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    Fin24.com | YouTube flags Notre Dame cathedral fire as 9/11 conspiracy

    Fin24.com | YouTube flags Notre Dame cathedral fire as 9/11 conspiracy


    YouTube’s software mistakenly labeled the plumes of smoke in Paris as footage from 2001, triggering the panel below the video about the September 11 terrorist...

    YouTube’s software mistakenly labeled the plumes of smoke in Paris as footage from 2001, triggering the panel below the video about the September 11 terrorist attacks.
    Fin24.com | SABC COO's fate expected to be one of board's first decisions

    Fin24.com | SABC COO's fate expected to be one of board's first decisions


    South African Broadcasting Corporation spokesperson Vuyo Mthembu told Fin24 that it is expected that chief operating officer Chris Maroleng’s fate will be one of the first things that the board will have to...

    South African Broadcasting Corporation spokesperson Vuyo Mthembu told Fin24 that it is expected that chief operating officer Chris Maroleng’s fate will be one of the first things that the board will have to decide.
    Fin24.com | Bitcoin most overbought since record run, technical gauge says

    Fin24.com | Bitcoin most overbought since record run, technical gauge says


    Here’s something for recently emboldened crypto enthusiasts to mull: Bitcoin is now at its most expensive level since just before the spectacular crash of the most widely owned digital...

    Here’s something for recently emboldened crypto enthusiasts to mull: Bitcoin is now at its most expensive level since just before the spectacular crash of the most widely owned digital currency.
    Fin24.com | Researchers find Facebook 'hosted' cybercriminal groups selling stolen info

    Fin24.com | Researchers find Facebook 'hosted' cybercriminal groups selling stolen info


    Facebook has housed dozens of cybercriminal groups that set up shop on the platform as online marketplaces to sell a variety of illegal services, such as stolen credit card information, account theft and spamming tools, a team of researchers...

    Facebook has housed dozens of cybercriminal groups that set up shop on the platform as online marketplaces to sell a variety of illegal services, such as stolen credit card information, account theft and spamming tools, a team of researchers found.
    Fin24.com | Google scraps new AI ethics council after outcry

    Fin24.com | Google scraps new AI ethics council after outcry


    Google is scrapping an outside council set up to evaluate its artificial intelligence efforts after a dramatic outcry about the makeup of the...

    Google is scrapping an outside council set up to evaluate its artificial intelligence efforts after a dramatic outcry about the makeup of the panel.
    Fin24.com | World's first 5G phone released in South Korea

    Fin24.com | World's first 5G phone released in South Korea


    Samsung Electronics on Friday released the Galaxy S10 5G, the world's first available smartphone with built-in fifth-generation communications technology, as South Korea seeks to build a lead in the transformative...

    Samsung Electronics on Friday released the Galaxy S10 5G, the world's first available smartphone with built-in fifth-generation communications technology, as South Korea seeks to build a lead in the transformative system.
    Fin24.com | Tesla plunges 11% as deliveries drop-off deepens demand concerns

    Fin24.com | Tesla plunges 11% as deliveries drop-off deepens demand concerns


    Tesla shares have plummeted as a record decline in deliveries during the first quarter stoked concern of slackening demand for the Model 3 sedan that started selling less than two years...

    Tesla shares have plummeted as a record decline in deliveries during the first quarter stoked concern of slackening demand for the Model 3 sedan that started selling less than two years ago.
    Fin24.com | Tanzania charges Vodacom of depriving state of $4.8 million

    Fin24.com | Tanzania charges Vodacom of depriving state of $4.8 million


    Tanzania charged five employees of the Vodacom Group’s local unit, including Managing Director Hisham Hendi, with allegedly depriving the government of more than $4.8 million in...

    Tanzania charged five employees of the Vodacom Group’s local unit, including Managing Director Hisham Hendi, with allegedly depriving the government of more than $4.8 million in revenue.
    Fin24.com | Apple shows off Apple TV+ video service, taking on Netflix

    Fin24.com | Apple shows off Apple TV+ video service, taking on Netflix


    The service, called Apple Arcade, will be integrated into the App Store and will include more than 100 games exclusive to the service and Apple’s...

