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Twitter bans posting of photos and videos of people without their consent

Social media giant Twitter has announced that it will prohibit users from posting photos or videos of people without their permission.

Zimbabwe government announces social media surveillance

The government of Zimbabwe has announced that it has appointed a team to monitor activity on social media channels around the...

Twitter unplugs its ‘trends’ section in Ethiopia

Social media giant Twitter has announced that due to threats of physical harm, its Trends section has been temporarily disabled in...

Facebook to shut down facial recognition systems

Facebook’s newly named parent company Meta has announced that it will delete its facial recognition systems and delete a massive collection...

Facebook renamed Meta

Social media giant Facebook, has changed its corporate name to Meta to separate its work on new technologies from the Facebook...

Facebook partners Comic Republic to tackle false news

Facebook Africa and Comic Republic, a Nigerian online multimedia company have launched #NoFalseNewsZone online comic book, an educational comic series designed...

Facebook plans to rebrand and change its name

Social media giant Facebook Inc., facing intense scrutiny over its business practices, is planning to rebrand the company with a new...

Music streamers turn to telcos to make Africa pay

Africa, with its internationally recognised musical talent - and growing mobile phone use - is central to Swedish music streamer Spotify's plans...

Telegram gained over 70 million new users during Facebook outage

Following Facebook’s crash, messaging app Telegram gained over 70 million new users during the outage, says its founder Pavel Durov.

Facebook restores operations after six-hour outage

Social media giant Facebook, has announced that its platforms are "back up and running" after a massive six hour global outage...

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp all crash worldwide

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger services have all crashed worldwide leaving users flocking to Twitter to report the outage.

Ethiopia to develop social media platform to rival Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp

Ethiopia has started the development of its own social media platform to take on Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter after complaints of...

Facebook expands Marketplace to 37 more countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

Social media giant Facebook, has announced the launch of Marketplace to 37 countries and territories in Sub-Saharan Africa. This is in...

4 key aspects to consider when selecting your social media channels

There’s no doubt that social media is an essential component of all business-to-consumer marketing and communications strategies, however, the big question is:...

Clubhouse app now allows anyone to join as competition grows

As competition in audio chat services grows, live audio app Clubhouse has removed its invite system to allow anyone to join the...

68% of South Africans encountered fraudsters on social media in 2020 says Kaspersky

A study by cyber security firm Kaspersky, has revealed that about 68% of South African respondents confirmed that they or their loved...

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Nedbank’s YouthX returns to unlock youth potential

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Telkom Business now offers small businesses funding up to R5 million within 24 hours

Telkom Business has announced the launch of Telkom Lend, to enable small businesses to apply online for funding of up to...

Do you understand what an IoT platform is?

Global spending on Internet of Things (IoT) technology is expected to top $1.1 trillion by 2023. Despite the complexities associated with...

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