TOBY SHAPSHAK: Art prospers amid blockchain boom

The latest tech and investing craze is good news for artists, however odd the idea of owning easily replicated digi-art

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Google cookie ban is faux privacy win

Don’t be fooled by this seemingly benevolent gesture. The search giant is still going to track our every online move

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: After Australia, Big Tech’s reckoning awaits

In forcing Google and Facebook to pay news providers, a precedent has been set that other countries are sure to follow

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Google blinked, Facebook didn’t

Despite the poor legislation, Facebook’s blocking of Australian news reminded the world of the power of social media giants

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: SABC’s theatre of the absurd

Trying to distort reality by classifying laptops as TVs won’t bail out the SABC; nor will an incompetent minister and her deputy

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: It’s time to turn off location tracking

Surveillance capitalism is a major threat to personal privacy: it’s time to turn off location tracking on your smartphone

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: How small traders hit Wall Street

Reddit users wanted to stick it to hedge funds and short sellers. Their $23bn rebuke has rattled the big investors

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: From Russia, with malware

Defeated by decades of superior industry and commerce, Russia embarrassed its old foe with an audacious cyberheist

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Last blast of the monstrous trumpet

The tweeter-in-chief was finally banned by social media — after a small armed ‘insurrection’ that killed five people

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: WhatsApp demand is a bridge too far

Could Facebook be trying to consolidate its integration of the app before the US government tries to break up its monopoly?

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Humans fared worse than tech in 2020

The work-from-home phenomenon caused surges in tech usage — and share prices — while e-commerce boomed

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Good thing ANC isn’t running AI

Nero had nothing on SA’s once glorious ruling party when it comes to fiddling while everything burns

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Now the news can be read to you

Widely available text-to-speech services are transforming the way we consume news and use our smartphones

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: The CEOs behind the SME pledge

#PayIn30’s ‘ethical leadership’ is long overdue as small firms are often hobbled by late payment from big companies

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Dear runners, a ‘buff’ isn’t a face mask, it’s a disguise for buffoonery

Running masks, or buffs, are the least effective facemask, says a recent study

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Look to the stars, not to toxic tactics

Please can someone tell the ruling party that its internal politics is ruining the country’s image? And tell Ace to resign already

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