Custom-tailored capitalism is what has made Google, Facebook, Amazon and others the richest companies in the world. But this business model has enormous potential to violate civil liberties.
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A case before the high court in Pretoria is set to have important implications for citizens’ privacy – and the ability of journalists to do their work without hindrance.
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