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Pink-haired whistleblower at heart of Facebook scandal
Pink-haired whistleblower at heart of Facebook scandal
Instantly recognisable with his pink hair and nose ring, Christopher Wylie claims to have helped create data analysis company Cambridge Analytica...
The Scientific African launched to increase research output
The Scientific African launched to increase research output
A new scientific journal has been launched in Africa in an...
Cambridge Analytica’s role in Africa overstated
Cambridge Analytica’s role in Africa overstated
Election manipulation is a hot story. In the last few days, Cambridge...
Zuckerberg vows to 'step up' as Facebook scandal mushrooms
Zuckerberg vows to 'step up' as Facebook scandal mushrooms
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg vowed Wednesday to "step up" to fix problems at the social media giant, as it fights a snowballing scandal over...
Psychometrics: How Facebook data helped Trump find his voters
Psychometrics: How Facebook data helped Trump find his voters
It was one of hundreds of cute questionnaires that were shared widely on Facebook and other social media, like "Which Pokeman Are You?" and "
Cambridge Analytica suspends CEO over Facebook scandal
Cambridge Analytica suspends CEO over Facebook scandal
Facebook expressed outrage Tuesday over the misuse of its data as Cambridge Analytica, the British firm at the centre of a major scandal rocking the social media giant, suspended its chief executive....
Who’s to blame when driverless cars have an accident?
Who’s to blame when driverless cars have an accident?
The news that an Uber self-driving vehicle has killed a pedestrian in the...
Facebook rocked by data breach scandal as investigations loom
Facebook rocked by data breach scandal as investigations loom
Facebook shares plunged Monday as the social media giant was pounded by criticism at home and abroad over revelations that a firm working for...
Connecting isiXhosa, isiZulu to the digital age
Connecting isiXhosa, isiZulu to the digital age
We live in a world where around 7000 languages are spoken, and...
Artificial intelligence poses questions for nature of war — US Defence Secretary
Artificial intelligence poses questions for nature of war — US Defence Secretary
Artificial intelligence and its impact on weapons of the future has made US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis doubt his own theories on warfare.
Thousands of websites infected by 'crypto mining' malware
Thousands of websites infected by 'crypto mining' malware
Thousands of websites around the world, including many operated by governments, have been infected by hackers using the sites' computing power to...
World's biggest rocket soars toward Mars after perfect launch
World's biggest rocket soars toward Mars after perfect launch
The world's most powerful rocket, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, blasted off Tuesday on its highly anticipated maiden test flight, carrying CEO Elon Musk's...
Explainer: How Facebook has become the world's largest echo chamber
Explainer: How Facebook has become the world's largest echo chamber
I began my research career in the last century with an analysis of how news organisations were adapting to this strange new thing called “the...
Why putting the words 'learning' and 'Facebook' together isn't an oxymoron
Why putting the words 'learning' and 'Facebook' together isn't an oxymoron
It’s a rather impressive, if controversial, resume for a teenager: blamed for the election of Donald...

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