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No More Blue Ticks? WhatsApp to Let Users Choose When to Appear Online

WhatsApp on Tuesday announced a series of new privacy changes coming to the chatting service, including a way for users to check their messages without appearing online to other contacts. The new features are set to roll out to...

Do South Africans Know How Facebook Collects Their Data?

South Africa is one of 10 countries that have no idea how their data is collected by Facebook, says security provider NordVPN. In April of 2018, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that the social network collects data from people online...

Facebook Reels Has Finally Launched in These Sub-Saharan African Countries

Today, Meta, the US-based tech and social media touchstone, has announced an expansion of the availability of its Facebook Reels for iOS and Android to more than 20 countries across sub-Saharan Africa. The "Reels" feature was first launched on Meta's...

Meta Looks to Boost Virtual Reality in Africa’s Storytelling

Africa No Filter, a narrative change organisation, and Meta, formerly Facebook, have announced a partnership to launch “Future Africa: Telling Stories, Building Worlds” program, aimed at boosting the use of Virtual Reality in Africa’s storytelling. Supporting Extended Reality storytellers to...

Most SMEs Are Owed Money – Here’s How Tech Can Help Them Get Paid

For small businesses, late payments can be the difference between surviving or failing. This is something that local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have been grappling with for years prior to COVID-19. However, the ongoing pandemic has only exacerbated...

Could Ethiopia Ban Facebook After It Deleted PM Abiy Ahmed’s Post?

Facebook, the social media platform owned by Meta, removed a post on the page of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for allegedly violating its policies against inciting violence. The post in question, uploaded to Facebook on Sunday, asked citizens of...

Meta – Where Did Facebook Get Its New Name From?

During Facebook's Connect 2021 conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company would be renamed from "Facebook" to "Meta," and according to a statement from the firm, "Meta’s focus will be to bring the metaverse to life and help...

How Facebook is Intervening in the Upcoming Elections in South Africa

COVID-19 has shown us the power of technology to help people and solve problems. We’ve also seen people using our apps more than ever, to stay connected with family and friends fostering communities even during challenging times. This is how...

WhatsApp Rolls Out End-to-End Encrypted Backups

Facebook-owned chatting platform WhatsApp is adding its famous end-to-end encryption to the cloud backups of users on both Android and iOS devices in a win for online privacy. The service has been using its end-to-end encryption to protect the privacy...

Instagram Tries to Curb Teen Addiction With New Feature

An executive of US-based social media titan Facebook has promised that Instagram, a member of the Facebook family of social platforms which also includes chat service provider WhatsApp, will introduce a new "Take a Break" feature that will encourage...
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E- Tolls Dead, Tech lives on

E-Tolls Officially Abolished: South Africa E-tolls in Gauteng, South Africa are now officially gone. Last night at 12am all systems...
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