The Dangers of Your Cellphone

By Wisdom Mumera Smartphones have become our best friends, gateways into the global village and a comforting presence in times of need. Cool. But do they have a negative side that we are ignoring? Plenty. Various busybody security and health technocrats around the world are conniving, coming up with frightening news. There is Tech Neck …

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Zimbabwe in Safe Internet Project 2019

Staff Reporter Zimbabwe is part of the 15 nations falling under the Facebook project in which the social media company is collaborating with on-profit organisations to mark Safer Internet Day 2019 this week. The collaboration is also aimed at driving an awareness campaign for a better internet. The initiative is timely coming at a time …

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Zimbabwe in Safe Internet Project 2019

Staff Reporter Zimbabwe is part of the 15 nations falling under the Facebook project in which the social media company is collaborating with on-profit organisations to mark Safer Internet Day 2019 this week. The collaboration is also aimed at driving an awareness campaign for a better internet. The initiative is timely coming at a time …

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ZRP Caught Red Handed

By Staff Reporter The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) currently has a lot of egg on the face as a plot to lie about a victimization video went bust after eagle-eyed social media techs picked through the lies. In seconds! Charity Charamba the ZRP spokesperson had lied that the video in which a man handcuffed and …

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Hide Your Data!!!

Many people in the country are not yet conscious of the importance of personal data and the need for privacy leading to reckless use and divulgement on unsafe platforms. The absence of a culture of privacy and standalone governing policies has also worsened the situation according to a 2018 State of Internet Freedom in Africa […]

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Where Zimbabwe Cyber Bill divorces with the Constitution

#KnowYourBill By Watmore Makokoba While the constitution of Zimbabwe is laden with guarantees for people’s freedoms and rights, the proposed Cyber Bill, on the other hand, is a stumbling block to those provisions! Section 6 of the Cyber-crimes Bill reads “Any person who unlawfully and intentionally secures unauthorized access to data, a computer programme, a […]

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Cyber Bill ; three loopholes that ruins the soup!

#KnowYourBill  By Watmore Makokoba Ambiguous statutes are toxic, they are liable to abuse. They can be twisted and if well justified in the court of law they can land innocent people in jail or results in prejudice! One such a law is Cyber Bill, some of the clauses in this bill are not clearly spelt […]

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Soldiers Now Training in Cyber Warfare

By Wisdom Mumera In a move that is a reflection of the increasing importance and sensitivity of social media to political and state security dynamics, the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) is now training its members in cyber warfare. This was revealed by ZNA Chief of Staff (Quartermaster Staff), Major General Hlanganani Dube who was speaking […]

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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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Statutory offence: should they have a place in Zimbabwe’s cyber law framework?

By Watmore Makokoba  Recently, Shadaya Tawona was recently convicted by a Harare magistrate on criminal insult after he retweeted a Tweet sent from an account purportedly belonging to Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Chairperson Priscilla Chigumba. Shadaya was charged and found guilty of contravening section 95 of the Criminal Law and Codification Act. Should this statutory offence have a place in […]

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