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Hacking is a state of mind. Traditionally, hackers like to discover, understand and share the secrets they expose. They like to laugh at the dumb things they find. They’re not necessarily in it for the

M-Pesa users in Kenya and Tanzania can now send money to each other electronically using their mobile phones, Vodacom said on Monday. Vodacom has 7m M-Pesa customers in Tanzania, while sister company Safaricom has 18m in Kenya. The

Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is the world’s biggest cellphone industry get-together and an event that hardware manufacturers use to showcase their latest gadgets. Here’s what grabbed our eye at 2015’s show

Is it true spies hack technology companies? Can governments really listen to your phone calls? Should we care? The latest details of NSA and GCHQ intelligence agency activities to come from files leaked by Edward Snowden are of the apparently massive theft of mobile

Morgan Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party said on Wednesday that an ongoing fight over Zimbabwe’s third-largest mobile operator proved the country was “a failed state”. Spokesman Obert Gutu said the fact that Telecel

A widely disliked habit of PC vendors is their bundling of all manner of unwanted software into brand new computers – demo software, games, or part-functional trials. Faced with shrinking margins, vendors have treated this as an alternative income stream, going so far

Eight thousand homes and businesses in Lusaka, Zambia’s capital city, now have access to a fibre broadband service offering speeds of up to 100Mbit/s. CEC Liquid Telecommunications intends offering uncapped access to the Internet to Zambian

“The Internet is forever.” So goes a saying regarding the impossibility of removing material – such as stolen photographs – permanently from the Web. Yet, paradoxically, the vast and growing digital sphere faces enormous losses. Google has been criticised

Apple will spend €1,7bn (about R22,6bn) on two new data centres in Europe that will be powered entirely from renewable energy sources. The data centres – in Ireland and Denmark – will serve Apple customers across Europe, and presumably