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Internet shutdowns violate human rights

Social media has changed the way wars are fought and oppression is resisted, resulting in governments disrupting connectivity

Afrihost says security flaw solved

The internet service provider says it solved a massive security flaw. But one expert disagrees

Psychologist RATs on hackers

“We know a lot about real-world criminology. We don’t know anything about cyber juvenile delinquency.”

Inside SA’s cyber-insecurity problem

A new Bill threatens our digital rights and raises the spectre of internet censorship.

Hashish and Russia’s big HTTPS problem

Russia is trying strategies to circumvent the secure HTTPS internet protocol.

OpenSSL and the single line of code that broke online security

OpenSSL's security loophole, dubbed Heartbleed, has revealed a fundamental truth about the internet: we should not take goodwill for granted.

Kickstarter is not all good endings, sometimes it’s scams

After backing a successful Kickstarter project, but not seeing the product in development, Liron Segev believes he may have been the victim of a scam.

Moz pushes Bill to criminalise ‘insulting’ SMSs, emails

Mozambique's government intends on mooting a Bill that will criminalise "insulting" SMSs, emails, and internet posts.

South Africans still wary of online shopping

The potential audience for online shopping is growing at its fastest rate ever, but that also means more shoppers are still being scared away.

3D Secure now mandatory on e-commerce sites

The deadline for implementating 3D Secure was at the end of February, meaning that all e-commerce sites now have to offer their customers the service.

Online retail: What are the risks really?

Retailers moving into the online space for the first time face risks that don't exist in the bricks-and-mortar world.

How private are you really online?

After a few easy open-source internet searches, Alistair Fairweather found out more about his privacy-vigilant victims than he ever thought he would.

M&G readers targeted by scam gang

A criminal gang has been covertly targeting the M&G's online readers with a sophisticated security scam. Help us ensure they don't succeed.

The botnet that stole two-million passwords

Researchers have uncovered information about a botnet found to have stolen two-million passwords from social networks and other online services.

Cybercrime ‘national crisis’ costing SA R1b a year

Experts say South Africa's "paper thin" law enforcement has made the country fertile ground for cybercriminals, a problem that is costing SA billions.

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The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

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Transport Month

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Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

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Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

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