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MainOne, Facebook roll out open-access fibre network in Nigeria

MainOne, Facebook roll out open-access fibre network in Nigeria

February 26, 2019 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MainOne, Facebook roll out open-access fibre network in Nigeria

MainOne has announced a partnership with Facebook to roll out a metro fibre infrastructure project in two states of Nigeria. The infrastructure collaboration is part of Facebook’s efforts to connect more people to broadband internet. As part of this project, MainOne is building and operating approximately 750 km terrestrial fibre infrastructure in Edo...

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The 2019 budget speech tops this week’s Google searches

February 22, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on The 2019 budget speech tops this week’s Google searches

South Africans generated more than 100 000 search queries for “Budget speech 2019” as Minister Tito Mboweni presented his plans for government spending this year. South Africans searched Google for the salient details and highlights of the finance...

Watch out for phoney Facebook logins

Watch out for phoney Facebook logins

February 19, 2019 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Watch out for phoney Facebook logins

Phishers are using a new tactic to get your Facebook login details: copycat single sign-on login windows. A plethora of third-party websites use single sign-on, or SSO, to let you log in with your Facebook details. This way your Facebook login is used as a...

South Africa: Cell C to bring public access Internet hotspots in the Free State

UBA, Google rollout Wifi hotspots in Nigeria

February 14, 2019 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on UBA, Google rollout Wifi hotspots in Nigeria

The United Bank for Africa (UBA) has collaborated with Google and ISP partner to launch Google Station in 11 UBA branches in Lagos State as part of plans to roll out 200 stations in the country. Google Station, a platform for providing free, high-speed Wi-Fi...

Cell C unveils enhanced MediaPlay

Students get the best in connectivity with Cell C’s MediaPlay

February 14, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Students get the best in connectivity with Cell C’s MediaPlay

The first month of university for South African students has kicked off and with it, students will begin to feel the effects of the high cost of education. While students have always struggled to afford basic necessities, today’s generation faces more...

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Fears of an internet shutdown on the rise in Nigeria

February 13, 2019 • Features, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Fears of an internet shutdown on the rise in Nigeria

With less than a week until the Nigerian election, there are mounting fears that access to the internet and social media services could soon be restricted. The run-up to the vote, which will be held on February 16th, has been plagued by rumours that there are...

Data rollover is now free for FNB Connect customers

February 12, 2019 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Data rollover is now free for FNB Connect customers

After months of speculation, FNB has finally unveiled their soon-to-be-released mobile offering under the FNB Connect. FNB has announced that its customers who use FNB Connect can now benefit from free data rollover and data transfer, in addition to the...

Apple and Google’s feud continues

February 9, 2019 • Online & SocialComments Off on Apple and Google’s feud continues

Earlier this week, Apple disabled Facebook and Google’s internal applications after privacy violations were revealed, leaving Google and Facebook employees at a standstill for key operations. However, on Thursday, February 7, Apple widened its privacy feud...

SONA, Bushiri and 21 Savage ranked as top Google searches this week

February 8, 2019 • Online & SocialComments Off on SONA, Bushiri and 21 Savage ranked as top Google searches this week

The second State of the Nation Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa garnered a lot of interest from netizens this week, with South Africans generating more than 100 000 search queries for “SONA 2019” on Wednesday and more than 10 000 queries for “SONA...

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...

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...

Nokia 8110 users can now get Whatsapp

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 Group announces changes to the Board and establishment of International Advisory Board

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...