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Information Regulator worries SA will get less WhatsApp privacy

In a letter to Facebook, the Information Regulator highlights concerns that EU citizens will receive higher privacy protection than South Africans.

4:00

Digital monopolies among tech giants expected to intensify

The rising tide of digital monopoly requires adequate regulation and approaches to address anti-competitive practices by tech giants, says Global Data.

2:50

WhatsApp forges ahead with controversial privacy update

The Facebook-owned messaging app moves ahead with its planned privacy update that caused uproar, using the opportunity to take a swipe at its competitors.

1:50

Facebook’s climate change info hub now in SA, Nigeria

The Climate Science Information Centre will connect users in Sub-Saharan Africa to resources from climate change organisations.

2:50

Facebook to face the music in SA Parliament, says DA

Parliament’s Committee of Communications and Digital Technologies is set to invite the social media player to respond to questions about misinformation on its platform.

4:50

Parliament must protect SA from Facebook, WhatsApp, says DA

Facebook has a strong case to answer before Parliament, regarding its role in the dissemination of COVID-19 misinformation in SA, says the Democratic Alliance.

2:10
Jan 26, 2021

GovChat pleased with interim order to stay on WhatsApp

GovChat welcomes the Competition Tribunal’s interim order that prevents its off-boarding from Facebook-owned WhatsApp’s business platform.

3:20
Jan 26, 2021

Global app downloads breached 200bn in 2020

2020 saw a record number of downloaded mobile apps globally, with demand expected to accelerate in 2021, says the App Annie State of Mobile report.

1:30
Jan 22, 2021

Tribunal issues interim order in GovChat, WhatsApp face off

The Competition Tribunal issues an order for interim arrangement in the GovChat, WhatsApp and Facebook matter.

3:10
Jan 22, 2021

Accept WhatsApp’s terms and conditions or ship-off

Facebook’s recent move comes as no surprise to the data community, says data governance expert Sizwe Gwala.

2:00
Jan 21, 2021

MTN-backed Ayoba app targets disgruntled WhatsApp users

The Ayoba app says it’s focused on protecting users’ privacy and security, as more users become frustrated by social media firms that abuse these rights.

3:30
Jan 19, 2021

WhatsApp slams GovChat for ‘breaking’ terms of use

Facebook’s legal team argues the citizen engagement platform is “breaking all the rules” in the terms of use of WhatsApp’s business platform.

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