US official defends surveillance

2015-10-07 17:00

US intelligence does not conduct mass, indiscriminate harvesting of foreigners' private data, a senior US official has said on the eve of a landmark EU court ruling.

Young people more 'naive' on cyber security

2015-10-06 09:02

Young people who appear lax about their online identity and security are likely more naive than an indicator of a new openness of the internet, says a researcher.

Child safety app helps protect kids

2015-08-25 14:19

Parents now have the option of additional protection for children who use smartphones or tablets.

SA government leaves Twitter alone

2015-08-13 09:25

Governments around the world are increasing their efforts to compel Twitter to provide user information, except for SA.

Fin24 users angry, frustrated over ID theft

2015-07-29 08:51

South Africans who have been victims of identity fraud have shared their stories.

Here's how easy it is for crooks to steal your ID

2015-07-22 08:22

Cyber crooks don't need to hack your computer or cellphone to steal an identity; they can simply trawl cemeteries for a target ID, says a security expert.

BlackBerry blasts snooping proposals

2015-07-09 08:46

The Canadian phone maker has rejected political moves to ban strong encryption, saying that it's a short-sighted policy that would not serve companies or governments.

US court rules NSA can resume bulk data collection

2015-07-02 13:52

A US court has ruled that the eavesdropping National Security Agency can temporarily resume its bulk collection of Americans' telephone records.

Cyber security measure blocked in US Senate

2015-06-12 15:08

The US Senate has failed to advance legislation to strengthen protections against cyber attacks.

Google increases user privacy controls

2015-06-01 17:00

Google has increased privacy controls for users in response to increasing concern over how the search giant collects and uses its massive amounts of data.


Jail threat for company bosses over Popi

2015-10-06 13:27

Company executives who fail to secure data in South Africa may face jail time, the Protection of Personal Information Act, known as Popi says.

10 tips to stay anonymous online

2015-09-22 07:22

Hack attacks, international espionage and corporate marketing have thrust open the danger of your online identity being compromised.

Ashley Madison hack 'a lesson' for SA firms

2015-08-24 13:39

The data dump by the Ashley Madison hackers is a warning to South African firms on the importance of securing client information, says a local expert.

Google balks at global 'right to be forgotten' order

2015-07-31 08:42

Google is refusing to bow to an order from the French privacy watchdog to scrub search results worldwide when users invoke their "right to be forgotten" online.

The private parts of parenting

2015-07-23 12:16

Keep it private when it counts, share when appropriate.

Nedbank takes the fight to cyber scammers

2015-07-17 14:38

Nedbank's new big data security tool will help the bank's clients avoid being victims of fraud.

Samsung ups security with BlackBerry partnership

2015-07-07 14:27

Samsung and BlackBerry have announced the first results of a partnership designed to provide secure Android smartphones for enterprise users.

SA 'active' on the Deep Web

2015-07-01 11:46

South Africans are actively engaged on the Deep Web but the nature of their activities remain largely unknown, according to researchers.

US phone firms escape new data storage spy mandate

2015-06-03 11:25

The US government will rely on phone companies to keep data on customers once the USA Freedom Act is signed into law.

Russia warns Google, Twitter, Facebook on web laws

2015-05-22 09:51

Russia's media watchdog has written to Google, Twitter and Facebook warning them against violating Russian internet laws.

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