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One year in: How Facebook’s Internet.org Free Basic Services are bringing people online

27 July 2015 | 2454 Views
• Internet.org brings new users onto mobile networks on average over 50% faster after launching free basic services • More than half of the people w...

by APO

WATCH: Hackers seize control of moving car

22 July 2015 | 6133 Views
Cybersecurity researchers have shown they can use the Internet to turn off a car's engine as it drives, sharply escalating the stakes in the debate about the safety of increasingly connected cars and ...

by Reuters

Facebook opens first African office in Johannesburg

29 June 2015 | 7799 Views
JOHANNESBURG - Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) has opened its first office in Africa to further the company's commitment to help businesses connect with people and grow locally and regionally. Based in Melrose ...

by APO

All Gmail users can now 'undo send'

24 June 2015 | 8637 Views
San Francisco - Google is making it easier to avoid getting into trouble with a misdirected or inappropriate email.An option to cancel the delivery of an email within 30 seconds of hitting th...

by AP

Free WiFi for Africa

03 June 2015 | 5084 Views
After Alan Knott-Craig Jr left Mxit in 2012, the Free WiFi initiative he started with the Stellenbosch Municipality became an orphan.  The Former MXit CEO decided to pick-up from where Mxit left ...

by Staff reporter

Internet Society Report Points to Rapid Internet Growth in Africa; Outlines Path to Further Expansion

02 June 2015 | 3347 Views
Report highlights benefits of Internet governance multistakeholder model  TUNIS, Tunisia - In order to better understand what African nations need to do to reap the full benefits of...

by APO

Offline System on the cards for CICs

08 May 2015 | 4860 Views
An offline system has been tabled for the Community Information Centres (CICs) in order to provide information to communities that might not have access to the Internet.With the challenge of i...

by Mandla Moyo, Freelance journalist based in Matabeleland North

Whatsapp calling craze hits Zimbabwe

09 April 2015 | 6232 Views
This year's Easter holidays came with an added flavor as Whatsapp servers officially allowed calling over the world`s most popular instant messaging application with over 4 billions users. Sub...

by Tonderai Rutsito

Strive Masiyiwa explains why he writes on Facebook

22 March 2015 | 9022 Views
Econet Wireless founder Strive Masiyiwa says he writes and responds to comments on his Facebook page "because it is important to help mentor the next generation of leaders. Every time, I sit to write,...

by Moyo Roy

Send money to friends in Facebook Messenger

18 March 2015 | 6763 Views
Facebook has introduced "a new feature in Messenger that gives people a more convenient and secure way to send or receive money between friends." According to the giant social network, the ...

by Tech Reporter

WhatsApp activates calling feature

13 March 2015 | 8076 Views
Making phone calls using instant messaging service WhatsApp has quietly become a reality, albeit on an invite-only basis for Android users.Last year, WhatsApp announced plans to introduce...

by Sapa

zimHost.com wins Webdesigner of the year

26 February 2015 | 4806 Views
Zimhosts.com has been voted the best web designer company of the year (2014 – 2015) at the Zimbabwe Business Awards which was held at Crown Plaza hotel in Harare.According to the compan...

by Tech Reporter

Anonymous 'attacks' ISIS sites

11 February 2015 | 5387 Views
Hacktivist group Anonymous has claimed to take down more than 1,000 ISIS sites, accounts and emails since launching an offensive against the militant group in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre....

by Tech Reporter

Google' Gtalk services will be ending in February

04 February 2015 | 4478 Views
Google is sending out messages to users of the Windows Google Talk desktop app that its services will be ending on 16 February 2015, ...

by Staff reporter

Facebook, Twitter in statistics battle

03 February 2015 | 3168 Views
Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc released a barrage of data, special "heat" maps and slick animations on Monday to claim the title of most-popular social network for spectators watching the Super Bowl, bu...

by Tech Reporter

Malaysia Airlines website hacked

27 January 2015 | 3666 Views
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia Airlines said Monday in a statement that its user data remained secured after its Domain Name System (DNS) had been compromised.It said that its DNS had been compromise...

by Staff Reporter

New change brings Facebook down

27 January 2015 | 4093 Views
Social network Facebook became inaccessible across much of the globe for a time on Tuesday, before returning to normal service.Millions of users were unable to access their accounts.Us...

