Facebook's letter to South Africa's Information Regulator

Information Regulator (South Africa) 316 Thabo Sehume Street Pretoria For the attention of: Adv. P Tlakula 18 April 2018 Dear Adv. P Tlakula RE: Reported misuse of Facebook user data by Cambridge Analytica I am writing on behalf of Facebook Ireland Limited (“Facebook Ireland”). Representatives of Facebook South Africa passed…

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Central Bank of Kenya warns banks against dealing in cryptocurrencies

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has warned against the use of cryptocurrencies in the eastern Afrikan country. The CBK issued a letter to banks and other financial institutions in Kenya warning them against accepting cryptocurrencies and being involved in transactions with entities related to cryptocurrencies such as cryptocurrency exchanges.…

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Egypt's government warns ISPs who ignore orders to block websites

Egypt's parliament has issued a warning to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the northern Afrikan country who ignore court orders issued by government to block certain websites. The websites in question are being blocked as part of Egypt's cybercrime bill as they, according to Egypt's authorities, present a national security…

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No electronic voting for Nigeria's 2019 elections

Professor Mahmood Yakubu, Chairperson of Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has stated that there will be no electronic voting in the western Afrikan country's upcoming 2019 general elections. Professor Yakubu said this at the three-day International Conference of Election Management Bodies (EMBs) in West and Southern African countries in…

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New regulations for Uber and Careem drivers in Egypt

Egypt's parliament has approved new draft laws for ride-hailing platforms such as Uber and Careem. One of the laws, which hasn't been well received by Uber and Careem drivers, states that ride-hailing apps drivers will be required to have an identifying sticker on their cars at all times, failing which…

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MTN is rolling out 500 new mobile money kiosks in Zambia

MTN Zambia is rolling out 500 new mobile money kiosks in the southern Afrikan country. These kiosks are in addition to the 3,000 "retail points" that they have opened in Zambia. In Zambia, MTN has approximately 6 million subscribers on its network and it is these subscribers that it…

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