Stephen King just quit Facebook, blaming the 'flood of false information' and privacy concerns

2020-02-03 21:19

The famed horror author has joined Elon Musk and Steve Wozniak and other big names who left Facebook.

Instagram keeps a detailed list of everything it thinks you're interested in — here's how to find it

2020-01-16 05:45

Instagram shares the data it collects about the topics you're supposedly interested in, and the company apparently has no idea what I like.

This is how Facebook learns what you buy at physical stores in order to show you relevant ads — and how to opt out

2019-12-12 09:34

Facebook learns about what users are buying in order to serve them ads that reflect what they're likely to spend money on.

Google fires four employees for 'clear and repeated violations' of its data security policies, apparently including one whose suspension inspired a protest at a Google office

2019-11-26 11:52

On Friday, over 200 employees gathered at Google's San Francisco office to protest the suspension of Rebecca Rivers. On Monday, she said she was fired.

Twitter's ban on political ads is a 'bold statement' and ratchets up the pressure on Facebook amid harsh criticism over its tolerance for lies in political ads

2019-10-31 06:54

The change won't cost Twitter very much, but it saves them a lot of future headaches and puts pressure on its competitors, Facebook and Google.

‘Show uncle that you’re now a woman’: these are the best print ads in SA right now

2019-08-28 18:00

The best adverts include a National Geographic advert to encourage children to discover nature, an advert against women’s abuse, and a campaign commemorating June 16.

A South African CEO took a lie detector test as a publicity stunt – now his investment company's ad has been banned

2019-08-15 10:41

10X claims that its local fund manager competitors "might" lie.

Independent Media: We didn't deliberately inflate circulation figures

2019-07-19 05:00

The Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa has amended its report on newspaper circulations for the period between Q1 2017 to Q2 2018 to accurately reflect Independent Media's circulation figures. Fin24 unpacks why its important these figures are accurate.

Pizza Hut is rebooting its iconic 'red roof' logo with a retro design

2019-06-28 10:24

The current logo, a 2014 update of a 1999 replacement, will still be used on storefronts, making the change only a partial rebranding.

Instagram keeps a detailed list of everything it thinks you're interested in — here's how to find it

2019-06-15 16:15

Instagram shares the data it collects about the topics you're supposedly interested in, and the company apparently has no idea what I like.


Two hours of telephone calls a day is not ‘unlimited’, advertising regulator tells MTN

2020-02-03 11:11

MTN's 'unlimited' claim was still live on its website on Monday morning.

This Chinese super-app is Apple's biggest threat in China and could be a blueprint for Facebook's future. Here's what it's like to use WeChat, which helps a billion users order food and hail rides.

2019-12-22 12:24

Think WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, PayPal, Uber, DoorDash, Craigslist and more — all rolled into a single app.

A Facebook worker reportedly accepted thousands of dollars in bribes to restore banned accounts

2019-12-11 10:24

Marketing firm Ads Inc. reportedly paid a Facebook contractor as much as $8,000 to restore Facebook accounts that had been banned.

Right now the Springbok team can charge up to R58,000 per social media post – but that won’t last long

2019-11-06 09:02

Siya Kolisi, Cheslin Kolbe, and Francois de Klerk have seen the biggest growth in their brand value after the Boks won the Rugby World Cup.

Santam claimed the word 'I' with the help of an Afrikaans-speaking demon – now Old Mutual is trolling it

2019-10-17 21:50

The yellow-umbrella insurer recruited Lesley-Ann Brandt to get people to say "I", or perhaps "aye". Competitor Old Mutual iWYZE was quick to respond.

These TV ads have just been named the best in South Africa - and they include a banned Chicken Licken commercial about colonialism

2019-08-26 15:53

The four best adverts include a Nando’s advert that joked about an Absa Advert, a banned Chicken Licken advert, and an inebriated man.

Microsoft hired a man named Mac Book to star in its latest ad slamming Apple's laptops

2019-08-01 16:23

Microsoft's latest Mac vs. PC ad stars a man named Mac Book, marking yet another installment in the ongoing back and forth between the two firms.

Magazine ads so clever they stopped readers from turning the page

2019-06-30 11:35

Advertisements are everywhere, but some are at least a pleasure to look at — especially the ones that break through the clutter and make you laugh.

Instagram head denies widely-held belief that Instagram and Facebook listen in through smartphones

2019-06-26 11:11

Instagram denies the persistent belief that it's listening in on users. "Doing so would be super problematic for a lot of different reasons."

Sucking a man’s finger to taste Doritos chips is not sexual harassment, SA advertising regulator rules

2019-05-21 13:10

The advertising regulator said it is not the “taste police”.

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