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.

15 Jul

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.

Jul 1, 2021

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.

Jun 30, 2021

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.

Jun 29, 2021

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.

Jun 8, 2021

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.

Jun 7, 2021

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.

May 26, 2021

Google vows to combat data manipulation during SA elections

The Internet giant vows to Parliament that it will protect the integrity of SA’s upcoming elections by fighting disinformation and manipulation on its platform.

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