We can take better care of water resources using data - expert

2019-05-19 17:06

There is poor awareness and use of available data in Africa, which could actually help to create the modernised management of water resources, according to an expert.

Google will now auto-delete some user data - if you ask

2019-05-02 17:52

Google says it will let users set up their profiles to automatically delete location and web-browsing data, giving people a middle ground to the internet giant’s always-on or always-off data hoovering mechanisms.

Mobile operators, govt must step up to reduce data prices, fast – competition watchdog

2019-04-26 07:00

The Competition Commission has called for immediate relief on data pricing, among other things, following an inquiry into the data services market.

Vodacom, MTN shares fall after Competition Commission finds data too expensive

2019-04-24 16:13

Vodacom and MTN shares fell after one of the competition regulators ruled that the mobile-phone companies overcharge customers for data – particularly those with lower incomes.

WATCH: US prosecutors probe Facebook data deals

2019-03-23 11:16

The New York Times reports that federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into data-sharing agreements with some of the world's top technology companies.

The mind distracted: Technology's battle for our attention

2019-03-07 19:36

Everyone staring for hours at a screen has had some exposure to "captology" - a word coined by behavioural scientist BJ Fogg to describe the invisible and manipulative way technology can influence those using it. Now some think it is time to escape the tyranny of the digital age.

Like China, SA must collect and use more data - minister

2019-03-05 18:19

The Department of Science and Technology will work hard to ensure that it comes up with policies to enable SA to reap the benefits of technology, says Minister of Science and Technology Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubani.

You can now transfer your cellphone data to other people for free - except if you're with Vodacom

2019-03-01 14:11

It also charges the most for out-of-bundle data usage.

You'll get 5G services at the office before you do on your phone

2019-02-26 19:43

Samsung and Huawei may have unveiled 5G smartphones for consumers in the past week, but carriers expect business clients to lead the way in generating revenue from the latest wireless technology.

 

WATCH: Google gives users more control over data

2019-05-09 18:47

Google is trying hard to convince consumers that it's safe to trust them. At its developer conference, the tech giant put the issue front and centre.

Sell in May? First look at the data.

2019-05-02 10:59

It’s that time of year when the yearly ‘sell in May and go away’ question pops up. PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw explains why you should avoid this (and other) investment myths.

SA data prices high, anti-poor and lack transparency, Competition Commission finds

2019-04-24 21:57

SA's mobile data prices are much higher than many other countries across the globe and the rest of Africa, and MTN and Vodacom charge domestic consumers much more than they do in other countries, the Competition Commission has found.

Twitter's Dorsey adds his voice to support of regulation in tech

2019-04-03 18:12

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says rules like Europe’s Data Protection Regulation have had a positive impact on the technology industry, remarks that come days after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called for stepped up government oversight of social media platforms.

SA business underplaying the danger of cybercrime?

2019-03-13 10:59

According to current data, South Africa has the third-highest number of cybercrime victims worldwide. Experts warn that the threat has never been more severe, yet we are lagging when it comes to preventing cyber-attacks.

REVEALED: The cheapest country to buy 1GB of mobile data

2019-03-06 06:02

Ten out of the 50 cheapest countries in the world for mobile data are in sub-Saharan Africa, a study has revealed.

The Sunday Read: MultiChoice banks on high data prices to drive pay-TV growth

2019-03-03 09:29

Unhitched from the parent company, Naspers, Multichoice has rocketed into the top 40 of the JSE this week as it listed separately.

Vodacom backtracks after outrage: It will now roll over data for free

2019-02-27 13:28

Vodacom was going to be the only mobile operator to charge for data rollovers to the next month.

How well can you see colour? Take this test and find out

2019-02-25 10:27

South Africans are among the top scorers in this online test.

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