

An Austrian court has sentenced a man to two years in prison for reposting videos online of beheadings by ISIS.

Laws against online hate speech inadequate, Parliament hears

2016-08-31 14:30

More needs to be done in terms of the law to get social media companies to assist police in identifying perpetrators of online hate speech, the South African Jewish Board of Deputies has told Parliament.


How cyber attacks are getting bigger, nastier

2016-10-23 11:24

Could millions of connected cameras, thermostats and kids' toys bring the internet to its knees? It's beginning to look that way.

Mystery swirls around Assange's status at Ecuadorean Embassy

2016-10-19 09:25

Midway through releasing a series of damaging disclosures about US presidential contender Hillary Clinton, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says his hosts at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London abruptly cut him off from the internet.

Seacom cable fault hits SA internet

2016-10-17 17:00

Undersea broadband cable provider Seacom has been hit by a fault in the Mediterranean Sea between Egypt and France, possibly impacting connectivity in Africa.

Internet will drive media revenue

2016-10-10 16:06

South Africa’s entertainment and media sector is expected to grow from R126 billion last year to R173 billion by 2020, with the internet set to be the key driver, according to a PwC report.

SA needs homegrown search engines, browsers - govt

2016-10-03 13:19

Innovators in South Africa need to start developing the country’s own versions of Google and web browsers like Mozilla Firefox, says government.

Snapchat said it will release a wearable gadget called Spectacles, which resembles a pair of sunglasses with a built-in camera for shooting video.

Snapchat said it will release a wearable gadget called Spectacles, which resembles a pair of sunglasses with a built-in camera for shooting video.

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Michelle Obama passport scan appears online in apparent hack

2016-09-22 22:24

The White House says it's looking into a cyber hack that led to what appears to be a scan of First Lady Michelle Obama's passport being posted online.

Internet censorship bill unconstitutional - DA

2016-09-19 16:06

The Film and Publications Board Amendment Bill currently before Parliament gives wide-sweeping powers to government to censor content on the internet, the DA has said.

Crowdfunded classrooms: Teachers increasingly solicit online

2016-09-04 20:21

US teachers who have been turning to online crowdfunding to assure they have the classroom supplies they want, are finding a public eager to give.

Uber dominates as most popular taxi app in 108 countries

2016-08-24 15:15

As the battle for the world's ride-hailing customers heats up, here's one statistic to consider: Uber is now the most used taxi app in 108 countries.

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