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4:00
13 Jul

Vumacam reviews surveillance system as POPI Act kicks in

Vumacam audits operational guidelines and systems, to assess compliance with the newly promulgated Protection of Personal Information Act.

3:00
Jul 10, 2020

Vumacam AI surveillance helps police corner criminals

AI-based cameras help bust four suspects on William Nicol Drive after an extensive high-speed car chase that started in the Johannesburg CBD.

2:10
Mar 30, 2020

MS severs ties with controversial facial recognition start-up

The company will no longer make investments in firms that sell the controversial technology, and will disassociate itself from AnyVision.

3:10
Jan 16, 2020

AI supercharges surveillance

Introducing AI to surveillance means providing it with a ‘digital brain’ that is able to analyse images, videos and data recorded for more efficient security, says Stephanie Rosenmayer, business unit manager at Datacentrix.

2:50

Six cyber security predictions for 2020 

From deepfakes to Internet censorship and new mobile malware, a digital privacy expert forecasts what cyber security will look like this year.

5:20
Dec 3, 2019

Vumacam defends Joburg smart camera network

The company says it does not have facial recognition tech enabled in its street cameras, nor does it profile people.

2:30

Joburg says it has no policy for surveillance cameras

Officials confirm the city does not have a policy in place to govern the surveillance cameras across Johannesburg.

1:50
Sep 16, 2019

RICA declared inconsistent with Constitution

The South Gauteng High Court declares some parts of the Act as unconstitutional, as bulk surveillance activities are unlawful.

1:10
Feb 23, 2017

Trendnet, Core Networks sign distribution deal

The deal entails the distribution of a wide range of products ranging from wireless routers to surveillance products throughout SA.

3:00
Jan 16, 2017

Start-up investors fret over mass data collection risks

Questions loom about how much personal information start-ups are collecting and how securely they store the data.

1:50
Jun 7, 2016

Remote-activated Siri saves life, raises privacy concerns

Siri can now "call the ambulance" from across the room, but this life-saving capability raises privacy concerns for some.

2:40
May 23, 2016

Robotic security guards could accelerate alerts

`Autonomous data machines' such as the Knightscope robot could accelerate security alerts via real-time data streaming.

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