Social media companies exercising ‘dangerous power’, says Trump

US president Donald Trump signs an executive order aimed at removing some of the legal protections given to social media platforms.


No one can have privacy and be an effective digital citizen

The bottom line is that to be an effective digital citizen, you need to put your privacy at risk, or even forsake it altogether, says Terry White, executive consultant at Netsurit.


Facebook takes big leap into e-commerce with ‘Shops’

Facebook Shops allows businesses to sell products to customers through the chat features of WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram Direct.


Facebook to address child sexual exploitation-encryption concerns

The social media giant’s shareholders will vote on public concerns raised about how end-to-end encryption could promote child abuse on the platform.


Storm over Hawks probe into Cele’s fake social media accounts

Investigations by the Hawks to identify and locate these fake account operators, and bring them to book, are at an advanced stage.


Facebook takes on Zoom in video-conferencing market

The social media doyen rolls out Messenger Rooms, which lets people create a ‘room’ to host joinable free video calls with up to 50 people.


New massive subsea cable 2Africa to connect Africa, Middle East

The 37 000km-long 2Africa cable will deliver more than the total combined capacity of all subsea cables serving Africa today.


New board to oversee Facebook, Instagram content

The new oversight board has been armed with an independent $130 million war chest to fund its operations.

Apr 30, 2020

Video-conferencing services boom as remote working explodes

Video-conferencing giants Zoom, Google and Microsoft battle it out with new rivals as the market’s global revenue projections hit $8 billion.

Apr 30, 2020

Facebook commits R7m to SA newsrooms during COVID-19

The social media company provides a grant to help South African news organisations navigate the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis.


Analysis shows SA govt effective in fake news war

Having already made several arrests, government is making strides in the fight against COVID-19 falsehoods, says the Centre for Analytics and Behaviour Change.

Apr 20, 2020

TikTok allows parents to set controls on teens’ accounts

The mobile video-sharing app advances its safety tools by introducing a family pairing feature to be rolled out in the coming weeks.

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