TOBY SHAPSHAK: Bye-bye WhatsApp, hello Telegram

Facebook has been sued by European regulators for breaching our privacy, and it’s only going to get worse

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Has Apple finally fallen?

Tech giant is under pressure in China — and though the iPhone still produces two-thirds of its revenue, its rivals are closing in

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Life with or without screens

Smartphones and social media are closer to ‘crack cocaine than to candy’, but they are the way people communicate now

TOBY SHAPSHAK: The death of social media

The tech story of the year has been the realisation that social media uses our personal data for someone else’s financial gain

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: The return of voice messaging

Voicemail, that old hallmark of the voice-centric era, is dead. But the era of app-centric voice messaging is very much alive

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: A signal boost for telecoms industry

New minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has her work cut out to reinvigorate this essential part of the economy

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Bitcoin at 10: star turn or bit player?

Is it a Ponzi scheme or the herald of a new world order? We may need another 10 years to find out

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: The ugliness of the world wide web

Troll target Hillary Clinton and her husband, Bill, were well qualified to warn us about the downside of the internet

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Imagine life without Facebook

A year without the biggest social network on my phone has made me a freer person

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Tim Cook’s rallying cry shouldn’t be ignored

Apple’s CEO warns that the exploitation of personal data has reached crisis level and it’s time to fight back

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Artificial intelligence and the jobs threat

The debate about whether an algorithm will replace your job is becoming more and more pertinent

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Tencent’s resilient empire will prevail

WeChat is ubiquitous in China, yet its owner’s stock has plummeted, due mainly to a ban on new mobile games

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Advertising war in planet of the apps

Founders of Instagram and WhatsApp vote with their feet as Mark Zuckerberg seeks to squeeze apps for more revenue

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Facebook firmly in the dock, again

In the wake of the latest scandal there can be no excuses about whose fault it was that 50m users had their accounts hacked

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Happy birthday to the hashtag

Twitter laughed off the idea of using the symbol when it was first suggested, and now it’s a global internet phenomenon

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Amazon confirms its superstar status

A month after Apple passed $1-trillion, Amazon has also reached the magical 13-digit valuation figure

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