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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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Friends fall into social jealousy trap

-January 31st, 2017

Research has shown that social media users now feel jealous should their post receive less likes than their friends. Furthermore, users have admitted to feeling envious at the “happier” lives’ of their friends.

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How to stay private online

-January 30th, 2017

To mark Data Privacy Day, the Internet Society has produced these guidelines to help ordinary individuals maintain their privacy online.

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Top password? Try “password”

-January 23rd, 2017

In SplashData’s sixth annual Worst Passwords report, compiled from more than five million passwords leaked during the year, three variations of “password” appear, including “passw0rd” and “password1” - joining 123456 as the most insecure login details to have.

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TFG launches e-delivery by geo-location

-January 18th, 2017

The Foschini Group is pushing online delivery boundaries by introducing Deliver 2 Me – a delivery solution which uses geo-location services to avoid the need for specific street delivery addresses.

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