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01 August 2014 | 3607 Views
Facebook has gone down - The site started to undergo issues around just before 12 noon ET, according to various tweets. It is down on both the web and mobile....
by Moyo Roy

Diasporian bashes 'Zvirikufaya' videos on Facebook

18 July 2014 | 3541 Views
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by Moyo Roy

Police hunt for two SA based 'Baba Jukwa' suspects

07 July 2014 | 4158 Views
Zimbabwe police say they are keen on interviewing South African based Zimbabwe journalist Mkhululi Chimoio on suspicions that he is one of the administrators of shadowy Facebook character Baba Jukwa...
by Staff Reporter

Regulating Social Media Key to Global Peace

25 June 2014 | 1908 Views
The moral damage caused by the faceless Facebook icon dubbed Baba Jukwa on Zimbabwe is shameful. This makes society to regret the unbridled effects of Citizen journalism which is  accelerated...
by Suitable Kajau

Facebook launches new photo-messaging app

19 June 2014 | 3269 Views
Facebook has launched a photo-messaging app one week after accidentally releasing it on Apple's app store, BBC reported.Known as Slingshot, the...
by Staff Reporter

Facebook goes down

19 June 2014 | 3767 Views
Facebook has gone doneFacebook was down for around 20 minutes, its longest service disruption in l...
by Moyo Roy

Teen dies in Facebook dare

14 June 2014 | 4026 Views
Paris - French police are warning young people about the dangers of a dare spreading on Facebook that has left a young man dead and another severely injured.Police confirmed on Friday that a ...
by Staff Reporter

UK-based Zim woman post video on Facebook claiming she caught hubby in bed with 'childrenminder'

03 June 2014 | 9392 Views
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by Staff Reporter

Germany spies to monitor Facebook, Twitter in real-time

31 May 2014 | 2648 Views
Germany's spy agency is working on a 300 million euro project that would extend its digital espionage program and allow the monitoring of Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks in real-time,...
by Staff Reporter

Telecel allows subscribers to browse Facebook for free

21 May 2014 | 5087 Views
Telecel pre-paid subscribers with data-enabled handsets can now browse on Facebook for free, even when they have no airtime, utilising the Facebook Zero web-site.Facebook Zero is a mobile web-...
by Chengetai Chinembiri

Internet abuzz as Facebook co-founder 'Zuckerberg' turns 30

15 May 2014 | 7091 Views
San Francisco - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was branded all grown-up on Wednesday, his 30th birthday triggering a barrage of online accolades and playful barbs.The Facebook co-founder's list ...
by Staff Reporter

Former Miss Zimbabwe in Facebook rant against journalists

24 March 2014 | 5215 Views
Miss Zimbabwe second princess (2007) and former Miss Bulawayo Sibusisiwe Dube on Sunday went ballistic on social networking site Facebook accusing journalists of rumour mongering and receiving b...
by Staff Reporter

Man in court for offensive Facebook page

19 March 2014 | 7272 Views
A former employee of prominent Bulawayo businessman, Raj Modi, who owns a chain of supermarkets under the Spar franchise, allegedly created a Facebook page to insult his former employer whom he accuse...
by Tendayi Madhomu

Bid to block Facebook - WhatsApp acquisition deal

09 March 2014 | 8919 Views
Two privacy groups reportedly filed a complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission seeking for Facebook's proposed 19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp be blocked because of the potential impact on...
by Tech Reporter

Daughters get daddy's death notice via Facebook

03 March 2014 | 7104 Views
The eldest daughter of the late Gwanda veteran educationist, Thapelo Nkwate who is based in the United Kingdom told mourners on Sunday that they were devastated to learn of their fathers death via Fac...
by Staff reporter

Girl's Facebook brag costs father $80,000

01 March 2014 | 7557 Views
A college student's snarky Facebook status update has cost her father the $80,000 settlement he won in an age-discrimination lawsuit.According to the ...
by Staff Reporter

Parliamentarians asked to open Facebook accounts

25 February 2014 | 2798 Views
Members of Parliament have been advised to open Facebook accounts and forward them to the website administrator so that their names are on the house's page.In separate notices at the lowe...
by Staff Reporter

