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Garmin notified its South African customers that their data personal data was compromised as a result of an alleged hacking incident. Apparently around 6,700 customers' personal data and credit card details were stolen as a result.
The South Gauteng High Court has ruled that mass and indiscriminate surveillance by the state on South Africans is illegal in a historic RICA judgement. However, the registration of SIM cards was not ruled on and will continue as per normal.
Facebook exposed 419 million user records publicly including their phone numbers. The server and databases that these records were on were apparently not password protected.
Murray Hunter shares more details on South Africa's mass surveillance dating back to 2008. He explores what it possibly involved and it means for South Africans.
Facebook has revealed that it hired contractors to transcribe audio messages sent on its Messenger service without users' permission. Apple, Amazon, Google have previously been exposed for doing the same.