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Zimbabwe police charge Twitter user for retweeting tweet parodying ZEC chairperson Priscilla ChigumbaZimbabwe police charge Twitter user for retweeting tweet parodying ZEC chairperson Priscilla Chigumba

In yet another example of the burgeoning digital authoritarianism of President Emmerson Mnangaga's post-Mugabe Zimbabwe, police recently charged a Twitter user for retweeting a tweet parodying Priscilla Chigumba, the chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission.

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The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal highlights the problem of “surveillance capitalism” in the digital ageThe Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal highlights the problem of “surveillance capitalism” in the digital age

Data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica's scandalous harvesting and use of Facebook user data highlights the urgent need for robust public debate on the emerging problem of “surveillance capitalism” in our increasingly digital society, suggests Jennifer Cobbe, the co-ordinator of Cambridge University's Trustworthy Technologies strategic research initiative.

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Edward Snowden creates Haven, a security app for journalists and human rights defendersEdward Snowden creates Haven, a security app for journalists and human rights defenders

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and his team at the Freedom of the Press Foundation have created Haven, a free and open source personal security system for journalists and human rights defenders. The app transforms your cheap second Android phone into a device capable of capturing and reporting intrusions to your

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