Zimbabwe and regional technology news and updates

Reopening a tab you mistakenly closed & other Google Chrome shortcuts you need to know

Mistakenly closing a tab while using Google Chrome is something I do with frightening regularity. I usually end up having to Google the shortcut for restoring a closed tab because I can’t remember the key combinations to save my life. And many of you would laugh because the shortcut on Google Chrome is simply Ctrl […]

The control of information flow by American tech companies during Russia-Ukraine war is scary

We are living in the Information Age. When I first heard that term, I thought it was cute and did not think much about its implications. The past few years, and the first two and half months of 2022 especially, have revealed what the information age really entails.  The information age started in the mid […]

UZ e-learning resources now free to access thanks to Liquid Intelligent Technologies

Liquid Intelligent Technologies partnered with the University of Zimbabwe to zero rate the university’s e-learning resources. Students and staff at the largest university in the country will enjoy free access to all online library resources, no data required.  Students will be celebrating this considering the high data costs in the country. More so when you […]

10% internet tax: the Techzim community has its say

This evening (14/02/2022) we held a Twitter Space to talk about the 10% Excise Duty or Tax that will be levied on internet packages and VOIP services. The news was communicated by ZOL Zimbabwe in an email to customers and we were joined by our community on Twitter to go over it and the impact […]

Zimbos! Here’s your chance to give Wikipedia that local flavour

On the 2nd and 3rd February 2022, the AfroCuration event in Zimbabwe, in partnership with the National Gallery of Zimbabwe will bring together young participants from colleges and universities in Zimbabwe to train them on how to tell their stories through Wikipedia. The event will be both virtual and physical with influential speakers in the […]

Google to add more context to search results in a bid to fight fake news

Google the makers of the internet’s leading search engine have announced that soon they will release an update that will see more context being added to search results in a bid to fight fake news and misleading information. This will be done through a new tool called About this result which was released back in […]

The UK wants to make GDPR cookie popups to be better

When the European Union unleashed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) upon the world back in 2018 they brought about a much-needed intervention in the tracking and cookie world. Before that, it was the Wild-West out there with each tech giant doing as it pleased. Internet users had very little power and control over how […]

The US seizes Iranian news website domains in a shocking move

In a controversial move, it seems the United States government has seized domains belonging to Iranian affiliated news agencies. Right now if you try to visit you will be greeted by a seizure notice, an FBI and the US Department of Commerce seal. This is just one domain name of many such news related […]

Is our data safe on the internet?

TAZIVA Online will be hosting a Digital Wellness Meet-up To Discuss Data Privacy, fact-checking Online and more this Friday 5/02/2021 at 14:00

Uganda govt orders total internet shutdown

The government of Uganda has reportedly ordered the total shut down of the internet heading into tommorow’s Presidential Election.

ZOL customer has ZESA fault & finds data depleted after power is restored

Imagine suffering ZESA Fault and when power is restored you find that your ZOL Pay As You Go data has been depleted.

Google’s outage in numbers

A look at the number of people and the money lost during Google’s massive outage that lasted nearly an hour this afternoon.

YouTube, Gmail and other Google services are down

Gmail and other Google servies are down. The outage started a short while ago with users reporting that they couldn’t access google services.

Technology and the internet making sex work safer.

A look at the influence of the internet on sex work industry.

The online Dead Mans’ Switch

It’s not something that everyone wants to think about but we have to consider what happens to our online presence we are no longer around.

Full Text: POTRAZ Dir. General’s speech at the launch of Child Online Safety Guidelines

POTRAZ Director General’s Speech at the launch of the Child Online Safety Guidelines which were developed by Childline in partnership with POTRAZ.

What’s Netflix Mod and why you should never use it

It is an understatement to say 2020 has been an unusual year. Thanks to Covid-19 a lot of people have spent entire months cooped up in their houses stuck with their spouses and children and unable to go to work. To preserve their sanity a lot of people turned to streaming services like Netflix, Amazon […]

Bored? Don’t know what to try next? Use this site

Before we begin I need to admit that I am one of those people who like things that are similar to the things I already like. There are instances when I venture off and try other things but that’s few and far between. So when browsing the internet for something to add to my many […]

A limited violation of Net Neutrality can help the education sector in Zimbabwe without serving corporate greed

I have always found the debate around net neutrality to be outrageous. What is there to debate — Should capitalism be allowed to reap the nursery sown and grown by socialism? Should corporate Darwinian free market chaos be allowed to overrun the fair, just order of the virtual realm as well? Should the world’s greatest […]

Are We Any Closer To Universal Internet Access In Zimbabwe?

The Pioneers of the Internet may have had early imaginings of what their contributions would do to change global communication. They couldn’t however have imagined the scope and scale their work would reach. In the second decade of the 21st century it’s anyone’s guess why the internet hasn’t yet been classified as a public utility. […]