AU launch Africa's first internet domain name

More than three decades after the first domain name was registered, and over 25 years after the World Wide Web launched, Africa has its own internet domain.

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Know your labour law before advertising jobs, Gumtree advises employers

2017-03-10 19:50

Gumtree South Africa has urged employers to familiarise themselves with the labour law and recent changes to minimum wage, before advertising a position on their site.

Germany hunts man who bragged of child murder in online video

2017-03-07 16:33

German police have launched a manhunt for a 19-year-old man suspected of stabbing a 9-year-old boy to death and bragging about the murder in an online video.

Russia wages 'war' on internet by jailing users: group

2017-02-07 22:42

A prominent Russian rights advocacy group has warned of a crackdown on internet users as courts impose harsh jail sentences for posts expressing political views.

Discarded ISIS receipts offer glimpse into former Mosul life

2017-02-04 14:26

Receipts from taxi rides, ledgers listing internet usage for the privileged few and random logbooks documenting an ever tighter economy are just some of the documents that ISIS militants left behind in Mosul.

Vodacom starts offering free Facebook access

2017-01-17 10:59

Mobile network Vodacom won't bill data-usage for a free basic version of Facebook, joining the likes of Cell C in offering zero-rated social networks.

Study: Fringe, mainstream news sites differ in ad technology

2016-12-30 16:27

The contrast between mainstream and fringe news sites isn't just about content, as a web analytics firm finds clear differences in their underlying advertising technology

Controversial cybersecurity bill gets Cabinet approval

2016-12-12 13:36

Cabinet has given the green light to a cybercrimes and cybersecurity bill that has sparked criticism over its potential to curb a free internet.

Naspers' half-year earnings jump on e-commerce, Tencent

2016-11-25 16:53

Internet and media giant Naspers recorded an earnings jump for the six months ended September 30 2016 thanks to its e-commerce unit and stake in Tencent.

Spanish police arrest 56 in internet child porn operation

2016-11-10 20:05

Spanish police say they have arrested 56 men in a nationwide operation against internet child pornography.


What the inventor of the web has to say 28 years on

2017-03-13 12:50

This weekend saw the World Wide Web turn 28 and its father, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has written an open letter on how it has evolved.

#Datamustfall: Can cheaper wireless networks bridge SA’s digital divide?

2017-03-08 16:39

The last mile may be as long as a piece of string, but being able to bridge it with an internet signal is key to South Africa’s competitiveness as an aspiring knowledge economy, writes an expert.

German mother jailed for selling sex with daughter online

2017-02-08 21:22

A German court sentenced a woman to four years in jail after she admitted to charges including selling sex with her teenage daughter online.

Back to digital dark ages? Warning: Govt control will ‘throttle’ SA Internet world

2017-02-06 14:05

New policy has the potential to disrupt the established mobile network infrastructure by effectively nationalising the future 4G mobile network, warns the Free Market Foundation.

China cracks down on tools used to get around web filters

2017-01-24 07:18

China is beefing up a campaign to root out services that circumvent the government's internet censorship with a 14-month-long "clean-up" of the internet industry.

Zimbabwe's data drama offers unpopular minister chance to play hero

2017-01-14 13:30

He's being called Zimbabwe's "superhero". But Supa Mandiwanzira is no protest pastor Evan Mawarire, who made his name opposing President Robert Mugabe's authoritarian government last year.

ISIS 'burns Turkish troops alive'

2016-12-23 11:13

The Islamic State jihadist group has released a video purportedly showing two captured Turkish soldiers being burnt alive.

Almost 1 million German homes hacked

2016-11-29 05:53

Internet service for almost one million households in Germany was disrupted by likely deliberate hacking, provider Deutsche Telekom says.

Cwele: Everyone should have access to internet

2016-11-16 17:46

Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Siyabonga Cwele believes that the internet and technology is a vital resource that must be accessible to all South Africans regardless of their background.

Twitter COO quits as company falters

2016-11-10 11:16

Twitter's chief operating officer, Adam Bain, is leaving the company to be replaced by finance chief Anthony Noto

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