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Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg celebrate the 200th episode of TalkCentral. In the podcast this week, they chat about the dramatic fall in EOH’s share price and why it happened. Also this week, MultiChoice’s troubles over its channel supply

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Given the explosive allegations made in the last two weeks regarding the basis for the contract between ANN7 and Naspers’s subsidiary MultiChoice, Moneyweb attempted to get the previous communications minister, Yunus

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Hackers stole the personal data of 57m customers and drivers from Uber Technologies, a massive breach that the company concealed for more than a year. This week, the ride-hailing firm ousted its chief security officer and one of his deputies for their roles in keeping the hack under wraps, which included a US$100 000 payment to the attackers. Compromised data from the October 2016 attack included names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of 50m Uber riders around the world, the company told Bloomberg on Tuesday. The personal information of about seven million drivers was accessed as well, including some 600 000 US…

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On Wednesday, the Right2Know Campaign will appear before parliament’s justice committee to spell out why the new Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill (the Cybercrimes Bill) is a threat to Internet freedom. Though R2K supports initiatives to fight actual cybercrimes that affect many South Africans, such as fraud, identity theft and illegal spying, we reject provisions in the Cybercrimes Bill that will hand over further powers to state security structures, putting them in control of Internet governance in South Africa. These provisions will make the Internet less safe, not more safe. In early 2016, state security minister David Mahlobo proposed “regulating” social…

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The smooth and silent experience that comes with driving an electric vehicle is quite contrary to the progress South Africa has made in effectively implementing appropriate infrastructure to support vehicle

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Pakamile Pongwana has resigned as CEO of communications regulator Icasa. This is after Pongwana was placed on “precautionary suspension” on 6 July. In a statement on Wednesday evening, Icasa said Pongwana and the authority’s decision-making council had agreed to a “mutual separation”. It didn’t provide further details about the agreement. Chief operating officer Willington Ngwepe will continue serving as acting CEO until a replacement for Pongwana has been found, Icasa said. City Press reported that two legal opinions provided to Icasa had found sufficient grounds to subject Pongwana to a disciplinary hearing for alleged sexual harassment Pongwana had been CEO…

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