SOUTH AFRICA

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To ban or not to ban plastic shopping bags? Implications and proposed solutions

Dubbed the 'white flower' in SA, the negative effects of single-use plastic shopping bags include reducing the aesthetic value of landscapes, clogging waterways, depleting petroleum reserves...

By Asphat Muposhi, Mercy Mpinganjira, Marius Wait 23 Jun 2021

GLOBAL

Biden administration moves to rejoin UN Human Rights Council
Biden administration moves to rejoin UN Human Rights Council

US President Joe Biden's administration will reengage with the United Nations Human Rights Council, three years after former...

8 Feb 2021

GLOBAL

Remote-work visas will shape the future of work, travel and citizenship
Remote-work visas will shape the future of work, travel and citizenship

Smaller countries have been competing for tourists for years. New remote work visas suggest they are now competing for citizens...

By Dave Cook 7 Sep 2020

GLOBAL

UN ruling could be a game-changer for climate refugees and climate action
UN ruling could be a game-changer for climate refugees and climate action

The recent ruling by the United Nations that governments cannot return people to countries where their lives might be threatened by climate change is a potential game-changer...

By Yvonne Su 29 Jan 2020

GLOBAL

Why the e-cigarette industry needs global regulations
Why the e-cigarette industry needs global regulations

The e-cigarette industry has been increasingly viewed as one of the most disruptive changes in the tobacco market, with vapes now commonly perceived as an alternative to traditional tobacco products...

By Tanusree Jain 8 Mar 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation
Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

CANADA

The next global domain name-branding boom
The next global domain name-branding boom

TORONTO, CANADA: There are some million new cyber brands about to appear in global e-commerce, big or small they will skate all around the globe...

Naseem JavedBy Naseem Javed 28 Jan 2015

EGYPT

Egypt court to hear jailed Jazeera reporters' appeal
Egypt court to hear jailed Jazeera reporters' appeal

CAIRO, EGYPT: Egypt's top court hears an appeal today by three jailed Al-Jazeera journalists as expectations of their release grew amid a thawing of Cairo's ties with Qatar, the channel's base...

31 Dec 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: senior UK spy
Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: senior UK spy

LONDON, UK: Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists", the new head of Britain's electronic spying agency GCHQ says...

5 Nov 2014

CANADA

Canada's Communications Security Establishment claims hackers from China have broken into key strategic computers to steal sensitive, often scientific data. Image: Flickr
Canada blames China for cyber-attack on science agency

OTTAWA, CANADA: Canada accused China of hacking into the computers of its research and development arm, which partners with thousands of Canadians firms each year to roll out new technologies.

30 Jul 2014

CANADA

The Heartbleed bug has forced Canada's tax agency to temporarily shut down. Image:
Canada shuts tax filing website over 'Heartbleed' bug

OTTAWA, CANADA: Canada's tax agency shut its website on Wednesday (9 April) after warning that encrypted taxpayer data could be vulnerable to the "Heartbleed" bug.

10 Apr 2014

CANADA

BlackBerry is to sue Typo Products for allegedly copying its keyboard design. Image:
Blackberry sues company for violating keyboard patent

MONTREAL, CANADA: Blackberry filed a legal action in a California court against Los Angeles firm Typo Products for violating its patents using a Blackberry-like keyboard made for Apple's iPhone.

6 Jan 2014

CANADA

BlackBerry Z10. Image: BlackBerry
Lawsuit accuses BlackBerry of raising false hopes

OTTAWA, CANADA: BlackBerry shareholders on Tuesday, 15 October, launched a class-action lawsuit against the company, alleging its optimistic sales forecasts for its new smartphones cost them hundreds of millions of dollars, lawyers announced.

17 Oct 2013

CANADA

BlackBerry customers 'happy' with Z10
BlackBerry customers 'happy' with Z10

MONTREAL, CANADA: Smartphone maker BlackBerry last week slammed as "false and misleading" a brokerage research note that claimed consumers were returning the new Z10 handsets at a high rate.

15 Apr 2013

CANADA

WhatsApp breached privacy laws
WhatsApp breached privacy laws

OTTAWA, CANADA: WhatsApp's mobile messaging service used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide breached privacy laws in at least two countries, a joint Canadian-Dutch probe concluded on Monday (28 January).

29 Jan 2013

FINLAND

Patent dispute - Nokia, Blackberry settle
Patent dispute - Nokia, Blackberry settle

HELSINKI, FINLAND: Finnish mobile giant Nokia said it was withdrawing all its lawsuits against Blackberry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) after reaching an agreement on patent licencing.

24 Dec 2012

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