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New phone rules planned for South Africa – what you should know

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has proposed linking biometric data to SIM cards. If approved, the new regulations would require all South Africans to provide their biometric data to mobile service providers to obtain a new cellphone number or approve a SIM swap. The proposals are included alongside other draft regulations published […]

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Growing concerns over South Africa’s new Covid rules – as Thursday deadline approaches

The opposition Democratic Alliance has called on the government to provide clarity on the current state of South Africa’s draft Covid regulations. Public comment for the Draft Health Regulations closed on 24 April 2022, which gave health minister Dr Joe Phaahla and his department only 12 days to process and analyze more than 300,000 submissions […]

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CEO says government should scrap work-from-home rules in South Africa – and make vaccines mandatory for some

While many South African companies are legally required to allow their employees to work from home, the time has come to remove these lockdown regulations, says Busi Mavuso, Business Leadership South Africa chief executive. Writing in her weekly open letter, Mavuso noted that companies have a responsibility to ensure that employees operate in a safe […]

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ZTE Axon 40 Ultra bends the rules of smartphone cameras to reach the next level

This story is sponsored by ZTE. PhoneArena’s opinions in this article have not been affected in any way! ZTE’s Axon series have been known for bringing great value and various innovations to their customers. Last year’s Axon 30 really impressed us with a well-hidden under-screen selfie camera, and the Axon 30 Ultra had a classy, […]

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EXPLAINER: How Sweeping EU Rules Would Curb Tech Companies | Business News

By KELVIN CHAN, AP Business Writer LONDON (AP) — Online companies would have to ramp up efforts to keep harmful content off their platforms and take other steps to protect users under rules that European Union lawmakers are set to vote on Thursday. The 27-nation bloc has gained a reputation as a trendsetter in the […]

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Google Infringed on Sonos Speaker Technology, Trade Court Rules

OAKLAND, Calif. — Google infringed on five audio technology patents held by the speaker manufacturer Sonos and is not allowed to import products that violate Sonos’s intellectual property into the United States, a trade court ruled on Thursday. The final ruling by the United States International Trade Commission, a quasi-judicial body that decides trade cases […]

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