SOUTH AFRICA

Israel's plan to accelerate innovation in sports tech

For a country not particularly known for success in the competitive sporting arena, Israel's high-tech prowess is helping to establish the nation as the Silicon Valley of sports tech...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Jul 2018

GLOBAL

#YouthMonth: Radarboy on data art, creative coding and 'un-design'

Not your typical creative, South African George 'Radarboy' Gally explains how he made the leap from creative director to teaching creative coding workshops across the world and working on data sculpture projects. He also shares advice for anyone out there looking to tap into their quirky talents...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Jun 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Why car manufacturers need to change their outlook on the future

The world is changing. We are living in a new era and the new age calls for business re-invention, particularly for car manufacturers...

By Morne Bekker 5 Mar 2018

UNITED STATES

What natural language processing is and why business intelligence will never be the same

While companies don't have the time to read everything that people say online, using natural language processing, businesses can gain useful insights using computing power, not human effort...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 17 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

How to adopt a digital innovation mindset

Companies that understand that fast-paced innovation is the key to long-term growth can take on even the largest enterprises who are slow to adapt to the fast-moving digital reality...

By Werner Vogels 5 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

New Yahoo hack hits a billion-plus users

Yahoo said on Wednesday personal data from over a billion users was stolen in a hack dating back to 2013 - twice as big as another breach disclosed...

19 Dec 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Big tech-media mergers raise fresh privacy concerns

They know how you browse the internet, your favourite TV shows and where you shop and travel. Data collected by internet and media...

27 Oct 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

WhatsApp to share user data with Facebook

Mobile messaging service WhatsApp on Thursday announced it would begin sharing subscriber data with parent Facebook, giving advertisers better access to information on WhatsApp's one billion-strong user base...

26 Aug 2016

UNITED STATES

Hadoop: The funny name for serious big data

What used to require massive server farms and an army of IT experts is now being scaled into increasingly efficient systems to help businesses and organisations operate more effectively...

By Hicks Crawford 20 Jan 2016

FRANCE

European privacy watchdogs probe Facebook; EU wants to 'finalise' Google market abuse probe

PARIS, FRANCE: European data protection authorities have joined forces to probe Facebook's privacy controls, a French watchdog said on Thursday, putting the popular US social media giant under fresh pressure...

17 Apr 2015

UNITED STATES

Americans eye ways to skirt online snooping: survey

WASHINGTON DC, US: Americans have been stepping up efforts to keep their data private since the revelations about vast US government surveillance programmes, a survey showed on Monday...

20 Mar 2015

UNITED STATES

Alibaba opens US data centre in new challenge to Amazon

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Chinese online giant Alibaba will open a data centre in Silicon Valley, it said on Wednesday, challenging US rival Amazon in the field of cloud computing...

6 Mar 2015

UNITED STATES

Fierce battle looms on US 'open Internet' rules

WASHINGTON, US: US regulators meet Thursday to vote on rules aimed at heading off Internet "fast lanes," although it may not be the end of a years-long battle...

25 Feb 2015

UNITED STATES

Obama ranks N Korea cyber capabilities as not so good

WASHINGTON, US: Iran is "good," China and Russia are "very good," but North Korea's cyber attack capabilities are actually not that great, according to an impromptu ranking by US President Barack Obama...

18 Feb 2015

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