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The online battle for the truth
The online battle for the truth
False information is saturating political debate worldwide and undermining an already weak level of trust in the media and institutions, spreading...
Tech companies are successfully disrupting terrorist social media activity
Tech companies are successfully disrupting terrorist social media activity
In June 2017, Google, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft announced the formation of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT). The aim of this industry-led initiative is to disrupt the terrorist exploitation of its...
Break the hold of digital colonialism
Break the hold of digital colonialism
In July 2017, Lindelani Mashua was sitting quietly in his car. A handful of people approached, doused it with petrol and set it alight. Mashua, an...
Berlin’s hipsters want Google out
Berlin’s hipsters want Google out
Global cities have welcomed Google with open arms but in the bohemian Berlin district of Kreuzberg, the tech giant has found itself on the...
Why Google is showing you white South African squatters
Why Google is showing you white South African squatters
On Wednesday afternoon, Xolisa Dyeshana queried Google’s Algorithm with a simple request on Twitter: “Google ‘Squatter camps in South...
When will Google defend democracy?
When will Google defend democracy?
As the 2018 midterm elections approach in the US, Google’s power to influence undecided...
Chinese company joins race to steer self-driving cars
Chinese company joins race to steer self-driving cars
China’s e-commerce giant, Alibaba, is steering resources towards driverless car technology, its chief executive Jack Ma confirmed on Thursday,...
PIC will not invest in Sagarmatha
PIC will not invest in Sagarmatha
The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has confirmed it will not be investing in Iqbal Survé’s embattled tech start-up, Sagarmatha Technologies....
Sagarmatha, Survé’s perilous peak
Sagarmatha, Survé’s perilous peak
Sagarmatha is the Nepalese name for the highest peak in the world, Everest, and means goddess of the sky. In South Africa the name hopes to refer...
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...
We have created a monster in the internet machine
We have created a monster in the internet machine
We were warned. The venture capitalist and Netscape founder Marc Andreessen wrote a widely read essay in 2011 titled, Why Software Is Eating the...

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