After Google, Facebook investigated over privacy

2014-12-17 10:30

A Dutch government-affiliated watchdog is probing changes in Facebook's privacy policy, the latest skirmish in a wider fight over the commercial use of online personal data.

France bans UberPop ahead of taxi protest

2014-12-15 13:24

The UberPop transport service will be forbidden in France, the French interior ministry has said.

Survey shows internet's political role

2014-12-11 14:49

Would-be 2016 presidential candidates take note: The internet may potentially make or break your campaign.

Is your child's teacher a pervert?

2014-12-10 07:47

How to check if there's a paedophile working near your child in SA.

US paedophile jailed for 50 years in Kenya

2014-12-02 16:51

A court in Kenya has sentenced a US citizen to 50 years in jail for making and distributing child pornography on the internet.

Cape Town launches public Wi-Fi

2014-11-20 11:30

The City of Cape Town and Orange announced on Thursday the launch of a Wi-Fi network that would offer limited free internet access in some of the city's poorer suburbs.

SA digital economy 'best in Africa'

2014-11-20 10:34

South Africa's digital economy is the most developed in Africa and one of the fastest growing in the world.

Goodbye Google, hello Yahoo says Firefox

2014-11-20 07:56

Yahoo will supplant Google's search engine on Firefox's web browser in the US, signalling Yahoo's resolve to regain some lost ground.

China urges internet 'security' amid rights criticism

2014-11-19 11:11

A top Chinese official on Wednesday called for protecting internet "security" at a government-organised conference condemned by a human rights group as an attempt by Beijing to promote its online controls globally.

Icann CEO urges wide internet control

2014-11-19 05:05

Icann CEO Fadi Chehade is calling for international discussions to ensure control of the web remains decentralised.

Mass Wi-Fi rollout 'makes sense' for SA

2014-11-17 11:30

The lack of a spectrum licence for deployment makes Wi-Fi an ideal technology to grant internet access to people, says an industry player.

EU antitrust chief needs time over Google probe

2014-11-12 08:00

Europe's new antitrust chief said on Tuesday that she would take some time to decide on the next step of a four-year-long investigation into Google.

Elon Musk eyes internet satellites

2014-11-11 08:46

High-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has reportedly added global internet access from satellites to his vision of a future.

Hungary web tax protesters create new opposition

2014-11-07 12:46

Hungarians who united against the prime minister's plan to tax the internet believe they have created a new platform to voice dissent.

Competition commission approves MTN, Afrihost deal

2014-11-06 17:51

MTN's acquisition in Afrihost is another sign of further consolidation in South Africa’s telecoms market, says an expert.

Airliners working on free Wi-Fi challenges

2014-11-05 13:18

Technical limitations such as costs need to be overcome for free inflight Wi-Fi access, says Emirates boss.

Public can grab SA city domain names

2014-11-04 09:59

Availability of .joburg, .capetown and .durban starts today on a first come, first serve basis.

SA broadband success lies in partnership

2014-11-03 11:50

Partnerships between private firms and government are key to bridging the broadband connectivity divide in South Africa, says an industry insider.

R2.8m new UP website under scrutiny

2014-10-31 14:09

Staff at the University of Pretoria have complained that the new R2.8m website, costing an additional R200 000 hosting fee per month, has not yet gone live.

YouTube considers ad-free subscription

2014-10-29 14:52

YouTube viewers might get the option of paid subscriptions for ad-free access to the popular online video-sharing service.

Google offers Street View peek into Bhutan

2014-10-24 12:00

Google has provided a sneak peek into Bhutan by unveiling a Street View project for the remote Himalayan kingdom.

Man hooked on Google Glass to nth degree

2014-10-16 12:15

A 31-year-old American has been treated for addiction after wearing Google Glass for up to 18 hours a day and even experienced dreams as if looking through the device.

Smart homes coming to SA... soon

2014-10-15 11:51

Smart home technology makes homes more efficient and should be expanded to everyone who lives in a home, says an industry insider.


Bill Nye explains evolution - with emojis

2014-12-15 14:00

Science educator Bill Nye in an online YouTube video has taken to the internet to teach evolution - with emojis.

