Govt urged to include online GBV in Domestic Violence Act

Digital policy organisation Research ICT Africa will today appear before Parliament to ask government to consider online GBV in the Domestic Violence Act.


Girls around the world are abused on social media

New research finds online abuse leaves girls vulnerable to new forms of abuse, with 50% saying online harassment is more common than street harassment.

Sep 21, 2020

TikTok picks Oracle to provide ‘secure’ cloud tech

As a part of this agreement, the video-sharing app will run on the Oracle Cloud and Oracle will become a minority investor in TikTok Global.

Sep 14, 2020

TikTok snubs Microsoft deal amid growing interest from Oracle

ByteDance, the video-sharing app’s parent, has told the software giant that it will not be selling TikTok’s US operations to Microsoft.

Sep 10, 2020

Internet at risk of becoming ‘Splinternet’

The Internet Society unveils a toolkit to ensure trends in regulatory and technical proposals don’t harm the unique architecture of the Internet.

Aug 25, 2020

TikTok explains why it sued Trump administration

The video sharing app believes the executive order looking to bar it in the US is not rooted in bona fide national security concerns.

Aug 24, 2020

TikTok to fight Trump’s executive order in court

The company argues it was deprived of due process when president Donald Trump moved to block it in the US.

Aug 18, 2020

US government ups the ante on Huawei restrictions

The Trump administration announces new measures aimed at tightening restrictions on the Chinese telecommunications company.

Aug 6, 2020

US steps up efforts to purge Chinese tech companies

Secretary of state Mike Pompeo extends Washington’s 5G “Clean Path” programme to encompass carriers, app stores, cloud computing and subsea cables.

Aug 3, 2020

Trump gives Microsoft until 15 September to buy TikTok

After threatening to ban TikTok, US president Donald Trump gives Microsoft six weeks to complete acquisition negotiations with its mother company, ByteDance.

Jul 22, 2020

SA's top TikTok influencers stand to cash in

A new report states that 3.43% of TikTok influencers in SA have over 100 000 followers, and can collaborate with brands and get paid for advertising.


New emojis debut on World Emoji Day

As the world celebrates World Emoji Day, over 117 new emojis are expected to make their debut in 2020, including COVID-19 emojis.

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