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Zimbabwe data prices hiked by up to 500% to curb social media activism and dissent
Zimbabwe data prices hiked by up to 500% to curb social media activism and dissent
Mobile data prices in Zimbabwe sky-rocketed overnight and Zimbabweans say the hikes are government efforts to quash activism on social media around...
SA wades into global app regulation battle
SA wades into global app regulation battle
Whether or not to regulate services such as Whats­App, Facebook Messenger and Skype was a challenge only recently presented to Parliament.
Dear MTN and Vodacom, don't dictate to us how to use the internet
Dear MTN and Vodacom, don't dictate to us how to use the internet
On Tuesday, Parliament’s portfolio committee on telecommunications and postal services held hearings into whether WhatsApp, Skype and other...
MTN chief wants probe into 'freeloading' WhatsApp
MTN chief wants probe into 'freeloading' WhatsApp
Cellphone operator MTN has fired a shot at popular chat application WhatsApp, claiming the popularity of chat over the top (OTT) operators was...
Facebook finally pulls in WhatsApp
Facebook finally pulls in WhatsApp
Hot on the heels of WhatsApp introducing voice calls, there seems to be a new feature released by Facebook, WhatsApp’s parent company: the...
Precocious privacy warriors
Precocious privacy warriors
At first glance Nadim Kobeissi looks about 14 years old. Yet the baby-faced PHD student is part of a new wave of entrepreneur-activists who are...
Khaya Dlanga: Technology and the curse of distraction and immediacy
Khaya Dlanga: Technology and the curse of distraction and immediacy
A friend of mine gets really irritated when he is chatting up a girl and her eyes start wandering; like she is looking for something better or...
Is WhatsApp worth Facebook's $19bn?
Is WhatsApp worth Facebook's $19bn?
Silicon Valley is as much about creating legends as it is about changing reality. Where else could a guy get turned down for a job and then, five...

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