By Evgeny Morozov In March, a Dutch student called Shawn Buckles placed his personal data on the market. He offered to hand over all of his most intimate electronic matter—e-mails, health records, calendars, geolocational data—to the highest bidder. By mid-April, Buckles had received 53 offers. The winner of the auction was The Next Web, a popular Continue Reading →
– Facebook is the top high-tech service platform in South Africa that has equal take-up male to female. – findings, announced in September, showed Facebook the most popular social network, followed by YouTube and Twitter. The study excludes instant messaging services.
Users can decide what happens with their email and other accounts after they die. Google has launched a tool that lets users decide what happens with their email, Google Plus and other accounts after they die – or become inactive online for any other reason. Called “inactive account manager,” the feature lets users of Google’s Continue Reading →
Search terms implied that people are 24 percent less likely to consider suicide in the summer, among other seasonal fluctuations that may be useful in epidemiology for illnesses that are difficult to track. LINDSAY ABRAMS APR 9 2013, 8:21 AM ET PROBLEM: Google overhyped the flu this year, which seemed to be a blow to the company’s claim that Continue Reading →
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Safer Internet Day (SID), Google SA joined forces with its online child safety campaign partners and hosted online safety workshops for Johannesburg learners and parents to ‘connect with respect’. Supported by the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund; MXit; Parent’s Corner; Media Monitoring Africa; Childline SA; Department of Women, Children and Continue Reading →