ARTICLES RELATING TO INTERNET

Internet blackout across Sudan

2019-06-10 21:37

Landline internet connections were down across Sudan on Monday, a week after mobile online services were cut following a deadly crackdown on protesters.

Beloved feline internet star Grumpy Cat dies

2019-05-17 15:55

Say it ain’t so!

Zuckerberg 'optimistic' on regulation after Macron meeting

2019-05-11 13:59

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Friday said he was 'encouraged' and 'optimistic' about the regulatory framework being suggested by France.

You're going to need pretty strong internet to run Google's Netflix-like video game service

2019-03-21 15:58

Here's hoping you've got some pretty strong, stable internet speeds at home.

A Chinese database lists the reproductive status of 1.8 million women as 'BreedReady'

2019-03-12 17:04

The database was discovered by Victor Gevers, a Dutch internet expert, who posted screenshots of it on Twitter.

'Google, this is bogus as hell' — one of the fathers of the internet blasts Google for how Chromecast behaves on his home network

2019-02-18 16:34

Paul Vixie, creator of a critical internet technology, told us why he's mad at Google after using Chromecast on his home network.

MTN is said to prepare for share sale of African unicorn Jumia

2019-02-08 19:45

African online retailer Jumia is planning an initial public offering in New York this year that could value the business at about $1.5bn (about R20bn), according to people familiar with the matter.

Halaal internet? Islamic browser promises better web experience

2019-01-28 12:28

A Malaysian startup is betting that there’s plenty of pent-up demand for a new browser that’s compliant with Islamic values, at a time of mounting concerns over privacy, bias and online abuse over the internet.

MultiChoice expected to start trading on JSE in February

2019-01-22 08:19

Subject to the proposed unbundling from Naspers, entertainment company MultiChoice Group is expected to start trading on the JSE from February 27.

This is what it would take for the South African government to shut down the internet, Zimbabwe-style

2019-01-21 18:38

Limiting access to social media, or a wholesale shutdown of the internet, would not be easy or likely in South Africa, but experts say it is not impossible.

 

Watch: Elon Musk's company has just launched 60 satellites that can provide most of the Earth with high-speed internet access

2019-05-24 05:45

It's the first of 12,000 internet-providing Starlink satellites.

China blocks all language editions of Wikipedia

2019-05-15 22:15

Beijing has broadened its block of online encyclopedia Wikipedia to include all language editions, an internet censorship research group reported just weeks ahead of China's most politically explosive anniversary.

We compared fibre prices in South Africa - and it's up to 24% cheaper than in 2018

2019-04-10 05:22

Mweb prices dropped by more than R40 across the board, and at Web Africa prices dropped by roughly R100.

Steve Jobs made a bunch of predictions in the 80s and 90s about the future of technology — it turns out he nailed it

2019-03-17 21:01

Although his later work at Apple influenced the way things turned out, he still offered a slew of predictions that are shockingly accurate today.

Shutting down the internet doesn't work - but governments keep doing it

2019-02-22 06:15

The Zimbabwean government recently blocked internet access in an bid to crack down on protests against fuel price hikes. They're not alone in using this tactic, says George Ogola.

EXPOSED: 2 cops and a DJ from KZN linked to fake news website Newsbru

2019-02-15 07:27

Two police officers and a DJ from KwaZulu-Natal have been linked to the fake news websites newsbru.net and newspage.co.za, which published articles copied from other news sites.

Samsung's upcoming smartphones will reportedly support the new 'WiFi 6' standard – here's what that means for you

2019-02-06 19:36

WiFi 6 will be great to have in a smartphone, for battery life and in crowded places especially.

Microsoft's Bing blocked in China

2019-01-24 16:41

Chinese internet users have lost access to Microsoft's Bing search engine, triggering grumbling about Communist Party censorship

Mnangagwa: Lesson learnt, a leopard does not change its spots

2019-01-21 20:11

In Zimbabwe, there is a saying: sometimes you celebrate the coming of a witchdoctor, only for him to accuse your mother of witchcraft, says Crecey Kuyedzwa.

This incredibly simple tool gives every website you visit a 'dark mode'

2019-01-21 08:46

Dark modes on pretty much everything - including operating systems, apps, and websites - are much more comfortable for your eyes, especially when you're in a dark room.

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