Data retention regulations eradicate anonymity

Data retention regulations eradicate anonymity

Overbroad new regulations enable a near-total invasion of privacy by attacking anonymity. BY Frederico Links Many people use a pseudonym to post anonymously on social media about their political views, while others don’t want to be identified when sending an anonymous...
State surveillance abuse threat looms large

State surveillance abuse threat looms large

New communications interception regulations appear to be weak on protections and enabling of rights violations. BY FREDERICO LINKS Namibia is quickly moving closer to becoming another African surveillance state as legally questionable state surveillance-enabling...
AI, Biometrics and no protection from abuse

AI, Biometrics and no protection from abuse

MTC’s Verifi raises important questions and significant concerns in the absence of data protections, writes Frederico Links. FOR THE PRICE of a fingerprint and a facial scan you can get world-class security and peace of mind with regards to your mobile phone...
The star of the Covid disinformation storm

The star of the Covid disinformation storm

NO one has been dragged into viral Covid-19-related disinformation more than US technology billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates, writes Frederico Links. Almost everyone with a smartphone and membership to a WhatsApp group should know his name by now. The...
Namibia urgently needs a data protection law

Namibia urgently needs a data protection law

WhatsApp users condemn Facebook’s new controversial privacy policy, writes Emilia Paulus. Social media platforms were abuzz after Facebook recently updated its Privacy Policy on WhatsApp messenger which they fully own. In a no opt out pop-up message to all users,...