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    “Stop e-tolls now”

    “Stop e-tolls now” The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa), Cosatu, and other organisations are marching to the government on Friday with a simple message – the e-toll scheme needs to be stopped once and for all. The march will start at Burgers Park in Thabo Sehume and Jacob Mare streets in...
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    Google's China search engine was an "experiment"

    Google's China search engine was an "experiment" Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai says the company’s controversial project to develop a search engine for the Chinese market was an “experiment.” The search engine for China, nicknamed Project Dragonfly, was revealed earlier this year...
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    Facebook Business accounts were vulnerable to being hijacked by anyone

    Facebook Business accounts were vulnerable to being hijacked by anyone Security researcher Philippe Harewood recently disclosed a security flaw in Facebook business accounts that made it possible for anyone with a Facebook profile to take over a business account, Sophos reported. Facebook’s...
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    Spinal-cord stimulation helps paralysed men walk again

    Spinal-cord stimulation helps paralysed men walk again A breakthrough in spinal-cord stimulation technology has helped three paralysed patients to regain some ability to walk again, Ars Technica reports. David Mzee, whose left leg was paralysed in 2010, has regained some ability to walk again...
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    WhatsApp launches new private reply feature for group chats

    WhatsApp launches new private reply feature for group chats WhatsApp has submitted a new beta version of its Android app to the Google Play Beta Program, reported WABetaInfo. Beta version 2.18.335 brings with it a new feature – the ability to reply privately to a contact in a group chat...
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    Performance throttling added to iPhone 8 and iPhone X in iOS 12.1 update

    Performance throttling added to iPhone 8 and iPhone X in iOS 12.1 update Softpedia reports that performance throttling has been added to the iPhone 8 and iPhone X in Apple’s new iOS 12.1 update. This performance management system will be used to lower performance levels if the device is in...
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    New AI system at borders will decide whether to let people through

    New AI system at borders will decide whether to let people through A program called iBorderCtrl – an AI lie detection system – is to begin trials at EU border patrol checkpoints soon. The program will run for six months at four border crossing points in Hungary, Latvia, and Greece with...
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    Elon Musk fires SpaceX staff

    Elon Musk fires SpaceX staff SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has visited the company’s satellite broadband division and made major management changes to accelerate the timeline of the project. According to a Reuters report, Musk fired at least seven members of the project’s senior staff over...
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    Google’s new reCAPTCHA doesn’t require users to click

    Google’s new reCAPTCHA doesn’t require users to click Google has announced the latest version of its bot-detecting reCAPTCHA tool, reCAPTCHA v3. While previous versions of reCAPTCHA required users to pass human-detecting challenges such as reading distorted text or clicking a box, reCAPTCHA v3...
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    Alphabet exec leaves amid harassment reports

    Alphabet exec leaves amid harassment reports A top executive at Alphabet Inc.’s experimental moonshot unit has left the company after the New York Times reported he was accused of sexual harassment. Rich DeVaul, a director at X, the lab that came up with futuristic projects like...
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    Major security flaws in Google Home Hub

    Major security flaws in Google Home Hub Security advocate Jerry Gamblin has discovered glaring security issues with Google’s Home Hub device, labelling the device’s security as extremely poor. The Home Hub is a Google Assistant-enabled smart speaker with a large LCD display that is capable of...
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    Bank Zero will be cheaper and more powerful than your current bank

    Bank Zero will be cheaper and more powerful than your current bank Bank Zero announced that it has been integrated with the national payments system of the SARB, and has begun trials in preparation for the launch of its banking platform. The alpha testing phase will see a small team validating...
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    Forget the iPhone notch – Nubia X goes true full screen

    Forget the iPhone notch – Nubia X goes true full screen Chinese brand Nubia has unveiled its Nubia X smartphone, which sports a true full screen front display. The company achieved this by leaving out a front-facing camera and placing two cameras on the rear of the device for selfies.
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    Great news – Petrol price expected to decrease

    Great news – Petrol price expected to decrease The AA has stated that it expects the petrol price to decrease in November. “Fuel prices have moderated during October, with the prospect of some relief for petrol users, although users of diesel and illuminating paraffin will have to cough up...
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    Apple releases iOS 12.1 – The details

    Apple releases iOS 12.1 – The details Apple has released iOS 12.1 to users, including South Africans, which brings an array of new features. This includes Group FaceTime, over 70 new emoji, and support for dual SIM with eSIM for the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR.
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    Uber launches new subscription service for cheaper rides

    Uber launches new subscription service for cheaper rides Uber has launched Ride Pass, a subscription service which promises users lower prices. Ride Pass is a way for riders to lock in “consistent, low prices on any ride they take, anywhere in a city, anytime of day”.
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    Why every South African driver needs a dashcam in their car

    Why every South African driver needs a dashcam in their car Between potholes, crime, and rule-breakers, driving in South Africa can be downright dangerous. Accidents are becoming increasingly common on local roads, and even minor incidents can be a headache to resolve.
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    China reportedly hijacking Internet traffic to spy on Western countries

    China reportedly hijacking Internet traffic to spy on Western countries Researchers at the U.S. Naval War College and Tel Aviv University have found evidence to suggest that China Telecom is using Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) to hijack Internet traffic and route it through computers under its...
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    FNB customers can now sell their home on the banking app

    FNB customers can now sell their home on the banking app FNB has launched the latest feature for its nav>> platform on its mobile banking app, allowing customers to list and sell their homes privately. FNB customers are able to sell their homes to buyers who most likely qualify for a home...
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    Samsung plans foldable and 5G smartphones to boost sales in 2019

    Samsung plans foldable and 5G smartphones to boost sales in 2019 Samsung has announced that it plans to launch foldable and 5G-capable smartphones in 2019. It made the announcement along with its third quarter results for 2018, in which it reported operating profit of 17.57 trillion won (R226...
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