Internet freedom still a dream in rural Zimbabwe

By Watmore Makokoba As internet booms in Zimbabwe; the rural folk still remain in limbo! There has been significant internet penetration in Zimbabwe spiced with the growth of the mobile industry in the past decade, but wait, have the rural folk see the light? People living in some rural areas in Zimbabwe have the meagre […]

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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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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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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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Did you know ? Cyber Bill provides for confistication of data storage mediums!

By Watmore Makokoba The controversial Zimbabwean Cyber Bill has some sections which are ambiguous and in interpretation can allow for the confiscation of even mobile phones and computers. The Bill has a provision authorising law enforcement agents to confiscate data storage mediums such as computers and mobile phones from any perceived violators of the laws […]

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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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