Facebook scandal not isolated case, UK privacy chief warns

2018-06-05 04:45

Facebook's privacy missteps could be mirrored across other online platforms, according to a warning to European Union lawmakers from the head of a British data-protection watchdog.

Facebook suspends data firm in wake of privacy scandal

2018-04-09 05:45

The social media giant has suspended another data firm after allegations surfaced that it may have improperly handled users’ information.

Spy Nation: Journalists challenge government snooping

2017-04-20 20:19

The Amabhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism is challenging the government on the law around spying on South Africans.

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.


Up to 60 000 SA users affected by Facebook data leak

2018-04-09 11:10

Personal data of about 60 000 SA Facebook users may have been shared with controversial political data firm Cambridge Analytica, after friends of theirs installed a personality quiz app in 2013.

Staying safe in the digital space

2017-12-17 06:02

The increasing reach of the internet has led to the emergence of cyber violence as a growing global problem with potentially significant economic and societal consequences.

Privacy of Sassa beneficiary information a concern - researcher

2017-03-08 13:58

A political activist and researcher believes citizens should be extremely concerned about how the Sassa is treating the personal information of its grant beneficiaries.

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.

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