Experts warn against posting COVID-19 vaccination card online
By posting images of their vaccination cards on social media, people expose themselves to a broad range of cyber risks, warn security experts.
SA data centres must pull the plug on non-renewable energy
Local data centre companies are increasingly shifting their focus to renewable energy, to improve overall efficiency and lower operational costs.
Digify Africa, Facebook offer free digital skills via WhatsApp
Skills development initiative Digify Africa collaborates with Facebook to offer a WhatsApp learning platform to provide African youth with digital skills.
Twitter taps into machine learning to stop abusive content
The company enforces a hateful conduct policy against content that incites fear, which has since been expanded to include content that dehumanises.
Online shopping boom leads to social commerce trend
PayFast reveals Gen Z’s growing influence on SA’s e-commerce landscape, as this generation moves local shopping to social media platforms.
Big tech gets on board to improve online spaces for women
Stopping online abuse and harassment of women must be a priority, says the Web Foundation, after Facebook, Google, TikTok and Twitter commit to making their platforms safe.
Facebook seeks to make its platform a safer place for women
The social media network introduces a Women's Safety Hub and global advisory group to help women around the world feel safe on the platform.
SA’s top social media, messenger services revealed
The SA Social Media Landscape Report 2021 shows that close to 100% of people access social media via their mobile devices.
Facebook ups controls for electoral, political ads in SA, Zambia
The social networking giant expands its tools and policies for electoral and political ads to more countries across the globe, including SA and Zambia.
Scammers fake Nzimande’s Facebook account
Higher education, science and innovation minister Dr Blade Nzimande becomes a target of social media scammers, as impostors use Facebook to pose as him.
Digify Africa, Facebook to shed light on digital skills shortage
The Youth Digital Skills Forum aims to demonstrate the importance of digital skills in contributing to youth development and SA’s economy.