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Trump’s bogus claims stir up tech risk

It’s tempting to ignore the early morning tweets of a technology-challenged US president. Donald Trump is wrong on the facts, but his complaints underscore the business threats to tech companies from growing and largely disingenuous complaints.

Twitter reluctant to censor political views

While lamenting abusive conduct on Twitter, CEO Jack Dorsey said any move to block content based on political or social views would stoke already rising concern about the power of social media companies.

Twitter plunges 17% on growth worries

Twitter said monthly users dropped by a million in the second quarter, and predicted that number will decline further as the company continues to fight against spam, fake accounts and malicious rhetoric.

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

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

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

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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