Penny Sparrow back in court

2016-07-20 15:48

Controversial KwaZulu-Natal realtor Penny Sparrow has appeared at the Scottsburgh Magistrates Court in Umzinto on charges of crimen injuria, the NPA says.

Pakistani Christian charged with blasphemy over WhatsApp poem

2016-07-12 06:18

A Pakistani Christian has been charged with blasphemy after his Muslim friend alleged he had sent a poem on WhatsApp that insulted Islam, police say.

Ethiopia blocks social media ahead of exams

2016-07-10 21:13

Ethiopia has blocked social media sites for the next few days, after questions from end-of-year exams were posted online last month, sparking a national scandal and leading to their annulment.

ISIS app ad: Girl for sale. 'Virgin. Beautiful. 12'

2016-07-05 22:51

Islamic State fighters are doubling down on efforts to keep Yazidis captive, trading them on encrypted apps and making a photo database to prevent escape.

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 appeal helps find baby lost in Nice attack

2016-07-15 14:23

An eight-month-old baby boy lost in the chaos after a truck rammed into a crowd in the French Riviera city of Nice killing at least 84 people has been tracked down through Facebook.

Israeli group sues Facebook over Palestinian violence

2016-07-11 15:21

Israeli rights group suing Facebook, says the social network provides militants with platform for spreading incitement

ISIS Twitter traffic drops amid US efforts

2016-07-09 22:45

The Obama administration says the Islamic State group's Twitter traffic has fallen 45% in the past two years.

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.

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