Internet privacy issues have been simmering for a while

The world erupted in righteous indignation after it was revealed that Facebook had inadvertently allowed a researcher to harvest personally identifying information belonging to millions of users, a large percentage of whom were unknowingly affected, courtesy of loopholes in the enforcement of policies and regulation of Mark Zuckerberg’s most…

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State Sovereignty in the Internet age

If we had to distill part of what defines a nation's sovereignty, it would possibly come down to four key factors. Namely: Energy independence Financial independence Military independence Food independence I am aware that there are other factors that determine whether a state is sovereign or not, but, for the…

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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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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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