Edward Snowden

Steal my data, feed me lies

Snowdon's book tells the world about his work for the US government, and how he grew disaffected with what they were up to

Is your smart city spying on you?

Social and surveillance states underline the need for inclusive tech

Canada takes refugees who sheltered NSA whistle-blower Snowden

Vanessa Rodel and her daughter arrived in Toronto on Monday night after years of harassment in Hong Kong

If the 12 indicted Russians never face trial in the US, can anything be gained?

The indictments are an important step in the effort to determine what happened during the 2016 US elections

Pink-haired whistleblower at heart of Facebook scandal

With Christopher Wylie's help, Carole Cadwalladr revealed how Cambridge Analytica scooped up data from millions of Facebook users in the US.

If we can’t trust Kaspersky, can we trust Microsoft?

An intelligence agency may still break into software companies to backdoor their software, and probably will.

Snowden warns of rise in US domestic spying following Trump’s election victory

The former US spy agency contractor believes democratic checks and balances are losing ground to authoritarianism.

​Hackers will find life a little harder as Chinese satellite safeguard communications

China’s new satellite could change how we communicate, creating messages that disappear when someone tries to hack into them.

Jarre brings politics to electonica

A pioneer of electronic music, Jean-Michel Jarre has roused crowds, yet at the root of the genre lies a political dimension, he says.

Snowden gets a handle on Twitter

“I used to work for the government. Now I work for the public”

Citizenfour beats back Big Brother

The screening of the documentary about NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden at SA's Encounters documentary film festival is timely.

Calling all whistleblowers: AfriLeaks offers a secure platform

Whistleblowers can now send us tip-offs via afriLeaks, a secure and anonymous method of leaking information to the M&G.

Latest

Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mgcawu District, and started early...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income