ARTICLES RELATING TO INTERNET

SA has love affair with video on social networks

2014-09-18 13:24

Rich media on social networks is driving internet traffic in South Africa as data and device costs decline.

Living in SA better to avoid cyber snooping

2014-09-17 13:01

South Africa may be one of the better countries to conduct cyber accounts if the results of the Google Transparency report are anything to go by.

Media reaping profits from internet, says study

2014-09-17 10:24

The internet is no longer draining profits from media and entertainment companies, which have learned to make online services pay, a new study shows.

US threatened Yahoo with huge fine over surveillance

2014-09-12 07:51

US authorities threatened to fine Yahoo $250 000 a day if it failed to comply with a secret surveillance programme requiring it to hand over user data in the name of national security.

Round 2 looms in EU, Google fight

2014-09-11 11:46

The EU says it wants more concessions from Google in the light of new information on the company's search dominance.

Independent sets up panel to probe hate speech

2014-09-05 07:33

Independent Media says it is planning to set up an advisory panel to investigate public hate speech on its websites.

Family-time may help kids cope with bullying

2014-09-03 05:00

Researchers find regular family dinners seem to help kids cope with online bullying.

Google taking on Amazon with drone fleet

2014-08-29 07:28

Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.

Free Wi-Fi setup guide for dummies

2014-08-28 13:07

With the apparent inevitable march toward public access Wi-Fi, it is important that vendors ensure that the deployment is accessible for users.

Web history of alleged foetus thief questioned

2014-08-26 13:57

A woman accused of faking her own pregnancy could not have visited pregnancy-related websites at work because she did not have access to the internet, the South Gauteng High Court has heard.

SA companies 'must offer free Wi-Fi'

2014-08-25 11:20

It's in the interests of businesses to roll out free Wi-Fi as the provision of internet services could help stimulate more revenue for the enterprise concerned, says an insider.

Stalking lion cub online video goes viral

2014-08-19 09:04

A video of a lion cub stalking a dog has gone viral on YouTube as several South Africans watched the short clip.

Parents have 'responsibility' to protect kids online

2014-08-15 11:25

Parents have ultimate responsibility to prevent children from accessing harmful content on the internet, but internet service providers can also make an impact, says a local ISP.

Google Glass available in SA - at a price

2014-08-14 12:16

South Africans may have their first chance to try out Google Glass, but it comes at a cost.

Hellopeter aims to slap down SA bad boys

2014-08-13 10:31

Local name-and-shame website Hellopeter has launched a newsletter aimed at making consumers aware of their rights to demand honest service.

Fury in Russia over new Wi-Fi curbs

2014-08-08 14:45

A new government decree requiring Russians to provide their passport details when logging on to public Wi-Fi networks has had internet users up in arms.

Free Wi-Fi partnership to boost SA internet access

2014-08-06 14:51

South African communities are set to have access to increased Wi-Fi coverage as organisations roll out internet connectivity on a large scale.

Google defends child porn tip-offs to police

2014-08-05 10:01

Google has defended its policy of electronically monitoring its users' content for child sexual abuse after it tipped off police in Texas to a child pornography suspect.

Google says 'forgetting' isn't easy, as requests mount

2014-08-01 09:31

Google has told European officials that forgetting isn't easy, especially when details are few and guidelines are murky regarding when personal privacy trumps public interest.

Dog passing out video goes viral on YouTube

2014-07-29 08:42

A video of a dog passing out from joy has rocketed up the charts to become one of the most popular online videos.

Africa e-commerce firm expands

2014-07-28 13:47

A would-be African Amazon called Jumia, set up by a German venture capital firm, is expanding into Uganda, Ghana and Cameroon.

Amazon losses grow, shares tumble

2014-07-25 07:23

Amazon.com has posted a much larger-than-expected loss in the second quarter as its rapid pace of investment in businesses such as digital content and consumer electronics offset a jump in revenue.

FNB bins Internet Explorer 8 for online banking

2014-07-23 13:33

In what will no doubt come as a shot at Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 browser, First National Bank has announced that it would no longer be supporting IE8.

Anger at online police brutality video

2014-07-21 19:36

An online video purporting to show a death as a result of police brutality, has resulted in officers involved being suspended as the video gains in popularity online.

