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How does the Google Image search algorithm work – and is it racist?

Kiri Rupiah explains how the Google Image search algorithm works to filter image results – and how these results come to reflect white supremacy.

Google chief to face competition chief in antitrust inquiry

Google's Eric Schmidt is to meet the European Commission's antitrust chief amid signs that the search giant will be accused of abusing its position.

Google Plus forces us to discuss identity

Google's Real Name policy embodies a theory that states the way to maximise civility is to abolish anonymity.

Google seeks integration with Twitter and Facebook

Google may cooperate more closely with Facebook and Twitter and believes there is room for multiple social networks.

Google’s Schmidt sees room for several social networks

Google is leaving open the door to more cooperation with social media giants Facebook and Twitter and says there is room for several social networks.

‘What the world needs now… is free broadband for all’

Internet giants, including the bosses of Facebook and Google, have called on countries at the G8 to guarantee free Internet access to their citizens.

Google shuffle: Why Eric Schmidt had to be pushed

After slip-ups with search, Street View and Android, it's clear that Google needs control at the top -- and Eris Schmidt is not the man for the job.


Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs