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When discussing the privacy and security of messenger apps, one needs to understand that the Telegram’s functionality goes beyond the simple messages exchange and has many surprising features. With Telegrams' user-base exceeding over 500 million active monthly users, it now combines elements of a massive communication hub, messaging board and...
YouTube has removed a video uploaded to US President Donald Trump's account. According to the content-sharing platform, the video violates its policies on inciting violence. The Verge also reported that Trump's account has been issued with a strike, and "is unable to upload new content for at least a week". “After...
Facebook recently asked WhatsApp users to accept its updated terms of service and privacy policy - or else lose access to the app. “As part of the Facebook family of companies, WhatsApp receives information from, and shares information with, this family of companies. We may use the information we receive...
Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerburg has revealed that US President Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts will be banned "indefinitely". In a post, Zuckerburg says "we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until...
Facebook has made the decision to stop US President Donald Trump from posting for 24 hours. This comes after the social media giant removed two posts that were reportedly in support of a pro-Trump attack on the US Capitol. “We’ve assessed two policy violations against President Trump’s Page which will...
US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that aims to prohibit transactions with eight digital Chinese payment platforms, including Ant Group’s Alipay and Tencent’s QQ and WeChat Pay. "Additional steps must be taken to deal with the national emergency with respect to the information and communications technology and...
Mondia has announced the launch of Monsooq in Nigeria. This follows on the heels of the time-based entertainment platform's initial launch in South Africa. Monsooq is a first-of-its-kind model which utilises time as the currency. Users pay only for the time they spend consuming content and are not required to...
As the COVID-19 pandemic catalyses the move to eCommerce, new technologies are attempting to bridge the gap between offline and online retail by offering rich and immersive experiences that replicate in-person shopping and redefine how people experience online shopping.   In brick and mortar stores, consumers are able to try, touch,...
Content marketing has become one of the most trusted and sought after forms of marketing. In fact, a recent report shows that in this year alone 70% of marketers are seriously investing in content marketing. You might be wondering why? And the answer is simple; content marketing offers companies a...
Mobile data traffic in Sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to grow by almost 6.5 times the current figures, with total traffic increasing from 0.87EB per month in 2020 to 5.6EB by 2026. Meanwhile, the average traffic per smartphone is expected to reach 8.9GB over the forecast period - this according to the...
Google provides a unique insight into the major moments and top trends of 2020 based on the most popular searches conducted in South Africa. Search trends information is gleaned from data collated by Google based on what South Africans have been searching for and asking Google. The information goliath processes...
Reddit is officially set to acquire TikTok rival - Dubsmash. The social news giant says that this deal will bring to key strengths to its platform. First, Dubsmash’s mission is unique among social platforms and is aligned with Reddit’s own mission of bringing community and belonging to everyone in the...
Google provides a unique insight into the major moments and top trends of 2020 based on the most popular searches conducted in Kenya. Search trends information is gleaned from data collated by Google based on what Kenyans have been searching for and asking Google. The information goliath processes more than...
Google provides a unique insight into the major moments and top trends of 2020 based on the most popular searches conducted in Nigeria. Search trends information is gleaned from data collated by Google based on what Nigerians have been searching for and asking Google. The information goliath processes more than...
Facebook has officially launched JoziPlug - its first Community City Guide on the African continent. The Johannesburg edition of the initiative has been compiled and co-created by local Facebook Groups featuring unique and inspiring content about the city. The JoziPlug is aimed at showcasing Johannesburg’s "hidden attractions to visitors and...
Instagram has revealed that it would introduce five new features of the coming months. According to the social media giant, over the last ten years, its users have "come to Instagram to connect with their friends, explore their interests, and be entertained". "From this, a global community was born, a...
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