TOBY SHAPSHAK: Hate issue costs Facebook billions

Advertisers have found their moral backbone and are forcing the company to take its systemic problems seriously

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Why sound matters with flat TVs

Launched virtually, the new Sonos Arc is a delight to the ear and eye, bringing luxurious sound to your TV

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: News is still the king of TV

DStv’s move to include Netflix and Amazon on its next decoders is a clever strategy to keep its enemies close

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: The unacceptable face of Facebook

If ever Facebook had a chance to act against a serial offender, a spreader of lies and disinformation, this was it. It blew it

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: How to Trump a space launch

Despite the US president’s actions on the WHO and Hong Kong’s special status, the big news was his Twitter tirade

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Be brave, a new world is dawning

Level 3 marks a tentative step towards resuming normal economic activity – but just how normal will it be?

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: The madness of corona regulations

That our government is obsessed with the minutiae of shopping lists shows it’s not focused on what matters

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Be warned, free services are costly

But using insecure Zoom for parliamentary meetings is likely not a fireable offence in the ANC age of unaccountability

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: The wrong end of the stick

The government’s irrational opposition to e-commerce is misguided and defeats the urgent need to restart the economy

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Sudden-onset change has arrived

April has been the bleakest month, but we’re innate problem-solvers and we’ve survived rapid changes before

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Finally, filters for fake news

Social networks are clamping down on disinformation about the coronavirus – an unintended positive of the pandemic

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: No, 5G did not cause Covid-19

Conspiracy theories are spreading like wildfire, inflicting much damage in the process

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Mobile money in a lockdown

Imagine the difference it could make to unbanked recipients if social grants could be paid out electronically in mobile wallets

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: 1984, or Florence Nightingale?

Most would agree that using phone data to fight a pandemic is a good thing — but it could become a post-Covid-19 habit

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: We may never need to de-isolate

Forced to work from home by the coronavirus, we are finding technology can revolutionise our lives more than we realised

TOBY SHAPSHAK: Quarantine yourself if you can

Pity the poor labourer, miner or cleaner who can hardly work from home as this unprecedented viral outbreak wreaks havoc

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