Facebook to buy WhatsApp

20 February 2014 | 5525 Views
Facebook Inc will buy fast-growing mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock in a landmark deal that places the world's largest social network closer to the heart of mobile ...
by Reuters

Facebook allows users to customise gender after consulting with gays

14 February 2014 | 8344 Views
Facebook has announced that it will allow users to customise their gender, after consulting on the subject with gay and transgender advocacy groups.The 50-odd options, which include "bi-gende...
by Staff Reporter

Mujuru disowns Facebook accounts

13 February 2014 | 3085 Views
Vice President Joice Mujuru yesterday distanced herself from various Facebook accounts in her name and bearing her pictures, saying it is the work of mischievous people.One of the accounts, w...
by Staff reporter

Facebook founder tops US philanthropist list

11 February 2014 | 3018 Views
New York - Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife topped a list of the biggest US philanthropic donors in 2013, giving away nearly $1bn, the Chronicle of Philanthropy said o...
by Reuters

Zim School of Mines denies posting photo of dead body on Facebook

08 February 2014 | 2023 Views
ZIMBABWE School of Mines has denied claims they posted a picture of a dead body on their Facebook page, as the institution has...
by Sanele Njini

Cops film dying man 'for facebook'!

07 February 2014 | 6426 Views
POLICE came to the rescue of Vuyani Kose after angry residents beat him up and set him on fire.The cops pulled the severely assaulted man away from the flames onto the grass.Then they ...
by Staff reporter

Zim School of Mines posts photo of dead body on Facebook

07 February 2014 | 6893 Views
A Facebook page believed to be the official "Zimbabwe School of Mines" page on December 4th last year posted a photograph of a dead body.Th...
by Moyo Roy

'Mugabe died and is being preserved in a freezer', teen arrested

18 January 2014 | 12361 Views
A teenager has been arrested for allegedly insulting President Robert Mugabe on Facebook.Gumisai Manduwa, 18, from Odzi, in Manicaland province was arrested on thursday for contravening Secti...
by Staff Reporter

'I never said Mugabe is dead' says Baba Jukwa

12 January 2014 | 56264 Views
Controversial still unknown Facebook character Baba Jukwa has made a cowardly statement disassociating himself from the widely spread news of President Robert Mugabe's death in Asia.In his...
by Staff Reporter

Facebook used by 71% of online adults

30 December 2013 | 7434 Views
Washington - The surge into social networks is gaining pace among Americans, with Facebook dominating but with many people using multiple platforms, a study showed on Monday.A Pew Research Cen...
by Staff Reporter

Man contacts al-Qaeda via Facebook

28 December 2013 | 5118 Views
A 24-year-old man who used Facebook to contact al-Qaeda operatives has pleaded guilty to a terrorism charge in the US.Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen admitted to attempting to assist the militant Islami...
by Staff Reporter

Woman distracted by Facebook falls off pier

18 December 2013 | 3641 Views
Sydney -  Police say a tourist in Australia fell off a pier while browsing Facebook on her phone.Victoria state police say the woman was walking along a bay in Melbourne on Monday when sh...
by AP

Woman arrested over Facebook invite

07 December 2013 | 4320 Views
Warsaw - A Polish court has fined a 23-year-old woman who admitted posting an invitation to an outdoor spring party on Facebook.The party drew more than 20 000 people. Some of them were rowdy ...
by Staff Reporter

Facebook replaces 'Hide All button'

05 December 2013 | 7866 Views
Facebook has replaced its Hide All button with a more to-the-point 'Unfollow,' letting users block all messages and posts from selected friends.Like the previous button, it gives users the op...
by Tech Reporter

Hakeem, Cleo end relationship via Facebook

18 November 2013 | 6894 Views
It appears all is not well between Hakeem Mandaza and his Zambian lover Clementine Mulenga. Apparently the two who fell in love during their stay in Big Brother Africa - The Chase decided to e...
by Staff Reporter

Facebook begins adding warning messages to decapitations and other violence

22 October 2013 | 4936 Views
Facebook has begun adding warning messages to videos on its site showing decapitations and other instances of extreme violence.The alert states: "Warning! This video contains extremely graphi...
by Staff Reporter

Algerian court refuses bail for Facebook blogger

20 October 2013 | 2073 Views
Algiers - An Algerian court on Sunday refused to release on bail a blogger held for nearly a month for posting cartoons on Facebook lampooning the president, his lawyer told AFP.The judge in A...
by Staff Reporter

