Social Media Shutdowns ,An African Staple

By Staff Reporter Chad has just clocked the record for the longest social media blackout in Africa after reaching a year since March 28 2018 when the government instituted the move aimed at fighting its opponents. Cameroon is second with its 230 day blackout covering the entire internet not just social media. The shutting down …

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Google Introduces New Privacy Feature

By Staff Reporter In a bid to enhance privacy and security Google has announced the introduction of a new feature that allows users to auto-delete their location and activity data after 3 or 18 months. Previously there had been a manual option which one could use but obviously, not everyone remembers to turn it on …

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This is the Real Internet Shutdown

By Wisdom Mumera The gradual erosion of living standards has finally reached the idyllic island of social media where many vent their anger and frustrations by attacking, ridiculing and undressing the clearly lost high offices in the land. With Econet increasing the cost of data and social media bundles following in the footsteps of NetOne …

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Of Mobile Tariffs and the Impact on Agriculture in Zim

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa The recent hike in mobile tariffs is increasingly becoming detrimental to agriculture which is the backbone of the country’s economy. According to agriculture and tech expert Charles Dhewa the cost of communication is now chewing up most of the revenue realised from this sector. “At the moment, if a Zimbabwean farmer wants …

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5 Safety Measures Against Company Cyber Attacks

By Samuel Takawira As ransomware has previously shown no one is safe from cyber-attacks and being prepared against such is no longer a luxury in this digitized world. Cyber-attacks have become one of the main threats to business growth but a number of ways exist to safeguard one from such. 1) There is always going …

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WhatsApp Shows How Many Times a Message Has Been Forwarded

By Staff Reporter Fresh from limiting the forwarding of multiple messages, reducing them to five chats, WhatsApp is allegedly testing yet another impediment for fake news by creating labels for messages forwarded over 5 times. “Last week, WABetaInfo reported that in a new beta version of its Android app, WhatsApp added counts for how many …

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Facebook Live Faces Bleak Future

By Staff Reporter Facebook Live streaming faces an unlikely future following an admission by the parent company that they have no control over the application. The admission follows the livestreamed shootings of Muslims in a New Zealand mosque. A Forbes article stated that according to Facebook, “there is too much content in general but not …

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Facebook Live Faces Bleak Future

By Staff Reporter Facebook Live streaming faces an unlikely future following an admission by the parent company that they have no control over the application. The admission follows the livestreamed shootings of Muslims in a New Zealand mosque. A Forbes article stated that according to Facebook, “there is too much content in general but not …

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Africa’s First Own Smartphone

By Staff Reporter As hinted in 2018 Rwanda is set to open the first ever smartphone operating plant in Africa in April where it will be producing what is called the Mara Phone. The smartphone manufacturing plant will be opened by Mara Corporation, making Rwanda the first country in Africa to locally manufacture full-scale phones. …

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Redesigned Twitter Application Coming

By Staff Reporter Twitter is currently testing new changes to its famous application with a variety of changes set to come in after the process. The social media application has become one of the most used apps and over 500 million twits are sent per day on the application with over 100 million people active …

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