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Somaliland's voting technology shows how Africa can lead the world
Somaliland's voting technology shows how Africa can lead the world
Africa has become a testing ground for technological leapfrogging. This is a process that involves skipping stages and moving rapidly to the
Jobs and robots: Bracing for technological disruptions to come
Jobs and robots: Bracing for technological disruptions to come
Rapid advances in artificial intelligence and the rapid...
Two big problems with American voting that have nothing to do with Russian hacking
Two big problems with American voting that have nothing to do with Russian hacking
Over the past year, the public discussion on election security and integrity has focused on...
If we can't trust Kaspersky, can we trust Microsoft?
If we can't trust Kaspersky, can we trust Microsoft?
The past 10 years have made it clear that the internet - both the software that powers it and the software that runs on top of it - are fair game...
Neutron star smashup seen for first time, 'transforms' understanding of Universe
Neutron star smashup seen for first time, 'transforms' understanding of Universe
Scientists have for the first time witnessed the crash of two ultra-dense neutron stars, cataclysmic events now known to have generated at least...
Double standards: Why is there no #Somalia?
Double standards: Why is there no #Somalia?
Almost 300 people were killed when a powerful bomb blast ripped through Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, on Saturday.
Unsent text message passes for will in Australia
Unsent text message passes for will in Australia
A dead man's unsent text message leaving his home and pension to his brother rather than his wife and son and signed off with a smiley face emoji...
Vodacom stock down as Competition Commission launches investigation.
Vodacom stock down as Competition Commission launches investigation.
The Competition Commission said on Wednesday it has started an investigation into cellphone giant Vodacom for "abuse of dominance".
Sixty years after Sputnik: taking stock and looking to the future
Sixty years after Sputnik: taking stock and looking to the future
It’s been 60 years since the Soviet Union fired the first salvo of the space age. On October 4 1957 it launched Sputnik, the world’s first satellite, as its...
Facebook beefing up team to thwart election manipulation
Facebook beefing up team to thwart election manipulation
Facebook on Monday said it will hire more than 1,000 people to thwart deceptive ads crafted to knock elections off course.
KPMG must disclose all Gupta dealings if it wants to redeem itself
KPMG must disclose all Gupta dealings if it wants to redeem itself
As far as corporate accountability goes, the recent announcement that the chief executive and seven senior executives at auditing and consultancy...
Exoplanets 101: New discoveries and the possibility of alien life
Exoplanets 101: New discoveries and the possibility of alien life
Seven Earth-like planets orbiting a small star in our Galaxy called Trappist-1, revealed Wednesday, are the most recent – and arguably the most...
Gone phishing: 5 ways you can protect yourself online in light of latest Gmail hack
Gone phishing: 5 ways you can protect yourself online in light of latest Gmail hack
Privacy is a right you haven't always had but that you're fully entitled to. Article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states:...
#DataMustFall report suggests telcos could be forced to spin off wholesale arms
#DataMustFall report suggests telcos could be forced to spin off wholesale arms
The South African telecoms regulator, Icasa, should “urgently convene a technical colloquium” whose purpose is to determine how to split up...

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