Indian authorities have ordered the restoration of low-speed mobile internet in Indian-administered Kashmir, but have allowed access to just 300 “whitelisted” websites. The order to restore second-generation (2G) mobile internet and data services, issued late on Friday, ended the longest such outage in any democracy. It was imposed nearly six[…]
A French cable-laying vessel destined for Angola to repair undersea internet connectivity cables and restore South Africa’s slow internet, has not yet reached Namibian waters. The recent strong winds in Cape Town prevented the vessel from leaving and the ship only departed Table Bay harbour on Wednesday evening. According to[…]
Google will build a new undersea cable from Portugal to South Africa, which promises to bring superfast internet to local shores. The new cable will use state-of-the-art infrastructure based on space-division multiplexing (SDM) technology. SDM transmits information along parallel channels. This will deliver approximately 20 times more network capacity than[…]
The distorted image of a creepy doll with bulging eyes is not telling children to harm themselves. The real harm of the so-called Momo Challenge is the fearmongering from what appears to be nothing more than a viral scare. This is according to experts, who have called alerts, articles and[…]
The legal committee of Israel’s ministerial council approved on Monday an “anti-incitement” bill which paves the way for censoring internet content, including Facebook and Twitter posts, Quds Press has reported. The bill is now ready to be proposed to the Knesset for its first reading. If it becomes law, the[…]
The Right to Know campaign (R2K) is petitioning against the proposed changes to the Film and Publication Amendment Bill, tabled in parliament on Tuesday. R2K’s national spokesperson, Murray Hunter, said the bill “raises real questions about what our government can regulate.” R2K have launched the #HandsOffOurInternet campaign, in response to[…]
The internet was not short of any news stories this year with the European refugee crisis and brutal attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group (ISIL) taking centre stage. Here we look at the biggest stories that trended on social media in South Africa for the[…]
Chinese authorities say police have arrested 15,000 people on suspicion of cybercrime, including hacking, online fraud and illegal sale of personal information. The Ministry of Public Security said on Tuesday that police have investigated more than 7,400 cases of alleged online crimes, leading to the arrests. It did not say[…]
The results of a survey conducted amongst secondary school learners in Gauteng have brought about renewed concerns over the safety of children accessing the internet. Conducted by the Youth Research Unit at the Bureau of Market Research at UNISA, the study uncovered that many children are being groomed for sexual[…]
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