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Blocking the internet

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If there is a single entity that has the capacity to frighten the living daylights out of virtually any government on the planet, it is the internet. Governments often seek to limit access to the World Wide Web, and have gone as far as developing their own versions of the internet that serves just their […]

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SC directs government to upload laws, amendments

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday sought an undertaking from the federal secretary law for giving a deadline to ensure uploading of all constitutional amendments, acts, ordinances, rules, regulations, bylaws and other statutory instruments on websites with translation in national and local languages. A three-member bench, headed by Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, heard the […]

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SIMs retailers complain about harassment by law enforcers

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KARACHI: Cellular SIMs retailers on Tuesday complained about ‘harassment’ by law enforcers and feared the ‘coercive’ modus operandi may dislodge the entire re-verification process of customers through Biometric Verification System. Retailers said the government had assigned them a ‘big’ project to re-verify over 103 million SIMs across Sindh but the law enforcers’ actions pushed them […]

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‘No law allows blocking of websites’

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ISLAMABAD: There is currently no law that allows the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to ban websites, even pornographic ones, and the actions of the Inter-Ministerial Committee for the Evaluation of Websites (IMCEW) are completely unconstitutional, a lawyer who has been fighting a legal battle for the restoration of popular video-sharing website YouTube, said on Tuesday. […]

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CAA launches updated website

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RAWALPINDI: The Civil aviation Authority on Monday launched a new website with a view to providing updated flights information, weather reports and traffic on the access roads leading to Islamabad Airport. A press release issued by the CAA of Islamabad airport said retired Air Marshal Mohammad yousaf Director General of Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority inaugurated […]

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Cyber bill introduced

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The federal government on Friday introduced “The Prevention of Electronic Crime Bill, 2015” in the National Assembly aimed at effectively preventing cyber crimes as well as to contribute to the national security of the nation. The government also tabled “The Minimum Wages for Unskilled Workers (Amendment) Bill, 20415” in the House. “The Prevention of Electronic […]

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Love in the time of social media

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ISLAMABAD: How are online social networks today affecting true and sincere relationships? Technological development and the widespread use of internet-based technologies have changed the mode of communication. Traditionally, communication was done through the exchange of letters and limited telecommunication in the form of telephones. Now, the internet technology has paved the way for the development […]

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Pakistani social activist to receive young leadership award from Queen Elizabeth

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Salman Ahmed from Pakistan is one of 60 young people from across the Commonwealth who are being recognised as exceptional leaders in their community. These 60 young people are the first ever to receive a prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award. The award, which will be presented in London by Her Majesty The Queen in June […]

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Taliban spokesman’s social media account closed down

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ISLAMABAD: The US-based LinkedIn management has taken down the account of the TTP Jamaatul Ahraar (TTP-JA) spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan after he was found using the international social networking website to propagate his extremist jehadi agenda. Headquartered in California, the LinkedIn allows registered members to establish and document networks of people they know and trust professionally.Ehsanullah […]

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COAS, DG ISI don’t have Facebook, twitter accounts: ISPR

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RAWALPINDI: The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Wednesday clarified that the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and Director General ISI do not have any Facebook or twitter accounts.There is only one twitter and one facebook account of Military Spokesman/DG ISPR Maj Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa, said an ISPR press release issued here. Military Spokesman/ DG […]

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FIA probing ‘fake column’ in Irfan Siddiqui’s name

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By: Irfan-Siddiqui The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Friday registered a first information report (FIR) against an unidentified accused for writing a column and publishing it on social media in the name of known columnist and Prime Minister’s Special Adviser on National Affairs Irfan Siddiqui. The FIA Cyber Crime Wing initiated investigation on the application […]

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Inter-ministerial body restrained from blocking websites

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By: Malik Asad ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday restrained the inter-ministerial committee for the evaluation of websites (IMCEW) from blocking websites, including that of a non-governmental organisation (NGO) working for the rights of internet users. Justice Athar Minallah issued the order on a petition filed by ‘Bolo Bhi’. The committee was restrained […]

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ISI and the military lodge complaint against fake Facebook accounts

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ISLAMABAD: Fake Facebook accounts used to be a problem faced by teenage girls, but it appears that in Pakistan, they are also becoming a bother for the military and the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI). The ISI and the military have formally complained to the Ministry of Information Technology (MOIT) and the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) […]

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Facebook revolution

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There is a lesson to be learned from the Facebook campaign against ghost teachers that has created a much-needed stir in Sindh’s education department. Names of teachers who are enrolled with the education department, but are not showing up to work have been published on the campaign’s Facebook page, along with their photographs, by the […]

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