Privacy

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The mind of a cyber criminal

Cybercriminals are in it for one thing: financial pay-off. They want the money that comes with offering their tools or services, selling stolen data, extortion like ransomware, or plain fraud.

How to protect yourself against online scammers

The ploys of online fraudsters are becoming incredibly difficult to detect, and so are their agendas. It’s no longer simple financial fraud – this new wave of online scamming now encompasses identity theft, voter manipulation, misuse of personal data - and everything in between.

Questions around WhatsApp's Privacy Policy in South Africa as it announces new desktop app

WhatsApp announces video and voice calls on its desktop app as it is being questioned by South African policymakers around its Privacy Policy.

Kenya’s new personal data protection law will have an impact on researchers

Given Kenya's new personal data protection law, researchers are now confined to the collection of specific information only directly from individuals.

Based on this programmer's research TikTok is effectively spyware

TikTok has been labeled as effectively "legitimate spyware" by a software programmer who managed to reverse engineer its source code and leak it on GitHub. TikTok's legal counsel has since had the code taken down through a DMCA takedown request.

Kenya's fight against the narcotics trade raises privacy concerns

Kenya's National Intelligence Services has proposed changes to the Narcotics, Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Control) Bill that will require landlords to keep a tenants registry. It is said this is to fight illegal drug trading in Kenya but the changes raise several privacy concerns.

No one is safe from the data breach epidemic

Here are some strategies to help you reduce the probability of getting hacked. No one is 100% safe, but this is a great start to keeping your information private.