Along with 1.5-billion other people, I breathed a huge sigh of relief last week. My relief was arguably as deep as when Eskom doesn’t load-shed SA for a week.

Facebook, the social media behemoth that makes its income from surveillance capitalism, said it would scrap plans to introduce advertising to its chat platform WhatsApp.

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