French firm enlisted to halt SA cyber crooks

January 15, 2019 6:35 am1 comment
Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association of South Africa

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG – THE Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association of South Africa (WASPA) has enlisted the services of a global mobile security expert to fight cyber crime. France-headquartered Evina has been enlisted in the wake of fraudulent attacks on local mobile network operators and systems of mobile service providers in […]

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Web shutdowns as escalating government tactic

January 10, 2019 6:04 am0 comments
Gabon map

from JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA – THE restive Gabon and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are the latest African countries to shut down internet and broadcasting services to stifle dissent. Such trends make it impossible for journalists and humanitarians to carry out their work efficiently and safely. Last week, in the wake of contentious elections, […]

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Internet shutdown inflames DRC electoral crisis

January 8, 2019 2:54 pm2 comments
Internet blocked

from JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA – THE Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been urged to restore internet services in the wake of post-election tensions in the troubled country. All primary telecommunications have been shut down following the delayed announcement of results of the December 30 poll. The announcement set for early this week has been […]

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