Recovering from Facebook’s six-hour blackout
Dr Sizwe Gwala comments on lessons learnt from the recent outage.
Facebook invests in tech to connect billions through 2Africa
The social media giant invests heavily in connectivity technologies to ensure the 2Africa Pearls subsea cable will connect up to three billion people globally.
2Africa becomes world’s longest subsea cable system
The 2Africa consortium says the latest extension will bring the total length of the cable system to over 45 000km, making it the longest subsea cable system.
Authorities will eventually formalise crypto-currencies
As financial authorities and governments around the world start to see the inevitability of crypto-currency, could SA still become a hub of crypto-currency innovation?
WhatsApp moderators can read reported chats
More than 1 000 contract workers act as moderators to review user-reported content, according to ProPublica.
Which digital services raise red flags for Internet users?
Kaspersky analysed anonymised data, voluntarily provided on its Privacy Checker website.
Facebook becomes member of digital identity alliance
The social media giant joins the ID2020 Alliance, as it looks to build on standards for digital identity that are secure and privacy-centric.
Social media instigators of ‘nationwide shutdown’ under investigation
A national law enforcement agency monitors and tracks social media posts advocating for a violent nationwide shutdown today, warning they will be exposed.
Four new branches added to 2Africa submarine cable
The branches will extend 2Africa’s connectivity to the Seychelles, Comoros Islands and Angola, and bring a new landing to south-east Nigeria.
New Android Trojan hijacks Facebook accounts
A Tojan dubbed FlyTrap has targeted at least 140 countries since March this year.
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.