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Libra: four reasons to be extremely cautious about Facebook’s new currency

Facebook has unveiled libra, a cryptocurrency that will enable users to make international payments over Messenger and other group platforms like WhatsApp – perhaps from as soon as 2020.

Are Silicon Valley companies chaos factories? Tim Cook thinks so

Apple CEO Tim Cook threw some shade at Silicon Valley tech companies at in his Stanford commencement speech last week.

With cryptocurrency launch, Facebook sets its path toward becoming an independent nation

Facebook has announced a plan to launch a new cryptocurrency named the Libra, adding another layer to its efforts to dominate global communications and business. Backed by huge finance and technology companies including Visa, Spotify, eBay, PayPal and Uber

You can finally stream sport on Showmax

If you were waiting for a good enough reason to ditch DStv, now’s your chance. Showmax has officially started showing local and international sport matches.

YouTube is the cesspool of the internet as recent scandals around bigoted videos – and their recommendations – have shown

I’d never heard of Carlos Maza until this month, when the Vox video producer made a supercuts video of all the homophobic and racist ranting by a popular YouTuber called Steven Crowder. The right-wing pundit has 3.8m subscribers to his YouTube channel has attacked Maza repeatedly, called him an “anchor baby, a lispy queer, [and] a Mexican”.

How a cyber attack hampered Hong Kong protesters

Massive public protests taking place in Hong Kong over the past week are aimed at a new extradition law, known as the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance, that would see accused criminals extradited to mainland China to face prosecution.

Dropbox has been redesigned with integration in mind

Dropbox is getting a makeover and you’ll now be able to link with and work on Google Docs and Slack, in addition to a few other tools like Zoom.

Artificial intelligence-enhanced journalism offers a glimpse of the future of the knowledge economy

A common question as these intelligent technologies infiltrate various industries is how work and labor will be affected. In this case, who – or what – will do journalism in this AI-enhanced and automated world, and how will they do it?

Steven Spielberg’s new horror series will leave you in the dark, quite literally

Steven Spielberg is writing a new horror show for an upcoming video streaming service called Quibi, which you'll only be able to watch in the dark.

Your internet data is rotting

The internet currently accesses about 15 zettabytes of data, and is growing at a rate of 70 terabytes per second. It is an admittedly leaky vessel, and content is constantly going offline to wind up lost forever.

Google Stadia launches in 14 countries this year (and South Africa isn’t one of them)

So you're wondering whether Google's Stadia game streaming service is going to be launching here in South Africa. According to our remote reporter, Captain Obvious, South Africa's going to be left off the initial rollout. Google Stadia, according to the search company, will be launching in November this year in fourteen countries. South Africa, unsurprisingly, will not be one of them. 

The end is nigh for Apple’s iTunes as the tech giant targets separate audio and video markets

Apple says it’s replacing iTunes with three dedicated entertainment applications as part of its new Mac operating system, Catalina, for desktop and laptop computers.

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