Showing posts with category "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 users.

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

New court case to tackle thousands of dodgy loan deals in South Africa

Stellenbosch University’s Law Clinic plans to institute a class action case on behalf of thousands of defrauded consumers who have fallen victim to dodgy loan websites.

September 29, 2021
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Internet

How China’s new privacy laws will impact businesses in South Africa

​​South African businesses with links to China need to be aware of the country’s recently-passed Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL), which comes into force in November 2021, says law firm Webber Wentzel.

September 23, 2021
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Internet

These are the top Airbnb cities and towns in South Africa

Travel on Airbnb contributed more than R8 billion to the South African economy during the pandemic, supporting 21,500 jobs, new data shows.

September 15, 2021
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Internet

New online school launches in South Africa

South African homeschooling provider, Impaq, is launching a new online school in September.

September 1, 2021
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Internet

Zuckerberg says Facebook’s future lies in virtual ‘metaverse’

Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t just want you logging in to his company’s products. He wants you living, working and even exercising inside them.

July 29, 2021
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Internet