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Instagram boss Mosseri says app doesn’t snoop on your conversations

Adam Mosseri, Facebook Beck Diefenbach | Reuters Instagram is not eavesdropping on its customers’ conversations offline to target them with ads, according to its chief Adam Mosseri. In a new interview with CBS’s Gayle King, Mosseri addressed the common suspicion that Instagram and its owner, Facebook, tap into user’s phones to gather ad-targeting intelligence. King […]

Don’t hold your breath: Zim business on foreign currency ban

The decision by the Zimbabwean government to abolish the use of foreign currency for local transactions is welcome, but could have been implemented better, say analysts and various sectors of the business community.  Reacting to the new measures, which saw the Zimbabwean government outlaw the use of foreign currency for conducting local transactions, some said […]

Malema to Ramaphosa: We can’t see what Mandela saw in you

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema told President Cyril Ramaphosa that he could not see what former President Nelson Mandela once saw in him. Malema was speaking during a debate on the State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the National Assembly on Tuesday. “We were abused here by an election campaign that saw people […]

SA adds 22 000 jobs in first quarter of 2019 – Stats SA

Employment in SA’s non-agricultural formal sector grew by 22 000 in the first quarter of 2019, Stats SA announced on Tuesday in its latest Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) bulletin. This follows an increase of 87 000 jobs in the last quarter of 2018.  QES results are based on a sample survey conducted by Stats SA […]

Scientists claim online game ‘vaccinates’ players against fake news

Designer491 | Getty Images An online simulation aimed at increasing resistance to disinformation has been dubbed a “fake news vaccine” by academics. According to a study published on Tuesday by the University of Cambridge, playing the gamified simulation increases “psychological resistance” to fake news. In February last year, researchers launched the online game “Bad News.” […]

This is why we ditched multi-currency, says Zim’s Ncube

Fear of self-dollarisation of the economy and the plight of government workers who could no longer afford to buy goods and services forced the Zimbabwean government to abolish the long used multi-currency regime, finance minister Mthuli Ncube said on Monday. Speaking after gazetting the new law that abolished the multi-currency and made the local currency […]