BCX to lead Telkom into Africa.

BCX to lead Telkom into Africa

CEO says new unit will prioritise the continent.

Monday, Feb 20th

Security

Communications Authority of Kenya denies phone spying claims

Communications Authority of Kenya denies phone spying claims

Regulator dismisses concerns authorities may use Device Management System to eavesdrop on mobile subscribers.

How secure is your data, really?

How secure is your data, really?

Amr Kamel, Microsoft GM in the West, East, Central Africa & Indian Ocean Islands says identity theft was the most prevalent type of breach in the first half of 2016.

Cameroon accused of meddling with the internet

Cameroon accused of meddling with the internet

Intermittent internet shutdowns and warnings to citizens about conduct on social media persist as part of an effort to crush dissent.

Africa mobilises to drive internet safety

Africa mobilises to drive internet safety

NGOs, private companies and public sector agencies collaborate to mark the annual Safer Internet Day (SID) under the theme "Be the change: unite for a better Internet".

South Africa: State Security Agency no power to control the internet

South Africa: State Security Agency has no power to control the internet

In an introduction of proposed new draft of the cybercrimes and cybersecurity Bill, govt addresses concerns around the role of the State Security Agency, interception of data and malicious communications, among others.

 Nigeria’s planned satellites worry digital rights group

Nigeria's planned satellites worry digital rights group

Paradigm Initiative Nigeria concerned over speculation surrounding technology's alleged 'eavesdropping capabilities'.

Kenya: official moves to control digital media has watchdogs worried

Kenya: official moves to control digital media has watchdogs worried

Communication Authority takes steps to monitor social media, regulate broadcasting ahead of August general elections.

Can you really trust your data?

Can you really trust your data?

Amid ongoing concern over fake news, multiple sources of data and big data hype, a KPMG report highlights obstacles in the way of data and analytics efficiency.

Uganda partners with Gemalto to beef up security

Uganda partners with Gemalto to beef up security

East African country leverages Gemalto solution to bolster border security, administration.

OPINION: The race for trust, treasure and time in the cybersecurity war

OPINION: The race for trust, treasure and time in the cybersecurity war

Trevor Coetzee, Regional Director, South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa, Intel Security, discusses what cybercriminals are after in the so-called Second Economy.

ITU expands on provisional 'access to information' policy

ITU seeks to up its decision-making transparency

UN telecoms agency anticipates that increase of public access to its information from January 2017 will enhance its decision-making processes.