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Media muzzled

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Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016 (PECA) is just an addition to the already existing laws that are often used against the media and journalists; laws that allow the government of the day and the state to resort to newer tactics of censorship without having to use muscle power. To this day, no one knows […]


Society: Moms Of The Internet

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Tabinda Nabil, a Pakistani resident in Dubai, struggled to cope with the drastic change in her life after she first became a mother. “I was a full-time teacher but, after the birth of my son, my life completely changed from a happening career to nursing and changing diapers with no social life,” she says. “All […]


Afraid of societal stigma, victims and their families often hush up cases of revenge porn, online harrassment

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Karachi: With a chador wrapped around her head and face, a scared and jittery young woman sat in the waiting area of the Federal Investigation Agency’s Cybercrime Circle in Karachi. Next to her was an elderly woman, like a deer caught in the headlights, waiting to speak to an investigation officer. Every now and then, the […]


FIA received 30,000 cybercrime complaints in 30 months

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has received almost 30,000 complaints of alleged cybercrimes from citizens in the last 30 months, but says it does not know how many of these complaints have been investigated or addressed overall. Speaking before the National Assembly Standing Committee on IT and Telecommunication on Monday, FIA Cyber Crime Wing […]


Cyber governance policy being formulated

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The government has drafted the Cyber Governance Policy aimed at realising the full potential of information and communication technologies for socio-economic development by assuring availability, confidentially and integrity of the critical infrastructure and information system, besides providing reliable, secured and resilient cyber space for all. According to the policy draft, the country’s cyber governance policy […]


First Facebook innovation lab launched at LUMS

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Facebook and Pakistan’s Ministry of Information Technology along with the National Technology Fund (IGNITE) launched the first Facebook Innovation Lab located in the National Incubation Centre (NIC) on Wednesday at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). The event was attended by several thought leaders from across the world who came together and debated on […]


Pakistan Army’s public relations wing

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NEW DELHI  –  With Facebook taking down pages linked to Pakistani cyber actors spreading disinformation in India ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, it’s becoming increasingly clear that India has been late in spotting the danger: if there is a Pakistani inter-services directorate as lethal as the Inter Services Intelligence, it is, undoubtedly, the […]


Online freedoms

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SOCIAL media networks have proved to be excellent habitats for the culture of fake news, online hate speech and cyberbullying. There is a global call for state regulation of social media networks to combat these ills. In legal terms, the identified methods of state regulation of free speech can be classified under two models: prior […]


ICT backbone of digital transformation in country

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ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Dr Khalid Maqbool has said that digitalization is high on the government’s agenda and is the only way forward to keep pace with the global developments. The federal minister was addressing a ceremony regarding launch of report on impact of telecom sector on Pakistan’s economy by […]


KP PA resolution calls for ban on obscene websites

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PESHAWAR : The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly unanimously passed a resolution against porn websites and demanded of the government to immediately block these websites like developed countries to protect the young generation from the curse of immoral activities. The resolution was jointly moved by the members of opposition and treasury and was debated in the Assembly to […]


Facebook removes fake accounts linked to India, Pakistan

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KARACHI: Following an intense investigation, social media giant Facebook said on Monday it had taken down profiles, groups and pages from four separate networks — one in Pakistan and three in India — after they were found to be run from fake accounts that were engaged in deceptive behaviour. “When we take down one of […]


Effective laws urged against ‘degrading’ media content

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has written a letter to the registrar of the Supreme Court of Pakistan in which he has said that the media had obtained deep access into and affected all classes of society but the law against humiliating and dishonouring content was not as effective as it needed to be. He […]


‘Cyber security, data privacy new challenges for banks’

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KARACHI: Tech­no­lo­gical advancements have transformed financial services but challenges including cyber security issues, social media, data privacy and third party risks have emerged strongly, participants at a seminar hosted by the State Bank observed. The ‘Internal Audit: Emerging Challenges and Effective Practices in Central Banks’ seminar hosted by the SBP under the aegis of Saarc […]


Cyber Crimes Wing of investigative agency launches inquiry against prominent Pakistani journalists

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The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA’s), Cyber Crime Wing has initiated investigation against five prominent Pakistani journalists, an activist and four groups for ‘executing a targetted social media campaigns’ during the Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman visit to Pakistan in February of this year. The five journalists names included in the FIA’s list are Matiullah […]