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Uber launches 24/7 call centre ahead of festive season

Uber will launch a call centre in South Africa to provide phone support to passengers and drivers around the clock.

Microsoft calls for laws to prevent bias in facial recognition AI

Microsoft has called for new legislation to govern artificial intelligence software for recognising faces, advocating for human review and oversight of the technology in critical cases.

Deadline for digital migration still to be set - minister

The official date to switch off analogue signal for broadcasting is yet to be set by the minister of communications.

Google employees write to CEO demanding equal treatment for contractors

A group of Google employees has written to CEO Sundar Pichai demanding better conditions for the thousands of contractors that make up more than half of the internet giant's work force.

Our CEO hasn't resigned, says SABC

But the public broadcaster would not say whether three of its board members stepped down on Monday evening, saying the the presidency would have to comment.

Communications minister draws the line over SABC retrenchments

Newly appointed Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has drawn a line in the sand over proposed retrenchments at the SABC, according to a letter apparently leaked from her office.

Apple said to miss rapid 5G takeoff, sit out tech shift

Apple plans to hold off until at least 2020 before offering an iPhone that can connect to the next generation of high-speed phone services coming next year, according to people familiar with its plans.

The empire strikes back: Microsoft returns to the top of the world

Microsoft is back at the top of the technology world following an extraordinary comeback to close the gap with Apple.

Fix Facebook, whether it wants to or not - whistleblower

Eight months after revealing the links between Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, whistleblower Christopher Wylie is pushing for the internet giant to be regulated - whether it wants to or not.

Cybersecurity key challenge for actuaries - industry body

Actuarial skills are now also sought after in industries like banking, healthcare and mining, which rely heavily on data and systems integrity.

Software exec ordered to surrender laptop after Facebook leak

The co-founder of a software company was ordered by a judge to surrender his laptop to a forensic expert after admitting he turned over confidential documents about Facebook to the UK Parliament in violation of a US court order.

Bitcoin slide makes monthly loss the biggest in seven years

Bitcoin registered its biggest monthly decline in more than seven years as investors reevaluate the prospects of digital money following last year's euphoria.

South Korea charges 11 with selling Samsung technology to China

South Korea has charged nine people and two companies with illegally selling Samsung's bendable screen technology to a Chinese rival.

Tesla customers rack up 1 billion miles driven on autopilot

Tesla says owners of its electric vehicles have driven 1 billion miles using the Autopilot driver-assistance feature which uses the collected data to improve the software as a competitive advantage.

Google accused of manipulation to track users

Seven European consumer groups have filed complaints against Google with national regulators, accusing the internet giant of covertly tracking users' movements in violation of an EU regulation.

Fortnite addiction is forcing kids into video-game rehab

Video-game addiction isn't new: Parents and teachers have been carping about distracted children. But the ubiquity of Fortnite has created a more widespread menace.

MTN executive exits said to intensify amid Nigeria crisis

MTN is set to lose another high-ranking executive over the next few months, as the wireless carrier fights more than $10bn of claims in its largest market of Nigeria.

Crypto losses near $700bn in worst week since bubble burst

Bitcoin sank toward $4 000 and most of its peers tumbled on Friday, extending the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index's weekly decline to 25%. That's the worst five-day stretch since crypto-mania peaked in early January.

Outgoing Facebook policy boss defends hiring controversial firm

Facebook's head of communications and policy said in a blog post he is responsible for hiring a controversial public relations firm that targeted the company's critics.
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