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eWaste dumped in Africa

-September 20th, 2017

Africa is fast becoming the dumping ground for eWaste with a growing amount of computer equipment from Western nations is being found on toxic eWaste dumps throughout Africa.

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Cell C slashes out-of-bundle rates

-September 13th, 2017

Cell C has tackled two of the major issues faced by data customers and is making some dramatic changes in an attempt to address those challenges.

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Personal computing devices sales still decline in MEA

-September 6th, 2017

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) personal computing devices (PCD) market, which is made up of desktops, notebooks, workstations, and tablets, suffered a decline of -7.3% year on year in Q2 2017, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC).

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Gazer cyber-spies exposed

-September 4th, 2017

ESET has released new research into the activities of the Turla cyberespionage group, and specifically a previously undocumented backdoor that has been used to spy on consulates and embassies worldwide.

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Fitbit launches Ionic

-August 30th, 2017
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Fitbit has announced its first smartwatch - the Fitbit Ionic.  The Ionic will be available in select South African stores mid October 2017, at R5,499 and is available in three colours - silver gray, smoke gray and burnt orange.

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Wannacry inspires wave of fraud

-August 23rd, 2017

A recent report has revealed that due to the mass WannaCry infection, fraudster have been sending spam mails offering users different services to fight against the epidemic.

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Anti-ransom success

-August 7th, 2017

A year ago the No More Ransom initiative was launched by the Dutch National Police, Europol, McAfee and Kaspersky Lab. Today there are more than 100 partners, as major ransomware attacks continue to dominate the news.

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Vodacom goes deep rural

-August 3rd, 2017

Vodacom has outlined plans to expand network coverage for people who live in deep rural areas of South Africa to supplement the work that Vodacom regions have done in ramping up network infrastructure outside of urban areas.

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Zero-rating failing to bring Africa online

-August 2nd, 2017

In a survey of how citizens of South Africa, Rwanda, Kenya and Nigeria use the internet when data is subsidised, no respondents said they came online through zero rating. Instead, zero rated services are used as one of many price control strategies.

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Hacking the ads

-July 20th, 2017

Kaspersky Lab’s researchers have discovered a new botnet that cashes-in on aggressive advertising, mostly in Germany and the US. Criminals infect their victims’ computers with the Magala Trojan Clicker, generating fake ad views, and making up to 350$ from each machine.

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