Eutelsat, Facebook augment WiFi connectivity project in Africa

The satellite operator builds up its use of Express WiFi, to provide broadband services via satellite across several Sub-Saharan Africa countries.


Facebook seeks to empower online community leaders

The social media giant invites online community leaders from SA, Kenya and Nigeria to apply for the Facebook Community Accelerator programme.

30 Apr

Instagram outpaces other social networks as cyber bullying hub

The popular photo- and video-sharing app accounts for 42% of bullying that occurs online, says the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.


New report shows 5bn personal records leaked in Q1 2021

The stolen data was shared on a hacking forum as an interactive database, according to research firm Atlas VPN.

Apr 6, 2021

Facebook, WHO promote authoritative COVID-19 vaccines info

The social media giant and the World Health Organisation partner to connect people to accurate information and reduce misinformation on its platforms.

Mar 29, 2021

WhatsApp ‘disappointed’ after it’s blocked from off-boarding GovChat

The Facebook-owned app vows to defend the popular messaging platform from abuse, insisting GovChat has repeatedly refused to comply with its terms of service.

Mar 25, 2021

GovChat granted interim relief in Facebook, WhatsApp face-off

The Competition Tribunal deals Facebook-owned WhatsApp a blow, restricting it from removing the official citizen engagement platform for government from the messaging app.

Mar 18, 2021

Instagram moves to protect minors, blocks unsolicited contact

The photo and video sharing social network blocks direct messaging between teens and adults, which it says protects privacy and keeps people safe.

Mar 4, 2021

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.


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.

Feb 19, 2021

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.

Feb 19, 2021

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.

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