WATCH: South African journalists read some of the meanest tweets about them

South African journalists are usually on the receiving end of some pretty awful tweets. Some are rude and others funny. Watch.

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Facebook murder: Zolile Khumalo murder-accused smiles in the dock

2018-05-03 13:15

The KwaZulu-Natal man accused of murdering 21-year-old Mangosuthu University of Technology student Zolile Khumalo and posting about it on Facebook has appeared in the Durban Magistrate's Court.

Mobile browser seen as safer than apps to access Facebook - Opera report

2018-04-16 21:52

South Africans trust their mobile browsers for social media access more than apps, Opera claims in its latest mobile web report.

Facebook investigating every app - Zuckerberg

2018-04-10 12:42

CEO Mark Zuckerberg admits Facebook hasn't done enough to prevent its tools from being used for harm, and says "thousands of people" will be hired to ensure it isn't exploited in future.

Up to 60 000 SA users affected by Facebook data leak

2018-04-09 11:10

Personal data of about 60 000 SA Facebook users may have been shared with controversial political data firm Cambridge Analytica, after friends of theirs installed a personality quiz app in 2013.

Facebook adding unsend message tool

2018-04-06 19:49

Facebook is planning to introduce a feature letting users of its Messenger app retract messages after a report that CEO Mark Zuckerberg used an early version of the feature without telling anyone.

Twitter, Facebook may have to ID bots

2018-04-03 20:22

California has proposed legislation that would require social platforms like Facebook and Twitter to identify automated accounts, or bots, amid a push by state lawmakers to police the technology companies.

Twitter joins Facebook, Google in banning crypto coin sale ads

2018-03-29 20:30

Twitter is joining Facebook and Google in banning advertisements for initial coin offerings and token sales on its social-media platform.

SpaceX page vanishes as Elon Musk joins #DeleteFacebook crusade

2018-03-23 19:19

Elon Musk is hopping on the #DeleteFacebook bandwagon, after deleting the Facebook page for his rocket company.

Worried about being on Facebook? Some options explained

2018-03-23 13:22

A snowballing Facebook scandal over the hijacking of personal data from millions of its users has many wondering whether it's time to leave the social network altogether, with #deletefacebook gaining traction.


I said 'no' to every non-essential request in my life for a week — here's what happened

2018-05-15 13:05

I’m a giver and like to make people happy, but over the years I've learned that my time is valuable and sometimes I have to say no. After all, I’m juggling a full-time job, freelance deadlines, and an active social life.

WATCH: 'Taliban' video comment lands businessman in hot water

Businessman Frederik Lee has defended himself from social media uproar following his comments about a "Taliban" airgun at a hunting expo.

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Zuckerberg hearings presage end of `move fast, break things' era

2018-04-10 14:37

Mark Zuckerberg has a well-worn strategy for fixing Facebook flaws. The company launches products, people complain, and then it decides if there’s anything it should change once the furore gets loud enough, writes Bloomberg's Sarah Frier.

Bots, good or bad, dominate Twitter conversation - study

2018-04-10 06:15

Automated accounts or "bots" play a big role in disseminating information on Twitter, accounting for two-thirds of tweets linking to popular websites, a study has shown.

Facebook suspends data firm in wake of privacy scandal

2018-04-09 05:45

The social media giant has suspended another data firm after allegations surfaced that it may have improperly handled users’ information.

DiData ex-CEO Dawson pumps R10m into social network start-up

2018-04-05 22:00

Former Dimension Data CEO Brett Dawson will be joining social discovery and messaging platform Gather Online as chair.

Facebook needs 'a few years' to fix problems: Zuckerberg

2018-04-03 17:23

Facebook will likely need "a few years" to fix the problems uncovered by the revelations on the hijacking of private user data, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg says.

Facebook denies reports it secretly logs your call data

2018-03-26 15:21

The company has said that call logging is part of opt-in feature for people using Messenger or Facebook Lite on Android, and it can be turned off.

Psychometrics: How Facebook data helped Trump find his voters

2018-03-23 18:04

It was one of hundreds of cute questionnaires that were shared widely on Facebook and other social media, like "Which Pokemon Are You?" and "What Are Your Most Used Words?"

Zuckerberg summoned by Congress as lawmakers fume over data leak

2018-03-22 19:22

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been called to appear before a House panel as fallout continues from the exploitation of data from millions of the site’s users by a political consulting firm linked to President Donald Trump.

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