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Twitter mulling 10,000 characters: Report

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Now the company could offer a solution, according to tech news website re/code: the 10,000 character tweet, which could be available as soon as March. Re/code reported Tuesday that Twitter has been studying how to allow users to say more, after restricting them to 140 characters for 10 years. That limit was based on the […]

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Pemra develops twitter account for feedback

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ISLAMABAD: A twitter account “@reportpemra” has been developed for feedback by general public about the violation of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) code of conduct and airing of any undesirable content. The results of the posts on the twitter account will directly be relayed to Pemar chairman. Any action taken by Pemra against undesirable […]

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Facebook posts land civil servant in trouble

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ISLAMABAD: Expressing his opinions on social media may cost the newly appointed member finance at Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) his job. A petition was filed at the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against the appointment of Noorul Haq for the post of Ogra member finance, in addition to allegations of misconduct on social media […]

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Social media war

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A COUPLE of months ago I wrote on these pages vis-à-vis the need to think critically about new information technologies and how they will shape life on the planet in the long-run. As Keynes famously said, in the long-run we are all dead. Besides, contemporary developments are already confirming that all is not well in […]

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Pemra asks channels to exercise caution

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ISLAMABAD: Following the ISPR’s sharp reaction to MQM chief Altaf Hussain’s fiery speech on Thursday night, the Pakistan Elec­tronic Media Regula­tory Authority (Pemra) issued on Friday show-cause notices to 14 private TV channels and barred all channels from airing “inflammatory content”. After Mr Hussain’s speech that followed explosive allegations levelled by a Karachi police officer, […]

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‘NA committee must reconsider cybercrime bill’

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ISLAMABAD: The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of stakeholders has asked that the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill (PECB) 2015 be reconsidered by the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology. The new cybercrime bill was approved by the chair of the committee last week, in the absence of most opposition members who had objected to […]

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Tweeting terror

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“It is a message for the coalition…your men will end up in videos that are even more horrific and will do lasting damage to public opinion in your countries”. This is how Romain Cailet, a militant movements’ expert, has explained the motive behind Islamic State’s release of an over 22-minute long video showing the burning […]

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COAS, DG ISI don’t have Facebook, twitter accounts: ISPR

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RAWALPINDI: The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Wednesday clarified that the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and Director General ISI do not have any Facebook or twitter accounts.There is only one twitter and one facebook account of Military Spokesman/DG ISPR Maj Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa, said an ISPR press release issued here. Military Spokesman/ DG […]

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FIA probing ‘fake column’ in Irfan Siddiqui’s name

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By: Irfan-Siddiqui The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Friday registered a first information report (FIR) against an unidentified accused for writing a column and publishing it on social media in the name of known columnist and Prime Minister’s Special Adviser on National Affairs Irfan Siddiqui. The FIA Cyber Crime Wing initiated investigation on the application […]

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FIA using Facebook to nab offenders

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LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency has started using social networking website – Facebook – to reach suspects. Perhaps the Future Concern case is the first of its kind in which the FIA has managed to nab seven culprits with the help of Facebook account of their accomplice. Also read: The fake world of Facebook Although […]

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Threatening women online

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Worrying accounts of online abuse faced by women in Pakistan have been revealed by human rights organisation and Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) think tank Bytes For All. According to them the threat against women being made prey to online stalkers and blackmailers is real and very dangerous. They have given examples ranging from online […]

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Online abuse of Pakistani women turns into real violence

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ISLAMABAD: Internet abuse of women in Pakistan is triggering real-world violence against them, but major social media companies, such as Facebook and Twitter, are moving too slowly to stop it, according to internet rights group Bytes for All. Women face online threats globally, but they run a unique risk in Pakistan, where there is a […]

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Use of social media banned in agriculture university

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RAWALPINDI: The Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi has imposed a ban on the use of social media on the campus. Earlier, the students were allowed to use Facebook and Twitter through the university’s WI-Fi and servers. However, last month, the popular social networking services were blocked. The students termed the university management’s […]

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We need to survive the digital age

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In the United States, everyone — from a school girl to Lady Gaga, from a young boy to President Barack Obama — posts stories from their lives on social media outlets. Even the Central Intelligence Agency, one of the world’s top spy agencies, got itself a Twitter account recently. But Pakistanis can only dream about […]

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