Mobile phone companies in Brazil have been ordered by a court to impose a block of the popular WhatsApp smartphone application for two days.

After passionate and at times angry pleas from various vulnerable communities, Facebook has announced it is to amend its controversial "real name" policy.

Twitter warns of government 'hacking'

Monday, 14 December 2015 08:06

Twitter has sent warnings to a number of users that their accounts may have been hacked by "state-sponsored actors".

Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting Apple devices and 2016 will see a rise in attacks on its operating systems, security experts suggest.

Across Africa, there has been the conscious effort to move away from the brick and mortar way of banking to digital banking. This has been through the use of customer friendly applications that allow transactions with minimum fuss.

What is 5G?

Thursday, 10 December 2015 08:40

Just five years after the first 4G smartphone hit the market, the wireless industry is already preparing for 5G.

Google grants a 97-year-old's wish

Wednesday, 09 December 2015 08:27

The 97-year old is holding a Project Cardboard viewer, Google's DIY virtual-reality headset. It resembles an old View-Master toy.

Technology companies should work on tools to disrupt terrorism - such as creating a hate speech "spell-checker" - Google's chairman Eric Schmidt has said.

Troubled Japanese tech giant Toshiba could face a record fine of 7.37bn yen ($60m; £39m) for its multi-billion dollar accounting scandal.

Facebook has begun rolling out a new feature on its social network which allows users to stream live video.

Google has launched its first wi-fi network in Uganda's capital Kampala, as part of a project to broaden access to affordable high-speed internet.