Germany blocks WhatsApp data transfers to Facebook

2016-09-27 18:00

German data protection authorities say they have blocked Facebook from collecting subscriber data from its subsidiary WhatsApp, citing privacy concerns.

‘I was banned from WhatsApp...for no reason’ - Fin24 user

2016-09-22 11:18

Frustrating: This is how a Fin24 user describes their experience after being booted off of popular instant messaging application WhatsApp following a car hijacking.

'Stop your kak' - Truck driver tells students

2016-09-21 22:40

A young Touws River truck driver has pleaded with protesting students to stop their “kak” and behave in a civilized manner.

An explosion in video content, phenomenal growth from Instagram and the continued strong performance of LinkedIn. These are among the highlights of the 2017 Social Media Landscape Survey.

An explosion in video content, phenomenal growth from Instagram and the continued strong performance of LinkedIn. These are among the highlights of the 2017 Social Media Landscape Survey.

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9 new updates for WhatsApp on Android, iOS

2016-09-14 13:34

Instant messaging app WhatsApp has moved to install a number of updates to the service for both Android and Apple iOS users.

Israel meets Facebook officials over incitement complaints

2016-09-12 19:08

An Israeli Cabinet minister has said the government and Facebook have agreed to work together to determine how to tackle incitement on the social media network.

Norway leader joins 'napalm girl' protest against Facebook

2016-09-09 19:23

An iconic 1972 image of a naked, screaming girl running from a napalm attack in Vietnam is at the centre of a debate about freedom of speech in Norway after Facebook deleted it from a Norwegian author's page.

Web TV aims to boost youth interest in African farming

2016-09-07 06:31

With the logo of his internet TV station on his black T-shirt, Inoussa Maiga energetically plucks corn stalks in northern Burkina Faso for a programme on farming in Africa.

Destroyed Facebook Africa satellite prompts SpaceX probe

2016-09-05 09:33

SpaceX and federal investigators are studying a few milliseconds of data as they probe why a blaze destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket and satellite on a Florida launchpad.

Buhari praises Facebook founder for inspiring young Nigerians

2016-09-02 22:45

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has praised Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for inspiring young entrepreneurs during his surprise visit to the west African country this week, his office said.


Truck driver Drizzy has more advice for protesting students

2016-09-22 12:03

University drop out and Touws River truck driver Josh 'Drizzy' Bergh, has become an internet sensation with his advice to protesting students.

Facebook’s Zuckerberg wants to rid world of ‘all disease’

2016-09-22 10:01

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are pledging to spend more than $3bn over the next decade to work on curing diseases.

What it takes to get banned from WhatsApp

2016-09-20 12:09

WhatsApp has exploded in popularity in recent years but few people realise that the service also has relatively strict terms and conditions that can result in some users being banned.

EU seeks stricter controls over WhatsApp, Skype

2016-09-14 17:30

The European Union will subject internet services like WhatsApp and Skype to similar rules that traditional telecommunications firms face, according to major reform proposals.

Facebook, Twitter join coalition to improve online news

2016-09-13 22:01

Facebook, Twitter and around 20 news organisations - including AFP, CNN and YouTube - have joined a coalition of media and technology groups seeking to filter out online misinformation and improve news quality on social networks.

Durban man recounts terror of home invasion

2016-09-11 19:03

A Durban man has recounted his moment of terror, awaking in his Hillcrest home and staring down the barrel of a gun.

Facebook co-founder pledging $20m to defeat Trump

2016-09-09 16:09

A billionaire Facebook co-founder says he is giving $20m to help defeat Donald Trump.

This post from Maserati South Africa just went viral

2016-09-06 14:37

Maserati South Africa posted a photo on their Facebook account with a caption that got everyone talking.

'We all know you're a vuil uil': Citizens write to Zuma to ask him to resign

2016-09-05 08:53

A number of South Africans have added to the call for President Jacob Zuma to resign by writing their own open letters.

Facebook Messenger adds live video broadcasting

2016-09-02 10:58

Facebook Messenger has added the ability to stream live video, adding a feature enjoyed by fans of rival application Snapchat.

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