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America to postpone Huawei’s fate for a third time – reports

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Isn’t it maddening when you’re just trying to do your job and there’s only one roadblock — someone else not doing theirs? That may be how Huawei feels, as the Chinese tech giant still doesn’t have a clear idea what its fate is concerning Android, and licensing of tech from American companies

Industry News

Digital colonialism: why some countries want to take control of their people’s data from Big Tech

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At the close of June’s G20 summit in Japan, a number of developing countries refused to sign an international declaration on data flows – the so-called Osaka Track. Part of the reason why countries such as India, Indonesia and South Africa boycotted the declaration was because they had no opportunity to put their own interests about data into the document.

Internet News

Ransomware attacks on cities are rising – authorities must stop paying out

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Ransomware usually spreads via phishing emails or links to infected websites, relying on human error to gain access to systems. As its name suggests, ransomware is designed to block access to data, systems or services until a ransom is paid. At a technical level, cities tend to be fairly easy targets because they often have bespoke operating systems, with parts that are old and out-of-date, as well as ineffective back-up measures.

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Ramaphosa’s big picture dream is what SA needs to participate in the new tech ecosystems

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I think it’s a good thing that President Cyril Ramaphosa is dreaming of a high-tech future. We need someone to dream big about the way our country will operate, not in some distant sci-fi future, but in the next few years. We need to start embracing the technologies that can make us a better place to live, find work for our youngsters in the new growth industries, and make us more attractive to investors.

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