Fakebook

Facebook has a serious problem on its hands and from what they have been saying, and doing, it sounds like they are in denial or actually don't care. The big problem is what we've come to call 'fake news'. Before I elaborate on that, I will disclose and admit that…

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Truecaller responds to privacy concerns

On 9 November 2017 we published an article titled "How the Truecaller app puts your privacy at risk" which went on to detail how the popular app does not request your permission to use your personal details even though you are not a user of their service. The article went…

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How the Truecaller app puts your privacy at risk

Truecaller, the caller ID and call-blocking app, has gained popularity worldwide since its initial release during 2009. The Swedish owned company behind the service, True Software Scandinavia AB, reports that it now has over 3 billion telephone numbers in its database and over 100 million Google Play Store downloads for…

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Vodacon

It has been a rather interesting week (last week) for Vodacom in South Africa. First, they pulled a Kansas City Shuffle on everyone by announcing that they had listened to South Africans complaining about high mobile data costs and that they had decided that from mid-October 2017 they will be…

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Digital Apartheid

Last week, Twitter announced that it is testing increasing its character limit from 140 to 280 characters. It rolled this out to some users to test. At first, myself included, there was some outrage. After all, Twitter is about brevity. I thought about this, then Twitter allocated me 280 characters…

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Cryptonite

"Why, Mr. Anderson? Why, why, why? Why do you do it? Why get up? Why keep fighting? Do you believe you're fighting for something? For more than your survival? Can you tell me what it is? Do you even know? Is it freedom? Or truth? Perhaps peace? Could it be…

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