Twitter moves to seek out terror supporters

2016-02-06 10:55

Twitter says it is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is proactively looking at other accounts related to those flagged for possible removal.

Kenya taxi rivalry turns violent over Uber

2016-02-04 20:35

When driver service Uber launched in Kenya's tech-savvy capital, it was eagerly welcomed by many in Nairobi.

Egyptian police condom video goes viral

2016-01-26 21:55

A video purporting to show two young Egyptian men, a reporter and an actor who participated in the 2011 uprising, mockingly handing policemen condom balloons has received more than 1 million views.

Twitter to see executive shakeup - reports

2016-01-25 07:46

Twitter is losing at least three top executives in a major shakeup at the social network, reports have said.

Pope hits out at Internet trolls

2016-01-22 22:09

Pope Francis has spoken out over the increasingly aggressive nature of much political discourse and the use of social media as a forum for personal abuse.

Cell C launches free WhatsApp calling

2016-01-22 14:31

The country's third biggest mobile network is throwing down the gauntlet to its bigger rivals by launching a free calling offer.

Traffic cop learnership advert a fake

2016-01-19 18:07

An advertisement which has been circulating on social media about learnerships offered by the traffic department is fake, the Road Traffic Management Corporation says.

Mumbai considers 'no selfie zones'

2016-01-12 22:46

Mumbai police have identified 16 dangerous selfie spots across the Indian city and may introduce "no selfie zones" after a man drowned trying to save a girl who fell into the sea while taking a photo of herself.

Aid trucks enter besieged Syrian town

2016-01-11 18:11

Trucks bringing food and medicine to a besieged Syrian town near the Lebanese border, have begun entering Madaya as part of a large-scale UN-supported aid operation in the war-ravaged country.

Story of brutal death of 'Kamo' fake

2016-01-11 15:45

A story about the "gruesome death" of a woman called Kamogelo Peterson, which was based on a series of tweets and led to a mass outpouring of messages on social media as well as a news report, has been exposed as fake.


Another 'Blackface' case at Stellenbosch University

2016-02-05 17:39

Stellenbosch University is investigating why two white women painted themselves black to attend a residence party.

WhatsApp hits one billion users

2016-02-02 09:01

Facebook-owned smartphone messaging service WhatsApp has hit the billion-user mark, according to the leading social network's chief and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Twitter CEO confirms major shakeup

2016-01-25 13:42

The social network is overhauling its top management as it struggles to boost its profitability and growth prospects.

Customer finds 'something extra' in Woolies Frankfurters

2016-01-24 20:43

Yet another unhappy Woolworths customer has taken to their Facebook page displaying a shocking finding inside a pack of Frankfurters.

Anonymous messaging app stirs controversy

2016-01-22 19:13

A new Israeli app launched by a company with investors including Will.I.Am and Nicki Minaj has been accused of encouraging teen bullying and internet trolls.

Kenyan charged for WhatsApp Somalia victim pics

2016-01-19 19:59

A Kenyan man has been charged for publishing pictures alleged to be of Kenyan soldiers killed last week by Islamic extremist rebels in Somalia.

UPDATE: Twitter back online after outage

2016-01-19 11:30

Social network Twitter has gone down in what is a second glitch for the service in just a few months, but it is back online.

German anti-foreigner crimes organised via social media

2016-01-11 21:06

German police are treating the latest in a series of attacks on asylum seekers as "anti-foreigner crimes" and believe that they were organised via social media.

Nobody is born racist - Facebook moms' group

2016-01-11 16:34

A group of mothers on Facebook are trying to spread an anti-racism message by posting photos of their offspring playing with children of other races.

Twitter death threats can lead to criminal investigations - police

2016-01-06 17:13

Death threats made on Twitter can lead to criminal investigations, police say. This after one Twitter user threatened to kill estate agent Penny Sparrow's daughter.

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