Social media giant Facebook has announced that it will open its first Content Review Centre in the Sub Saharan region in Nairobi, this week. "As part of our continued investment across Sub-Saharan Africa and commitment to safety and security on our platform, we...
Facebook has added a revoke/un-send feature to its Messenger app that will give users a 10-minute window after sending a message to undo it, leaving behind a note telling everyone in a conversation that the remark was removed. Just like its sister-app, WhatsApp, users...
Micro-blogging social website, Twitter Inc. is said to be considering the possibility of adding an 'edit' feature for tweets, but the original version of the tweet would still be viewable. However, the details on this particular matter, are still unclear. Twitter's...
Facebook is halting a scheme that gathered highly personal data from paid volunteers, after it was exposed. TechCrunch said participants - including those aged 13-17 - had been paid up to USD$20 (roughly UGX73,700) a month to open up their phones to deep analysis.
It is no doubt today that WhatsApp has become the most important tool of communication globally. Launched in 2009 and later acquired by Facebook in 2014 for USD$19 billion, the social messaging platform has nearly 1.75 billion active users. Early this month, research firm...
For a company that endured a truly awful 2018, you’d have thought that the priority at board level for Facebook this year would be to tread carefully. Regardless of who was to blame for what in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and the constant suggestion that lax advertising...
Micro-blogging website, Twitter in Dec. 2017 rolled out a feature dubbed 'Twitter Threads' to its platforms (web and apps) which is also known as a Tweet Storm. They're simply a series of connected tweets from one person shared quickly in succession and related in one way or...
According to a quarterly report by government regulatory body of the communications sector; Uganda Communication Commission (UCC), shows OTT taxpayers and revenue figures have dropped tremendously since the levy was imposed. "In the last three months of the quarter under review, both the number...
Uganda-based technology consulting and development firm, Pollicy on Monday released a report titled "Offline and Out of Pocket" exploring how levy on social media and mobile money have impacted the social and economic aspects of the day-to-day lives of Ugandans, and to further the cause for inclusive...
Facebook boss, Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday renewed his defens of the social network's business, arguing that targeting ads based on interests was different from selling people's data. "If we're committed to serving everyone, then we need a service that is affordable to everyone," Zuckerberg said in an opinion piece published in the Wall Street...