Facebook announces ‘Novi’, its rebranded digital wallet

Posted by - May 26, 2020

Facebook’s virtual wallet for yet-to-be-minted Libra digital coins was renamed “Novi” on Tuesday. The rebranding replaces the original name of “Calibra” for the Facebook digital wallet which would work with the planned virtual currency. The Novi digital wallet set to launch when Libra coins debut promises to give Facebook opportunities to build financial services into

5 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Being Used in Africa

Posted by - February 27, 2020

Africa stands on the precipice of emerging technologies and innovation in response to decades of hardship and frustration. Amongst those innovations are those in the AI sphere, with African developers and innovators finding unique and lucrative ways to make the lives of clients and customers easier. Here are 5 ways AI is being used from

Facebook bans adverts that promise to cure the coronavirus

Posted by - February 27, 2020

Facebook is taking a strong stance on adverts that reference the coronavirus outbreak and this is their way of reducing misinformation and fears about the deadly virus. Facebook plans to simply ban ads that talk about it if they vow to cure or prevent the virus or try to create any sense of urgency about

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook boss urges tighter regulation

Posted by - February 17, 2020

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has called for more regulation of harmful online content, saying it was not for companies like his to decide what counts as legitimate free speech. Citing China, Mr Zuckerberg also warned excessive control risked stifling individual expression. He was speaking at the Munich Security Conference in Germany. Social media giants like

Facebook partners with 9 African organisations for Safer Internet

Posted by - February 12, 2020

[sg_popup id=”32078″ event=”inherit”][/sg_popup]Facebook is partnering with nine non-profit organisations and government agencies throughout sub-Saharan Africa to raise awareness about Internet safety and security for Safer Internet Day, celebrated on 11 February with the theme “Together for a better Internet”. The partners Facebook is working with this year include: Digify Africa, South Africa Phambano Technology Development

Facebook’s new tool lets users transfer pictures to Google Photos

Posted by - December 2, 2019

Facebook is releasing a new tool that will allow its users to transfer photos directly to Google Photos. The tool is being released initially in Ireland, and will be available worldwide in the first half of 2020. “For almost a decade, we’ve enabled people to download their information from Facebook,” explains Steve Satterfield, director of

Facebook to pay users for their private data

Posted by - November 27, 2019

Facebook has launched a brand-new app recently. The app, Viewpoints, essentially pays users for partaking in market research and surveys. Facebook has released a new app that pays users to participate in surveys and market research. “Today, we’re introducing Facebook Viewpoints, a new market research app that rewards people for participating in surveys, tasks and

Google shifts rules for political ads, pressuring Facebook

Posted by - November 25, 2019

Google’s tightening of its political ad policy could help reduce the spread of misinformation on election campaigns, but at a cost for lesser-known candidates. The move by Google placing restrictions on how advertisers can target specific groups of voters also adds to the pressure on Facebook to modify its hands-off policy on political ads. Google

Facebook unveils new Preventive Health tools

Posted by - October 30, 2019

Facebook has announced that it will now let users choose to get personalised reminders about upcoming healthcare checkups and vaccinations. According to The Verge, the social media giants Preventive Health tool “focuses on getting people information about cancer screenings, heart checkups, and flu vaccines — all measures that could hopefully help people catch deadly conditions