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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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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Encryption: Here are the tools and practical guidelines

By Watmore Makokoba Encryption is the process of encoding data in such a way that only authorized parties can access them. The term can be described as asymmetric, end-to-end cryptography where only the sender and receivers of the messages can decrypt the messages or files and no third-party controls the cryptographic keys. Email Encryption Emails can be compared […]

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