AT&T Inc., the largest U.S. telephone company, opposes a shareholder resolution urging disclosures of government requests for customer information, calling it impracticable and an effort to “micromanage.”
Nelson Mandela’s death comes at a time when South Africans are increasingly disillusioned with their leaders who are facing allegations of corruption and rising protests over a lack of jobs, housing and services.
Microsoft Corp. will expand the use of encryption to protect customer information, following reports that governments are intercepting data traveling between users and servers or between company data centers.
South Africa’s corruption ombudsman, Thuli Madonsela, rejected allegations that her probe into the spending of state funds on President Jacob Zuma’s home was designed to weaken the government before elections next year.
The editor of the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper, Alan Rusbridger, denied that his publication of secret U.S. files leaked by former National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden had damaged British security.
South Africa’s ruling African National Congress said Thuli Madonsela, the nation’s graft ombudsman, is waging a politically motivated campaign to taint the image of President Jacob Zuma and the party ahead of elections next year.
South Africa President Jacob Zuma is facing a public outcry over spending of taxpayers’ money on his private home, while one of his ruling party’s biggest allies is threatening to desert just months before general elections.
Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden succeeded where President Barack Obama couldn’t -- getting Microsoft Corp., Google Inc. and Yahoo! Inc. to upgrade computer security against hackers.