SA expects decisive leadership from the president, including the fight against Covid-19 and holding his Cabinet to account, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
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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.
The social media giant has suspended another data firm after allegations surfaced that it may have improperly handled users’ information.
The Amabhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism is challenging the government on the law around spying on South Africans.
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 Software has launched a native ad blocker in its Opera Mini browser amid a global shift to limit intrusive mobile advertising.
The threat of cyber criminals makes encryption a necessity rather than optional, says a security expert.
South Africans agree with a global poll that found support for hacktivist groups, according to a worldwide survey.
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.
South Africans can finally apply for their smart ID cards at local banks following the launch of government's eChannel programme.
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.
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.
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.
A political activist and researcher believes citizens should be extremely concerned about how the Sassa is treating the personal information of its grant beneficiaries.
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 have taken to ad blocking tools, says a local organisation.
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.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has paid hackers more than $1m to break into the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers.
Hacking of government websites has prompted the State Information Technology Agency to move them to secure web servers.
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.
Instant messaging service WhatsApp switched on encryption technology for messages and media on its service this week.
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