Pedestrian killed by self-driving car

Source: Associated Press via News24 Police in a Phoenix suburb say one of Uber’s self-driving vehicles has struck and killed a pedestrian. Police in the city of Tempe said on Monday that the vehicle was in autonomous mode with an operator behind the wheel when...

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Facebook has made its data crisis worse

Facebook Inc tried to get ahead of its latest media firestorm. Instead, it helped create one. The company knew ahead of time that on Saturday, the New York Times and The Guardian’s Observer would issue bombshell reports that the data firm that helped Donald Trump win...

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The cost of a data breach in South Africa

Source: IBM In 2017, the average total organisational cost of data breaches in South Africa was R32.36-million. The average per capita cost was R1 632 ZAR. These are the major takeaways from the 2017 Cost of Data Breach Study: South Africa, the second annual research...

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Is this the end of the line for Edgars?

Edcon’s flagship store, Edgars, has been struggling to find its place among modern South African consumers, who are enjoying shopping at international stores like H&M and Zara. Earlier this month the company reported a quarterly sales decline. According to...

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SARS Commissioner suspended with immediate effect

By Sifiso Zulu for EWN President Cyril Ramaphosa has suspended Tom Moyane as South African Revenue Service (SARS) Commissioner with immediate effect. The Presidency says Ramaphosa met with Moyane on Monday to inform him of his decision after reports that the now...

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Counting the cost of listeriosis

The 180 recent deaths due to listeriosis infection found in processed meat from its subsidiary, Enterprise Foods, could cost Tiger Brands approximately R425-million in legal claims. The cost of suspending operations and destroying suspect food would be between...

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‘Stationery’ company awarded tender to fix sinkhole

By Jason Milford for Centurion Rekord  This week, a group of Centurion businessmen demanded to know why a “stationery supply” company got a tender from the metro to fix a massive sinkhole in the area. The group is involved in a class action suit against the metro,...

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Home-style offices to top 2018’s trends

Ideas are the new currency of modern economies and it is no more evident than in recent billion dollar idea success stories like Airbnb and Uber which are now disrupting established industries. Richard Andrews, MD of Inspiration Office, says: “Increasingly companies...

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RICA changes aim to mitigate mass surveillance

Source: IOL  Michael Masutha, Justice and Correctional Services Minister, has confirmed he will be introducing amendments to the RICA Act, to close any potential loopholes allowing large-scale surveillance of the South African public. Masutha said in a reply to...

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Google will ban all cryptocurrency-related advertising

By Jillian D’Onfro for CNBC  Google is cracking down on cryptocurrency-related advertising.  The move follows a similar ban by Facebook earlier this year. The company will no longer allow ads about cryptocurrency-related content, including initial coin offerings...

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50 hours a year wasted on misbehaving office tech

Source: Business Matters  Employees needed 42 hours each to familiarise themselves with their latest software with nearly three quarters of office workers are using photocopiers and nearly half still using fax machines proves paper-reliant office is far from dead....

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High data costs hit low-income households

By Avantika Seeth for City Press The high cost of data is seriously stifling the growth of South Africa’s lower-income households, leading to the digital divide leaving many behind in the fast paced world of information access and communication. This is according to...

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