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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.

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.

Online #EndPhoneTax protest against a new mobile phone tax in Cameroon

There's an ongoing social media campaign for the government to halt the implementation of a new method for the payment of Customs clearance fees for imported mobile devices. The method pushes the burden of payment to the final user in case of default by the importer.

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.

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.

Twitter hack exposes a broader threat to democracy

Twitter mediates so much in the public sphere that weak points at the company are weak points in society. Outsiders were able to take over Twitter accounts of high-profile individuals by โ€˜social engineering,โ€™ which allowed them to convince Twitter employees to provide access to its systems.