Microsoft, Facebook to build undersea internet cable

2016-05-27 17:14

Microsoft and Facebook are building a new sub-sea Internet cable that will cross the Atlantic Ocean to carry customers' data between North America and Southern Europe

Four ways to avoid social media disasters

2016-05-25 13:15

Social media has been with us since at least 2004, but users have learnt the hard way that thoughtless posting can lead to long term regret.

Facebook changing guidelines for trending topics after probe

2016-05-24 06:59

Facebook is changing how it determines which news stories are “trending,” after recent allegations of political bias in its selections.

WhatsApp launches Windows, Mac desktop app

2016-05-11 15:03

Instant messaging service WhatsApp has launched its desktop app in a bid to boost access to its over one billion users.

Petition started to remove judge over rape comments

2016-05-09 09:25

A petition has been started calling for the removal of High Court Judge Mabel Jansen over comments on Facebook regarding black people and rape.

Zuckerberg slams Brazil's ‘scary’ WhatsApp block

2016-05-04 07:12

Facebook's CEO has taken Brazilian officials to task again for temporarily blocking the messaging service that’s the lifeblood of communication in that country.

Rhodes Must Fall leader tells waiter: 'We will give tip when you return land'

2016-04-29 15:40

Ntokozo Qwabe, one of the leaders of the Rhodes Must Fall movement at Oxford University, has bragged on Facebook about the way he and his comrades treated a white waiter.

Government data queries spike, says Facebook

2016-04-29 08:46

Facebook has said it had received 13% more government requests for user data in the second half of 2015, with more than 46 000 requests worldwide.

Facebook a 'perpetual motion money machine'

2016-04-28 14:35

Remember that kid in high school with flawless skin, straight-A grades and a gorgeous jump shot? Facebook is that kid.

Joemat-Pettersson slams fake social media accounts

2016-04-21 14:27

Minister of Energy Tina Joemat-Pettersson has denounced Facebook and Twitter accounts in her name.


Too fat for Facebook? Plus-size image deleted for "violating" health and image policy

2016-05-26 13:28

Facebook has apologised for wrongly banning an image of model Tess Holiday in a bikini that showed her body “in an undesirable manner.”

Facebook apologises for banning 'undesirable' plus-sized model

2016-05-24 14:40

Facebook has been forced to backtrack after it banned an Australian ad featuring a bikini-clad plus-sized model promoting positive body image, initially saying the photo's depiction was "undesirable".

Dad streams birth live on Facebook

2016-05-17 14:29

Is live streaming your baby's birth going one step too far?

Facebook denies anti-conservative bias, censorship

2016-05-11 09:15

Facebook has denied allegations from a former news curator that it scrubs its site of articles by and about political conservatives.

Ethiopia activist charged after anti-govt Facebook posts

2016-05-06 06:30

The ex-spokesperson for Ethiopia's main opposition Blue Party has been charged with inciting violence and being a leader of a banned rebel group after he criticised the government on Facebook.

WhatsApp suspended in Brazil

2016-05-02 21:04

The popular WhatsApp messaging service is not working in Brazil, apparently as a result of an ongoing judicial battle.

Windows 10 gets new Facebook, Instagram apps

2016-04-29 09:39

Facebook has rolled out applications tailored to Microsoft's latest operating system for the social network as well as its Messenger and Instagram services.

Zuckerberg aims for more Facebook control

2016-04-28 17:31

Facebook’s chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg has picked a good time to ask for more freedom.

Facebook shares jump on mobile video ads

2016-04-28 10:08

Facebook has reported sales and profit that beat analysts’ estimates, benefiting as companies spent more to advertise in videos on its main mobile app.

Are 'chatbots' the future of online business?

2016-04-15 07:23

An artificial intelligence 'chatbot' from a US restaurant now lets you order a meal in a smartphone text exchange.

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