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GLOBAL

Mobile app uses AR to locate friends in a crowd

In a crowded music festival setting, losing sight of friends is a common problem - but now there's a solution...

10 Jun 2019

IRAN

MTN's ride-hailing app popular in Iran

MTN's ride-hailing app in Iran facilitated about 850,000 trips a day in December, which would rank it among Uber's biggest markets globally, management said recently...

12 Mar 2018

UNITED KINGDOM

Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: senior UK spy

LONDON, UK: Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists", the new head of Britain's electronic spying agency GCHQ says...

5 Nov 2014

IRAN

Iranian court issues summons against Zuckerberg

TEHRAN, IRAN: An Iranian judge has summoned Facebook founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to answer allegations that his Facebook has breached people's privacy.

28 May 2014

IRAN

Minister admits Iran cannot block Facebook forever

TEHRAN, IRAN: Iran will not be able to keep up its ban on legal access to Internet hubs such as Facebook, which has four million Iranian users, Culture Minister Ali Janati admitted.

3 Mar 2014

IRAN

Police chief slams use of social media by Iranian officials

TEHRAN, IRAN: Iranian police chief Esmaeel Ahmadi Moghaddam has criticised government officials who "cross red lines" by using banned social media networks, according to the Mehr news agency.

3 Dec 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

197m people paying MTN for services

Telecommunications group MTN said on Tuesday (28 May) that the group had increased its subscriber base by 4% in the four months to April 30 to 197.4m mobile subscribers across its operations.

29 May 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

MTN now has 195m subscribers

Mobile phone operator MTN has increased its subscriber numbers by 3.2% in the first quarter 2013 and now has 195.4m users of its service in 22 countries across Africa and the Middle East.

26 Apr 2013

TURKEY

MTN sued for US$4bn over Iran contract

Turkish cellphone operator Turkcell has filed a US$4.2bn (R32.45bn) lawsuit in a US court against MTN over alleged corruption in a deal in Iran, the companies said yesterday.

30 Mar 2012

UNITED STATES

Consumer Confidence Survey: Economy again top global concern

NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined, according to from Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy.

9 Nov 2011

IRAN

Google users in Iran targeted in certificate scam

WASHINGTON: A false Internet security certificate has been used in an apparent attempt to snoop on Google users in Iran, according to the Internet search giant and computer security firms.

1 Sep 2011