Category archives for: IT Security

Zimbabwe defends condemned internet shutdown

Zimbabwe internet unblocked

from NDABENI MLOTSHWA in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe BULAWAYO, (CAJ News) – THE Zimbabwean government has justified a blackout in internet connectivity after days of violent protests by citizens over economic problems. The Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting argued the Interception of Communications Act provides for the issuing of a warrant to interfere with communications where […]

Zimbabwe hurts own economy with internet shutdown

Zimbabwe internet unblocked

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE Zimbabwean government appears to have shot itself in the foot with the shutdown of the internet following violent protests. This comes amid estimations that the already dire economy was losing over US$5 million daily (about R68.6 million) due to the interruptions. A coalition of human rights organisations […]

French firm enlisted to halt SA cyber crooks

Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association of South Africa

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association of South Africa (WASPA) has enlisted the services of a global mobile security expert to fight cyber crime. France-headquartered Evina has been enlisted in the wake of fraudulent attacks on local mobile network operators and systems of mobile service providers in South […]

Web shutdowns as escalating government tactic

Gabon flag

from JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – THE restive Gabon and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are the latest African countries to shut down internet and broadcasting services to stifle dissent. Such trends make it impossible for journalists and humanitarians to carry out their work efficiently and safely. Last week, in the […]

Internet shutdown inflames DRC electoral crisis

Zimbabwe internet unblocked

from JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – THE Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been urged to restore internet services in the wake of post-election tensions in the troubled country. All primary telecommunications have been shut down following the delayed announcement of results of the December 30 poll. The announcement set for […]

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