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MTN hikes WhatsApp bundle price by 200%

Just three months after introducing a low-cost, 1GB WhatsApp data bundle costing only R10, MTN South Africa has hiked the price – for many users, at least – by 200%. Introduced in April, MTN said the price increase had

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Uganda defends controversial social media tax

Ugandan authorities have defended the introduction of a tax on users of social media such as Facebook and Twitter, saying the revenue is necessary to fund public services. The daily levy equivalent to about

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Uganda tightens its grip on the Internet

If Ugandan authorities have their way, checking Facebook or Twitter will cost you a few cents a day while a state-procured device scans your computer for pornography. They’re just some of the measures the

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Change your passwords, Twitter advises

Twitter has advised users to change their passwords after the company found a bug in its systems that exposed passwords in plain text internally. The company said it removed the non-encrypted passwords

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Twitter takes flight as turnaround gathers steam

Twitter’s push into live video and more personalised content is finally starting to pay off, boosting revenue and profit more than projected in the first quarter by luring users and advertisers. The shares rose. Sales

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Only a tech revolution will restore privacy

Timothy Berners-Lee, credited with inventing the World Wide Web, tweeted up a storm on Thursday, reassuring Internet users that they could reassert control over their data – and the Web’s future – after the Cambridge

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How Kylie Jenner crashed Snapchat’s stock

Snap’s flagship platform has lost some lustre, at least according to one social media “influencer” in the Kardashian-Jenner clan. Shares of the Snapchat parent company sank 6.1% on Thursday, wiping out $1.3bn in

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