Facebook plugs fake news loopholes ahead of SA elections

The social network puts a number of measures in place to counter election interference and misinformation.


Blow for tech giants as EU approves copyright laws

Under the new law, online platforms will have to sign licensing agreements with authors and publishers to use their work.


Facebook restores services after massive outage

The company's services resume on its social networking platform, Instagram and WhatsApp after an outage over the weekend.


Facebook maps out Africa using artificial intelligence

The company creates artificial intelligence-powered maps to help humanitarian aid and relief agencies better assist people in need.


Zuckerberg advocates for new Internet rules

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg calls for updated rules to govern the Internet, suggesting new regulation in four areas.


Facebook bans white nationalism, separatism

The social network outlaws praise, support and representation of white nationalism and white separatism on its platforms.


'Digital gangster' Facebook to appoint content reviewers

The social media giant outlines plans to create an independent oversight board to provide guidelines around implementing a level of censorship on the platform.


Facebook stored hundreds of millions of user passwords in plain text

As many as 20 000 Facebook employees had internal access to the files.

Mar 20, 2019

Cell C, Facebook connect university students

The mobile operator unveils its first public access WiFi hotspots at the University of the Western Cape, in partnership with Facebook.

Mar 15, 2019

Facebook works to reduce fake news as SA elections near

The company says it aims to reduce the spread of misinformation and protect election integrity.

Feb 21, 2019

Curbing social media risks requires foresight

Companies should implement social media training programmes to stop reputational risks posed by staff online, says privacyconsulting's Russell Nel.

Feb 19, 2019

UK calls for tighter regulation of 'digital gangster' Facebook

Legislators in the UK claim Facebook intentionally and knowingly violated the country's privacy and competition laws.

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