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Google is under growing pressure to pay for information that, for two decades, the search provider snipped from the web -- and made a mint from -- without paying a penny.
Author: Bloomberg
Posted: March 1, 2021, 12:35 pm
All .za domains registration and annual renewal fees will increase by R10 on 1 April 2021.
Author: Jan Vermeulen
Posted: March 1, 2021, 8:27 am
Twitter Inc. gave the first outline of a potential subscription product that will let people charge followers for access to special content or experiences, part of a broader effort to diversify the social network’s revenue sources and give high-profile users a way to make money on the service.
Author: Bloomberg
Posted: February 26, 2021, 5:21 am
Bidorbuy was launched at the height of the dotcom boom and nearly lost everything when the bubble burst. Here is the incredible story of how one man saved the company.
Author: Rudolph Muller
Posted: February 24, 2021, 3:53 pm
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said social-media silencing such as Twitter Inc.’s lifetime ban on former President Donald Trump risk leading to even more divisiveness in the U.S.
Author: Bloomberg
Posted: February 22, 2021, 5:06 am
The Parliamentary Committee of Communications and Digital Technologies has agreed to invite Facebook to answer questions around misinformation surrounding the 2021 elections.
Author: Jamie McKane
Posted: February 16, 2021, 12:56 pm
Imagine a world without Google, the search engine so pervasive it’s the starting point for more than five billion queries a day. That’s the reality facing Australia, where the tech giant is threatening to unplug its homepage in a standoff with the government.
Author: Bloomberg
Posted: February 12, 2021, 1:18 pm
Microsoft Corp. said the U.S. should adopt its own version of a proposed Australian law that would force Google and Facebook Inc. to pay publishers for the value their stories generate on the internet giants’ digital platforms.
Author: Bloomberg
Posted: February 12, 2021, 5:15 am
Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella said social-media services like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube need clearer laws and rules to govern whether controversial accounts, like former U.S. President Donald Trump’s, have a place on their services, rather than being asked to make free-speech decisions themselves. 
Author: Bloomberg
Posted: February 10, 2021, 2:13 pm
The takedown of Dear South Africa has elicited accusations about censorship of public comments on the land expropriation bill.
Author: Jan Vermeulen
Posted: February 8, 2021, 1:00 pm
Facebook has started showing certain users of its app on iPhone and iPad a notification which requests them to allow the company to track their activity across apps and websites. 
Author: Hanno Labuschagne
Posted: February 2, 2021, 8:51 am
Before migrating your messages from WhatsApp to Telegram, this is what you need to know about how the two platforms approach security.
Author: Jan Vermeulen
Posted: February 1, 2021, 11:57 am
Rain customers who use a virtual private network (VPN) have reported much slower download and upload speeds on their Internet connections.
Author: Jamie McKane
Posted: February 1, 2021, 8:03 am
Facebook is preparing to take on is the privacy changes implemented by Apple in the latest version of its mobile operating system - iOS 14.
Author: Jamie McKane
Posted: January 28, 2021, 9:46 am
Afrihost grew from a small hosting company run out of a bedroom to the largest independent ISP today. Here is the fascinating story of how it all happened.
Author: Rudolph Muller
Posted: January 26, 2021, 3:47 pm