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Editorial: Mashaba trumps Trump
Editorial: Mashaba trumps Trump
Now that the tweeters of the world can put 280 characters in a box instead of 140, Helen Zille has double the space to shoot herself in the foot...
Clampdowns in Africa carry a big cost
Clampdowns in Africa carry a big cost
The tactics of the Tanzanian government are still a far cry from the old-school, die-hard tactics in some other countries, where the government...
Online tax hurts the poor
Online tax hurts the poor
A wave of online censorship is affecting more than public discourse. It’s costing some Africans at least 10% of their incomes and seeing...
My life as a stock photo
My life as a stock photo
Picture this: you’re browsing the internet in the usual unfocused daze. Suddenly, you catch the gaze of a familiar face staring back at you. Your...
Ugandans raise volume on social media tax protests
Ugandans raise volume on social media tax protests
Campaigners against Uganda's tax on social...
Trump hits back at Iran 'war' talk
Trump hits back at Iran 'war' talk
President Donald Trump on Sunday hit back at bellicose comments by Iran's president, warning him of consequences "the likes of which few throughout...
Uganda reviewing social media taxes after outcry
Uganda reviewing social media taxes after outcry
Uganda will review a tax on the use of...
Parents can inherit dead daughter's Facebook account — German court
Parents can inherit dead daughter's Facebook account — German court
Germany's top court ruled on Thursday that Facebook should grant a grieving mother access to her dead daughter's account, in a landmark judgement for...
Social networks help combat racial bias
Social networks help combat racial bias
"Permit Patty" and "Pool Patrol Paula" have been unlikely — and somewhat infamous — stars of the Twitter age: they are white...
Britain to fine Facebook over data breach
Britain to fine Facebook over data breach
Britain's data regulator has said it will fine Facebook half a million pounds ($660 000) for failing to protect users' data, in an inquiry into...
WhatsApp offers tips to spot fake news after India murders
WhatsApp offers tips to spot fake news after India murders
WhatsApp took out full-page advertisements in Indian newspapers on Tuesday, offering "easy tips" to identify fact from fiction after a slew of...

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