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7 Great Security Practices to Make Sure Your Social Media is Safe & Private

Social media provides a world of opportunities for an organization or individual to promote and expand a brand. A powerful form of communication that uses the internet, social media can provide any organization with a strong global presence. Most organizations...

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...

Newsmaker of the Week: What’s Next for Facebook?

Saying that Facebook, the US-based social media corporation, has had a bad week is an understatement. The company, owned and led by tech legend Mark Zuckerberg, began the week on a direly sour note after its group of social media...

Social Media Users in Africa React to WhatsApp & Facebook Outages

Last evening, millions of people across Africa went to their usual social media platforms only to have their apps load endlessly. Was it the signal? Did they steal the tower cables? No -- Facebook and its platforms, including some...

Ethiopia is Building Local Social Media to Rival Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp

Ethiopia has begun development on its own social media platforms to rival US-based social networks like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. The state communications security agency said on Monday that the country does not have any plans to block the...

Facebook Rolls Out its Marketplace to 37 Territories Across Sub-Saharan Africa

Social media mainstay Facebook has announced today the launch of its Marketplace platform to 37 more countries and territories in Sub-Saharan Africa. The platform is currently available in South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria. Facebook Marketplace is a convenient destination...

Nigeria to Lift Twitter Ban “In The Next Few Days”

Nigeria is soon expected to lift its ban on Twitter, according to Information Minister Lai Mohammed who relayed as much on Wednesday. This comes after the apparent resolution of some of the differences between the country's Federal Government and...

Social Media Has Redefined How People Shop

Since the late 2000s, social media has become an integral part of our daily lives - whether to connect with friends and family, share information with others, or stay updated on the latest news and trends. With an average of...

Twitter is Shutting Down its Fleets Feature Surprising No One

Ubiquitous social media platform Twitter is removing its Fleets feature just eight months after its worldwide launch due to low user engagement and interest. https://twitter.com/Twitter/status/1415362679095635970?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1415362679095635970%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theverge.com%2F2021%2F7%2F14%2F22577166%2Ftwitter-fleets-shuts-down-stories-clone From 3 August, users on the services will instead see active Spaces - Twitter's live audio...

TikTok Axes Cryptocurrency Ads on its Platform

Chinese-owned music and video sharing social media network TikTok has cracked down on the advertisement of financial services on its platform. This blanket ban on the publishing of sponsored content related to finance includes investment services and cryptocurrencies, reports Markets...
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Enhancing IoT Security with a Cyber Immune Solution

Internet of Things (IoT) devices, ranging from wearables to smart home appliances, are increasingly targeted by cybercriminals for...
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