Did you know ? Cyber Bill provides for confistication of data storage mediums!

By Watmore Makokoba The controversial Zimbabwean Cyber Bill has some sections which are ambiguous and in interpretation can allow for the confiscation of even mobile phones and computers. The Bill has a provision authorising law enforcement agents to confiscate data storage mediums such as computers and mobile phones from any perceived violators of the laws […]

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Beware: WhatsApp Bombs can crash your phone!

By Wisdom Mumera Has someone ever sent you a funny’ message with a black dot emoji and a message below saying don’t touch that black dot? Of course, you have. Against that advice, you indeed touched the black dot emoji and your phone instantly froze until you had to restart it. That’s a WhatsApp bomb. […]

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A guide to staying online if the internet or social media gets blocked

Secure your VPN   By Watmore Makokoba During the Uganda elections February last year, more than 12 apps downloaded by citizen internet users were VPNs related VPN, (Virtual Private Network) technology lets a computer using a public internet connection join a private network by way of a secure “tunnel” between that machine and the network. This is one […]

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Laws governing internet rights in Zimbabwe you should know

By Watmore Makokoba   Although current information and technology laws in Zimbabwe fail to reflect technological advancement and the convergence of the telecommunications, the Constitution provides for a more expansive Bill of Rights. There are a couple of provisions in the country’s constitution which gives a framework of what the right to information and privacy […]

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ZEC website hacked! What you should know

By Watmore Makokoba   When the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Information leak scandal is still going rounds, ZEC breaks the silence and throws in a shocker, admits the election running institution’s website has been hacked!  This a website of a sole commission that runs elections in Zimbabwe and to take home the reality that the platform which […]

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#DataMustBeProtected: What we know about personal data protection in Zimbabwe

Do people have legislative provision for Personal Data Protection in Zimbabwe? below is what briefly the situation is like. By WatmoreMakokoba Amid revelations that people are receiving messages through SMS, Tweeter and social media which identifies their full names, name of the  voting constituency,  address or  even  more from contesting political parties particularly Zanu PF, It […]

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