Tag: Privacy


Govt says WhatsApp has 530 Mn users in India

At a press conference to announce the new draft rules for social media, digital news and OTT platforms, the government revealed the user base of some […]
February 25th, 2021

Govt defines guidelines for social media, digital media and OTT platforms

With much heat generated the past few weeks over social media patrolling, the government has crafted regulations for online intermediaries including social media apps, digital news […]
February 25th, 2021

Indonesia creates virtual police department to guard social media

News Written by Ursula Florene Published on 25 Feb 2021 Officers will send warnings via direct message. Indonesian police started patrolling online on Thursday, monitoring social media content […]
February 25th, 2021

Philippine user data from lending app Cashalo listed for sale on dark web

Data of Filipino users from buy now, pay later lending (BNPL) app Cashalo, which is owned by Hong Kong-based Oriente, has been found for sale on […]
February 24th, 2021

South African digital bank, TymeBank, raises $109 million

TymeBank, the South African digital bank owned by African Rainbow Capital (ARC) has announced a $109 million fund raise from investors. It is one of the […]
February 23rd, 2021
Techpoint Africa

Uber’s UK woes, WhatsApp ultimatum revisited, CcHUB’s syndicate fund

This post is a delayed version of Techpoint Digest, a week-daily newsletter that rounds up major happenings in African tech. You can start receiving it hours […]
February 22nd, 2021

With Moments, Los Angeles startup aims to wean social media users away from ‘likes’, followers

With social media geared towards “likes”, shares, followers, and comments, a Los Angeles-based startup aims to rewind to an era when it was simply about feeling […]
February 16th, 2021

“Quite simply, Whereby is the easiest way to meet over video”: Interview with Whereby’s co-founder Ingrid Ødegaard

Norwegian startup Whereby is establishing itself as a force to be reckoned with. Taking on the global video conferencing giants like Zoom, this Oslo-based team has […]
February 15th, 2021
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