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Uganda: One year of social media tax
Uganda: One year of social media tax
The introduction of a social media tax a year ago in Uganda caused an outcry from government critics and rights groups. And today, even some of...
US senator calls for investigation into FaceApp
US senator calls for investigation into FaceApp
Popular Russia-based application FaceApp, which allows users to change their appearance to look older or younger, came under fire in the United...
Internet a distant dream for many in oil-rich Equatorial Guinea
Internet a distant dream for many in oil-rich Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea is awash in oil, although little of the wealth has trickled down to the poor.
'One giant leap': US marks Apollo mission 50 years on
'One giant leap': US marks Apollo mission 50 years on
Fifty years after a mighty rocket set off from Florida carrying the first humans to the Moon, a veteran of the Apollo 11 crew returned to its...
India scrubs Moon mission launch one hour before liftoff
India scrubs Moon mission launch one hour before liftoff
India on Monday postponed the launch of a lunar probe less than an hour before blast-off because of a technical problem, delaying its bid to become...
To the Moon and back: 50 years on, a giant leap into the unknown
To the Moon and back: 50 years on, a giant leap into the unknown
The first four days of Apollo 11's journey to the Moon had gone according to plan, but just twenty minutes before landing, the atmosphere grew...
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...

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