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Uber faces wide probe into hacking cover-up

Uber Technologies faces privacy probes across the European Union from regulators who vowed to look into the huge data breach that the company hid for more than a year after hackers stole vast amounts of personal data about customers

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Crypto bull sees bitcoin at $11 500

The bitcoin bulls are charging. A day after hedge fund manager Mike Novogratz said the cryptocurrency will end the year at $10 000, Fundstrat’s Thomas Lee doubled his price target to $11 500 by the middle of 2018 – a 40% gain

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Ramaphosa leading race to replace Zuma

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is leading in the race to become the next leader of the ANC with less than four weeks before the party’s elective conference, according to more than a dozen people familiar with the internal voting process

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Court panel asks treasury to probe Sassa

National treasury should investigate the conduct of officials at the welfare agency and the social development department for possible prosecution, according to a panel appointed by the constitutional

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US set to abandon net neutrality rules

US Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai will propose vacating Barack Obama-era net neutrality rules, according to a person briefed on the development that will hand a victory to broadband providers such as AT&T and

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Zimbabwe’s dictator has fallen

Robert Mugabe’s near four-decade reign as the strongman of Zimbabwe ended on Tuesday, when he submitted a letter of resignation to parliament, sparking scenes of celebration across the capital, Harare. House of assembly speaker Jacob

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HSBC pulls plug on Gupta accounts

HSBC Holdings is shutting accounts associated with the powerful Gupta family as it assesses its exposure to the scandal gripping South Africa. The bank is conducting a wide-ranging review of any possible

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Bitcoin breaks through $8 000 for the first time

Bitcoin topped $8 000 for the first time, as investors set aside technology concerns that had derailed its advance earlier this month. Bitcoin rose 4.8% to $8 071.05 as of 10.17pm South African time on Sunday. It’s now up more

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Net1 understated grants profit to court: claim

Net1 UEPS Technologies, a unit of which distributes welfare payments in South Africa, understated its profit from the government contract in a submission to the country’s constitutional court that was audited by KPMG, a report released by

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