NO MORE ENDLESS SCROLLING! WHATSAPP ROLLOUTS ‘SEARCH BY DATE’ FEATURE

Mon 04 March 2024: A new feature that makes it easier for users to go through their chat histories has been released by WhatsApp. The new ‘Search by Date’ feature enhances the app’s search capabilities by enabling users to look for messages based on particular dates. By displaying all of the messages exchanged on a […]

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US COURT ORDERS ISRAELI PEGASUS SPYWARE MAKER TO HAND OVER ITS CODE TO WHATSAPP

Sat 02 March 2024: A US judge has ordered NSO Group, the creator of one of the most advanced cyberweapons in the world, to give WhatsApp the code for Pegasus and other spyware products, the Guardian reported. The judge Phyllis Hamilton’s ruling represents a significant legal win for WhatsApp, the messaging app owned by Meta, […]

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AFRICAN COUNTRIES ADOPT DIGITAL AND SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDELINES TO CURB POTENTIAL HARMS

Wed 27 February 2024: The Association of African Election Authorities (AAEA) has launched a set of principles and guidelines aimed at getting the most out of digital and social media, while mitigating its potential harms. The guidelines, launched on Tuesday, emphasise the dangers of social media abuse, and call for responsible use and accountability from both […]

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NEW CANADIAN BILL TO FORCE TECH FIRMS TO REMOVE ‘HARMFUL’ CONTENT ONLINE

Wed 27 February 2024: A proposed law in Canada would compel digital platforms to take down any harming online content—such as hateful and child-sexing content—as soon as it was discovered. The bill, referred to as Bill C-63, attempts to address a number of harmful sources, such as hate speech, terrorist content, child exploitation, sharing of […]

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WORLD’S FIRST REAL FLYING CAR UNVEILED TO PUBLIC FOR FIRST TIME AT BARCELONA FAIR

Tue 26 February 2024: Tech companies showcased countless connected gadgets at the world’s biggest wireless telecom fair, the four-day Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which wraps up on Thursday. Here is a selection of highlights: ‘World’s first’ flying car US firm Alef Aeronautics displayed to the public for the first time the working model of what it says is the […]

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