Ivo Vegter
4:00
Jul 19, 2018

Money-grabbing EU snaffles $5 billion from Google

The massive fine against Google by European competition authorities is a money grab that hardly benefits its own consumers, and raises prices for everyone else.

4:10
May 24, 2017

Cyber Crimes Bill still makes criminals of most of us

This law is analogous to banning knives because they could be used in the commission of a crime, writes Ivo Vegter.

3:30
May 26, 2016

Panama Papers prove bitcoin isn't the problem

Real criminals don't hang out online. They deal in dollars.

4:30
Feb 12, 2015

A 12-step guide to darknet markets

By installing the Tor browser bundle, users can visit Web sites without being traced.

8:20
Feb 11, 2015

In defence of Dread Pirate Roberts

The man behind the infamous darknet market Silk Road, Ross Ulbricht, has been convicted on multiple charges. To many, however, he is a hero.

3:50
May 27, 2013

Forget the Valley, build Silicon Bridges

Mike Butcher, editor of TechCrunch, tells an adoring NetProphet audience to stop trying to replicate Silicon Valley.

6:50
Apr 22, 2013

Why bitcoins matter

There's been more talk than usual lately about bitcoins. Here's why.

6:00
Mar 8, 2013

Incompetence or corruption, take your pick

There are not many possible explanations for the Free State Web site fiasco. It's either stupidity, or it's malice.

4:30
Feb 28, 2013

Cracks appear in BIS

"Don't worry," say analysts. Have a "world-class experience", retorts MTN.

5:00
Jan 31, 2013

When rich marketroids ruin a poor-world winner

BlackBerry tries to save itself by ditching its most compelling competitive advantage: BlackBerry Internet Service.

6:10
Jan 25, 2013

Radiation report rehashes dodgy science

A new BioInitiative report warns that even minor exposure to radio frequencies is dangerous.

5:20
Dec 13, 2012

Set-top box disaster rolls on

In another shock, the sticker price went through the roof.