Put your phone down and talk to people

Apple and Google recently announced features in their forthcoming mobile operating systems designed to “reduce interruptions and manage screen time.” Android and iOS users alike will soon be able to guard their sleep against digital temptations, easily activate “Do Not Disturb” mode when needed, and get prompted to stop when…

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How businesses should protect against data breaches

As we become more connected and companies hold more data, breaches are increasing, with more than 4,000 reported in 2016 alone. A statistical analysis of breaches in the United States found that 85% were conducted by someone known to the business, usually an employee or partner. To protect both…

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4 things about the ViewFines website that shocked us

On 24 May 2018 we revealed and reported on how ViewFines, an online traffic fines payments website for South Africans, was the source of the leak of 934,000 personal records of South Africans. This came after its owner, Stephen Birkholtz, admitted to iAfrikan that they did indeed briefly "back…

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A GDPR explainer

Even though the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) does not come into force until May 25, businesses and consumers have been wearily feeling its effects for some time. GDPR is the European Union’s latest effort to protect the personal privacy of its citizens – and it comes with teeth. As…

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Social media for startups

The general idea behind social media for startups is to enable direct contact and participation via conversations, discussions or chats - whatever you call it - with your customers, prospects, influencers and more. Engaging in social media can solidify relationships and establish a more direct connection with your brand. Few…

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How to write persuasive e-mails

It is natural for a person to "want to be heard", "make my opinion count" or "pass the message across". Words have come to be the way forward not just mere words but the ability to induce, entice, or cajole in a democratic setting; i.e. the ability to persuade.…

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