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Web threatens democracy and must be regulated – without limits on freedom of speech

The political harms caused by large scale are critical issues as well, and ought to be considered in antitrust enforcement

Boy or girl? US parents go too far in gender reveals

American parents are no longer satisfied with traditional gender reveal methods

Snapchat checks for deception in political ads

The strategy seems to be a middle ground between Facebook's controversial tolerance of proven lies in ads and Twitter's decision to ban them

A sleepwalk away from state spying

We know now that before embracing new technology, we need to ask the difficult questions

Editorial: Phone spying a threat

Software that allows governments access to the electronic communications of its citizens is a gross violation of the right to privacy

Video stars: Russian child bloggers score millions of ‘likes’

Liza Anokhina was 11 when people started recognising her in the street. Now a year older, she is one of Russia’s most...

The platform economy needs laws

Algorithms and big data could improve social well-being; currently they serve personal gain

Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency faces EU antitrust scrutiny

Libra is reportedly being probed by the European Union's competition authorities

Beware the fake news soldiers

As social media use rises in Nigeria, so does abuse of these platforms

Rhino trade in the heart of darknets

Trafficking in endangered species is increasingly moving online. Roxanne Joseph investigates the networks that facilitate these transactions

Privacy watchdogs warn Facebook over Libra currency

The regulators demanded Facebook provide guarantees that user information, such as transaction histories, will not be shared without explicit consent

The struggle to regulate online giants like Facebook, Google, Amazon

Government regulators are scrambling to collar the online giants

Press Releases

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

MTN voted best mobile network

An independent report found MTN to be the best mobile network in SA in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Is your tertiary institution is accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Is your tertiary institution accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

VUT chancellor, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi, dies

The university conferred the degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa on Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi for his outstanding leadership contributions to maths and science education development.

Innovate4AMR now in second year

SA's Team pill-Alert aims to tackle antimicrobial resistance by implementing their strategic intervention that ensures patients comply with treatment.

Medical students present solution in Geneva

Kapil Narain and Mohamed Hoosen Suleman were selected to present their strategic intervention to tackle antimicrobial resistance to an international panel of experts.