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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Wordle reminds us how great word games are

Playing such games is human nature, and having this one made it easier — and more fun — to be in the middle of a pandemic

TOBY SHAPSHAK: Elon Musk has more important things to do

Forget Twitter: the world’s richest person should focus on his self-appointed mission to save humanity

TOBY SHAPSHAK: Don’t give up your ID secrets — ever

After the TransUnion breech, people should be getting wiser about protecting their personal information

TOBY SHAPSHAK: Will Smith won the Oscar but lost our respect

An actor gets an award for pretending to be a great person while the true hero is a man fighting to keep his country free

TOBY SHAPSHAK: Why does TransUnion have my data?

Credit agencies are just another form of surveillance capitalism, and historical data access needs to be updated in this new age of personal protection

TOBY SHAPSHAK: Why Google gets it wrong about me

The search giant has convinced Apple et al that I’m a good target — even though I’m a tech journo searching for specs

TOBY SHAPSHAK: Facebook allows death threats

In what sane universe is it OK for anyone to post ‘death to the Russian invaders’ on any digital platform?

TOBY SHAPSHAK: Dinosaurs in the social media age

The invasion of Ukraine is being called the first information war. It’s one Putin, and SA’s own out-of-touch ANC, have already lost

TOBY SHAPSHAK: Volodymyr Zelensky is TikTok’s first wartime star

The Ukrainian president has led from the front in the most unusual of ways — with defiant selfie videos to inspire his nation

TOBY SHAPSHAK: Why the government’s 10GB data plan is a dream for tenderpreneurs

A Gupta-tainted minister is proposing a giant IT contract that will make 2020’s R14bn PPE scandal look like cupcakes

TOBY SHAPSHAK: Broadband still in the doldrums

Despite innumerable presidential decrees and Sona promises, no new spectrum has been licensed in 15 years

TOBY SHAPSHAK: Facebook’s end is nigh

After losing $252bn in a day, Facebook’s reckoning is here — both from lawmakers and Wall Street

TOBY SHAPSHAK: Speakers company Sonos defeats Big Tech

In bringing this important case, Sonos has shown yet another example of Google’s unethical corporate behaviour

TOBY SHAPSHAK: Facebook’s smoking gun

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg e-mailed her boss Mark Zuckerberg: ‘We need your approval to move forward’

TOBY SHAPSHAK: The year of the Big (Tech) Breakup

In 2022, the many lawsuits against monopolistic tech firms, starting with Facebook, will gain momentum

TOBY SHAPSHAK: Biting corruption with a zillion bytes

The Zondo commission report shows how digitalisation can be a game-changer for accountability and information