WhatsApp Implements New Restrictions on Message Forwarding to Limit the Spread of Misinformation

WhatsApp has announced a new restriction on message forwarding as it seeks to combat the rise of misinformation campaigns flowing through the app. As explained by WhatsApp: “Last year we introduced users to the concept of messages that have been forwarded many times. These messages are labeled with double arrows to indicate they did not originate from a close contact. […]

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every industry and business in some form, ranging from complete shutdowns to massive increases in buying in certain sectors. It’s difficult to grasp the full implications of the global action to restrict the spread of the virus – everywhere you look there’s another impact, and day-by-day, those changes compound and

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Facebook Provides Location-Tracking Maps, New User Surveys for COVID-19 Research

Facebook has outlined its latest efforts to assist health authorities in combating the spread of COVID-19, with its ‘Data for Good‘ initiative providing a range of location tracking and individual connectivity maps which can help to highlight key areas of concern, and better prepare for influxes before they overwhelm local health systems. Facebook says that it’s providing three types

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Covid-19 SMME SA funding assistance

1. Funding through the Department of Small Business Development which can be accessed at http://smmesa.gov.za/. To qualify, businesses must meet the SMME criteria as shown below. SMMEs are able to apply for financial or non-financial assistance in order to meet employee, supplier and overhead obligations. The qualifying criteria: • Turnover below R50 million for the previous

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Given many of us are working from home and social distancing, having support is more important than ever. There are numerous apps to help positivity. According to research by Accenture, people in the UK are increasingly turning to tech to help them look after their mental health. Around 39 per cent of people said they

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Facebook Adds Gift Card Discovery Tool, Service Change Listings to Help Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Facebook is rolling out some new measures to assist businesses dealing with the impacts of the COVID-19 shutdowns, including more specific detail on its $100 million small business grant program, and new tools that will enable people to support local providers. First off, on grants – last month, Facebook announced a $100 million grants program with the aim of assisting

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Usefulness And Speed With A Heavy Dose Of Empathy Will Build Brand Preference During COVID-19

What can we learn from brands getting it right during the COVID-19 crisis?  They are listening and acting fast. It’s hard to know what each day will bring, but with quick thinking, creativity and a heavy dose of empathy, brands are leaving their mark. Bob Liodice, the CEO at ANA, whose Center of Brand Purpose

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Facebook Launches 'Community Help' Where Users Can Register to Help Neighbors or Request Assistance

As part of its ever-expanding COVID-19 relief and assistance efforts, Facebook has this week launched a new platform called ‘Community Help’ where people can either offer assistance to others within their community, or request help with tasks from locals. As explained by Facebook: “Today we’re announcing Community Help, a place for people to request or offer help to neighbors, such

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Facebook's Testing an Auto-Status Feature for Messenger

Facebook is working on a new ‘Auto Status’ option for Messenger, which, when switched on, would use location tracking, as well as other device tools, to indicate what you’re up to at any given time. As you can see in these screenshots, posted by reverse engineering expert Jane Manchun Wong, Messenger’s ‘Auto Status’ would use things like your

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Corporate Security

Given the situation that many companies, organizations and government agencies have been forced into working remotely due to COVID-19, it is imperative to give some thought about corporate security. USING A VPN FOR NEW STAY-AT-HOME WORKERS Millions of employees are now working from the confines of their own homes in an effort to keep businesses running

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