Slow internet expected at least until next month

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[…]

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Creepy Momo Challenge is actually a malicious hoax

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[…]

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R2K opposed to film and publication amendment bill

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[…]

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China says thousands arrested for online crime

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[…]

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Online predators grooming children

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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