#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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What you should know about mobile GPS technology

BY Watmore Makokoba Global Positioning System (GPS) is the system that is at work when your mobile phone asks you to allow and disallow locations, What GPS basically do is to show anyone where you are or where they are positioned through use of google maps. Sound convenient right? But wait this is the very […]

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Practical guide to protecting your identity on mobile phones

By Watmore Makokoba When your phone is on and communicating with the network towers, it can be used as a surveillance device and can transmit  information that telecoms collect, including: Your phone calls and SMS received and sent, including the information of senders and recipients. Any data services you use (e.g., web browsing activities if […]

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Here is a guide of what one needs to know about mobile phone security

By Watmore Makokoba Mobile phone penetration in Zimbabwe is growing at fast rate, but it is coming with its own challenges with regards to how one can make sure their mobile phone do not become facilitators of life risks especially in this election time. The following simple security measures can be very helpful in ensuring […]

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Here is a guide of what one needs to know about mobile phone security

By Watmore Makokoba Mobile phone penetration in Zimbabwe is growing at fast rate, but it is coming with its own challenges with regards to how one can make sure their mobile phone do not become facilitators of life risks especially in this election time. The following simple security measures can be very helpful in ensuring […]

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How to secure your HTTP and IP on Twitter

  By Watmore Makokoba Although add-ons described above will force HTTPS for Twitter as well, it’s a good idea to change your Twitter settings to HTTPS by default whenever you connect, especially if you access Twitter on multiple or public computers. In order to enable HTTPS for Twitter, click on your Twitter handle in the […]

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How to secure your HTTP and IP on Facebook

By Watmore Makokoba A number of country authorities engage in the heavy sifting of a large number of websites and blogs, this is in real sense surveillance, although the levels will vary from country to country. No time in the history of digitalization in Zimbabwe when cybersecurity matter than now as the country is in election […]

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How to secure your mobile phone from spyware

By Watmore Makokoba Globally, activists, journalists, politicians and government critics have been tracked via their mobile phones, and some countries in Africa conduct surveillance more extensively than others with risks varying from country to country. According to Accessnow, people such as human rights defenders are experiencing a high level of surveillance in some parts of […]

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Panic Button App for Journalists ahead of elections

By Kalabash Contributor   MISA Zimbabwe on 13 April 2018 launched its JournoSOS App, a mobile application aimed at enhancing the media freedom lobby organisation’s work in promoting the safety of journalists and media practitioners.   The application, which was launched at a breakfast meeting in Harare,  is currently available for devices running on the Android platform.   […]

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Stop impunity and criminalizing journalists now

By Watmore Makokoba Journalists are not criminals, governments have been warned to stop forthwith muzzling the media and called upon to expedite investigations to ensure perpetrators are brought to book. As the world commemorates International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, civil society and the media fraternity have expressed concern on the rising […]

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