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EU Launches Illegal Content Probe into X War Disinformation

The European Union (EU) has taken a significant step against Elon Musk's X platform, formerly known as Twitter, by initiating "formal infringement proceedings" under the recently implemented Digital Services Act (DSA). The action, announced on Monday, by the EU,...

Google, Facebook agree on EU ‘fake news’ code of conduct

On Wednesday, 26 September 2018 major tech companies including Facebook and Google agreed on a code of conduct to combat online disinformation in the European Union, although critics said the commitments were too weak. According to Reuters, seven months before...

Google receives a record breaking $5 billion fine

Tech Giant, Google, was fined $5 billion by the European Commission on Wednesday for breaking antitrust laws by pushing its apps on smartphone users and subsequently shutting its competitors out of the market. This amount is almost double that of...

African post offices at the forefront of financial solutions in rural areas

Postal services can play a pivotal role in delivering remittances, lowering the transfer costs and providing access to basic financial services in Africa, according to a report released today by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the...

South African satellite to launch from International Space Station

A nanosatellite designed and built in South Africa will be launched early next year from the International Space Station as part of a European Commission research project. Managed by SCS Aerospace Group, South Africa’s biggest private satellite concern it will...

Watch Nelson Mandela memorial live online

As the world prepares to mourn the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela, a special memorial service is being held today at Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium. Up to 91 Heads of State have arrived in the country to attend to...

Microsoft fined $731 million for Internet Explorer

The European Commission issued a notice to technology giant Microsoft in October last year following the company's failure to provide users with a choice of alternative browsers in the event they do not want Microsoft’s Internet Explorer as their default internet browser. Now...

Microsoft served notice on browser selection breach

The European Commission has issued a notice to technology giant Microsoft of its understanding that the company failed to give users a choice of different browsers if they did not want Microsoft’s Internet Explorer as their default internet browser. The Commission signed a legally...
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R500 Million Investment to Enhance Broadband in SA Townships

This financial year, Vodacom Eastern Cape plans to invest R500 million as part of its larger digital inclusion strategy...
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