TOBY SHAPSHAK: Like a horror movie — but it’s real

The coronavirus infection will have a hugely disruptive effect on supply chains, global travel and the world economy

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Cut, paste, delete: RIP Larry Tesler

Computer scientist Tesler (no, not Tesla) designed many functions we now find essential for working on the screen

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: A two-faced view of regulation

Mark Zuckerberg knows stricter legislation is coming for Facebook and is desperately trying to limit its scope

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: The future of dating is digital (and it is lucrative)

The future of dating is digital. But just like the older generations’ handsome stranger in a bar, it isn’t without its hazards

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Can we live online without Google?

Even though we’re trapped in Google’s universe, it may be possible to live without some — or even all — of its services

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Sheiking up global intrigue

The hacking of Jeff Bezos’s iPhone seems to represent a new form of warfare —nation-state vs multinational magnate

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: No ad spam for WhatsApp

In a triumph for privacy, Facebook has dropped plans to introduce advertising on its messaging platform

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Facebook still won’t let go of political ads

In a decision that entrenches the disinformation war on social media, it basically says it will continue to publish lies

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Solar is the way, if state would listen

SA must embrace new power technologies, not only to save us from Eskom’s rolling blackouts but to prepare us for the future

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: The year that Big Tech crashed

Facebook’s woes went from bad to horrendous in a year sentiment turned against the greatest monopolies ever seen

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Eskom saps our energy and morale

And the selfish unions at SAA join the soul-destroying cocktail of corruption and decay that poisons any buds of optimism

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Watchdog set to bite data duopoly

Calling it ‘a bias against the poor’, the Competition Commission demands that Vodacom and MTN’s data costs be halved

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Don’t take this bakkie to a riot

True to his Pretoria roots, Elon Musk has built a bakkie. But the windows are less resistant to missiles than he thought

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: How to run an airline: lessons from SA’s newest carrier

Upstart airline FlySafair is punctual with user-friendly sites, while the national carrier’s website and app are from the dark ages

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Facebook still lets politicians lie

Political ads make up just 0.5% of Facebook’s $66bn revenue but it still allows them, even if they contain falsehoods

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Spectrum licensing is good news

Triumph of common sense: Icasa announces plans to sell much-needed frequencies for faster internet access

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