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.
Category: Zimbabwe Surveillance Self-Defense Project
The Zimbabwean Progressive‘s “Zimbabwe Surveillance Self-Defense” initiative’s main pre-occupation is in-depth, comparative and evidence-based independent journalism on Mugabe’s ever-evolving surveillance and digital authoritarianism. The initiative unmasks Zimbabwe’s key surveillance organizations, practices and information control laws. It brings safe communication technologies, strategies and practices to the doorsteps of Zimbabwean activists, rights defenders, journalists/bloggers, and ordinary Zimbabweans who wish to defend themselves and their families, friends and communities against government surveillance.
Mugabe’s cybersecurity bill criminalizes Zimbabweans’ access to computer systemsMugabe’s cybersecurity bill criminalizes Zimbabweans’ access to computer systems
First introduced in August 2016 as an anti-hacking law for the digital age, Robert Mugabe's "Computer Crime and Cyber Crime Bill" is all about policing Zimbabweans' use of the Internet and modern communications technologies. It seeks to criminalize at risk-Zimbabweans' access to computer systems.
Trump’s “Public Safety” Executive Order: Implications for Zimbabweans’ Privacy RightsTrump’s “Public Safety” Executive Order: Implications for Zimbabweans’ Privacy Rights
Unites States President Donald Trump's Executive Order, the "Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States", jeopardizes the privacy and digital rights of U.S.-based Zimbabweans. Meanwhile, at home, Zimbabweans must content with Robert Mugabe's burgeoning digital authoritarianism.
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s Emerging Digital AuthoritarianismZimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s Emerging Digital Authoritarianism
Zimbabwe urgently needs a grassroots movement and network of Internet freedom fighters dedicated to defending privacy and digital rights during Zimbabwe’s 2018 transition season and after Robert Mugabe's departure.