Apple, Inc. today released its Report on Government Information Requests. A quick scan shows most of the countries that requested user data were Western, with USA requesting more than just a truckload of personal data. Missing from the list are any countries from continental Africa. Like many companies, Apple receives requests from law enforcement agencies to provide […]

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The Verge covers Philip Bloom’s short film on Johannesburg’s most iconic residential tower. Johannesburg’s Ponte Tower was built in 1975 as a monument to luxury. The enclosed space at the center of the cylindrical apartment block was to house shops and a dry ski slope; some of its apartments were three stories tall and came with inbuilt hot […]

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Mick Moore at Africa Research Institute looks into the different tax regimes of anglophone and francophone countries in Africa: Some tax authorities have been quite innovative in their efforts to capture revenue in the informal economy. Some success has been achieved by working closely with local business and trader organisations. For example, the Ghana Revenue […]

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