 

You could win R150 000 for your tech idea

2014-09-18 08:32

South African developers have an opportunity to show off their skills and earn some cash as a competition to grow start-ups enters its third year.

Number of websites explodes to over 1 billion

2014-09-17 12:10

The number of websites has burst above one billion and is growing apace, according to figures updated in real time.

Erdogan tightens Turkey's internet controls

2014-09-12 11:30

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has approved a law tightening government control of the internet and expanding the powers of the telecoms authority.

Tech giants bet on 'smart home' revolution

2014-09-11 14:02

Tech giants hope the "smart home", where gadgets talk to each other and the fridge orders the milk, will soon become reality.

Internet titans protest 'fast lanes'

2014-09-09 11:38

Streaming television titan Netflix will be among websites displaying a dreaded spinning wheel icon to rally support for blocking internet "fast lanes".

Microsoft revamps MSN to flow across devices

2014-09-08 08:50

Microsoft is giving its MSN news service a crisper look, new lifestyle tools and seamless syncing across devices.

Gumtree wins top SA website slot

2014-09-03 13:29

Online classifieds in South Africa are a force to be reckoned with and the latest figures show that these platforms are on course to dominate the local market.

Family-time may help kids cope with bullying

2014-09-02 15:48

Researchers find regular family dinners seem to help kids cope with online bullying.

Tech difficulties delay dating scam case

2014-08-28 14:24

Unexpected technicalities have delayed court proceedings in a case involving four men and three women allegedly involved in an online dating scam.

Millions lose internet access in US

2014-08-28 10:19

Time Warner Cable apologised for a 'very serious failure' after millions of people across the US were knocked off the internet because of a fault.

Amazon dropping $1bn for Twitch, says report

2014-08-26 07:25

Amazon is buying the videogame platform Twitch for $1bn, bringing it access to millions of people who watch games being played on the site, a report says.

Google considering YouTube, Gmail accounts for kids

2014-08-20 09:15

Google is considering allowing online accounts for children under the age of 13 and give their parents control over how the service is used, according to media reports.

And the biggest SA internet destination is...

2014-08-18 11:03

Where do South Africans spend most of their time on the internet? A new map aims to answer that question.

Cisco to cut 6 000 jobs in streamlining move

2014-08-14 13:30

US computer networking giant Cisco Systems has said it plans to slash some 6 000 jobs, or 8% of its global workforce in the coming year.

Tencent profit roars on smartphone gaming

2014-08-13 14:30

Tencent Holdings has posted its second quarter of year-on-year profit gain of more than 50% as smartphone gaming revenue continued to grow at a breakneck pace.

MWEB drops data price, increases data

2014-08-12 13:25

The internet is set to become slightly more accessible with the introductions of increased data for capped customers, MWEB has announced.

Google to reward secure websites with search ranking

2014-08-08 12:20

Google has said it is encouraging website developers to make their sites secure for visitors by using site encryption as one of the factors to determine search ranking.

Court rules tycoon can sue Google over 'triad' link

2014-08-06 14:20

A Hong Kong court has ruled that a local tycoon can sue Google for defamation because searches for his name on Google suggest adding the word "triad".

MTN introduces new internet bundles

2014-08-01 17:15

MTN is introducing new internet bundles that offers lowest out of bundle rates with up to 60 day validity period.

Facebook offers free internet in Zambia

2014-07-31 10:02

Facebook is launching a mobile app that gives users in Zambia free access to a handful of online services on mobile phones.

Dating site admits to Facebook-style experimentation

2014-07-29 07:25

OkCupid, a top US matchmaking website, regularly mismatches users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive service has revealed.

Elderly given an internet key to family links

2014-07-27 16:00

Two grandmothers mystified by computer tablets have inspired a start-up to develop an application to help the elderly stay in touch.

Facebook strikes gold with mobile

2014-07-24 06:32

Facebook's fast-growing mobile advertising business has helped drive a 61% increase in revenue, beating Wall Street targets and sending shares to a record high.

China internet population breaks records

2014-07-22 14:28

China is now home to 632 million internet users, a government agency has said, although use of social networks has dropped amid a crackdown.

BSkyB to bet big on European expansion

2014-07-21 12:16

BSkyB's plan to buy Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV assets in Italy and Germany is a bold bet on long-term growth at the expense of short-term profit

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