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Facebook is looking to de-platform GovChat from WhatsApp

Eldrid Jordaan, founder, and CEO of South African citizen engagement platform, GovChat, has asked the Competition Tribunal to stop Facebook from de-platforming his company's access to the WhatsApp Business API.

The omniscient platforms

Despite us, as individuals not liking any other person to stalk us, we somehow are comfortable with digital platforms collecting all sorts of data on us and constantly monitoring us in the background.

Some insights from Morocco on how smartphones are supporting migration

Research reveals that smartphones supported migration flows from Morocco by providing migrants with access to online information before and during travel and when they arrived at their destination country.

South Africa's notable data breaches and data leaks in the past half-decade

For the past 5 years, South Africa has experienced some notable and rather concerning data breaches and leaks. More concerning is also that none of the businesses or organizations have been officially investigated or suffered any punishment.

Re-evaluating our relationship with social media platforms

According to researchers, social media platforms exploit our emotions and pre-cognate needs like belonging, recognition, acceptance, and pleasure that is โ€˜hard-wiredโ€™ into us to secure our survival. We are the product.

Social media is possibly leveling Kenyaโ€™s political field

In Kenya, social media platforms are a tool for communication and not an end in themselves. For more effective messages, even political candidates for lower offices may need to engage paid communication managers.

Connecting Africa to the Internet

In this episode of the iAfrikan BYTES podcast Kojo Boakye, Africa Director of Public Policy at Facebook joins us to share more information on Facebook's connectivity infrastructure projects and partnerships across Africa.