Twitter joins the search for Ntlemeza

2017-04-24 18:10

Twitter has reacted with mirth at Police Minister Fikile Mbalula's order that sacked Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza return his work cellphone and the car he signed out.

Facebook out to read minds

2017-04-20 08:05

Facebook wants to read your mind. At least, when it comes to what you'd like to say or type.

Police arrest scores in major WhatsApp child sex abuse swoop

2017-04-18 17:24

Police have arrested almost 40 suspects in over a dozen countries across Europe and Latin America after busting an online paedophile ring that used the WhatsApp chat service to distribute child pornography.

The case for: Can journalists be activists?

2017-04-12 08:01

Activist-journalists in Syria inform international media about the war, and sometimes it is hard to leave views aside.

US drops bid to out anti-Trump Twitter account holder

2017-04-07 22:21

The US government has dropped its effort to force Twitter to identify the owner of an anti-Trump account purported to voice dissent from federal employees, court documents have shown.

New social media research finds xenophobia rife among South Africans

2017-04-04 15:46

A new study of social media posts has found that a large number of South Africans are xenophobic.

Washington rocked by rumours of missing black girls

2017-03-27 22:30

When the police department in Washington decided to use social media to spread the word about teens gone missing in the city, they never imagined the move would spark a wild rumour, fanned by racial tensions.

After tweet insulting Trump, McDonald's says it was hacked

2017-03-17 13:03

McDonald's says it has determined that it was hacked after its Twitter account sent a message calling Donald Trump "a disgusting excuse of a President".

Top Twitter accounts hacked by Erdogan supporters

2017-03-15 12:50

Several top Twitter accounts, including those of a German football club, a French ministry and BBC North America, have been defaced by pro-Turkish hackers with a message slamming "Nazi Germany" and "Nazi Holland".

Social media regulations 'an abuse of power that threatens democracy'

2017-03-07 14:55

The Right2Know Campaign and the DA have lashed out at State Security Minister David Mahlobo for proposing the regulation of social media in South Africa.


Taiwan's 'hacker minister' reshaping digital democracy

2017-04-24 11:31

Taiwan's "digital minister" Audrey Tang, a computer prodigy and entrepreneur who taught herself programming when she was 8, hopes to use the internet to transform public involvement in government.

China says tycoon Guo Wengui wanted by Interpol

2017-04-20 05:07

China has confirmed that Interpol has issued a "red notice" for Guo Wengui, a real estate kingpin and outspoken critic of the ruling Communist Party.

Opposing birthday wishes for Zuma, Gordhan on Twitter

2017-04-12 17:42

Twitter users have extended very different wishes to President Jacob Zuma and his former finance minister Pravin Gordhan on their shared birthday.

Teen's quest for Wendy's nuggets gets huge Twitter support

2017-04-11 19:06

A teen's joke effort on Twitter to win a year of free chicken nuggets from Wendy's may become the platform's most re-tweeted post of all time.

Facebook launches digital assistant 'M' in US

2017-04-07 06:12

Facebook has launched its digital assistant named "M" for US users of its Messenger application, ramping up the social network's efforts in artificial intelligence.

Unrepentant Zille questions 'tsunami' over her 'statement of fact' on colonialism

2017-03-28 18:11

An unrepentant Helen Zille has questioned the "political tsunami" over her tweets on colonialism, saying she is glad that it has led to a debate.

DA's federal executive must decide on Zille hearing - Breytenbach

2017-03-24 15:22

DA MP Glynnis Breytenbach says her investigation into whether Helen Zille should be charged over her latest tweet saga is done, but the final decision lies with the party's federal executive council.

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has Twitter lit

2017-03-15 17:00

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng's sharp wit, and an even sharper tongue, has has lit up Twitter.

US press secretary wears flag pin upside-down

2017-03-10 22:26

White House press secretary Sean Spicer opened his daily press briefing with his American flag lapel pin upside down - and the internet noticed.

UN experts express concern about growth of 'fake news'

2017-03-04 15:09

Experts monitoring freedom of expression at the United Nations and key regional organisations are expressing concern at the growing prevalence of "fake news" and propaganda.

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