Facebook warned over data protection

2015-02-27 14:28

German consumer groups say they will file a lawsuit against Facebook unless the social network changes its terms of service.

SA small businesses flock to Facebook

2015-02-26 07:25

Facebook is making its presence felt in marketing circles as millions of small businesses sign up to advertise on the giant social network.

Power cuts risk disrupting Metrorail systems

2015-02-19 10:37

Commuters who have been spared of the most devastating effects of load shedding have been warned that train services could be disrupted by electricity supply problems.

Twitter exec account shoots tweet spam

2015-02-11 07:55

An official Twitter account for the company's chief financial officer has unleashed a barrage of spam posts in what may have been a hack or a glitch.

Why blocking Facebook, Twitter at work could 'backfire'

2015-02-10 12:22

Blocking social media for employees might be tempting for managers looking to boost productivity, but such a policy may backfire, says a new security report.

Twitter boss confirms Google 'relationship'

2015-02-06 08:44

Twitter chief Dick Costolo has said that "a relationship" with Google has been rekindled, but he was coy on the details.

State of the Nation 'suggestions' to be taken into account - presidency

2015-02-04 21:05

All suggestions posted on social networking sites for President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address are being taken into account, the presidency says.

Clean up your Facebook profile or you won't get hired

2015-02-03 12:00

Before you apply for that new job, be sure to check that your Facebook profile is clear of offensive content, or seriously consider your privacy settings.

UK doc's human touch tweets touch many

2015-02-02 16:57

A terminally-ill British doctor's campaign encouraging healthcare workers to introduce themselves to their patients and make a human connection has gained hundreds of thousands of followers.

Facebook rides mobile to strong profit

2015-01-30 12:21

Facebook has reported that its quarterly profit jumped 33.8% from 2014 to $696m as ad revenue and membership grew at the leading social network.


Judge orders WhatsApp blocked

2015-02-27 07:55

A judge says he has ordered the suspension of the globally popular instant messaging system WhatsApp across Brazil.

Experts: Winning internet war is key in ISIS fight

2015-02-20 05:00

The internet has become a crucial battleground in the fight against jihadist propaganda and Western nations need to step up their game, experts say.

Spain shoeshine man gifts prized Twitter accounts

2015-02-16 21:14

Authorities in Brazil have got hold of a valuable Twitter account to publicise next year's Rio Olympics, after a humble Spanish shoeshine man surrendered the rights to it for free.

Russia triples Twitter removal requests

2015-02-10 16:30

Data released by Twitter shows that Russia nearly tripled its requests in the past six months to remove posts critical of the government.

MDC orders WhatsApp group shutdown

2015-02-07 12:26

Zimbabwe's main opposition party has ordered its members to shut down groups on the social messaging platform WhatsApp.

Argentine leader causes furore after 'mocking' Chinese accent

2015-02-05 14:40

Embattled Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, while on a state visit to China seeking badly needed investment, has caused a furore by joking about her hosts' accents on Twitter.

News24 on that tweet

2015-02-04 14:02

Tweeting in your personal capacity is one thing, from a corporate account, well, that’s a whole new social media beast....

Facebook, Twitter lock horns for Super Bowl glory

2015-02-03 08:01

Facebook and Twitter have released a barrage of data and slick animations to claim the title of most-popular social network.

Speaking out on Facebook could cost you your job

2015-02-02 10:40

In the words of the Black Eyed Peas, "Just shut up, shut up": It may be better to guard your opinions on social media - and keep your job, according to a law expert.

Minister's Facebook post unrelated to Soweto unrest - dept

2015-01-29 20:58

Comments made by Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane on social media in no way influenced the recent attacks on foreign shop owners in Soweto, the department says.

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