Afrikaans, Zulu, Sotho added for Facebook fact-checking

The social network adds new support for several African languages to reduce the spread of misinformation.

12 Aug

Naspers leads $125m investment in Indian online marketplace

The Internet and media group invests in India-based Meesho, with participation from Facebook and existing investors.


Facebook workshops unlock digital skills for 3 000 entrepreneurs

The “Boost with Facebook” workshops will empower over 3 000 local businesses with digital marketing skills to propel their business growth.


MultiChoice to merge digital assets as OTT race intensifies

The pay-TV operator looks to consolidate DStv Now and Showmax, after facing stiff competition from Netflix, Amazon Video, Facebook and iFlix.


Apple deepens its open source credentials

Long regarded as an open source community shirker, Apple has has boosted its OS credentials by joining the Data Transfer Project.


New global regulations to rein in big tech firms

A new GlobalData report provides a chilling warning to big tech firms that authorities will soon be punishing them, in order to deter data breach cases.


Facebook slapped with record $5bn fine over privacy breaches

The FTC hits the social network with the largest penalty to date imposed on any company for violating consumers’ privacy.

Jul 19, 2019

Industry challenges scrutiny of Facebook’s Libra, cryptos

The high-level attacks on Facebook’s Libra show there are a lot of misconceptions about digital currencies, say industry players.

Jul 12, 2019

Facebook scammers take over deceased user accounts

Accounts that are being exploited are ones without a legacy contact.

Jul 12, 2019

Trump not a crypto-currency fan

The US president takes to Twitter to blast digital currencies such as Bitcoin and Facebook’s Libra.

Jul 4, 2019

Facebook services restored

Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook are up and running again after the social media giant resolved the technical glitch that caused the outage yesterday.

Jul 3, 2019

Facebook apps hit by downtime

Some users were unable to access Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp on Wednesday evening.

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