Apple’s leaked memo warns leakers to stop leaking leaks

By Chris Merriman for The Inquirer  We’re not ones to tattle. But it seems that Apple has a tattling problem and it’s manifesting in an email about tattling. Let’s put it another way, a leaker within the Apple business has leaked a memo warning...

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FNB launches mobile bank account for unbanked consumers

By Thandi Skade for Destiny Connect FNB has announced the launch eWallet eXtra, a mobile offering that enables unbanked South Africans to open a bank account remotely via their cellphones. The service, which is scheduled for launch in June, will enable consumers to...

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Netflix subscriber count hits 125-million

Netflix’s first quarterly report for the 2018 financial year shows that after notching its most subscriber additions in Q4 2017 (8.33 million) it barely slowed down. Over the last three months, it added another 7.4 million subscribers (1.96 million of them in...

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Home Depot is launching its biggest tech hiring spree ever

By Jason Del Rey for Recode With a stock price that has increased 135% over the last five years, Home Depot remains one of the few giant brick-and-mortar retailers to find success in the age of Amazon. Now, the $200 billion home improvement retailer is going on the...

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How to find out if Facebook shared your data

By Alex Hern for The Guardian  Facebook has started the process of notifying the approximately 87 million users whose data was harvested by the election consultancy Cambridge Analytica. The social network eventually hopes to inform every user who was affected with a...

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Police take IT supplier to court

By Angelique Serrao for News24 The battle between the police and a supplier that switched off access to critical IT systems last week has hit the courts. Last week, Forensic Data Analysts (FDA), a police supplier which has been accused of corruption, threatened to...

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People are finally ‘waking up’ to tech’s dark side

By Eric Johnson for Recode  Starting with its very first episode, the HBO TV series “Silicon Valley” satirized the idea that tech entrepreneurs were “making the world a better place.” But Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman said people in his industry really believe that...

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Will a smartphone app spell the end of telemarketing?

The Google Pixel smartphone’s dialler will soon have a spam filtering feature that sends suspected spam callers directly to voicemail. According to MyBroadband, this is an extension of the app’s existing ability to alert users as to whether it suspects a call of...

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SA to get e-visas by March 2019

By Nic Andersen for The South African Sick of all the paperwork every time you travel to South Africa? Well, e-visas could soon make things a whole lot easier. The Department of Home Affairs has confirmed that phase one of a rollout of electronic visas (e-visas) will...

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Three people wounded at YouTube campus shooting

Source: BBC The suspect in a gun attack at YouTube’s HQ in California had expressed anger over its treatment of her video postings, media reports say. Police have named Nasim Aghdam, 39, as the suspect but say they are still investigating a motive. US media say...

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The “humAIns” are coming

By Sudipto Ghosh for MarTechSeries According to the latest Accenture report on the future of workplace collaborations, businesses that manage to balance human ingenuity with machine intelligence will be successful. Released just ahead of the World Economic Forum 2018...

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