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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

TURKEY

Turkey restores access to social networks after images pulled

ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Twitter, Facebook and YouTube were functioning normally in Turkey on Tuesday after Ankara lifted a ban it imposed on them over images of a Turkish prosecutor killed in a hostage standoff...

8 Apr 2015

TURKEY

"My shoes looks better than you" MP tells Turkish Parliament

ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Turkish women took to social networks on Wednesday (13 August) to post pictures of shoes in a new viral campaign against sexism inspired by MP Aylin Nazliaka whose incendiary speech to parliament went viral on social networks this week.

14 Aug 2014

TURKEY

100 Turkish police arrested for phone-tapping

ANKARA TURKEY: Turkish authorities arrested scores of senior police officers on suspicion of illegally eavesdropping on top officials, including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

24 Jul 2014

TURKEY

YouTube working in Turkey again

ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Turkey has finally lifted a controversial ban on YouTube, days after the country's top court ruled that it breached the right to free speech.

4 Jun 2014

TURKEY

Despite court verdict, YouTube remains blocked

ANKARA, TURKEY: Popular video-sharing site YouTube remained blocked in Turkey over the weekend despite the country's top court ruling that the blanket ban contravened the right to free speech.

2 Jun 2014

TURKEY

Turkey keeps YouTube ban in place despite court orders

ANKARA, TURKEY: Turkey's government said it would keep its block on YouTube in place despite two separate courts ordering the ban be lifted.

11 Apr 2014

TURKEY

Turkey labels YouTube leak a pre-election 'plot'

ANKARA, TURKEY: Turkey vowed action on Friday against the source of a bugged recording of a security meeting on Syria leaked on YouTube, labelling it a conspiratorial "plot" ahead of key local elections.

1 Apr 2014

TURKEY

Erdogan in new attack on social media after Twitter ban

ANKARA, TURKEY: Turkey's defiant Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched a blistering new attack on social media on Sunday, 23 March, after his government banned Twitter just days before crucial local elections.

24 Mar 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

70 journalists killed in 2013

Syria, Iraq, Egypt most deadly nations for journalists. In South Africa, as and when the contraversial POIB becomes law, journalists could face very stiff penalties.

31 Dec 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

Hackers on trial in Turkey for the first time

ANKARA, TURKEY: A group of Internet hackers appeared before an Ankara court on Monday (26 November) on charges of terrorism, the first time alleged cyber criminals have been put on trial in Turkey, local media reported.

26 Nov 2012

POLAND

Virgin Mobile launches in Poland, eyes Russia, Turkey

WARSAW, POLAND: Billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Mobile on Wednesday launched operations in Central Europe offering a prepaid service in Poland and aims to expand its mobile telephony presence in the region.

23 Aug 2012

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

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