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.

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.

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.

US security clearance background checks to include social media

2016-05-14 07:00

The top US intelligence official has signed off on a new policy allowing investigators to probe social media as part of background checks for security clearances.

High court judge defends rape comments

2016-05-08 22:42

Calls are mounting for high court Judge Mabel Jansen to be removed from the bench after snippets of Facebook conversations were posted to support an accusation that she is racist and believes rape is part of black culture.

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.

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.

US Army airborne drop rains Humvees

2016-04-22 21:26

A US Army airborne exercise in Germany is attracting more than a million viewers on social media after a video surfaced showing a Humvee breaking free of its rigging and plummeting to the ground, followed by another, and another...

SA disappointed by Zuma's apology speech

2016-04-01 21:45

Some politicians and prominent figures – who were expecting President Jacob Zuma to resign – have been left disappointed when he all he did was to use the live television broadcast to apologise for the Nkandla funds debacle.


Report: Turkey probes 300 for social media activity

2016-06-23 08:03

Turkish media reports police have launched an investigation against 300 people for alleged terrorist propaganda and defamation of the country's president on social media.

'I am a poor white' - Penny Sparrow

2016-06-15 07:13

KZN realtor Penny Sparrow says she has been left destitute and in fear for her life. She also has no idea how she is going to raise the R150 000 she has been ordered to pay to charity.

Twitter to free room for links and photos - report

2016-05-17 07:33

Twitter plans to let people fire off links or pictures without eating into the 140-character limit set for posts at the one-to-many messaging service, Bloomberg has reported.

IT pro social network launched in SA

2016-05-13 14:33

A new platform is aimed at linking local information officers to boost capacity in the face of digital business growth.

Canadian to leave Nepal after visa revoked over tweets

2016-05-05 17:01

A Canadian software developer who has been ordered to leave Nepal over tweets deemed to "incite conflict" will fly home after failing to win a reprieve from the country's top court, his lawyer says.

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.

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.

7 mistakes companies make as customers go mobile

2016-04-28 09:40

As people migrate to social media platforms on mobile devices companies are faced with the challenge of effectively reaching their customers.

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.

Hamas slams Twitter for closing its accounts

2016-04-01 16:59

The Palestinian militant group Hamas has lashed out at Twitter after the social media giant allegedly closed a number of its accounts.

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