WhatsApp is on a mission to slow the spread of fake news between users and that's why it has imposed a strict new limit on message forwarding. Starting today, users who plan on forwarding a message that has been identified as “highly forwarded” will only be to send it...
The world continues to reel from the impact of the novel coronavirus - a massive, spanning crisis that is meeting almost all aspects of our lives in some capacity. Economies stutter, businesses suffer, and human lives are lost. Amidst the pandemic, and the billions of lives in lockdown, there are...
Facebook is ramping up efforts to help researchers and healthcare workers better understand the spread of COVID-19 through the Data for Good programme. In an official blog post, the social media giant says in order for public health systems to put the right kind of guidelines in place they need "better...
Global restrictions to encourage social distancing have meant that mining projects have either slowed or been put on hold until further notice. There is no doubt that mining executives are beginning to feel nervous as the spread of the virus accelerates. Share-prices of listed mining companies are in a downward...
Over the last few years, IT has become an essential part of every businesses journey towards digital transformation. In fact, Gartner reports that globally 90% of organizations are making it a priority. This means that now, more than ever before, companies are on the lookout for innovative solutions to...
Emergency doctors at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital, in Johannesburg, South Africa, have innovated a new way to protect healthcare workers from COVID-19, reports Times Select. The development team managed to secure private sector funding within two days, and have already begun rolling the device out in their own hospital. Future plans...
Vodacom and Safaricom have successfully acquired mobile money payment service, M-PESA, reports TechWeez. Safaricom's late CEO, Bob Collymore believed that the $13.4 million deal would let "both purchasers make significant savings in royalties paid to Vodafone and expand the service to new African markets". By taking ownership of M-PESA's brand and...
MTN has the best mobile network in South Africa – according to the Mobile Network Quality report by MyBroadband Insights. The report is based on 310,868 speed tests which were performed by thousands of MyBroadband Speed Test App users across South Africa between 1 January and 31 March 2020. The...
Spotify, the music streaming giant, is preparing to improve on the real-time lyrics it is offering in-app as it tests a new user interface, writes Tech Weez. The company has confirmed that it began testing the lyrics feature last year. Android Police suggest testing actually began in November, but further...
YouTube has said that it will limit content that spreads conspiracy theories linking 5G technology to the global COVID-19 pandemic - this comes after seven cell towers were set on fire in the UK. “We also have clear policies that prohibit videos promoting medically unsubstantiated methods to prevent the coronavirus...
As this week comes to a close we take a look at the articles that resonated most with our readers. The tech world seems to be settling into the new normal of the peri-COVID world, we begin to see efforts stabilize as governments avoid major healthcare crises. In South Africa, the...
Google provides a unique insight into the major moments and top trends of the week 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...
On Tuesday, according to an article from Motherboard, video-calling service Zoom accidentally released the personal email addresses and photos of thousands of its users. This is because the service had an issue with its "Company Directory" feature, that groups together users who share the same email domain. Since the ides...
Facebook has introduced a standalone Messengers app for Windows and iOS desktops. This release comes at a time when more than a third of the world's population is practising social-distancing, rendering communication through video calls and text more important than ever before. According to The Verge, the desktop app has...
The novel coronavirus has now reached nearly every corner of the globe, with billions under lockdown conditions, a million infected and thousands dead. Keeping informed in these unprecedented times can be difficult with all that's ongoing in the world today. Different news sources can tell of different topics, different angles...
In South Africa, 75% of CEOs stated that the increasing complexity of cyber threats is shaping their businesses. This is according to the PwC 23rd Annual CEO Survey 2020 which also highlights the growing public concern over data privacy and vulnerabilities in supply chains and business partners. However, with...
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