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Russian hackers steal celeb details from jeweller

Russian hackers steal celeb details from jeweller

By Zaini Majeed for Republic World In a shocking ‘virtual heist’ at a prestigious jewellery company, Russian hackers on Saturday, October 30 stole details of Hollywood stars and billionaire tycoons including Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks, David Beckham, among...

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Facebook to end use of facial recognition software

Facebook to end use of facial recognition software

By Beth Timmins for BBC News Facebook has announced it will no longer use facial recognition software to identify faces in photographs and videos. There have been growing concerns about the ethics of facial recognition technology, with questions raised over privacy,...

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How supply chain woes may affect holiday retail

How supply chain woes may affect holiday retail

By Alicia Doniger for CNBC Supply chain bottlenecks and rising prices aren’t keeping consumers from buying. The latest retail sales numbers show U.S. consumers are spending at a much faster pace than expected, excluding autos, up over 15% in September. Back-to-school...

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Brace for power cuts for the next 10 months – Eskom

Brace for power cuts for the next 10 months – Eskom

By Siphelele Dludla for IOL Eskom has warned the public to brace for more power cuts for the next 10 months as the capacity outlook for the period ending August 2022 showed that the power system would remain constrained. The struggling power utility yesterday warned...

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Record fuel hike hits SA

Record fuel hike hits SA

By Jason Woosey for IOL South African motorists and commuters are facing tough times ahead with record increases for both petrol and diesel set to kick in from Wednesday, 03 November. According to the Automobile Association, petrol is set to rise by R1.21 per litre,...

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Product recall, civil unrest costs Tiger Brands R700m

Product recall, civil unrest costs Tiger Brands R700m

Source: Supermarket & Retailer Tiger Brands, the JSE-listed packaged goods company, said the write-off of assets plus stock losses related to the civil unrest had amounted to about R100m pre-tax, and the adverse financial impact of the recall totalled R647m...

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How to reward your team when times are tough

How to reward your team when times are tough

At the end of the year – and especially this year – companies and management teams usually take stock of how the company has performed. With the tough times that many businesses have been plagued with recently, many aren’t able to afford big bonuses or any...

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Competition Commission sets sights on big tech

Competition Commission sets sights on big tech

The Online Intermediation Platforms Market Inquiry (OIPMI) at the Competition Commission has released the schedule of participants for the public hearings to be on 2–19 November 2021. The Competition Commission announced its inquiry in February , stating that it would...

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Donald Trump to launch own social media platform

Donald Trump to launch own social media platform

By Kelsey Vlamis for Business Insider US Former President Donald Trump announced plans Wednesday to launch a new social media platform that will “give a voice to all” – or at least to those who don’t plan to criticise it. That’s according...

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You can now shop at Makro from your mobile phone

You can now shop at Makro from your mobile phone

Source: Supermarket & Retailer Retailer Massmart launched a series of mini-apps for its Makro and Builders brands, on the VodaPay super app. These apps offer VodaPay users a way to shop online from the two stores’ catalogues using their mobile devices and marks...

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Motorists can tip petrol attendants via QR code

Motorists can tip petrol attendants via QR code

Source: IOL Ukheshe technologies, Telkom and Engen have collaborated to create the QR solution which allows motorists to tip attendants and cashiers for efficient service by simply scanning a QR code using their Engen 1app or any payment app that supports Masterpass...

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