Tech giants on offence against neo-Nazis after violence

2017-08-17 20:52

Technology companies have been taking pains to distance themselves from extremist customers.

Livestreaming suicide: Man contemplates jumping off bridge

2017-08-03 08:08

A police officer was able to rescue a man from a bridge who was livestreaming his decision about whether to jump.

Australia to force Facebook, WhatsApp to hand over encrypted messages

2017-07-14 15:19

Social media giants like Facebook and WhatsApp will be compelled to share encrypted messages of suspected terrorists and other criminals with Australian police under new laws.

SABC 'mumbles' over reasons for dismissing DJ who called Zuma a zombie – DA KZN

2017-07-05 19:24

The DA has met with Lotus FM and the SABC regional management in Durban to find out if a decision to fire DJ Ravi Govender was politically motivated.

Facebook's small print might be antitrust's next big target

2017-07-03 11:56

Facebook may be the next big target of European antitrust watchdogs as they home in on how the social network collects user data that helps generate vast advertising revenues.

Social media 'bots' distorting global politics - study

2017-06-21 12:00

A wave of "computational propaganda", largely driven by Russia, is impacting politics around the world by spreading misinformation designed to manipulate public opinion, researchers say.

Thai man jailed for 35 years for 'defaming' royals on Facebook

2017-06-09 16:51

A Thai man was jailed for 35 years for Facebook posts deemed insulting to the royal family, a watchdog said.

Facebook shares rules for censoring violence, sex - report

2017-05-22 17:46

In response to global criticism over its failure to block controversial material, Facebook has created a rule book for moderators to use when censoring the posts of its nearly 2 billion users.

Arrested Thai activist getting South Korean human rights award

2017-05-18 19:04

A Thai law student arrested for sharing an article about the country's new king that was posted on Facebook is this year's winner of South Korea's most prestigious human rights award.

WhatsApp restored after two-hour blackout

2017-05-04 10:01

Instant messaging service WhatsApp has been restored to full functionality after experiencing downtime around the world for a two-hour period.


Europe's old media forge ad pacts in fight with Facebook, Google

2017-08-16 17:13

In an effort to retain advertisers and slow the advance of Google and Facebook, European broadcasters are forging alliances that offer wider reach for ads.

Bangladesh arrests journalist over dead goat Facebook post

2017-08-01 18:33

Bangladesh police have arrested a journalist for allegedly defaming a minister in a Facebook post about a dead goat.

Stellenbosch University condemns sexist 'Stellies Rage' Facebook page

2017-07-05 19:58

Stellenbosch University has condemned the Facebook page Stellies Rage after it posted an anonymous submission advising readers how to have sex with women in university residences.

New Samsung VR headset features motion-tracking

2017-07-04 17:04

Samsung has unveiled a new Virtual Reality headset, which features built-in motion-trackers, and is expected to support hand tracking and voice and facial expression recognition.

Facebook hits 2 billion milestone

2017-06-28 16:13

Almost one-third of the global population is now on Facebook. The world’s most popular social network reached two-billion users this week.

Pakistan: Death penalty for blasphemy on Facebook

2017-06-12 11:08

A Pakistani court has sentenced to death a man who allegedly committed blasphemy on Facebook, a prosecutor says, in a first such case that involves social media.

Zuckerberg returns to Harvard, and Boston wishes he never left

2017-05-25 21:17

Mark Zuckerberg, one of Harvard University’s most famous dropouts, is returning to campus to deliver a commencement address and finally get a degree.

Zuckerberg: not running for office, but wants 'to learn'

2017-05-22 17:40

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg says he is not running for public office but is making a series of public appearances.

Facebook fined $122m for misleading EU over WhatsApp

2017-05-18 14:30

The European Commission has fined US social media giant Facebook $122m for providing incorrect and misleading information on its takeover of WhatsApp.

Facebook profits surge as user base nears 2 billion

2017-05-04 06:40

Facebook has reported that its quarterly profit surged as its ranks of monthly users closed in on two billion, but warned of rising expenses and slowing revenue growth.

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