SAPS cybercrime unit crippled by expired software licences

By Andile Sicetsha for The South African The South African Police Service’s (SAPS) cybercrime unit has been forced to drop investigations into hundreds of cases because software licenses have not been paid. A report in the Sunday Times revealed that investigations...

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Did the banks collude with the Guptas?

Source: The Citizen  The EFF has criticised South Africa’s major banks, calling them opportunistic and hypocritical “in their testimony given to the state capture inquiry”. Standard Bank’s retired head of legal testified at the inquiry on Monday giving reasons that...

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Team Zuma plots to unseat President Ramaphosa

By Luke Daniel for The South African The Sunday Times has dropped a bombshell, exposing a secret plot to overthrow President Cyril Ramaphosa, spearheaded by Jacob Zuma and his cohorts. According to the report, the ruling African National Congress (ANC) is doing...

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This years crime stats show alarming trends

By Andile Sicetsha for The South African The nation is abuzz on Tuesday after the South African Police Service announced, on Twitter, that it would be publishing the country’s crime stats for the period of 2017/2018. This year has already seen a marked increased in...

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Cash-in-transit heists cost SA R1bn

By Kyle Cowan for News24  More than R1bn has been “lost” as a result of cash-in-transit robberies in the eight years between 2008 and 2016, according to the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI). The DPCI, or the Hawks as they are more...

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10 tips to avoid a smash-and-grab

A smash-and-grab incident plays on the elements of speed and surprise. The opportunists usually smash through the car window on the passenger side while the car is stationary or stuck in slow moving traffic. The sudden shock causes a few moments of silent paralysis...

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SA tech entrepreneur facing US fraud charges

By Bryan Smith for Coin Insider  Eran Eyal, a South African-educated technology entrepreneur who now lives in the US, is facing criminal charges in the New York for allegedly stealing more than US$600 000 from investors. According to a new release from New York...

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Big tech is still violating your privacy

By Giovanni Buttarelli for The Washington Post  First came the scaremongering. Then came the strong-arming. After being contested in arguably the biggest lobbying exercise in the history of the European Union, the General Data Protection Regulation became fully...

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Beware new Absa, MWEB scam

Source: MyBroadband MWEB and Absa clients have been targeted in a new e-mail phishing attack, where they are asked to open an attachment aimed at stealing their private information. The email asks users to open an HTML attachment, which in turn opens a form in a...

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E-tolls: are they being scrapped or not?

By Penwell Dlamini for Sowetan Live; BusinessTech Gauteng residents may have to wait for some time before clear word comes through on what should happen to the failed e-tolling system in the province. Gauteng premier David Makhura tried unsuccessfully to explain to...

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Facebook tests Russian troll blocker feature

By Annie Palmer for DailyMail  Facebook will soon be able to notify you if Russian trolls are sliding into your DMs. The social media giant is testing a new feature that will include additional information from unfamiliar contacts who have direct messaged you on...

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