Information Regulator worries SA will get less WhatsApp privacy
In a letter to Facebook, the Information Regulator highlights concerns that EU citizens will receive higher privacy protection than South Africans.
Digital monopolies among tech giants expected to intensify
The rising tide of digital monopoly requires adequate regulation and approaches to address anti-competitive practices by tech giants, says Global Data.
WhatsApp forges ahead with controversial privacy update
The Facebook-owned messaging app moves ahead with its planned privacy update that caused uproar, using the opportunity to take a swipe at its competitors.
Facebook’s climate change info hub now in SA, Nigeria
The Climate Science Information Centre will connect users in Sub-Saharan Africa to resources from climate change organisations.
Facebook to face the music in SA Parliament, says DA
Parliament’s Committee of Communications and Digital Technologies is set to invite the social media player to respond to questions about misinformation on its platform.
Parliament must protect SA from Facebook, WhatsApp, says DA
Facebook has a strong case to answer before Parliament, regarding its role in the dissemination of COVID-19 misinformation in SA, says the Democratic Alliance.
GovChat pleased with interim order to stay on WhatsApp
GovChat welcomes the Competition Tribunal’s interim order that prevents its off-boarding from Facebook-owned WhatsApp’s business platform.
Global app downloads breached 200bn in 2020
2020 saw a record number of downloaded mobile apps globally, with demand expected to accelerate in 2021, says the App Annie State of Mobile report.
Tribunal issues interim order in GovChat, WhatsApp face off
The Competition Tribunal issues an order for interim arrangement in the GovChat, WhatsApp and Facebook matter.
Accept WhatsApp’s terms and conditions or ship-off
Facebook’s recent move comes as no surprise to the data community, says data governance expert Sizwe Gwala.
MTN-backed Ayoba app targets disgruntled WhatsApp users
The Ayoba app says it’s focused on protecting users’ privacy and security, as more users become frustrated by social media firms that abuse these rights.