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Facebook's Libra currency under fire
Facebook's Libra currency under fire
Facebook's planned virtual unit Libra, already under heavy attack from US President Donald Trump and global regulators, faces scepticism among the...
France passes law taxing digital giants in defiance of US anger
France passes law taxing digital giants in defiance of US anger
France on Thursday became the first major economy to impose a tax on digital giants, with parliament passing the legislation in defiance of a probe...
Monaco rolls out Huawei-built 5G network in European first
Monaco rolls out Huawei-built 5G network in European first
Monaco on Tuesday became the first country in Europe to inaugurate a next-generation 5G mobile phone network based on technology from Chinese firm...
Plutocrats in high orbit: Whether Musk or Bezos win the space race, we all lose
Plutocrats in high orbit: Whether Musk or Bezos win the space race, we all lose
In one corner is Amazon chief executive and the world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos. In the other, is South African entrepreneur Elon Musk. Their...
Tuning surveillance software with African faces
Tuning surveillance software with African faces
With growing technological advances, more countries are being propelled to implement data privacy and protection measures. But such laws may not...
New app developed to detect Twitter bots — in any language
New app developed to detect Twitter bots — in any language
South Africa has experienced an upsurge of Twitter bots in recent years, aimed at influencing political discourse and public opinion with seemingly...
Telegram hit by cyber-attack, CEO points to HK protests, China
Telegram hit by cyber-attack, CEO points to HK protests, China
Encrypted messaging service Telegram suffered a major cyber-attack that appeared to originate from China, the company's CEO said on Thursday,...
Netflix gets its game on at E3 with 'Stranger Things'
Netflix gets its game on at E3 with 'Stranger Things'
Netflix on Wednesday made its first formal appearance at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, showcasing plans for video games based on hit...
Amazon dethrones Google as top global brand —survey
Amazon dethrones Google as top global brand —survey
US retail giant Amazon has moved past hi-tech titans Apple and Google to become the world's most valuable brand, a key survey showed on Tuesday....
Speed up education in Africa with 5G
Speed up education in Africa with 5G
Ultra-fast 5G wireless technology has been widely touted as a potentially transformative development, on a par with the advent of electricity. This...
UK telecoms giant EE says to launch 5G without Huawei
UK telecoms giant EE says to launch 5G without Huawei
British telecoms giant EE will this month become the first operator in the country to launch a 5G network but will do so without Huawei technology...
Mass movement: scientists adopt new kilogramme definition
Mass movement: scientists adopt new kilogramme definition
How we measure the world underwent a quantum leap on Monday as scientists adopted new hyper-accurate definitions for units of weight, electricity...
Google and Android system start to cut ties with Huawei
Google and Android system start to cut ties with Huawei
US internet giant Google, whose Android mobile operating system powers most of the world's smartphones, said it was beginning to cut ties with...
Trump ramps up battle against Chinese telecom giant Huawei
Trump ramps up battle against Chinese telecom giant Huawei
Donald Trump stepped up his battle against Huawei on Wednesday, effectively barring the Chinese telecom giant from the US market and adding it to a...

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