Facebook Messenger hits one billion users

2016-07-21 08:49

Facebook Messenger users have topped one billion, a key milestone as the social networking service seeks to expand the platform to new services.

Absa launches 'world-first' Facebook Messenger banking

2016-07-19 16:59

Local financial services giant Absa [JSE:ABSP] has unveiled what it calls ‘ChatBanking for Facebook Messenger', a world-first use of the social network that allows customers to access their banking services.

Teen claims Zuma is her 'blesser'

2016-07-13 22:55

The Presidency will look into the origin of a series of photographs posted on social media that show a young woman kissing a man who appears to be President Jacob Zuma.

Ethiopia blocks social media ahead of exams

2016-07-10 21:13

Ethiopia has blocked social media sites for the next few days, after questions from end-of-year exams were posted online last month, sparking a national scandal and leading to their annulment.

AfriForum lose bid to have 'defamatory' rape posts taken off Facebook

2016-07-10 16:10

AfriForum have lost a court bid to have posts suggesting it supported rape taken off Facebook after a heated campus confrontation around a statue at Stellenbosch University earlier this year.

Zim taps SIM cards in WhatsApp clampdown

2016-07-06 17:33

Zimbabwe’s telecoms regulator has threatened to disconnect mobile subscribers it says are spreading information via WhatsApp about the protests that have rocked the country.

WhatsApp outage in Zimbabwe as protests intensify

2016-07-06 11:15

Instant messaging app WhatsApp has experienced downtime on mobile networks in Zimbabwe as protest action started taking root.

Number of Facebook users in SA tops 14 million

2016-06-30 16:34

Facebook has increased the number of regular users in its three biggest African markets by 13% over the last few months.

Photo reveals how Mark Zuckerberg tapes over his webcam

2016-06-22 12:57

The founder and chief executive officer of the world’s biggest social network is seemingly highly aware of being spied on.

Bill Gates: LinkedIn to be like Facebook for careers

2016-06-17 13:01

The Microsoft co-founder has said he’s enthusiastic about the company’s $26.2bn acquisition of LinkedIn.


Absa’s Facebook Messenger banking sparks security fears

2016-07-20 11:54

Fin24 users have expressed security concerns over Absa’s move to launch a ‘world-first’ Facebook Messenger internet banking service.

Facebook appeal helps find baby lost in Nice attack

2016-07-15 14:23

An eight-month-old baby boy lost in the chaos after a truck rammed into a crowd in the French Riviera city of Nice killing at least 84 people has been tracked down through Facebook.

Israeli group sues Facebook over Palestinian violence

2016-07-11 15:21

Israeli rights group suing Facebook, says the social network provides militants with platform for spreading incitement

AfriForum disagrees with damning court judgment over Facebook posts

2016-07-10 19:31

An AfriForum leader "disagrees significantly” with a judgment that dismissed the organisation's bid to have posts by Johan Pienaar removed, insisting that its members had not sexually harassed a rape survivor at a Stellenbosch University protest.

The remarkable live video of the aftermath of a deadly police shooting in Minnesota has given powerful new immediacy to the issue of race and the use of deadly force by officers

The remarkable live video of the aftermath of a deadly police shooting in Minnesota has given powerful new immediacy to the issue of race and the use of deadly force by officers

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Zimbabwe govt threatens social media crackdown

2016-07-06 13:59

A Zimbabwean minister has warned citizens that it can trace ‘threats’ and ‘unruly elements’ on social media, according to a report in the state-owned Chronicle newspaper.

Facebook will automatically translate posts into different languages

2016-07-02 09:52

Facebook has started testing a translation tool that will automatically let posts be displayed in languages users prefer.

Algerians celebrate return of social media after blackout

2016-06-25 08:42

Algerian internet users have flocked back to social media after several days of blackout as the government sought to prevent a repeat of leaks of high school test papers.

Man shot and killed while live streaming

2016-06-18 18:04

Just a day after an extremist attacked a French police couple and broadcast himself inside their home on Facebook Live, a man in Chicago was shot and killed while video streaming on the social network this week.

Facebook rolls out suicide prevention tool worldwide

2016-06-15 22:25

Facebook says it will extend its suite of anti-suicide tools to users worldwide, simplifying the process for worried users to flag postings by friends who may be considering harming themselves.

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