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NAB takes notice of non-functioning cameras in capital

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ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal on Thursday directed complaint verification of non-functioning of 600 surveillance cameras of safe city project out of a total 1,800 cameras installed in the federal capital. Taking notice of non-functioning of surveillance cameras, he directed NAB Rawalpindi DG Irafn Mangi to submit details of expenditures incurred […]

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FIA asks banks to upgrade cyber security system

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has asked banks to upgrade their cyber security wings as per international standards to protect their system from further attacks by the hackers who recently stole huge sums from accounts. In a series of meetings, which continued for two days in Karachi, it was decided that banks, including the […]

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Hackers of bank accounts data can be traced: IT experts

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LAHORE – Information Technology experts have said that hackers of various bank accounts can be traced following close coordination among the relevant agencies to save the people from this online fraud. Tech experts stressed the need to build a comprehensive cyber security policy to counter prevailing hacking attempts that have been depriving citizens of their life savings, […]

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Most Pakistanis do not know what the internet is: report

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ISLAMABAD: Around 69pc Pakistani users between the ages of 15 and 65 do not know what the internet is, revealed an information communication technology (ICT)-based survey launched last week. The survey was conducted by LirneAsia, a think-tank based in Sri Lanka that carries out research on information communication technology. The report is based on a […]

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Capital scene: Online tutors a click away

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ISLAMABAD: With the advent of modern technology that brought certain changes in our lives the parents’ concern of hiring a good tutor is just one click away and they can engage one of their own choice online now. “Teaching Qura’an online to the children to the locals and overseas aspirants is not a new practice […]

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Streaming on tap

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How often does it happen that you have to watch Pakistan play and by the time you find a stream that works, both the openers are gone? Okay, let’s not open those wounds. But what if there was one website you could conveniently stream all our batting collapses on? Sounds like a dream for all […]

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SHC tells PTA to help form mechanism to trace cybercrime suspects

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The Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) chairman to take measures to provide assistance to the law enforcement agencies in tracking down culprits in cybercrime cases. The direction came on the plea of a woman who had approached the SHC against the alleged inaction of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) […]

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Moot urges people not to forward offensive material on social media blindly

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HYDERABAD: Speakers at a ‘law conference’ urged people to give up forwarding material blindly on social media because many things were offensive and it constituted a crime to spread them carelessly. They said the world had tuned into a global village where one was not connected to one’s real brother but he was linked to […]

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FIA takes up banking fraud, hacking with SBP

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ISLAMABAD: Officials of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Thursday discussed threats to the banking system in the country. A team of SBP officers led by Deputy Governor Jamil Ahmed during a visit to the FIA headquarters also discussed with its officials the recently reported cases of banking fraud. […]

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PPF concerned over detention of two internet activists in Oman

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Qaboos bin Said al Said, Sultanate of Oman has expressed concern over the detention of two internet activists in Oman. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has called on the Omani government to immediately and unconditionally release both Sultan Al-Maktoumi and Salem Al-Arimi. PPF also urged to […]

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FIA finds the educated ‘equally vulnerable’ to online bank fraud

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LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency, Punjab, claimed on Wednesday to have arrested 15 suspects [this week] in connection with the online bank fraud in which ‘impostors’ allegedly deprived people of millions of rupees. Some of the victims include well-educated people. “We have a case with us in which a retired army officer has been defrauded […]

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SHC orders PTA to check fake social media accounts

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) ordered the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) chairperson to immediately develop a mechanism to combat fake social media accounts used to harass women. A female private school teacher, who is a victim of a fake social media account, approached the court for justice. Justice Salahuddin Panhwar while hearing the case said […]

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Man arrested for ‘defrauding couples on social media’

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Police on Sunday claimed to have arrested a man for defrauding people through fake social media advertisements that offered couples the opportunity to swap their partners. The arrest was a part of a series of actions taken during the Clifton division police’s campaign ‘Rescuing Youth, Saving Future’ in the upmarket neighbourhood and its surroundings. Suspect […]

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Use of mobile internet increasing in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: The subscriber base of cellular operators recorded an impressive growth as it added 3.4 million data customers in the first quarter of financial year 2018-19 mainly due to the surge in the demand of mobile internet. Out of these total subscribers, cellular phone companies increased their number of users for mobile internet by 3.4 […]

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