Showing posts with category "internet"

Space junk is creating no-go zones for satellites

The Russian missile test that shattered a dead satellite this week highlights a growing threat of space debris just as companies such as SpaceX and Boeing Co make plans to launch as many as 65,000 ...

November 18, 2021
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internet

These Facebook posts could impact a legal claim in South Africa, warn experts

It might not occur to everyone that using social media can hurt a personal injury claim. However, even seemingly harmless media, like birthday wishes or posts about social outings, can potentially ...

November 12, 2021
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internet

3 changes coming to WhatsApp

A number of new features are currently in the works for messaging service WhatsApp, according to the official WhatsApp official blog and insider website WABetaInfo.

November 10, 2021
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internet

These WhatsApp messages can now land you in serious legal trouble in South Africa

The government signed two key pieces of legislation into law in 2021 which will have an impact on social media posts and sharing messages in South Africa, says social media lawyer Emma Sadleir.

November 3, 2021
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internet

Facebook changes name to Meta

Facebook Inc is re-christening itself Meta Platforms Inc, decoupling its corporate identity from the eponymous social network mired in toxic content, and highlighting a shift to an emerging computi...

October 29, 2021
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internet

UCT’s new online high school is hiring 300 new staff, and offering scholarships for 100 learners

The Sanlam Group has partnered with the UCT Online High School to provide scholarships to talented young South Africans from historically disadvantaged backgrounds.

October 26, 2021
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internet

Here’s how much time people spend on Facebook

In March, a group of researchers inside Facebook compiled a report for one of the company’s most powerful executives, chief product officer Chris Cox.

October 26, 2021
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internet

Takealot, UberEats and others to be questioned in competition investigation in South Africa

South Africa’s Competition Commission will hold public hearings in November as part of its Online Intermediation Platforms Market Inquiry.

October 19, 2021
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internet

Hawks and FBI make arrests in R100 million online scam

Eight foreign nationals, aged between 33 and 52, were on Tuesday morning arrested for their links to an alleged R100 million internet scam during a large-scale operation in Cape Town.

October 19, 2021
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internet

UCT’s new online high school is hiring – here’s what they are looking for

The University of Cape Town’s online high school has seen an significant uptake since first launching in July, and is now hiring for over 300 positions to meet the growing demand.

October 8, 2021
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internet

Facebook places profits over well-being of its users, says whistleblower

A former Facebook Inc product manager has become one of the company’s highest-profile critics after exposing thousands of internal documents she said showed the social media giant failed to protect...

October 4, 2021
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internet

Don’t blame us for South Africa’s racist content: Facebook

Social media platforms should not be used as a scapegoat for the rise in hate speech online because they only mirror what society already feels, a Facebook representative said on Wednesday.

September 30, 2021
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internet