Vidi: Who needs an app for streaming?

2014-12-15 09:15

Local video on demand service Vidi has announced that South Africans can now watch TV shows and movies without the need for an application.

Google kills off News platform in Spain

2014-12-11 07:50

Google has said it will shut down its Google News service in Spain to prevent publishers' content from appearing on it.

Iran to identify all web surfers

2014-12-06 18:27

Iran's telecommunications minister says his technicians are developing a system to identify any internet user in the country at the moment of log-on.

Paris domain names sell like hot croissants

2014-12-03 11:00

Companies and lovers of the City of Lights snapped up 6,600 '.paris' Internet domain names in a mere two hours on Tuesday, far exceeding expectations.

Denmark the most connected country - study

2014-11-25 05:20

Denmark has overtaken South Korea as the world's top country for cellphone and Internet use, according to a new study.

SA farmer finds Google internet balloon

2014-11-20 11:00

A Karoo farmer may have stumbled on a crashed test balloon being used by internet company Google, Beeld has reported.

Governments warned over heavy mobile taxes

2014-11-20 10:24

Governments should not seek to tax mobile operators out of existence, says an international organisation.

Spotify boosts staff as competition heats up

2014-11-19 11:31

Spotify, the world's largest online music streaming service, plans to boost its staff numbers by a third, its co-founder and chief executive has said.

China internet firms battle for foreign TV shows

2014-11-19 10:00

China's big internet-TV companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on foreign TV shows and films in a battle to attract users and advertisers.

Why men control the internet

2014-11-17 13:42

Men are ruling the digital world - creating a more sexist arena online than we face in the real world, industry leaders have claimed.

406 Telkom managers get the chop

2014-11-17 08:45

Telkom SA has laid off 406 managers, the chief executive of the fixed-line operator has said.

Obama takes up net neutrality fight

2014-11-11 10:46

US President Barack Obama has embraced a radical change in how the government treats internet service

Obama presses for tough open internet rules

2014-11-10 21:01

US President Barack Obama has voiced support for "free and open internet" rules that would ensure that no service is stuck in a "slow lane" without paying a fee.

Amazon stuns rivals with back chat speaker

2014-11-07 08:25

Internet retail titan Amazon has introduced a home virtual assistant always at the ready to answer questions, fetch news, play music or help with to-do lists.

Internet domain name ‘dotAfrica’ faces hurdles

2014-11-06 12:49

City names such as .capetown and .joburg have been launched but .africa is facing delays owing to a dispute.

Microsoft, Dropbox announce surprise tie-up

2014-11-05 07:45

In a surprise announcement, the online file sharing service Dropbox and the software giant Microsoft have said they're teaming up.

Nasty e-mail shows unhappiness with new UP website

2014-11-04 07:45

Internal e-mails at the University of Pretoria have revealed the depth of staff fury with the development of a new website.

Hungary scraps internet tax plans

2014-11-03 10:20

Hungary's plan to tax internet data traffic has been scrapped, Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said, following mass rallies in Budapest.

Fibre broadband coming to your suburb

2014-10-30 12:40

Fibre broadband is coming to South African suburbs, and residents can choose to be next in line for connection.

SA smart cities: Who will pay?

2014-10-27 09:15

As Wi-Fi internet access grows in SA, the question of how it will be financed is critical. A few municipalities are leading the charge to build smart cities.

Rare Rivonia trial artefacts up for sale online

2014-10-23 12:30

Rare artefacts from the Rivonia trial have been put up for sale on a classifieds website.

Internet start-up aims to boost broadband

2014-10-21 14:56

Internet access in east Africa is still relatively slow and costly but a Djibouti-based technology start-up company has ambitions to help change that.

China blocks BBC website amid Hong Kong protests

2014-10-15 14:40

The BBC's website has been blocked in China, one day after a video of Hong Kong police beating and kicking a pro-democracy protester began circulating online.

Smart homes coming to SA... soon

2014-10-15 07:45

Smart home technology makes homes more efficient and should be expanded to everyone who lives in a home, says an industry insider.

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