ARTICLES RELATING TO ONLINE PRIVACY

Ad-blocking software use surges - study

2016-06-01 09:00

The use of ad-blocking software for mobile devices has nearly doubled in the past year, raising questions about the viability of online media business models, a study says.

Opera launches ad blocking browser

2016-05-05 13:00

Opera Software has launched a native ad blocker in its Opera Mini browser amid a global shift to limit intrusive mobile advertising.

Data encryption now urgent - expert

2016-04-29 13:21

The threat of cyber criminals makes encryption a necessity rather than optional, says a security expert.

SA shows support for hacktivism - survey

2016-04-25 13:52

South Africans agree with a global poll that found support for hacktivist groups, according to a worldwide survey.

Internet trust evaporating - survey

2016-04-18 14:44

An overwhelming percentage of people believe that their information is not private and want new rules about how companies and governments can use online data.

Here's where you can get your smart ID card

2016-04-11 14:09

South Africans can finally apply for their smart ID cards at local banks following the launch of government's eChannel programme.

FBI mulls sharing iPhone hacking details with Apple

2016-04-08 14:31

FBI Director James Comey says discussions are continuing about whether to share detail with Apple about how the bureau hacked an iPhone in a terrorism investigation.

WhatsApp on collision course with governments - experts

2016-04-08 10:52

WhatsApp’s move to encrypt its messages shows it’s serious about privacy, but it may run into problems with governments, say experts.

Advertising gobbles 20% of your mobile data

2016-04-04 10:10

At least a fifth of your mobile data is consumed by advertising, international research has revealed.

Google boss backs Apple in FBI standoff

2016-02-25 07:12

Google chief Sundar Pichai has expressed his support for Apple in its standoff with the FBI over unlocking an iPhone as part of a terror probe.

 

EU data laws 'challenging' to SA firms

2016-05-19 11:45

South African companies doing business with European Union customers may themselves at odds with new data protection regulations, says a digital specialist.

Few South Africans aware of mobile ad blocking - IAB

2016-05-02 13:59

Few South Africans have taken to ad blocking tools, says a local organisation.

Government data queries spike, says Facebook

2016-04-29 08:46

Facebook has said it had received 13% more government requests for user data in the second half of 2015, with more than 46 000 requests worldwide.

FBI paid over $1m for iPhone hack

2016-04-22 15:07

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has paid hackers more than $1m to break into the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers.

Website hacks drive government cyber security re-think

2016-04-13 19:54

Hacking of government websites has prompted the State Information Technology Agency to move them to secure web servers.

US fight continues with Apple over iPhone access

2016-04-09 10:11

The US government is keeping its encryption battle with Apple alive, pressing the high-tech giant to help crack an iPhone in a drug case in New York.

6 ways WhatsApp encryption will affect you

2016-04-08 12:05

Instant messaging service WhatsApp switched on encryption technology for messages and media on its service this week.

Here's why you're not to blame for cybercrime

2016-04-08 07:45

Consumers are not exclusively to blame for banking fraud, says an international organisation.

National security 'more important' than privacy

2016-03-03 10:52

South Africans agree with a majority of global citizens that personal privacy should take second place to national security, an international survey has shown.

Password hacks as simple as 1-2-3-4-5-6

2016-01-20 09:54

Even after tens of millions of people had online accounts hacked, many internet users still rely on easily guessed passwords.

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