South Africa

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Artificial Intelligence has a gender bias problem

All the virtual personal assistants on the market today come with a default female voice and is programmed to respond to all kinds of suggestive questions and comments.

South African court rules bulk interception of communications unlawful

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.

The world is more connected than we think

How does a project established to rehabilitate the historic centre of a small rural village in Italy end up on the doorstep of an international home sharing marketplace such as Airbnb? One may well wonder, but it’s really all about the connections that begin in cyberspace.

Murray Hunter shares more details on South Africa's mass surveillance

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.

Is cybersecurity in South Africa lagging behind the rest of the world?

With news of high profile ‘hacks’ and breaches of cybersecurity dominating the headlines over the last number of years, cybersecurity is a hot topic today as the world conducts an increasing amount of activity online.

South Africa's President test drives the semi-autonomous Nissan Leaf

As part of his visit and joining other African leaders in Japan, South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa visited Nissan's global headquarters where he test drove the Nissan Leaf electric car.

South Africa is caught up in the Fourth Industrial Revolution hype

The WEF’s appropriation of the Fourth Industrial Revolution concept has arguably been one of the most successful lobbying and policy influence instruments of our time. The notion of a 4IR might be a convenient way of packaging history and of mobilising people.