Five massive data breaches affecting South Africans

By Tehillah Niselow for Fin24  Liberty Holdings customers received SMSs on Saturday alerting them that personal information related to their insurance policies could have been stolen by an external party. The Information Regulator, which has asked for information...

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WhatsApp will soon stop working on older phones

By Aaron Brown for MailOnline WhatsApp will drop support for millions of older smartphones, leaving users unable to send or receive texts via the hugely popular messaging app. The Facebook-owned chat app will drop support for iOS 7 from 1 February 2020. As a result,...

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Online shopping grows in SA

By Joseph Booysen for Business Report Although traditional retail stores dominate the South African market, consumers are choosing the online option for cheaper technical goods purchases. According to the latest research report by GfK (Growth from Knowledge), South...

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Tech-friendly letter writing

By Akanksha Singh for Grok Nation Imagine sending out an email to a friend, only to receive a digital handwritten note back. Handwriting correspondence, snapping a photo and sending it digitally is what I call “tech-friendly letter writing.” Once upon a time, people...

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Liberty Life hacked, user data exposed

Financial services group Liberty Life sent out an SMS to their clients on Saturday evening informing them of a major security breach. Liberty launched an investigation after its systems were hacked, and said the hackers alerted the company to potential vulnerabilities...

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Plan for further load shedding, warns Eskom

Source: News24 While consumers were spared load shedding on Monday, the power utility has cautioned South Africans to remain on the alert for further power cuts. In a statement on Monday evening, Eskom warned that the power system continues to be constrained....

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Trump puts rand under ‘massive pressure’

By Lameez Omarjee for Fin24  The rand came under “massive pressure” on Tuesday morning, having weakened from R13.63 to R13.90, following news that US President Donald Trump is threatening new tariffs on Chinese imports. TreasuryONE’s lead dealer...

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The nitty-gritty of hobby insurance

Source: SA Good News  If you have, or are considering engaging in an expensive hobby such as Mountain Biking, flying model aeroplanes, collecting coins or artwork, being aware of the risks you carry and having adequate cover in place is essential to avoid financial...

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R552bn wiped off cryptocurrencies after hack

By Eric Lam, Jiyeun Lee and Jordan Robertson for Bloomberg / Fin24  The 2018 selloff in cryptocurrencies deepened, wiping out about $42bn (about R552bn) of market value over the weekend and extending this year’s slump in Bitcoin to more than 50%. Some observers pinned...

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Uber could teach its AI to know when you’re drunk

By Daniel Cooper for Engadget Problematic transportation outfit Uber is thinking about a way to use your phone to determine if you’ve been drinking. A patent application was uncovered by CNN, entitled “Predicting user state using machine learning,”...

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Would you know if someone was masquerading as your CEO?

By Vicky Sidler for MyBroadband / Nick Saunders at Mimecast When I say the word “bat”, what image comes to mind? A flying mammal? A cricket bat? In English, they call this a “homograph”: when two or more words are spelled the same but don’t...

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