Facebook, Twitter and other banned sites to be open in China free trade zone - report

24 September 2013 | 2620 Views
Facebook, Twitter and other websites deemed sensitive and blocked by the Chinese government will be accessible in a planned free-trade zone (FTZ) in Shanghai, the South China Morning Post reported on...
by Reuters

Harvestlikis facebook profile haunt MDC-T

16 September 2013 | 5011 Views
IN the run-up to the July elections, MDC-T revelled at the presence of Baba Jukwa, a nameless Facebook character who claimed to be a Zanu PF mole, dishing out the party's secrets.Never before ...
by Staff reporter

MDC-T activist jailed for posting Presidential ballot on Facebook

13 September 2013 | 4287 Views
An MDC-T activist, Tonderai Rukato, was last month convicted of breaching the Electoral Act when he uploaded a photo of a marked presidential ballot on his Facebook page.The 31 year-old Rukato...
by Tichaona Sibanda

Facebook page haunts Liz Tsvangirai

13 September 2013 | 5259 Views
FORMER Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's wife, Elizabeth, has nothing to do with a Facebook account created in her name, warning that the characters behind the account were fraudulent, his spokespers...
by Staff reporter

Facebook shares hit record high

12 September 2013 | 3093 Views
Shares in the social networking giant Facebook have finally surpassed their previous high of $45 (£28), reached on their first day of trading in May 2012.The stock rose 3.3% to $45.05 ...
by Staff Reporter

Facebook addiction linked to the Brain's reward system

01 September 2013 | 4166 Views
How addicted you are to Facebook may be determined by how a certain part of your brain works, a first-of-its-kind study suggests.A person's intensity of Facebook use can be predicted by activ...
by Staff Reporter

Govts sought data on over 38,000 Facebook users this year so far

28 August 2013 | 3479 Views
Governments sought information on over 38,000 Facebook users in the first half of 2013 and the No.1 social network complied with most requests, the firm said in its first report on the scale of data ...
by Tech Reporter

This is so awesome! - Video

23 August 2013 | 2854 Views
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by Staff Reporter

Amunzi: The African Facebook

16 August 2013 | 3233 Views
Facebook and Twitter are giants, with exceptional growth and vast communities. It seems improbable that there can be a competitor to these two giants, at least not with their over 500 mil...
by Clive Simanansa

Man kills wife, posts pictures and confession on Facebook

09 August 2013 | 5918 Views
Miami - A US man was being quizzed by police on Thursday after gunning down his wife and posting a gruesome picture of her dead body on Facebook, authorities said.Derek Medina, 31, was bei...
by Staff Reporter

Man Jailed for posting presidential ballot paper on Facebook

07 August 2013 | 6695 Views
A Zimbabwean court has sentenced a man to 10 months in prison for taking a  picture of the presidential ballot paper and posting it on Facebook.Tonderai Rakato (31) from Gokwe was arreste...
by Staff Reporter

Facebook app for the developing countries reaches 100 million users

23 July 2013 | 3449 Views
Social networking giant Facebook revealed that its streamlined "Facebook for Every Phone" app has eclipsed the 100 million active user benchmark, corresponding to roughly one out of every eight of...
by Tech Reporter

Facebook launches 'graph search'

08 July 2013 | 3346 Views
San Francisco - Facebook on Monday began rolling out a tool for US English language users to mine the social network's trove of experiences for anything from restaurant choices to photos of far-off p...
by Staff Reporter

Facebook pulls ads from controversial pages

02 July 2013 | 3303 Views
Facebook is pulling ads from pages that contain violence or sexual content.The social network said that on Monday, it was to expand its definition of pages and groups that are too controversia...
by Tech Reporter

Facebook bug exposes users' contact information

22 June 2013 | 4697 Views
Los Angeles - Facebook says a bug in its system led to users' contact information - such as email addresses or phone numbers - to be accessed by other users who either had some contact information abo...
by Tech Reporter

Facebook testing system to send private messages directly from homepage

04 June 2013 | 3164 Views
Facebook is reportedly testing a system that would make it possible to send private messages directly from the status box on the homepage, instead of clicking through to the messaging panel. T...
by Tech Reporter

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