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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.

WhatsApp has added a feature to help users fact check forwarded messages

WhatsApp has announced that it is piloting a new feature to help users fact check forwarded messages. The feature is being rolled out for pilot in a few countries first.

How apps like WhatsApp are changing Zimbabweโ€™s talk radio

Apps like WhatsApp have become so pervasive and immersed in our everyday lives that many more people can now easily communicate with larger numbers of contacts than before. In the context of live talk radio, mobile phones are allowing more people to cheaply and conveniently access studio debates.