Articles tagged 'facebook'

Mark Zuckerberg now third richest person in the world 7 July 2018 WASHINGTON - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now the third richest person in the world, surpassing famed investor Warren Buffett. Zuckerberg's net worth increased to $81.6 billion on Friday, Bloomberg reported, after Facebook shares went up 2.4%. That is the equivalent of around R1.11 trillion...
Bulawayo vendors turn to social media 30 June 2018 HARARE - Informal traders in Bulawayo have taken to social media to raise awareness on injustices against vendors, as well as market their products. This comes as informal traders are facing myriad of challenges that include, poor state of infrastructure, overcrowding of vending sites and lack...
Facebook speaks on Zim users' security 31 October 2017 HARARE - Our Assistant Editor, Maxwell Sibanda, has received responses of questions sent to Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook.  Find below some excerpts of the interview with the Facebook spokesperson. Q: How safe are Facebook users given that government will be tightening its grip through introducti...
Facebook delivers early blow to Mugabe, Zim govt 30 October 2017 HARARE - Popular American online social media and networking service, Facebook — has assured its Zimbabwean network users that it will not share their private communication with President Robert Mugabe's government — even if there is such a request  as at it takes their privacy seriously. The ...
Facebook delivers blow to Mugabe, Zim govt 30 October 2017 HARARE - Popular American online social media and networking service, Facebook — has assured its Zimbabwean network users that it will not share their private communication with President Robert Mugabe’s government — even if there is such a request  as at it takes their privacy seriously. The ...
US targets anti-Trump activists' Facebook accounts 6 October 2017 NEW YORK - Two weeks ago, Lacy MacAuley was shocked when she opened her email inbox to find a message informing her that the US Department of Justice had served a warrant to Facebook to access her personal account. "I had heard that Facebook was fighting some warrants, but I certainly didn't g...
'Threats against social media unlawful' 2 October 2017 HARARE - Misa-Zimbabwe is disquieted by the string of threats that have recently been issued against the use of social media by citizens. This follows a series of threats by ministers Patrick Chinamasa, Mike Bimha and Chris Mushowe to tighten control over use of social media amid claims that t...
Govt threatens crackdown on fake economy news 28 September 2017 HARARE - Government will launch a crackdown on social media as part of a campaign against fake news and the spreading of rumours on shortages of basic goods and foreign exchange meant to cause alarm in the country, Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa said yesterday. “We will take necessary meas...
Mark Zuckerberg gets Harvard degree after dropping out 26 May 2017 NEW YORK - Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has returned to Harvard University under rainy skies to give a graduation speech and receive an honorary degree. The world's fifth-richest person, worth $62.3bn (£48.1bn), famously dropped out of Harvard after launching the global social-networking w...
Tsvangirai goes digital 28 April 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has embraced technology by launching an online campaign to rally support ahead of the crucial 2018 election. The long-time President Robert Mugabe rival's digital campaign includes a website — votemorgan.org — and a mobile application called “Morgan” that ...
'$4m tax loss prompted Potraz data tariff hike' 7 February 2017 HARARE - Government's directive compelling mobile telephone network operators to increase prices for Internet access was prompted by a loss of $4 million in taxes in 10 months, ICT minister Supa Mandiwanzira said yesterday. The Nyanga South legislator told Parliament that all actions were mean...
Outrage over mobile data tariffs hike 12 January 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's telecoms regulator has come under fire for hiking mobile data tariffs by over 100 percent, making access to Internet and social media unaffordable for most citizens. Stakeholders described the move as “digital terrorism” and called on the Postal and Telecommunications Regul...
DRC may block social networks as Kabila mandate expires 15 December 2016 KINSHASA - Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo plan to block social networks such as Facebook and WhatsApp soon before President Joseph Kabila's mandate expires, four internet service providers said Thursday. "The instructions of the government (are that) all social networks be blo...
People just expressing themselves minister... 19 August 2016 EDITOR — I write to reply to Information  minister Chris Mushohwe's letter, “Don't abuse social media,” published in your edition yesterday. Firstly, being a Zimbabwean and living in this nation I have noted over the years Zanu PF's abuse of all State media in order to perpetuate its  strangle...
Don't restrict social media: Turkey 18 August 2016 HARARE - Social media restrictions must not be enforced in democratic countries as they may trigger citizens' resistance, Turkish ambassador to Zimbabwe Kadir Hidayet Eris said. In an interview with the Daily News yesterday, Eris said as Internet connectivity increases, information cannot be h...
No to social media blocking 9 August 2016 HARARE - Yesterday, we learnt that government was moving to craft new regulations to regulate social media and jail people it feels are using various platforms to “incite violence.” While the news was disappointing considering Zimbabwe is after all, a supposedly functional democracy, it did no...
Gvt to escalate social media blitz 10 July 2016 HARARE - After successfully and temporarily jamming the WhatsApp platform during Wednesday’s nationwide stay-away, there are fears that government will intensify controls as we approach the 2018 elections, observers contend. However, as they say; once bitten twice shy — citizens after this ord...
Mugabe's plan to ban social media condemned 5 April 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's plan to strictly police Internet access, censoring web users and blocking access to sites deemed sensitive Chinese-style, has been slammed by the opposition and analysts as a fascist move that risks dragging the country back into the Stone Age era. This comes...
UZ student freed in Baba Jukwa saga 28 June 2015 HARARE - The State yesterday withdrew charges against Romeo Tanyaradzwa Musemburi, a University of Zimbabwe student, charged with attempting to commit an act of insurgency, banditry and sabotage. The charges arose after he posted an article through a baba Jukwa e-mail account. Prosecutor Id...
Axed Miss Zim disowns controversial Facebook page 23 June 2015 HARARE - Ousted Miss Zimbabwe 2015 Emily Kachote has distanced herself from a Facebook page in her name that is posting nude pictures and political statements. Kachote, who was recently axed as the national beauty queen for allegedly posing for naked pictures, told the Daily News that the Face...
'Baba Jukwa' further remand refusal bid denied 3 March 2015 HARARE - A Harare magistrate yesterday dismissed suspended The Sunday Mail editor Edmund Kudzayi's application for refusal of further remand. Magistrate Milton Serima said the matter could not just be dropped because it was complex. He said the State's efforts to garner mutual legal assista...
Social media spawns love 16 February 2015 HARARE - Social media, particularly Facebook has ignited a ‘real love’ relationship that has sent tongues wagging among Zimbabweans in the Diaspora. What started off as a friendly chat between two socialites who were more than 15 000 km apart during the course of last year has somehow turned i...
Baba Jukwa rises from the 'grave' 16 February 2015 HARARE - Senior government and Zanu PF officials are said to be in a serious pickle over what they should do next after controversial Facebook character Baba Jukwa resurfaced on Thursday and began posting more damaging ruling party goings-on. Well-placed sources told the Daily News yesterday t...
MDC lifts social media ban 10 February 2015 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC has lifted a social media ban imposed to disrupt the communications of party dissidents recklessly attacking the opposition party’s leadership. Insiders said that the pro-democracy MDC had come under pressure from critics to end the ban, which was seen as a mov...
Tsvangirai social media ban ill-advised 9 February 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe is ranked among the countries with a dynamic Information Communication Technology (ICT) growth and this is on the back of significant strides made by the government of national unity. It is surprising therefore that Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangira...