Financial Watchdog Proposes How Should FinTechs Handle Your Data

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) has published new research proposing how should FinTechs handle non-traditional (alternative) data on the provision of financial services...
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Discovery Health Fires Workers for Bad-Mouthing Company in a WhatsApp Group

Discovery Health has fired 10 employees for bad-mouthing the company in a WhatsApp Group during the lockdown. The Sunday Times reported that the workers started...

Clickatell Launches Chat Desk to Shake Up the $1.3 Trillion Call Centre Industry

Clickatell, a global mobile communications and chat commerce firm, today announced the launch of Chat Desk, a digital contact centre solution that helps agents...

You can be Fired or Sued for Sharing or Forwarding Nasty Post on Social Media

A South African law firm is warning people of the dangers of publishing, sharing and forwarding defamatory messages on social media, Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter...

You Can Now Purchase Funeral Cover Online or on WhatsApp Through Chatbot

SureStart Online Financial Services and TPI Insurance, have collaborated to launch Eyethu Funeral, a fully digital solution for distributing competitive funeral cover in South...

MTN’s Ayoba Messaging Platform is Attracting More Users

MTN Group on Wednesday disclosed that its instant messaging platform, Ayoba has reached 2 million monthly active users. To ensure Africa doesn’t miss out on...

MTN’s Ayoba Messaging Platform Reaches 1 Million Active Users

MTN Group on Tuesday announced that its instant messaging platform, Ayoba has reached 1 million monthly active users. Ayoba is an advanced communications application localised...

Pseudoscience is Taking Over Social Media – and Putting us all at Risk

Search for “climate change” on YouTube and before long you’ll likely find a video that denies it exists. In fact, when it comes to...

How WhatsApp Encryption Works – and Why there Shouldn’t be a Backdoor

by Antonis Michalas A battle between national security and privacy is brewing. Governments and secret services are asking encrypted messaging services such as WhatsApp to allow...

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