Britain plans social media regulation to battle harmful content

Britain proposed new online safety laws on Monday that would slap penalties on social media companies and technology firms if they fail to protect their users from harmful content. Easy access to damaging material particularly among young people has caused growing concern worldwide and came into the spotlight in Britain after the death of 14-year-old […]

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Samsung releases world’s first 5G phone

Samsung Electronics on Friday released the Galaxy S10 5G, the world’s first available smartphone with built-in fifth-generation communications technology, as South Korea seeks to build a lead in the transformative system. On Wednesday the South became the first country to commercially launch nationwide 5G services, with three superfast networks going live offering data speeds that […]

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WHATSAPP ALLOWS USERS TO CONTROL WHO CAN ADD THEM TO GROUP CHATS

Facebook Inc on Wednesday changed the privacy settings on its WhatsApp messaging platform, allowing users to decide who can add them to chat groups, as it tries to revamp its image after growing privacy concerns among users. WhatsApp, which has about 1.5 billion users, has been trying to find ways to stop misuse of the […]

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Facebook’s call for global internet regulation sparks debate

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg’s call for “globally harmonized” online regulation raises questions about how internet platforms can deal with concerns about misinformation and abusive content while remaining open to free speech. Here are key questions about the latest proposal from Facebook: What is Facebook seeking? The leading social network wants a single set of rules […]

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Gmail turns 15, gets four new languages and scheduled emails

15 years and counting – the Gmail team has announced new and efficient tools, including  the ability to schedule emails to be sent in future and four new languages. Google launched its web-based email client back in 2004. The Smart Compose feature helps you draft new emails from scratch faster. Not only does the Smart […]

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WATCH: Huawei launches new P30 series smartphones

Huawei will today announce the launch of its P30 series of smartphones in Paris today and users can follow the event live, as it unfolds. At 15:00 pm (SA time), Users will be able to watch the launch live either on YouTube, Facebook or Twitter by simply clicking on the links. Huawei SA noted that it will only reveal the local […]

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WhatsApp Business to launch on iOS – reports

WhatsApp Business which was launched last year January has been exclusively available to Android users but now it will be available to iOS users too according to Hypertext. Users of iOS in a small number of countries have noticed the availability of WhatsApp Business. WABetaInfo first noticed that WhatsApp Business was available on iOS in Mexico. […]

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Uber South Africa partners with Discovery to launch Driver Care

Uber announced today that is has partnered with Discovery to offer access to quality and affordable private healthcare cover for driver-partners and their families, on a voluntary basis. This new healthcare cover for driver-partners has been brandedDriver Care and is powered by Discovery’s Primary Care Activate product. This cover includes out-of-hospital care such as unlimited GP […]

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Facebook employees had access to millions of user passwords

Facebook stored up to 600 million user account passwords without encryption and viewable as plain text to tens of thousands of company employees, according to a report Thursday by cybersecurity journalist Brian Krebs. Facebook confirmed the report in a blog post. Facebook shares were down less than 1 percent Thursday. The Irish Data Protection Commission, which administers the European […]

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