Trump executive order takes aim at social media firms

28 May 2020, 6:15 PM
US President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of a law that has long protected internet companies, including Twitter and Facebook, an extraordinary attempt to intervene in the media that experts said was unlikely to survive legal scrutiny.
READ MORE
KZN residents urged to use water sparingly 5 January 2018, 12:46 PM

Water levels in some of the dams in KwaZulu-Natal remain critically low.

Security flaws put virtually all phones, computers at risk 5 January 2018, 9:06 AM

Researchers have found a set of security flaws in processors from Intel and AMD that could let hackers steal sensitive information from millions of devices.

Cool temperatures expected in Cape Town 4 January 2018, 7:07 PM

The Cape Town Weather Office says cooler temperatures are expected in the Mother City on Friday.

Spacecraft Zuma set to take off on Friday 4 January 2018, 4:10 PM

South African born tech entrepeneur, Elon Musk, is preparing to launch a spacecraft called Zuma into space -after two delays.

Clear skies across KwaZulu Natal 4 January 2018, 3:40 PM

Residents can expect clear skies across KwaZulu-Natal over the next few days.

Protea Glen residents threaten to shut down the area 4 January 2018, 3:28 PM

Residents of the tornado-struck Protea Glen area in Soweto have threatened to shut down the area, if Thursday’s afternoon's meeting with stakeholders does not yield the desired outcomes.

Cape Town feels the heat amid drought 4 January 2018, 12:13 PM

Long queues have formed at some public swimming pools in Cape Town as temperatures are expected to hit around the mid-thirties on Thursday.

Computer chip ‘flaw’ sparks security debate amid scramble for fix 4 January 2018, 7:08 AM

A newly discovered vulnerability in computer chips on Wednesday raised concerns that hackers could access sensitive data on most modern systems, as technology firms sought to play down the security risks.

More than 4 thousand houses damaged by storm in Mpumalanga 3 January 2018, 8:29 PM

The Bushbuckridge Local Municipality says preliminary investigations suggest that over 4 000 houses in Mkhuhlu and surrounding villages, outside Hazyview, in Mpumalanga, have been damaged by the storm that hit the area on New Year’s eve. Residents of Mkhuhlu are picking up the pieces and trying to rebuild what has been destroyed. Hundreds of houses […]

Operations delayed at Sebokeng Hospital due to water challenges 3 January 2018, 4:34 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng says operations are being delayed at the Sebokeng Hospital in the Vaal due to water pressure challenges.

KZN Health MEC urges public to donate blood 3 January 2018, 2:31 PM

KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC S'bongiseni Dhlomo has urged the public to donate blood as the festive period draws to a close.

N Cape beef up efforts to contain listeriosis outbreak 3 January 2018, 11:39 AM

Efforts to contain the listeriosis outbreak in the Northern Cape have been increased  after four cases were reported in the province.

Race for ‘smart’ hits fever pitch at electronics show 3 January 2018, 6:59 AM

Giving gadgets brains will be a hot theme at the Consumer Electronics Show set to open in Las Vegas, with device makers big and small touting hardware with "smarts."

New Year fireworks kill three dogs 2 January 2018, 11:57 AM

It has emerged that many people celebrating the New Year ignore municipal bylaws restricting the use of fireworks.

NSRI warns beachgoers of spring tide 2 January 2018, 10:09 AM

The National Sea Rescue Institute has urged beachgoers to be extremely cautious this week. This as the first full moon of the new year on Tuesday will result in a spring tide and stronger than normal rip currents.

City of Cape Town implements level six water restrictions 1 January 2018, 4:36 PM

Capetonians have started the new year with the implementation of level six water restrictions.

W. Cape life guards suspend rescue efforts 1 January 2018, 2:38 PM

Lifeguards have been forced to suspend the search for a 24-year-old man believed to have drowned at Monwabisi beach in the Cape Peninsula due to rough sea conditions.

Fourteen injured in Cape Town chemical spill 1 January 2018, 9:53 AM

Fourteen people were injured during a "chemical spill" at a shop off the Brighton Road in Kraaifontein in Cape Town on Sunday afternoon, says Western Cape paramedics.

Facebook, Twitter face deadline in Brexit fake news probe 1 January 2018, 8:10 AM

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter are facing a deadline in Britain to cooperate with an inquiry into so-called fake news in the Brexit referendum campaign, a parliamentary committee chairman said Friday. The companies have been given until January 18 to share information requested by British lawmakers probing suspected Russian interference around the vote, according […]

Alleged white lion poacher to appear in court 1 January 2018, 7:28 AM

A man charged with killing white lions at Alldays in the north of Limpopo, will appear in court soon in the New Year.

Watch: Social media, internet in 2017 31 December 2017, 12:41 PM

We take a look at the year and how the internet grew in 2017.

2018 promising for SKA scientists 31 December 2017, 10:52 AM

2018  is expected to be  a bright year for professional star gazers.

Kidney donor shortages won’t dash EC patient’s hope 30 December 2017, 5:13 PM

A renal patient from the Mdantsane township in the Eastern Cape is hopeful that she will get a kidney donor in 2018. Thirty-five-year-old Andiswa Busakwe was diagnosed with kidney failure in 2008. She is one of thousands of South Africans with renal chronic disease. There is also a growing concern about the increase in chronic […]

2000 initiates graduate in N West 30 December 2017, 2:27 PM

The Culture, Arts and Traditional Affairs (CATA)  Department in the North West says it prides itself with having returned home all the two thousand initiates who took part in this year's summer initiation period.

Heavy rainfall warning for KZN 30 December 2017, 10:38 AM

The South African Weather Services says residents should brace themselves for heavy rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms and lightning across KwaZulu-Natal.

Apple lawsuits bite: tech stocks hit by iphone X woes 29 December 2017, 7:26 PM

Apple Inc defrauded iPhone users by slowing devices without warning to compensate for poor battery performance, according to eight lawsuits filed in various federal courts in the week since the company opened up about the year-old software change.

The majority of bodies at the forensic facilities are victims of stabbing, shooting and car crashes..
Unidentified bodies pile up in E Cape mortuaries 29 December 2017, 7:23 PM

Eastern Cape Health Department says it's considering seeking assistance from the private sector, regarding the bodies piling up at their forensic facilities.

Apple apologizes for slowing iPhones 29 December 2017, 7:33 AM

Apple on Thursday apologized to its customers for slowing down performance of older iPhone models and said it would discount replacement batteries for some of its handsets.

Water dept warns of illegal water use 28 December 2017, 8:21 PM

The Department of Water and Sanitation has warned those engaging in illegal water use activities in the Western Cape, that they will face prosecution.

Health officials not blamed for death of toddler: Ramokgopa 28 December 2017, 2:42 PM

Gauteng Health MEC, Gwen Ramokgopa, says the mother of a toddler who died at the Incredible Happenings Church on Christmas Eve, does not blame public health officials for the death.