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France warns US to stop snooping on telephone calls

In a meeting with the US secretary of state, France has demanded an explanation of the latest revelations about a controversial US spying programme.

Bolivia threatens to close US embassy

Latin American leaders have blasted the US for rerouting the Bolivian president's plane under suspicion that Edward Snowden was aboard.

Snowden affair diverts Bolivia president’s plane

Bolivia's president's plane was diverted on a flight from Russia and forced to land in Austria over suspicions that Edward Snowden might be on board.

Assange: Classified info from Snowden will keep getting published

Julian Assange has said that Edward Snowden made sure that the information he took about US surveillance programmes will continue to be published.

EU confronts Washington over reports it spies on European allies

The EU has demanded that the US explain a report in a German magazine that Washington is spying on the group.

Snowden’s trove shows US ‘bugged’ EU offices

Washington targeted EU offices in Brussels and the US, a report said on Sunday, in new spying allegations attributed to US fugitive Edward Snowden.

US wants Snowden arrested for espionage

US authorities have filed espionage charges against rogue intelligence technician Edward Snowden and have asked Hong Kong to detain him.

DA on UK spying: SA was caught with its ‘electronic pants down’

The DA has slammed International Relations Minister Maite Nkoane-Mashabane's handling of reports of spying by the UK as a "half-job".

Apple details government requests for data

Apple says it has received between 4 000 and 5 000 requests from US law enforcement for customer data for the six months ended in May.

Snowden exposes issues in Hong Kong-Beijing relations

Former spy Edward Snowden has exposed political fault lines in Hong Kong that are deepening as the territory chafes under Chinese rule.

How to avoid your business being spied on by any government

The SA government can also access communications and information of businesses and individuals. Follow these steps to ensure you're protected.

Ed Snowden: The geek who blew Prism to pieces

Edward Snowden has gone into hiding in Hong Kong after blowing the whistle on a top-secret US spying programme.

George Orwell back in fashion as Prism stokes Big Brother paranoia

"Nineteen Eighty-Four" depicts a society in which liberty was impossible – so how should we respond to this new threat?

Edward Snowden, Prism, and the privacy we never had

A 29-year-old man-boy, with the power of 1 000 James Bonds, has just blown the whistle on how governments collect data, writes Richard Poplak.

Google, Facebook in battle to salvage reputations after Prism scandal

The massive brands the world trusts with their information have been struggling to respond to evidence that they leaked user's information to Prism.

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Traditional healers need new spaces

Proper facilities supported by well-researched cultural principles will go a long way to improving the image and perception of the practice of traditional medicine

Limpopo big-game farmer accused of constant harassment

A family’s struggle against alleged intimidation and failure to act by the authorities mirrors the daily challenges farm dwellers face

Zondo tightens his grip with criminal complaint against Zuma

The state capture commission’s star witness now faces a criminal complaint and another summons

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Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention


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