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Making online safer

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What do you do if your teenage daughter tells you someone is harassing her online? Do you tell her to ignore it, as you do when she harassed in real life just because you fear what people will say? What do you tell your son when he suddenly becomes depressed and aloof, jumping at the […]

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CJP Nisar has no Twitter account, says SC

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court said on Saturday that Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar did not have any social media account. The public relations office of the court issued a clarification, declaring that all Twitter accounts in the name of CJP Nisar were “fake”. “It is, therefore, clarified that Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan […]

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Junaid Jamshed remembered by social media users

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KARACHI: From ‘Saw­anli Saloni’ and ‘Dil Dil Pakistan’ to his soulful naats, Junaid Jamshed was on everyone’s mind on Friday as a hashtag with his name was one of Pakistan’s top trends for the day. The late singer was among those who died aboard a PIA flight which crashed near Havelian en route to Islamabad […]

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PM asks Facebook to check misuse of social media

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday urged the Facebook management to play its role in checking misuse of social media in spreading fake news, violence and hate content. During a meeting with Simon Milner, Vice President of Public Policy, Facebook Singapore, who called on him at the Prime Minister Office, Mr Khan underscored the […]

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Fawad seeks Facebook help to curb hate material

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Monday sought Facebook cooperation to counter hate speech and boost e-commerce in Pakistan. In a meeting with Vice President of Facebook Public Policy Simon Milner, he emphasised the need for formal collaboration to explore the avenues of cooperation with Facebook to promote commerce and business […]

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Suspension of internet service termed denial of basic rights

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ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary committee has declared that the suspension of internet services in parts of Balochistan and tribal districts is a denial of basic rights of citizens. The sub-committee was constituted to take up with the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) the matter of suspension of telecom services in three districts of Balochistan — Kalat, Awaran and […]

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Fahad Hussayn goes social media solo

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Almost all of Fahad Hussayn’s shows manage to create a buzz for his expertise with theatrics and beautifully crafted clothes that invariably reflect his signature. They’re memorable because one experiences something surreal, fantastical and often slightly bizarre. Oddly enough, whether or not his audience revels in the show he puts on, Hussayn tells Instep, “I’ve […]

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Smuggled mobiles to be blocked after Dec 31: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said on Friday that all cellular phones smuggled into the country after December 31 would be blocked.Chaudhry was addressing the press after a meeting of the federal cabinet. He said used mobile phones worth around Rs2.5 billion are illegally brought to Pakistan every year. The minister stressed […]

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Govt to establish new watchdog to regulate TV, print, social media

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has said the government while disbanding Pemra has decided to establish Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority, which will simultaneously regulate electronic and print media as well as social media. “In Pakistan, media enjoys freedom and is effective too as it can be compared with that of any developed […]

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Media blues

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THE crisis afflicting Pakistan’s mainstream print and electronic media sphere is escalating. Apart from a series of high-profile resignations and sackings, there are also reports of several print publications cutting down on junior staff, with some rumoured to be shutting down completely. Wage disbursement delays, a perennial concern for many in the trenches of the […]

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Pak cyber security and cyber crime

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The present era has now become dependent of IT based facilities. It is an amazing fast and continuous development in multidimensional communication both in audio and video. The international community has become highly dependent of this new technology but at the same time the criminals have also invented the faster technique of hacking to commit […]

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Pakistan No 1 in Facebook content censorship

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Islamabad: Pakistan has emerged as No 1 country in the world when it comes to censoring content on the Facebook, a new official report by the social media giant revealed. According to an analysis of the report released by the company on Friday, Pakistan has made 2,203 requests to Facebook for content restriction, the highest […]

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PPF concerned over harassment of Philippine news website Rappler

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Rodrigo Duterte, President of Philippines has expressed concern over the charges of tax evasion against the news website Rappler, its founder and journalist Maria Ressa. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has called on the authorities in Philippine to end its campaign of judicial harassment, targeting a […]

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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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