by Staff Reporter

Facebook to test Facebook Lite in Zimbabwe

27 January 2015 | 4181 Views
According to a report by TechCrunch, Facebook has been testing a new version of Facebook dubbed "Facebook Lite." The app is essentially a simplified version of its mobile website, which has been...

by itnewsafrica

Zimbabwe's internet penetration increases

21 January 2015 | 3961 Views
Zimbabwe's internet penetration rate increased by a marginal 0,5 percent in the three months to September 2014 to reach 47,5 percent from 47 percent in the second quarter.Figures released by t...

by Staff reporter

Watch out for this WhatsApp scam

17 January 2015 | 6687 Views
Responding to an SMS that advertises WhatsApp add-ons or updates could cost you hundreds of rands or dollars per month.This is according to IT consultant and prominent technology blogger Liron...

by Gareth van Zyl

Great news for South African Shopify users.

14 January 2015 | 3696 Views
Shopify users in South Africa will be pleased to know that eSolutions, by DPD Laser, one of the premier sponsors at our eCommerce Confex, has launched the first free Shopify Shipping App specifically ...

by Marcia van Jaarsveld

WhatsApp voice calling set to launch in the coming weeks

13 January 2015 | 6899 Views
WhatsApp voice calling is set to launch in the first quarter of 2015.WhatsApp's voice calling will be a mobile-only service, competing against the likes of WeChat, Viber, and Skype, and was o...

by Staff reporter

US military Twitter, YouTube accounts hacked by Islamic State

13 January 2015 | 4676 Views
The Twitter and YouTube accounts of the US military command were suspended for a few hours after being hacked by a group claiming to back Islamic State.One message on Centcom's Twitter feed sa...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwean customer complaints platform launched

13 January 2015 | 4174 Views
As part of a series of efforts to address issues of customer service complaint in Zimbabwe, hellomukoma.com, an online customer service complaint platform des...

by Tech Reporter

Mark Zuckerberg launches book club

05 January 2015 | 5604 Views
A book club started by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has already had almost 140,000 "likes".The billionaire social network founder has set up the Facebook group "...

by Staff Reporter

North Korea responsible for 'destructive' cyber attack on Sony Pictures - FBI

19 December 2014 | 3875 Views
Washington - North Korea was responsible for a "destructive" cyber attack on Sony Pictures, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation said Friday, warning it would hunt down the perpetrators and make the...

by AFP

iWayAfrica offers global bandwidth to customers in Zimbabwe

08 December 2014 | 4107 Views
iWayAfrica, a leading ISP in Zimbabwe, and part of the Gondwana Group of ISPs, is first to offer managed, global bandwidth as a service to corporate customers. The cloud-based service is enabled by Di...

by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe webcams hijacked by Russian website

20 November 2014 | 8505 Views
Zimbabwe has been listed as one of the countries being spied on by a website containing thousands of live feeds from baby monitors, stand-alone webcams and CCTV systems.Data watchdogs across ...

by Moyo Roy

Nigeria criminalises identity theft

06 November 2014 | 4048 Views
The Senate has passed a broad bill, which criminalises child pornography, cyberstalking, identity theft, and hacking government computers. The draft law, known as the Cybercrime Bill, had been deb...

by Staff Reporter

Stay secure when using the internet

03 November 2014 | 5418 Views
Most people seem scared to use the internet because of the various cybercrimes that are taking place these days. Is it possible to stay away from the internet? The answer is NO. The internet is being ...

by Noreen Sarai (Mrs)

Facebook gets green light to buy WhatsApp

03 October 2014 | 5350 Views
EU regulators have given the go-ahead for the social networking site Facebook to buy the mobile messenger service WhatsApp.The decision clears the way for a fiercely op...

by Tech Reporter

Free voice calls through Google Hangouts

11 September 2014 | 4870 Views
Google has announced that its hangout users can now make voice calls from Hangouts on Android, iOS, and the web."It's free to call other Hangouts users, it's free to call numbers in the U.S. a...

by Staff reporter

MoboFree has a strong footprint in Zimbabwe

18 August 2014 | 3959 Views
LAGOS - MoboFree.com, the leading African social marketplace, today announced that the total volume of items currently for sale in its marketplace is worth USD 526 million and is expected to reach US...

