The end of Facebook as we know it
Facebook’s new News Feed changes are expected to dramatically change the format of the world’s most popular social media platform. And Legalbrief notes that CEO Mark Zuckerberg last week claimed the move is an attempt to make users more engaged ...
Revenge porn victim gets Facebook settlement
Social media giants are reviewing their operating policies and legal protections amid fears of a multimillion-euro avalanche of damages claims. It comes after an action taken by a 14-year-old Northern Irish girl over an explicit photo. The schoolgirl sued social ...
SADC addresses roaming costs
The Communications Regulators' Association of Southern Africa (Crasa) has requested a deadline extension on its mandate to oversee the reduction of mobile roaming charges across SADC by 2018. ITWeb Africa reports that the association was handed the mandate by SADC ...
Trump's attorney sues Buzzfeed for defamation
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, filed two defamation lawsuits last week regarding BuzzFeed's publication of the Steele Dossier, a condemning but unsubstantiated report indicating collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian agents. According to a Jurist ...
WhatsApp flaw exposed
Special rate for replacement batteries
German firm finds no evidence of corruption
Venture capitalist bids for news site Gawker
Google removes 'porn' apps
Bitcoin punts 'cold' wallets
Ecuador grants Julian Assange citizenship
MEC flags fake website
'App-driven bank' on the cards
US Democrats fight to restore net neutrality rules
Africa's surge in connectivity addressed
The challenges that have emerged as a direct consequence of the rapid development of technology can also undermine progress and expose users to illicit activities online. In a Daily Maverick analysis, Mark Shaw notes that before 2000, Africa hosted only ...
KFC accepts bitcoin
* Fast food chicken franchise KFC will now allows customers in Canada to pay for a bucket meal using bitcoin. According to KFC’s Canadian website the fast food chain will, for a limited time, offer customers the opportunity to purchase the ...
* Google celebrated South African author and activist Alan Paton with a new Google Doodle to mark what would have been his 115th birthday last week. Google’s Doodle depicts Paton on a train ride – the moment he is believed to ...
Paul under fire
* YouTube says it is looking into ‘further consequences’ for Logan Paul, the user who recently posted a video showing a dead body. Paul was widely criticised for making the video in Japan's so-called ‘suicide forest’. Amid widespread criticism, Paul ...
Selfie app a hit
Penetration rate soars
Love at first sight
Love at first sight
Everyone who uses Facebook will have come across some pretty strange posts in their time. Random friend requests, being added to groups you did not ask to join, and tags that allow ‘friends’ to clog up ...