    The service, called Apple Arcade, will be integrated into the App Store and will include more than 100 games exclusive to the service and Apple’s platform.
    Fin24.com | Facebook says users' passwords were visible to employees

    Fin24.com | Facebook says users' passwords were visible to employees


    Facebook has disclosed a flaw on its social network that made passwords of hundreds of millions of users visible to employees and said the issue has now been...

    Facebook has disclosed a flaw on its social network that made passwords of hundreds of millions of users visible to employees and said the issue has now been fixed.
    Fin24.com | WATCH: Google unveils new cloud-based gaming service

    Fin24.com | WATCH: Google unveils new cloud-based gaming service


    Google has announced that it would launch a browser-based video game streaming service dubbed Stadia that attempts to capitalise on the company's cloud technology and global network of data...

    Google has announced that it would launch a browser-based video game streaming service dubbed Stadia that attempts to capitalise on the company's cloud technology and global network of data centres.
    Fin24.com | Instagram gets into the e-commerce business with checkout tool

    Fin24.com | Instagram gets into the e-commerce business with checkout tool


    Starting on Tuesday, the photo-sharing app is testing a shopping feature, called Checkout, with a handful of retailers including Nike and designer fashion platform...

    Starting on Tuesday, the photo-sharing app is testing a shopping feature, called Checkout, with a handful of retailers including Nike and designer fashion platform Revolve.
    Fin24.com | Facebook to block discriminatory ads in ‘historic' legal accord

    Fin24.com | Facebook to block discriminatory ads in ‘historic' legal accord


    Facebook said it will make major changes to its rules for advertisers in order to settle a string of lawsuits alleging its platform enables discrimination in housing, credit and...

    Facebook said it will make major changes to its rules for advertisers in order to settle a string of lawsuits alleging its platform enables discrimination in housing, credit and employment.
    Fin24.com | 'SABC needs a pilot' says board candidate who admits having no broadcast experience

    Fin24.com | 'SABC needs a pilot' says board candidate who admits having no broadcast experience


    Advocate Mathews Mofokeng told Parliament's portfolio committee on communications that he was the pilot the South African Broadcasting Corporation needs to steer it out of its...

    Advocate Mathews Mofokeng told Parliament's portfolio committee on communications that he was the pilot the South African Broadcasting Corporation needs to steer it out of its troubles.
    Fin24.com | Vodafone to sell R63bn of convertible bonds

    Fin24.com | Vodafone to sell R63bn of convertible bonds


    Vodafone plans to raise about R63bn selling bonds convertible into shares to fund the acquisition of some of Liberty Global’s European businesses without weighing down the phone giant’s balance...

    Vodafone plans to raise about R63bn selling bonds convertible into shares to fund the acquisition of some of Liberty Global’s European businesses without weighing down the phone giant’s balance sheet.
    Fin24.com | WATCH: China develops high-tech political propaganda tool

    Fin24.com | WATCH: China develops high-tech political propaganda tool


    China's tech companies and government are banding together to release hi-tech propaganda tools to spread the Communist Party's message into the 21st...

    China's tech companies and government are banding together to release hi-tech propaganda tools to spread the Communist Party's message into the 21st Century.
    Fin24.com | Facebook sues China-based companies for selling fake accounts

    Fin24.com | Facebook sues China-based companies for selling fake accounts


    Using artificial intelligence to detect fake accounts, Facebook and Instagram disabled 2.1 billion inauthentic accounts from January 2018 through September, “often within minutes of the accounts’ creation,” according to a compliant filed in a US...

    Using artificial intelligence to detect fake accounts, Facebook and Instagram disabled 2.1 billion inauthentic accounts from January 2018 through September, “often within minutes of the accounts’ creation,” according to a compliant filed in a US court.