Facebook's letter to South Africa's Information Regulator

Information Regulator (South Africa) 316 Thabo Sehume Street Pretoria For the attention of: Adv. P Tlakula 18 April 2018 Dear Adv. P Tlakula RE: Reported misuse of Facebook user data by Cambridge Analytica I am writing on behalf of Facebook Ireland Limited (“Facebook Ireland”). Representatives of Facebook South Africa passed…

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Facebook vows to fight class action lawsuit

Facebook is set to face a class action lawsuit with regards to its facial recognition technology. This comes after US District Judge, James Donato, ruled to certify a class of Facebook users in Illinois (USA) had the right to take on the social media platform as it allegedly collected their…

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There are ways to overcome surveillance capitalism

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, many people are questioning whether or not to delete their Facebook accounts. It’s not the first time this has happened. I can’t recall how many times I have seen calls to boycott Facebook – on Facebook – ever since I started using…

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New social media and blogging regulations in Tanzania

Tanzania has finally signed into law their eyebrow raising new regulation that will govern social media and blogging. The regulation known as the Electronic and Postal Communications (Online Content) Regulations 2017, was initially published by the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) and came into effect during March 2018. Among some…

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