As law enforcement and counterterrorism agencies of leading democracies and authoritarian countries relentlessly push for back doors to secure encrypted messaging apps such as Signal and WhatsApp, strong encryption is needed in Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe now more than ever before.
News, opinion and analysis relating to surveillance from The Zimbabwean Progressive.
The cybersecurity debate can undermine human rights and the international obligation on governments to protect them, argues Lucy Purdon, a policy officer at Privacy International.
How to process WikiLeaks’ Vault 7 dump if you are ZimbabweanHow to process WikiLeaks’ Vault 7 dump if you are Zimbabwean
WikiLeaks’ “Vault 7” leak reveals the CIA’s dangerous global hacking arsenal. The dump confirms that encrypted messaging apps such as Signal and WhatsApp remain Zimbabweans’ first line of defence against the Mugabe government's burgeoning digital authoritarianism.