Three key concepts you should know about Encryption

By Watmore Makokoba Basically, Encryption can be defined as the mathematical science of codes, ciphers, and secret messages. From time immemorial people have been using encryption to send messages to each other, that couldn’t be read by anyone besides the intended recipient. With the advent of technology, digital encryption technology has expanded beyond simple secret messages; encryption […]

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What you should know about National Digital Identity

By Watmore Makokoba People’s identity and documentation of data about them are critical for government planning, development and security. Cutesy of technology, digitalised collection, processing and storage of data is now spontaneous and smooth. Soothing, is it? but wait…… Governments have grown to be known as not trustworthy in protecting the confidentiality of the sensitive […]

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Voter registration data leak: Who is to blame?

By Watmore Makokoba Last week incident where the ruling party a  campaign by sending messages direct messages believed to be information from the voters roll is a violation of personal data protection regulations. This voter registration data leak revealed how personal information security and the right to privacy is not guaranteed in Zimbabwe. It is more than […]

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Personal Data Protection , what it entails?

#DataMustBeProtected By Watmore Makokoba People give out a lot of private information every day and most of it is collected by corporates such as mobile phone operators, a few pay attention to how that information is managed, who must have access to it and how, how is it stored and how protection of privacy will […]

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Personal Data Protection , what it entails?

#DataMustBeProtected By Watmore Makokoba People give out a lot of private information every day and most of it is collected by corporates such as mobile phone operators, a few pay attention to how that information is managed, who must have access to it and how, how is it stored and how protection of privacy will […]

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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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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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