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Afrihost fined for ADSL network problems

I have been a loyal Afrihost customer for several years, but since August 2014, Afrihost’s internet service deteriorated with many consumers complaining about throughput and the Afrihost executive team skirting the issue for several months without providing anyone with concrete...

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Thanks to CellC, Facebook’s Internet.org will become South Africa’s anti-privacy internet proxy

South Africa’s CellC CEO Jose Dos Santos “proudly” announced that from today, 1st July 2015, CellC in co-operation with Facebook will offer zero-rated internet access to Facebook and a handpicked number of South African websites. In simple terms, you download a Facebook app...

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SSL implementation is poor across South African financial institutions

With the recent security issues across many South African mobile iOS applications, I thought it would be an important exercise to establish how well South African financial institutions have implemented transport layer security across their online financial services. Anyone can run...

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Several South African iOS apps vulnerable

SourceDNA has released a report titled “AFNetworking Strikes Back: 25,000+ Apps” which highlights that over 25,000 iOS apps face exposure due to a security flaw (which has been fixed about a week ago) in a commonly used networking library. I originally...

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South Africans attack foreigners – say no to Xenophobia

A decade filled with Xenophobic attacks and the South African government is incapable of containing a situation where shops and homes owned by Somalis, Zimbabweans, Ethiopians, Malawians and other immigrants have been targeted, forcing families to flee to camps protected by...

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South African Internet Censorship – FPB earmarks R8m to censor the internet

Reminder: Submission deadline 15th July 2015 4pm – please send an email [email protected] this: Dear Film and Publications Board, I am writing to add my voice on proposed Online Content Regulations as invited by Notice 182 of 2015 appearing in...