How operational framework derails internet growth in Zimbabwe

By Watmore Makokoba Although internet penetration in Zimbabwe is growing at a steady rate, the licensing and operational framework leaves a lot be desired. The laws and regulations pertaining to the Internet must not only be premised on monitoring, cyber crimes and muzzling voices but must also prioritise liberalising the operating environment to augment the […]

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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! Free public Wi-Fi may be hazardous

By Wisdom Mumera Wi-Fi is now everywhere! Internet providers such as ZOL have set up free hot-spots at various public spaces such as food outlets and shopping centres, this is wow the fast digitizing, but the question is how safe are these free connections. Some providers offer promotional free internet connecting zones, which is a […]

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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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Cyber Scams to Look Out For

By Wisdom Mumera As technology evolves,  criminals have been getting tech-savvy as they seek more ways to cheat their way into people’s wallets. Besides hacking into people’s electronic gadgets more new ways have been created which are being used to fleece people of their money. Below are some of the scams being used by cybercriminals. Lottery […]

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Cyber Scams to Look Out For

By Wisdom Mumera As technology evolves,  criminals have been getting tech-savvy as they seek more ways to cheat their way into people’s wallets. Besides hacking into people’s electronic gadgets more new ways have been created which are being used to fleece people of their money. Below are some of the scams being used by cybercriminals. Lottery […]

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