surveillance

 
Vumacam’s eye in the sky solution
Vumacam’s eye in the sky solution
Johannesburg residents may well wonder what the function is of the futuristic, circular grey domes that now adorn many street poles. Although many...
Is your smart city spying on you?
Is your smart city spying on you?
Black Mirror’s “Nosedive” episode, coincidentally shot in Cape Town, was about a speculative future wherein social scores dictate...
High court finds parts of Rica ‘unconstitutional’
High court finds parts of Rica ‘unconstitutional’
In a massive victory against unwarranted state surveillance, the Pretoria high court has declared a number of sections of South Africa’s...
‘Boris the Baby Bot’: The little book about big data
‘Boris the Baby Bot’: The little book about big data
A Cape Town data privacy campaigner wants to get your children to start learning about their privacy online and make them aware of the growing...
Tuning surveillance software with African faces
Tuning surveillance software with African faces
With growing technological advances, more countries are being propelled to implement data privacy and protection measures. But such laws may not...
Government’s thinking on surveillance law is regressive
Government’s thinking on surveillance law is regressive
A case before the Pretoria high court is set to have important implications for citizens’ privacy — and the ability of journalists to do...
SA’s suburban camera creep tests privacy
SA’s suburban camera creep tests privacy
A thousand private surveillance cameras have been rolled out in Johannesburg. They watch every person and car that moves near them. If their...
No restraints on how state spies on internet use
No restraints on how state spies on internet use
In justifying its bulk surveillance activities, the State Security Agency (SSA) has resorted to well-rehearsed arguments that spy agencies have...
Journalist surveillance: Spooks are back in action
Journalist surveillance: Spooks are back in action
Journalists who have exposed deep-rooted corruption in the National Prosecuting Authority, the State Security Agency (SSA), Crime Intelligence and...
Don’t be glib about privacy rights
Don’t be glib about privacy rights
Even though a fart can only be smelt and not seen, most of us prefer doing it in private. The same goes for many bodily functions and activities:...
The Muslim as a 'Manchurian candidate: 'Conspiratorial Muslim' idea re-emerges
The Muslim as a 'Manchurian candidate: 'Conspiratorial Muslim' idea re-emerges
Connecting President-elect Donald Trump's calls to either ban all Muslims from entering the United States, subject them to an ideological litmus...
Say nothing – the spooks are listening
Say nothing – the spooks are listening
The technology exists to make continuous recordings and store every form of tele­communication of every South African citizen. And there are...

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