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You are being coerced into giving up your personal data

Sure, you can reject an app or platform’s Privacy Policy, Terms of Use, and Terms & Conditions, However, what other app or platform can you replace it with that has terms that are more suitable?

Digital crack

Just like drugs or their pharmaceutical equivalents, apps sometimes first start as being useful but given how they are designed, they often times end up creating a dependency or addiction.

The day the free platforms shut down

One day you will wake up and find that your favorite social media and blogging platforms have shut down, disappearing with the online community of fans and followers that you built. What happens then?

Meet the 'varakashi' - Zimbabwe's online army

'Varakashi', which is the word for ‘destroyers’ in the Shona language is also the name of Zimbabwe's online army that spreads false information and fights online against any criticism of President Emerson Mnangagwa and his government.

Technologies that keep you addicted

Social media has a tendency of being addictive. As such, shouldn't it be regulated in the same manner that tobacco companies are regulated?

Jack Dorsey's Twitter account hacked

In what was an embarrassing and shocking 30 minute period, Jack Dorsey's (CEO of Twitter) Twitter account was hacked. The hackers went to post racist tweets against black people and proclaiming Hitler's innocence.

New media is misrepresenting women in Africa

Based on research, women didn’t appear often in the news. When they did, they were often portrayed as trouble makers, or being abused and repressed.