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Social media best forum to project issues of rural areas

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ISLAMABAD: Adam Malik, who has come to attend a two-day Social Media Summit from Karachi, says as the mainstream media has been focusing on urban areas the issues of the rural areas can only be projected through the social media. Organised by the Progressive Youth Forum (PYF) in collaboration with the Pakistan-US Alumni Network (PUAN), […]

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Twitter ramps up photo sharing features

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Twitter on Wednesday added Facebook-style photo “tagging” and bumped up the number of images that iPhone users can share in a single post. As many as 10 people in a single image can be “tagged” with names without eating into the 140-character limit to text messages posted at the service, Twitter software engineer Cesar Puerta […]

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Pakistanis aren’t too keen on censorship-free internet

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As the Lahore High Court continues to debate whether the ban on YouTube should be lifted, a survey has revealed that a mere 22% of Pakistanis want an internet that is free of official censorship. This was the lowest percentage scored out of the 24 developing countries, where the use of internet is either prohibited […]

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Cyber- jihad and espionage

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From its earliest days, the internet was conceived as an open, anarchic space where no government could censor content or spy on traffic. That was then: now welcome to the world of cyber-espionage. States have been acutely conscious of the vast flow of possibly subversive messages in the form of emails, tweets and Facebook comments […]

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The life of Facebook

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Facebook was founded on February 4, 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow Harvard University students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. One wonders why the name ‘Facebook’ was chosen by these brilliant minds despite the fact that this online community has nothing whatsoever to do with the dying […]

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Social and Digital Media On The Rise

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Social media has taken over our lives, changing the way of communication for all. Digital space is changing with a blink of an eye giving brands a new medium to advertise and interact with their potential consumers. Not a single day goes by when one doesn’t check his Facebook; approximately one million Pakistanis have joined […]

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Malala’s advice to youths on use of social media

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MALALA Yousafzai has told teenagers to stop using social media to post pictures and get ‘likes’, and start using it to highlight women’s issues. Speaking at the Women of the World festival at the Southbank Centre, she said: “I don’t use Facebook or Twitter or Instagram, it needs time, but it’s my message to every […]

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PPP establishes social media wing in Lahore

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LAHORE: Pakistan People’s Party Punjab has set up a full-fledged social media wing in its Model Town Secretariat, with Madam Jahan Ara as its head. It was decided at a meeting, which was chaired by PPP Punjab President Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo. The social media wing will be part of the media setup of the […]

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Zuckerberg promises Facebook won’t ruin WhatsApp

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Facebook’s approach to our personal information couldn’t be more at odds with Mark Zuckerberg’s newly acquired company, WhatsApp. While Facebook wants to catalogue as much data on its users as it can, WhatsApp wants to know the bare minimum. The new owner of WhatsApp has promised to keep it that way. In an interview at […]

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Ban on YouTube : LHC summons info minister

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LAHORE: A division bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday summoned the Federal Minister of Information Technology Anushay Rehman at its next hearing to present the government’s stance on public access to YouTube in the country. The LHC noted that the federal government had not yet presented its stance on the issue, which […]

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Give YouTube a chance: Pakistani rappers take on the ban

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KARACHI: With many deep into withdrawal over the banning of social media network YouTube in Pakistan, they found a new anthem for their cries in the form of ‘Vital Saeen’ Ali Gul Pir along with rapper Adil Omar and music producer Talal Qureshi calling for an end to the block in their new music video. […]

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PTA chief pleads for YouTube ban lifting

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ISLAMABAD: The head of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Monday strongly defended before a Senate panel for lifting ban on YouTube before the parliamentary committee decided to move a resolution in the House as well as recommend the government for unblocking the popular content sharing site. Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights, which met at the […]

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YouTube blockade

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EVOLVING situations require constantly evolving regulatory mechanisms, and one area where Pakistan is lacking is in terms of internet safety — even though the World Wide Web and its benefits can hardly be said to be new realities. Last year, the Federal Investigation Agency received more than 1,000 complaints regarding cyber crime, particularly malicious stalking, […]

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No legal net for the fake

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LAHORE: “My Facebook account has been hacked. The hacker has posted objectionable material on it causing a lot of stress to me, my family members and friends,” says a complainant, a woman. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has no remedy to redress the complaint in the absence of a law to check cyber crime, including […]

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