by Tech Reporter

Facebook is down

01 August 2014 | 5468 Views
Facebook has gone down - The site started to undergo issues around just before 12 noon ET, according to various tweets. It is down on both the web and mobile....

by Moyo Roy

Gmail now in isiZulu - isiNdebele

09 July 2014 | 6220 Views
Google has announced 13 new languages for Gmail, including isiZulu which is related to isiNdebele.The additions push the number of supported languages on the Gmail platform to 71."Gma...

by Staff reporter

Internet surveillance sparks court war

06 July 2014 | 4255 Views
LONDON - Internet service providers from around the world are lodging formal complaints against the UK government's monitoring service, GCHQ, alleging it uses malicious software to break into their ne...

by Staff Reporter

Hackers take over Israeli army Twitter account

05 July 2014 | 5029 Views
Jerusalem - Internet hackers briefly took over an Israeli army Twitter account, the military said on Friday, posting an alarming message that a nuclear facility had been hit by rocket fire.Isr...

by Staff Reporter

A look at Africa's most promising social network, Amunzi.com

26 June 2014 | 4207 Views
The word Amunzi is buzzing all over the African internet Verizon. What does this word mean, and what does it refer to? "Amunzi" literally translates as "Community"; the archaic predominant form o...

by Jonathan Mwenda

Facebook launches new photo-messaging app

19 June 2014 | 5015 Views
Facebook has launched a photo-messaging app one week after accidentally releasing it on Apple's app store, BBC reported.Known as Slingshot, the...

by Staff Reporter

Facebook goes down

19 June 2014 | 5449 Views
Facebook has gone doneFacebook was down for around 20 minutes, its longest service disruption in l...

by Moyo Roy

eBay seller puts a torn piece of paper with the word 'The' on auction, bids $98

24 May 2014 | 8241 Views
A torn piece of paper with the word 'The' is being sold on the online marketplace eBay - and bids are so far tipping $98.The Australian-based seller d...

by Staff Reporter

Internet abuzz as Facebook co-founder 'Zuckerberg' turns 30

15 May 2014 | 8411 Views
San Francisco - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was branded all grown-up on Wednesday, his 30th birthday triggering a barrage of online accolades and playful barbs.The Facebook co-founder's list ...

by Staff Reporter

Africa needs accessible high quality solutions

23 April 2014 | 6144 Views
Since its acquisition of iWayAfrica and Africa Online, pan African telecoms operator, Gondwana International Networks has focused on the development of its terrestrial and satellite network produc...

by Staff Reporter

Net users urged to change ALL passwords over 'catastrophic' Heartbleed bug

10 April 2014 | 11469 Views
Internet users have been warned to change all their computer and phone passwords following what could be a 'catastrophic' security breach.Major technology firms have urged the public to immedi...

by Tech Reporter

Twitter unveils new redesigned profile page

08 April 2014 | 8079 Views
Twitter Inc unveiled a redesign of its user profile pages on Tuesday, the latest in a series of steps promised by the company to bring new users to the seven-year-old service.In response to a...

by Reuters

Bid to block Facebook - WhatsApp acquisition deal

09 March 2014 | 9940 Views
Two privacy groups reportedly filed a complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission seeking for Facebook's proposed 19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp be blocked because of the potential impact on...

by Tech Reporter

Econet offers free internet for schools and universities

04 March 2014 | 12121 Views
A local mobile company has launched a free internet access programme for schools and universities in a move that has been described as complimenting government's e-learning programme.In a maj...

by Staff Reporter

Facebook allows users to customise gender after consulting with gays

14 February 2014 | 9628 Views
Facebook has announced that it will allow users to customise their gender, after consulting on the subject with gay and transgender advocacy groups.The 50-odd options, which include "bi-gende...

by Staff Reporter

Govt requests for Twitter user info on the rise

09 February 2014 | 8365 Views
Washington - Government requests for Twitter user information is on the rise, the messaging service said as it released figures while pressing for more transparency."Over the past 24 months, w...

by AP

Declaring Bulawayo as an i-hub will be a fulfillment of ZimAsset

29 January 2014 | 9833 Views
As a continuation on the previous publication on "Bulawayo should be declared an iHub as part of resuscitation" it is paramount to take into cognizance the five year strategic plan with special rega...

by Nkosana George Mazibisa
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