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Facebook intros Messenger Day

-March 23rd, 2017

Facebook has introduced Messenger Day, a new way to share your day’s events through videos and images. After 24 hours, the post disappears, allowing one to create a new one. STAN CHUDNOVSKY, Head of Product for Messenger, explains how it works.

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Watch out for these eight digital bank scams

-March 17th, 2017

As access to banking services through digital channels continues to grow, so does the need to protect consumers against the prevalence of online banking fraud, YOLANDE STEYN, Head of Innovation at FNB, outlines eight scams to watch out for.

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Hidden malware targets enterprises

-March 9th, 2017

Research has revealed that banks, telecommunication companies and government organisations in Africa, the US, South America and Europe are among the top targets, with the GCMAN and Carbanak groups being the primary suspects. 

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MWC: Gemalto accelerates IoT

-March 2nd, 2017

At this year’s Mobile World Congress, Gemalto introduced the Cinterion Connect Shield, a rapid prototyping tool that will speed and simplify the creation of new Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

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High-tech satellite to beam broadband from space

-February 16th, 2017

Intelsat, operator of the world’s first globalized network, recently announced that the Intelsat 33e, the second of the Intelsat Epic high throughput satellites (HTS), successfully completed all in-orbit testing and is in service.

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Amazon Chime takes on Skype

-February 15th, 2017

Amazon Web Services has released a video-conferencing service called Chime, which directly challenges the dominance of Skype in this field, but at a price.

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The data behind dating

-February 14th, 2017

With Valentine’s Day upon us and thousands of South Africans in the pursuit of love within the online realm. SEKETE PATRICK MAPHOPHA, NetApp Africa CTO and Technology Evangelist, asks a vital question - how secure is your personal data?

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Afrihost expands fibre to homes

-February 14th, 2017

Just months after launching its fibre services, Afrihost has more than tripled its coverage by partnering with MetroFibre Networx, Frogfoot, SA Digital Villages, Mitsol and Century City Connect.

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The half-truth of social media

-February 13th, 2017

One-in-ten bend the truth on social media to make themselves feel good – and men go even further, Kaspersky Lab study reveals.

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Tool cracks ransomware

-February 1st, 2017

Kaspersky Lab has  released a new decryptor for files that have been locked with the latest version of the CryptXXX malware.

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