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PTA given last chance to reply in Facebook account case

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Tuesday gave a last chance to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to file its reply on the petition of a young woman who sought deletion of a fake Facebook account in her name. Petitioner Umme Laila Naz, a resident of Korangi Sector 33-C, had moved the court against her close […]

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Pakistani Facebook users cross 10m mark

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Pakistani users of the social networking website Facebook have crossed 10 million, according to Facebook Ads Manager – the site’s marketing tool. Pakistani users of Facebook number between 10.6 to 11.8 million, of which 7.4 to 8.2 million are men while 3 to 3.4 million are women. The marketing tool cites that around 2.3 to […]

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Cyber parasites

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[Cyber parasites] Recently, while using my personal Facebook account, I came across an image on the side bar, of a fairly familiar face. The image was titled ‘sharamnaak’ (shameful). As revolted as I was by the objectionable album title, I was curious to see what, after all, was so ‘shameful’. As I clicked on the […]

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Facebook, WhatsApp ranked most popular apps

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LAHORE: With the emergence of smart-phones and mobile internet, social networking tools Facebook and WhatsApp are ranked as the most popular among Pakistani youth, that has an over-powering urge to stay connected at all times. Facebook and WhatsApp are accessible through their respective applications depending on the handset model and the best part of these […]

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Facebook ruining teenagers

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TEENAGERS nowadays spend most of their time on Facebook. Their morning is with Facebook and their evening is with Facebook. This results in the lack of personality development and speaking skills. I do not understand how reading about other people’s lives or wasting time looking at tons of pictures is time well spent. Facebook is […]

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Censoring social media: Government caught between fans and foes

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ISLAMABAD: When Max Kelly left his job of the chief security officer at the Facebook in 2010, he just disappeared from the screens of the virtual world – only to be discovered after Edward Snowden rocked the real world with his revelations that the US National Security Agency (NSA) had been snooping on the cyber […]

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Hackistan: Afghan cyber guerrillas step up attacks on Pakistani websites

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KABUL: The latest weapon fired in the cross-border conflict that has strained relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan was delivered with the click of a mouse, capable only of wounding pride. In the past few days, a hacker group calling itself the Afghan Cyber Army has defaced roughly 300 Pakistani government and business websites with nationalistic […]

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Businesses thriving on social media websites

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KARACHI: Social media is generally used for entertainment purpose, but it is also helping flourish businesses as the Internet users’ interest ratio shows that corporate sector pages are the most popular pages on facebook in Pakistan. Facebook has become the most used social network in Pakistan with 8.5 million users recorded in April 2013. Keeping […]

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Dr Amir of Geo TV leads others on social media

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KARACHI: After breaking all previous records, over the electronic media during the current month of Ramazan, the transmissions of “Amaan Ramazan,” also secured a prominent place on the social media. According to rating, hundreds of thousands of internet consumers set a record by visiting the official facebook page by the mid of Ramazan. It may […]

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Court again calls IT minister in YouTube ban case on 7th

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LAHORE: As Information Technology Minister and secretary did not appear before the Lahore High Court on Friday, the court again sought their appearance in person on August 07 in petition challenging ban on access to YouTube in Pakistan. An additional secretary appeared before the court and said the minister is busy in preparation of IT […]

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Campaign against toy weapons on social media

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By: SHER ALAM SHINWARI PESHAWAR: A Karachi-based Pakhtun volunteer organisation has launched a campaign on social media to pursue parents not to buy toy guns for their children and instead buy them other toys on Eid that can trigger their imaginative and creative flight. Amjad Shahzad, a noted singer who leads the campaign in Khyber […]

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‘Citizen journalism a tool to strengthen democracy’

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LAHORE: A training workshop was arranged by Individual land Pakistan in partnership with Freidrich Norman Foundation (FnF) on “Citizen Journalism” and “social media” in Lahore on Tuesday. Citizen Journalism is a growing phenomenon globally and with time, has surfaced not only as a vital source of non-selective information for citizens but as an important tool […]

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The power of social media

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ISLAMABAD: Participants of a workshop on social media on Saturday said that social media has become the most powerful source of news updates and an important resource for mobilisation of collective action and implementation of social movement across the world. A training workshop was arranged by Individualland Pakistan in partnership with Freidrich Norman Foundation (FNF) […]

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Progress linked to youth empowerment

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By: Israr Ahmad RAWALPINDI: Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) arranged ‘Focus Group Discussion on Youth and Leadership Development, Use of Social Media and High Quality Partnership’ on Wednesday. Panellists of the discussion were Dr Sally Kenny, Dr Agnieszka Nance and Dr Beth Wee, all from Tulane University. In the discussion students from different departments of […]

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