TikTok: US judge set to rule on ban preventing new downloads of app | Technology

A US judge is expected to rule on Sunday whether to allow a Trump administration ban on downloads of the popular video-sharing app TikTok, which is seeking an injunction to prevent what it said could be a devastating blow. The US district court judge Carl Nichols has promised to consider Continue Reading

20 best apps to get you organised | Technology

During the Covid-19 lockdown, students and homeworkers alike have been discovering how apps from the likes of Zoom, Slack and Google have made collaboration and remote working possible. When it comes to work and personal productivity, every little improvement can make a difference, which is why productivity is one of Continue Reading

Shirking from home? Staff feel the heat as bosses ramp up remote surveillance | World news

For many, one of the silver linings of lockdown was the shift to remote working: a chance to avoid the crushing commute, supermarket meal deals and an overbearing boss breathing down your neck. But as the Covid crisis continues, and more and more employers postpone or cancel plans for a Continue Reading

Is Tech Adoption the Key to Rebuilding the Economy? – Tempemail

As the initial shock of the coronavirus pandemic subsides, South Africa’s small business leaders must now pick themselves up and begin to rebuild. For many businesses, working remotely and with reduced staff has been incredibly challenging, but technology has played a fundamental role in allowing work to continue. One positive Continue Reading

Can democracies stand up to Facebook? Ireland may have the answer | John Naughton | Opinion

Last month, the Irish data protection commissioner (DPC) sent Facebook a preliminary order ordering it to stop sending the data of its European users to the US. This was a big deal, because in order to comply with the ruling, Facebook would have to embark on a comprehensive re-engineering of Continue Reading

Intelligent Compliance: POPIA in the Age of AI – Tempemail

The artificial intelligence (AI) market is predicted to reach revenues of $156 billion by the end of 2020, according to IDC, with the largest segments being application and enterprise relationship management (ERM) at 20% and 17% respectively. The scale of AI growth alongside developments in automation, machine learning, deep learning, Continue Reading

Coronavirus drives surge in support for unionisation, say games industry activists | Games

Worker strikes, let alone successful ones, are vanishingly rare in the video games industry. But in August, writers at Lovestruck, a mobile app that publishes visual romance novels, went on a 21-day strike, accusing the company of unfair pay, and won a rates increase after owner Voltage initially dismissed their Continue Reading

FinSpy Spyware for Mac and Linux OS Targets Egyptian Organisations – Tempemail

Amnesty International today exposed details of a new surveillance campaign that targeted Egyptian civil society organizations with previously undisclosed versions of FinSpy spyware designed to target Linux and macOS systems. Developed by a German company, FinSpy is extremely powerful spying software that is being sold as a legal law enforcement Continue Reading

Microsoft Windows XP Source Code Reportedly Leaked Online – Tempemail

Microsoft’s long-lived operating system Windows XP—that still powers over 1% of all laptops and desktop computers worldwide—has had its source code leaked online, allegedly, along with Windows Server 2003. Yes, you heard that right. The source code for Microsoft’s 19-year-old operating system was published as a torrent file on notorious Continue Reading