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.

Tech firms dominate top 100 brands

2016-06-10 13:03

Tech companies have tightened their grip on the world’s most valuable brands, an international survey has showed.

Tech giants vow to tackle online hate speech within 24 hours

2016-05-31 17:39

Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft have pledged to tackle online hate speech in less than 24 hours to combat the use of social media by terrorists.

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

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.


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.

Zuckerberg streams live chat with men in space

2016-06-02 20:00

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg took the leading social network on a new journey this week, with a live-streamed chat with astronauts on the International Space Station.

Social networks key for news; Facebook leading: study

2016-05-30 08:59

Social networks are an increasingly important news source for many Americans, with Facebook leading the pack, a study has showed.

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.

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