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Tracking platform addressed in Modack trial

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 15 May 2024
Tags: #Criminal Law #Science & Technology Law
SA-born Larry Hurwitz – who developed the pinging platform allegedly used for illegal tracking of targets by Nafiz Modack – testified from the US about the capabilities of the technology, during Modack and his co-accused's murder and racketeering trial running in the Western Cape High Court.

Moneyweb hacked and extorted over Banxso articles

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 04 April 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Science & Technology Law
Moneyweb’s website has been the victim of massive sporadic cyber attacks and extortionary demands linked to its reporting of possible ties between Banxso and fake investment schemes using the identities of business icons such as Johann Rupert, Elon Musk and Nicky Oppenheimer.

Private talks planned to resolve Please Call Me saga

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 13 March 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Science & Technology Law
Vodacom and former employee Kenneth Makate this week plan to enter private talks to discuss his compensation for a popular call-back phone service he proposed more than two decades ago, hoping to reach an out-of-court settlement.

Makate agrees to meet with Vodacom

By Daily News Published on Monday, 04 March 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Science & Technology Law
Please Call Me inventor Nkosana Makate has agreed to meet with Vodacom following last week’s SCA ruling, says a report in The Mercury.

Vodacom lodges ‘Please Call Me’ ConCourt application

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 29 February 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Science & Technology Law
Vodacom has lodged an application with the Constitutional Court for leave to appeal the SCA ruling on the ‘Please Call Me’ matter.

Another twist in the ‘Please Call Me’ saga

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 20 February 2024
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #Litigation #Science & Technology Law
If Nkosana Makate invented the Please Call Me service, the subject of the ongoing 15-year-old court case between him and Vodacom, where is his patent? Or even his application for one?

Car dealership cybercrime appeal upheld

By Daily News Published on Friday, 16 February 2024
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #Motor Vehicles #Science & Technology Law
Cybercrime was once again the topic of a legal wrangle, this time between two car sale companies, with the one who bought two bakkies from the other, only to discover after delivery of the vehicles that cybercriminals had intercepted the electronic payment made for the vehicles.

Legal threat over SABC’s plans to cut rerun fees

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 13 February 2024
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation #Science & Technology Law
The SABC now wants to stop paying fees for rebroadcasts which will deprive thousands of actors and writers of income from reruns.

SA’s Starlink application stalls

By Daily News Published on Monday, 22 January 2024
Tags: #Science & Technology Law
It has been almost a year since Starlink began operating on the African continent following its launch in Nigeria, and success stories are cropping up in the eight countries where it now operates.

Judge impressed by Google-assisted heads of argument

By Daily News Published on Friday, 19 January 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Science & Technology Law
Western Cape High Court Judge Michael Bishop and a defence attorney were impressed by a complainant’s heads of argument which he compiled himself by researching legal cases online.

Hackers target Ithuba’s website

By Daily News Published on Monday, 11 December 2023
Tags: #Litigation #Science & Technology Law
Lottery operator Ithuba has come under attack from hackers attempting to access its website and expose the identities of players and winners, as bidding for the next lucrative lotto licence, to be awarded in 2025, heats up.

Former senior judicial managers face R225m IT tender charges

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 30 November 2023
Tags: #Criminal Law #Science & Technology Law
Three former senior managers, including the former spokesperson in the Office of the Chief Justice, were each released on R10 000 bail for their alleged involvement in awarding a controversial R225m IT tender, reports News24.

Sushi outlet owner gets sole rights to Facebook page

By Daily News Published on Monday, 27 November 2023
Tags: #Litigation #Science & Technology Law
The owner of the sushi outlet, Nuri Sushi, will finally have exclusive and sole administration rights over the business’s Facebook social media page following a court battle.

Bid to keep R585m Tshwane IT tender secret fails

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 01 November 2023
Tags: #Litigation #Science & Technology Law
Brilliant Telecommunications has failed in its bid to prevent the City of Tshwane from revealing documents showing why the metro awarded a crucial R585m IT contract to the company, which allegedly does not seem to have the capability to execute the work.

Commission to probe online platforms

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 18 October 2023
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #Science & Technology Law
The Competition Commission yesterday began a 15-month probe into how Google, TikTok, YouTube, X and other video-sharing sites and social media platforms are affecting the health of SA's news media.

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