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Blasphemous materials on social media: IHC asks FIA, PTA to take action

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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday directed Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to take action against people involved in uploading blasphemous materials on social media. A divisional bench of the IHC comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhter Kayani issued the directions while announcing its reserved verdict in an […]


PPF condemns the internet shutdown in Liberia

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to George Weah, President of Liberia has expressed concern over the internet shutdown in Liberia following the protests in Monrovia on June 7, 2019. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned the internet disruption in Liberia and termed it an attack of freedom of […]


Survey shows internet users distrust social media platforms

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ISLAMABAD: In a new survey of internet users around the globe, social media companies emerged as the leading source of user distrust in the internet — surpassed only by cyber criminals — with 75 per cent of those surveyed who distrust the internet citing Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms as contributing to their […]


Data protection

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AN alarming yet little discussed practice has become routine in the lives of mobile users across the country; citizens find themselves being subjected to a flurry of unsolicited mass messages which can be categorised as spam, the objective being to sell a product or service. From home tutors and visa services to restaurants, refrigeration products […]


Concerns over new govt plans to monitor online traffic

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KARACHI: Given government plans to monitor online traffic, the telecom industry and digital rights advocates have cited various privacy and transparency concerns over the process. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) recently directed the telecom industry to deploy a suitable technical solution for monitoring, analysing and curbing grey traffic. The system would be called Web Monitoring […]


Online purchase in Pakistan: Facebook remains focal point for clothing, food in Ramazan

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Karachi: People tend to focus on purchasing food, clothing and household items through Facebook and its other social media platforms during Ramazan, a survey revealed. Facebook commissioned Kantar to conduct an online quantitative research study in Indonesia, Turkey, USA, UAE, Egypt, Pakistan, UK, France and Nigeria to understand how people observe Ramazan and how their […]


More complaints made against MUET official in cybercrime case

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HYDERABAD: Ten more applications were submitted to the Mehran University Engineering and Technology (MUET) vice chancellor with complaints of harassment though social media on the part of Kashif Dars, who has been arrested for uploading indecent material, believed to be edited, containing photos and videos of the VC and his family members as well as […]


Govt launches website, app for moon sighting

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LAHORE: While launching Pakistan’s first official moon-sighting website and Hijri calendar, Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday announced that Eidul Fitr would be celebrated on June 5 according to the newly developed calendar. An android application for moon sighting would also be available on Google Play store from Monday (today), the federal […]


Digitising our past-VI

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A modern archive is an interactive space. Far from the inaccessible stack of documents and the formidable looking archivists, the modern archive strives to make the place a part of a country’s everyday space. For example, if one goes to the National Archives of the United Kingdom in Kew, one would not only find historians and […]


Pakistan among top states where Facebook curbed most content

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Karachi: The total content restricted in Pakistan by social media giant Facebook doubled between July and December 2018, according to the platform’s latest transparency report released on Friday. Facebook restricted 4,174 items within Pakistan during the second half of 2018, as compared to 2,203 pieces from the first half of the year. After India (17,713 […]


FIA picks up MUET deputy director in cybercrime case

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Hyderabad: The deputy director (student financial aid) of the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), Kashif Dars, was picked up by officials of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Wednesday on a complaint that he was involved in the posting of edited/fake pictures of the university’s vice chancellor and some other officers. The complaint […]


Local court dismisses case of cyber terrorism against Pakistani journalist due to lack of evidence

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Citing lack of evidence, the Session Court in Karachi has dismissed the case of cyber terrorism against journalist Shahzeb Jilani who was charged defamatory remarks against security and law enforcement agencies of Pakistan. During the hearing on May 18, the court has declared that the First Information Report (FIR) against Jilani is non maintainable and […]


Digitising our past-V

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By the summer of 2018, the preservation, sorting, annotation, and preliminary scanning process had been initiated in the Punjab Archives Digitisation Project. Despite the sweltering heat of the Punjab summer, a small team sat at Anarkali’s Tomb delving into the centuries old record. When the team members started to work, they did not even have […]


Speakers against attempts to stoke unrest by misusing cyberspace

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Islamabad: Speakers at a seminar here on Wednesday said that a fifth generation hybrid war has been imposed on the country by using the cyberspace which is affecting the minds of the youth through a storm of narratives and different ideologies. The seminar titled ‘Surf Safely to Save the Next Generation’ was organised by the […]