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WhatsApp bans 2 millon fake accounts per month

February 7, 2019 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on WhatsApp bans 2 millon fake accounts per month

Social media platform, WhatsApp bans about two million accounts per month from its messaging platform. According to the company, three-quarters of problematic accounts are identified without user report or human intervention, 20 percent of them at the time of registration. At a recent press briefing in New Delhi, company executives said they have built a...

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Surfline partnership to provide free Wifi to public libraries in Ghana

Ghana gets affordable Wifi services

February 7, 2019 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ghana gets affordable Wifi services

Vodafone Ghana has partnered with Facebook to deploy Express Wifi in residential areas. Express Wi-Fi aims to reduce barriers to connectivity such as limited infrastructure and high data costs, giving more people, such as small business entrepreneurs and...

Google now ties your identity to your collected data

Google now ties your identity to your collected data

February 6, 2019 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Google now ties your identity to your collected data

Up until recently, Google collected your data but never directly tied your identity to it. It has since lifted the ban on personally identifiable web tracking and can now use all of the information collected from your searches, your email, Youtube, Maps, and...

LG South Africa unveils new WhatsApp service

WhatsApp introduces new privacy settings for iPhone

February 6, 2019 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on WhatsApp introduces new privacy settings for iPhone

Popular Facebook-owned chat service WhatsApp has updated its iOS app, on Tuesday, 05 February with support for biometric authentication, allowing users to ‘lock’ the app with Face ID or Touch ID. To activate the new feature, you’ll need to head to the...

Watch out for phoney Facebook logins

Facebook partners African NGO’s for Safer Internet Day

February 5, 2019 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Facebook partners African NGO’s for Safer Internet Day

As we celebrate Safer Internet Day on 5 February, Facebook is joining hands with more than 20 non-profit organisations and government agencies. The campaign aims to raise awareness about Internet safety and security concerns such as cyberbullying and...

MTN introduces Bundle Bonanza promotion to new Prepaid customers

MTN launches “Double Your Bundle” promotion

February 1, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN launches “Double Your Bundle” promotion

MTN has announced that it has slashed it’s out of bundle (OOB) data rate by up to 75% for prepaid customers and that it will be doubling selected prepaid voice and data bundles for the next two months. Prepaid customers currently not making use of data...

Google+ says goodbye to consumers on April 2

Google+ says goodbye to consumers on April 2

January 31, 2019 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Google+ says goodbye to consumers on April 2

Google has announced that it will be shutting down Google+ for consumers on April 2. It comes as no surprise that the service is shutting down considering that Google confirmed its plans a while ago. Only now there is a set date to prep for. April 2nd will...

New partnership enables cost-effective broadband satellite in Africa

New partnership enables cost-effective broadband satellite in Africa

January 30, 2019 • Online & SocialComments Off on New partnership enables cost-effective broadband satellite in Africa

Axiz has announced the signing of Innova HTS, a new partner that enables cost-effective broadband satellite solutions into Africa. Innova HTS complements an already comprehensive range of solutions from Axiz aimed at enhancing its digital platform offering....

Uganda: Social media tax payers fall to 6.8 mln

January 30, 2019 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda: Social media tax payers fall to 6.8 mln

According to a quarterly report by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), the number of internet subscribers who paid the social media tax reduced from 8.04 million in July 2018 to 6.84 million people in September.41 Last year, Uganda’s parliament...

10 best ways to manage a brand on Instagram in 2019

10 best ways to manage a brand on Instagram in 2019

January 28, 2019 • Online & Social, SponsoredComments Off on 10 best ways to manage a brand on Instagram in 2019

Continuous follower, growth, actions, and engagement are necessary for the success of your business on Instagram. The social networking site is regularly used by companies for promoting their brands and reaping great returns. However, the way big brands are...

black extends free data promotion

black extends free data promotion

January 28, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on black extends free data promotion

black has announced that it is extending its free data promotion to stream content until the end of June. The free data can be accessed on any of Cell C’s prepaid or contract plans and can be used to browse, watch or download content on black. “We...

Over five million enterprises globally are using its ‘Business’ app to connect with their customers

WhatsApp Business app passes the 5 mln mark globally

January 25, 2019 • Online & SocialComments Off on WhatsApp Business app passes the 5 mln mark globally

Over five million enterprises globally are using its ‘Business’ app to connect with their customers within a year of launch, announced WhatsApp on Thursday, 24 January 2019. To mark the one-year anniversary, the company said it’s expanding some of the...

Uber redesigns app for low connectivity areas

Uber redesigns app for low connectivity areas

January 25, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Uber redesigns app for low connectivity areas

Taxi-hailing app, Uber has announced the launch of Uber Lite with a new interface designed for booking rides in low connectivity, on Android phones and limited data plans. Uber Lite retains the core functionality of the rider app, has in-app support, and...

Microsoft Edge for mobile filters out fake news with NewsGuard

January 24, 2019 • Online & SocialComments Off on Microsoft Edge for mobile filters out fake news with NewsGuard

The Microsoft Edge app for Android and iOS now works with a built-in fake news detector called NewsGuard that will help you phase out any online misinformation. Partnering with NewsGuard was a necessary step in Microsoft’s Defending Democracy program and...

NCC fines telecos for violating regulation

Nigeria sees growth in internet users revealed NCC

January 24, 2019 • Online & Social, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria sees growth in internet users revealed NCC

On Monday, 21 January 2019, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) released its Monthly Internet Subscribers Data for December 2018. Data from the report shows that overall internet users increased to 111,632,516 in December 2018 from the 108,457,051...

Vodacom empowers small business with a financial management app

Vodacom empowers small business with a financial management app

January 20, 2019 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom empowers small business with a financial management app

Vodacom Business has partnered with financial and business management platform Fiskl to provide mobile and digital services to entrepreneurs and small businesses in Africa. Fiskl is a mobile-first financial and business management app that has re-designed the...