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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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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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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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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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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