Africa is 2021’s internet censorship hot spot

This year, Africa became the most censorship-intensive continent across the globe, responsible for nearly 53% of the cases in 2021, says Surfshark.


SA publishers want Google, Facebook to pay for content

The companies take the US tech giants to the Competition Commission, looking to be compensated fairly and equitably for journalistic efforts.


The threat on intellectual property

File-in-transit security creates a critical layer that protects organisations from a less appreciated yet more devastating threat – insiders.


Metaverse platforms to propel VR into $51bn industry

Virtual reality’s important role in the future of work and its part in the development of metaverse platforms will augment its appeal in the long-term, says GlobalData.

Nov 3, 2021

Facebook kills facial recognition tech amid privacy concerns

In the coming weeks, the technology will no longer automatically recognise if people’s faces appear in memories, photos or videos, says the social media firm.


Cape Town, Digify Africa link up to lift SMEs

The City of Cape Town and Digify Africa will host a two-day free online programme to help local SMEs and entrepreneurs boost their business.

Oct 29, 2021

Facebook looks to hide troubles behind new metaverse strategy

The company claims its Meta strategy will create an “embodied internet” of virtual worlds, but analysts argue it’s an attempt to deflect a disastrous brand perception.

Oct 26, 2021

Zuckerberg reveals Facebook’s R74bn security war chest

Amid increased scrutiny of its operations, CEO Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook’s systems are the most effective at reducing harmful content across the industry.


Social media showdown ahead as users demand autonomy

Decentralised social media platforms gain popularity, as assertive users across the globe resist online censorship and gain more control over their data.

Oct 21, 2021

Eswatini monarch wages war on social media

Mobile network operators in the country have been instructed to switch off access to social media sites, as regional pressure ratchets up on King Mswati III.


IEC, social media partners fight fake news as elections near

The Independent Electoral Commission and Media Monitoring Africa partner with social media to fight disinformation in the run-up to municipal elections.

Oct 8, 2021

Recovering from Facebook’s six-hour blackout

Dr Sizwe Gwala comments on lessons learnt from the recent outage.

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