Internet freedom still a dream in rural Zimbabwe

By Watmore Makokoba As internet booms in Zimbabwe; the rural folk still remain in limbo! There has been significant internet penetration in Zimbabwe spiced with the growth of the mobile industry in the past decade, but wait, have the rural folk see the light? People living in some rural areas in Zimbabwe have the meagre […]

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On the dock for a retweet : Zim’s second cyber sham!!

By Watmore Makokoba Shadaya Tawona was summoned the police on the 8th of September and went through mental torture, today he appeared in court for an offence that might sound absurd, but real. He is charged with retweeting a tweet believed to be from a bogus tweeter account purporting to be that of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commision […]

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On the dock for a retweet : Zim’s second cyber sham!!

By Watmore Makokoba Shadaya Tawona was summoned the police on the 8th of September and went through mental torture, today he appeared in court for an offence that might sound absurd, but real. He is charged with retweeting a tweet believed to be from a bogus tweeter account purporting to be that of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commision […]

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Political elites afraid of social media?

In February last year, Evan Mawarire of this Flag movement was arrested for posting on social media messages and videos that were said to be inciting people and intended to topple the country’s leadership from power. He was later acquited. By Watmore Makokoba Freedom of expression is the epitome of human rights and the advent […]

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Political elites afraid of social media?

In February last year, Evan Mawarire of this Flag movement was arrested for posting on social media messages and videos that were said to be inciting people and intended to topple the country’s leadership from power. He was later acquited. By Watmore Makokoba Freedom of expression is the epitome of human rights and the advent […]

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Will there be any light?: Revisiting public officials threats to social media users

By Watmore Makokoba Internet users in Zimbabwe remain sceptical is there is ever going to be assured cybersecurity and respect for the fundamental right to freedom of expression given some past utterances by government officials suggesting a rather deliberate onslaught on social media users. As many agree, freedom of expression through social media platforms should […]

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Will there be any light?: Revisiting public officials threats to social media users

By Watmore Makokoba Internet users in Zimbabwe remain sceptical is there is ever going to be assured cybersecurity and respect for the fundamental right to freedom of expression given some past utterances by government officials suggesting a rather deliberate onslaught on social media users. As many agree, freedom of expression through social media platforms should […]

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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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How to Keep Your WhatsApp Messages Safe and Secure from Third Parties

By Wisdom Mumera WhatsApp has grown to be one of the most used social communication applications. Recently it revealed that it now hosts over 700 million monthly active members. The combined total of messages is now 30 billion messages per month with a huge volume of personal and private information. This has increased the need […]

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Zimbabwe’s urgent need for data privacy laws

By Watmore Makokoba   The election campaign period has been an interesting period in Zimbabwe, a couple of incidences that happened namely leaking of personal data from the voters roll to some social media platforms and the  SMS campaign by Zanu PF using voters roll data made heads wage and placed a dent in the […]

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