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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How to Keep Your WhatsApp Messages Safe and Secure from Third Parties

By Wisdom Mumera WhatsApp has grown to be one of the most used social communication applications. Recently it revealed that it now hosts over 700 million monthly active members. The combined total of messages is now 30 billion messages per month with a huge volume of personal and private information. This has increased the need […]

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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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Laws governing internet rights in Zimbabwe you should know

By Watmore Makokoba   Although current information and technology laws in Zimbabwe fail to reflect technological advancement and the convergence of the telecommunications, the Constitution provides for a more expansive Bill of Rights. There are a couple of provisions in the country’s constitution which gives a framework of what the right to information and privacy […]

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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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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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