Tech giants: growing power of 'gatekeepers of information' questioned

2017-09-24 11:46

With a handful of US technology giants growing more powerful and dominant, debate is intensifying on whether big tech's growth is healthy or not.

Facebook plans big overhaul of political ads after criticism

2017-09-22 10:30

Facebook, under fire over Russia’s use of its social network to spread pre-election discord in the US, has pledged a sweeping overhaul of political advertising.

Regret a text? WhatsApp will soon let you delete it - on both sides

2017-09-15 13:42

Instant messaging service WhatsApp is testing a feature that will allow users to revoke text messages within five minutes of sending.

Facebook moves to block ads on fake news, offensive videos

2017-09-14 11:39

Facebook is adding new standards that will keep advertising off fake news videos and objectionable content.

Facebook to offer hundreds of millions for music rights

2017-09-06 12:14

Facebook is offering major record labels hundreds of millions of dollars so the users of its social network can legally include songs in videos they upload.

WATCH: Desperate Harvey victims turn to social media to get rescued

2017-08-28 22:17

Desperate Harvey victims are using social media to share maps of their locations and images of themselves trapped on rooftops and inside buildings.

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.


Kremlin says it's not involved in Russia-linked Facebook ads

2017-09-22 18:00

The Kremlin has distanced itself from the controversy over Russia-linked Facebook ads which may have influenced last year's US election, saying Moscow had nothing to do with them.

Google and Facebook fret over anti-prostitution bill fallout

2017-09-18 17:00

Google and Facebook are among companies opposing a Senate bill aimed at squelching online trafficking of children.

Facebook removes advertiser ability to target 'Jew haters'

2017-09-15 10:47

Facebook will no longer allow advertisers to target people by how they describe their education or employer after finding that some were filling in those fields with offensive content.

Facebook faulted for saying it can reach people who don't exist

2017-09-07 10:45

Facebook claims its platform can reach more people than actually exist in the US, which could hurt its push to compete for TV advertising budgets, says an analyst.

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan welcome a daughter named August

2017-08-29 10:29

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have welcomed another baby girl.

Google, like Facebook, unfurls subscription tool for publishers

2017-08-21 10:31

Alphabet’s Google is developing new tools designed to boost subscriptions for news publishers.

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.

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