Muslim Pro, a popular Muslim praying app, told Middle East Eye on Tuesday it had severed all ties with a location technology company that reportedly sold its user data to the US military. The app, dubbed the “most popular Muslim app in the world”, has been downloaded at least 95[…]
Credit bureau Experian said on Tuesday it believes it has identified files on the internet containing its data following a breach in August. Experian, which collects credit data about clients from banks and other businesses, said in a statement it was investigating the files and was seeking to reduce further[…]
South Africa has amongst the most expensive mobile data in Africa, says a new report, though it is still better of than the US and Canada. According to a report by Cable.co.uk, a UK price comparison website, South Africa ranks 148 out of 228 countries on the price of mobile[…]
Competition Commissioner, Tembinkosi Bonakele, says they have cited possible discrimination cases relating to data pricing amongst MTN and Vodacom customers. This after the Competition Commission warned both firms that they have two months to reduce mobile data prices by 30 to 50% or face hefty penalties. An international benchmark has found[…]
Trade and Industry Minister, Ebrahim Patel says government is prepared to do what is necessary to help ensure the reduction of data prices in the country. On Monday, the Competition Commission released its data services market inquiry findings – including that data prices in South Africa are excessive and anti-poor. The Commission[…]
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has admitted that the social network “made mistakes” that led to millions of Facebook users having their data exploited by a political consultancy. Cambridge Analytica is accused of improperly using the data on behalf of political clients. In a statement, Mr Zuckerberg said a “breach of[…]
Following a barrage of complaints, Vodacom has agreed to grant affected customers a 500MG bundle free “over and above the airtime and data refunds processed by the company.” In a statement released on Wednesday, the operator says that the system error was caused by a configuration change on Vodacom’s prepaid[…]
Investigators working to extract data from flight recorders from a flydubai jet that crashed in Russia say they are “significantly damaged.” Flight FZ981 from the United Arab Emirates was making its second attempt to land in Rostov-on-Don early Saturday when it crashed about 250 meters (800 feet) from a runway,[…]
The City of Cape Town approved the open data portal and policy on Thursday, it said. “As part of the City of Cape Town’s commitment to ensuring transparent, accountable and accessible government, council today approved the City’s Open Data Policy,” the city said in a statement. “In having done so,[…]
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