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UJ honours 'human computer' Katherine Johnson

The university confers an honorary doctorate on NASA's former physicist

Apr 16, 2019

Electioneering, evolved

Have digital tools and platforms really taken election campaigning up a notch?


US Supreme Court ends fight over Obama-era net neutrality rules

The Trump administration and the telecoms industry wanted to erase the 2016 ruling about equal access to content on the Internet.

Aug 2, 2018

#TimesUp: Tackling bias in business

How do we increase gender diversity in technology?

Jul 19, 2018

Tech can transform the world of work

Former US president Barack Obama implores administrations to think of reimagined arrangements to provide meaningful work.

Jul 6, 2018

Weaponising Twitter

Twitter has become a place where politicians attack each other, but what impact do these interactions have on you and me?

Jun 15, 2018

Creator of Facebook data leak app to testify

The contractor at the centre of the scandal involving the use of data from millions of Facebook users will be interrogated by a US Senate panel.

May 14, 2018

Fighting the fake news scourge

Many countries are trying to promote agendas and international interests through false discourse via fictitious online campaigns, says Cyabra.

Apr 30, 2018

T-Mobile, Sprint pin hopes on $26bn deal

The firms say the merger will create jobs and give the US an advantage over China in creating 5G wireless technology.


Trump addresses link between violent video games, crime

US president Donald Trump spoke to Take-Two Interactive Software, ZeniMax Media execs about the supposed link.


US senators move to ban Huawei, ZTE equipment

Two Republican senators introduce legislation that will block the US government from using equipment from Huawei or ZTE.

Jan 31, 2018

Google to get 'diverse perspectives' into search results

The Internet giant says it will put more of a premium on multiple viewpoints on topics in its search results.