Facebook reeling over massive data breach
Facebook and Cambridge Analytica are reeling following revelations of a massive data breach that affected tens of millions of people. Legalbrief reports that the data company is being investigated in two inquiries in the UK and one in the US ...
Britain gets tough on hate speech platforms
Facebook's decision to remove the accounts of far-right political group Britain First and its leaders is the latest instance of social media companies cracking down on hate speech. This after the company initially expressed a reluctance to engage in ...
Cryptocurrency offers major bounty
One of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges is going on the offensive to deter hacking attempts that have plagued the industry. Binance is offering the equivalent of $250 000 (paid in cryptocurrency) for information that leads to the arrest of ...
First machine translation system created
A team of Microsoft researchers has created the first machine translation system that’s capable of translating news articles from Chinese to English with the same accuracy as a person. The company says it’s tested the system repeatedly on a sample ...
Online justice in UK taking another step forward
Multichoice refuses DA request on ANN7 payments
Woman jailed for YouTube stunt which killed boyfriend
Econet Wireless eyes gap in Zimbabwe market
Move to seek digital tax consensus
ATM pharmacy eases hospital congestion
Mentor faces R5m lawsuit over social media remark
Billionaire hits a nerve
Australian biohacker guilty of fare evasion
Vodacom ordered to withdraw misleading data advert
YouTube to add info cues
Zille hits a nerve – again
The banner ad revolution
lan Gould was hitting a wall. It was the late 1990s, and the political advertising operative had an idea about using a relatively newfangled tool – banner ads on web sites – to promote political candidates. ‘It was pretty clear ...
Lecturer wins Facebook research award
* Moi University lecturer Dr Duncan Omanga has won the inaugural Facebook Research Award beating other applicants from across the globe. The award was given by the social media giant under the Facebook Protect and Care Research projects. Omanga is the ...
Multi-tasking official probed
* Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has tweeted that his ministry will investigate a video of what appears to be an official at the department using her phone while working. The one-minute video shows her looking through a passport while occasionally ...
EFF v DA
* EFF leader Julius Malema has reiterated his pledge to remove current DA Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip, in a Twitter spat at the weekend. This comes days after the Economic Freedom Fighters filed a notice of intent to bring ...
Uber car kills pedestrian