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Empowering social justice organizations

Chat for Impact Summit - powered by WhatsApp is in partnership with Praekelt.org, a tech non-profit, the social change platform Turn.io, and global development community media platform, Devex.

Questions around WhatsApp's Privacy Policy in South Africa as it announces new desktop app

WhatsApp announces video and voice calls on its desktop app as it is being questioned by South African policymakers around its Privacy Policy.

Facebook has announced new security features to protect journalists

New Facebook security features for journalists have been announced. They are aimed at protecting journalists' Facebook and Instagram accounts against harassment and potential hacking threats.

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.

Big Tech companies operate with impunity and lack of transparency

Transparency is not something Big Tech is willing to fully embrace, and the (little) progress they have made in the past few years in being more transparent has come not because they wanted to, but because they have been pressured to be more transparent.