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Today, Facebook outlined the steps it is taking to help protect the integrity of Zambia’s general elections on its platforms. The southern African country is expected to go to the polls on Thursday 12 August 2021 for general elections to elect the president and national assembly of the country. Facebook...
Internet and connectivity speed tester Ookla has released its market analysis for Nigeria, ranking the country’s fastest internet service providers (ISPs). The analysis only takes into account top providers of internet services in the country, ones which account for 3% or more of total test samples in the market in...
WhatsApp has started to test support for multi-device connections that let users access the chatting app on more devices without the need to have an active connection on one device. The new feature is currently rolling out to users in Kenya, according to TechWeez. WhatsApp is now taking in testers in...
Internet and connectivity speed tester Ookla has released its market analysis for South Africa, ranking the country's fastest internet service providers (ISPs). The analysis only takes into account top providers of internet services in the country, ones which account for 3% or more of total test samples in the market...
Originating on Japanese mobile phones in 1997, the colourful emoji icons gained popularity in the west and worldwide in the 2010s. Now a common form of expression via text or email, over 10 billion emojis are exchanged between people every day. But how welcome are these familiar faces in business communication?...
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been even more reliant on their Internet connections to stay in touch, educated, entertained, and productive. Although the effects of the pandemic have been and continue to be devastating, we can only imagine what life would have looked like if this had happened in...
When it comes to Internet connectivity, it’s important to know the basics, so you can understand what you’re paying for and what you should be getting, but with so much jargon and so many acronyms used to describe Internet connectivity, different connections, and package options, it’s easy to get...
Ubiquitous social media platform Twitter is removing its Fleets feature just eight months after its worldwide launch due to low user engagement and interest. https://twitter.com/Twitter/status/1415362679095635970?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1415362679095635970%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theverge.com%2F2021%2F7%2F14%2F22577166%2Ftwitter-fleets-shuts-down-stories-clone From 3 August, users on the services will instead see active Spaces - Twitter's live audio chat rooms - at the top of their timeline instead...
Chinese-owned music and video sharing social media network TikTok has cracked down on the advertisement of financial services on its platform. This blanket ban on the publishing of sponsored content related to finance includes investment services and cryptocurrencies, reports Markets Insider. First reported last week, the super-popular platform updated its branded...
Social media network Twitter has temporarily suspended EFF leader and political controversy machine Julius Malema after finding the party leader to have violated its policies. “We have determined that you have violated Twitter rules, so we’ve temporarily limited some of your account features,” reads the notification sent to Malema by...
Anonymised data, voluntarily provided by Kaspersky Internet Security for Android users, has shown which messenger apps are the most popular among phishing scammers. The biggest share of detected malicious links between December 2020 and May 2021 were overwhelmingly sent via WhatsApp (84.9%), followed by Telegram (5.7%). Viber is in third place...
WhatsApp is threatening to permanently ban any user found using the third-party clone app known as "GBWhatsApp". The app is currently available for Android and can be found through a quick Google search. The clone app has been a hot topic of conversation in social media spaces as of late,...
Twitter has recently shared three new design concepts for an upcoming feature that the social media company is considering introducing in its service. The new "Trusted Friends" would allow users to limit the audience for select tweets to a small circle of "close friends". Another new feature, called "Facets" is...
Social media giant Facebook looks to be making moves into further controlling the extremist content and thought that has become ever more common in social media in the last several years. Some users of the service are being asked if they are worried that certain friends are becoming extremists, according...
A study conducted by Genesis Analytics in eight African countries - Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, the DRC, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Mauritius, and Kenya - reveals that social media platforms help accelerate economic growth and opportunity across the continent. The African continent is heavily reliant on its small and medium-sized enterprises...
Starting June 29 2021, Facebook will launch enforcement on ads about elections or politics in Zambia and South Africa. As a result, anyone running ads about political figures, political parties, the election or “Get out the vote” campaigns must go through the ad authorization process by verifying their identity with...
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