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‘Specific digital content will attract international film market to Pakistan’

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Karachi: You have to have a sound digital strategy to penetrate into the international film market. Beware of the film festivals that don’t have an active marketplace in terms of distribution. This was said by American film producer and director Galen Knowles during a roundtable conference titled ‘Connecting with international audiences — developing international partnerships’ […]


Moot cautions against misuse of cyberspace

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Dera Ismail Khan: Speakers at a conference on Tuesday stressed the need to devise a comprehensive strategy to raise awareness among youth about the propaganda onslaught launched by the enemy through a soft offensive by using internet and the cyberspace with an aim to create divisions and stoke instability in the country. The two-day conference […]


Minimising the digital

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It’s one of the greatest digital age questions. What is the optimum level of connectivity that ensures that one keeps pace with the time, while at the same time not giving the entirety of the control over one’s life to technological strings? In Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World, Cal Newport echoes […]


A caveat in Pakistan’s cyber laws

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The rapid evolution of information technology is transforming our society and its institutions have created many problems such as cybercrime. It has a wide range of applications in every walk of life and has directly or indirectly affected almost all sectors of society. Nevertheless, developing countries are not acquainted with technology, these lag in progress […]


Man arrested for cyber-crime in Peshawar

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PESHAWAR: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested a man for sharing private pictures of a woman and her family on the social media and lodged a case on Wednesday. An official said that the FIA team arrested one Nisar Ali, a resident of Sufaid Dheri, in a raid for posting private pictures of a […]


Pakistan’s internet capacity to be increased by 96 Tb/s with new submarine cable system

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A landing party agreement signed between Cybernet Pakistan and PEACE Cable International Network Company Ltd is set to increase Pakistan’s internet infrastructure capacity by 96 terrabits per second with the country’s first carrier-neutral, open-access submarine cable system. Pakistan and East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE) Cable International Network Company Ltd and Cyber Internet Services Pvt Ltd […]


Journalist’s bail extended by one week

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KARACHI: A district court on Wednesday extended by one week an interim pre-arrest bail of journalist Shahzeb Ali Shah Jillani in a case pertaining to cyber terrorism, electronic forgery and giving defamatory remarks about institutions of the state. The Federal Investigation Agency had booked Mr Jillani in a case registered under Sections 500 (punishment for […]


Music dissemination in the age of social media

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The dynamics of the music dissemination process have been completely altered by rapid technological advancements, and the open-access to various social media outlets which has ensued in the last two decades. The results are manifold and various dimensions call for a serious investigation which can by no means be exhaustive. On the positive front, artists […]


PTI govt finalises cyber security policy

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ISLAMABAD:Minister for Information Technology Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui has said that the government will allocate a piece of land in Haripur, Hazara to telecom companies for setting up mobile manufacturing plants. Speaking at the Huawei Mobile Pakistan Summit, the IT minister said the government had discussed with some telecom companies including Huawei the setting up […]


Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp back up after facing global outage

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Facebook’s social networking site, photo-sharing social network Instagram and messaging app WhatsApp were inaccessible to some users on Sunday, downdetector.com, which monitors outages, showed. The social media apps seem to be working now though after a global outage. Downdetector.com indicated that there were more than 12,000 incidents of people reporting issues with Facebook at its […]


Rising cyber crimes become challenge for FIA

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ISLAMABAD: The rising cyber crimes in Pakistan have become a major challenge for the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) as it has registered around 5000 complaints last year. With the internet and social media use on the rise, the FIA’s Cyber Crime Wing is facing capacity issues due to the higher number of complaints regarding harassment through social […]


Digitising our past-I

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This month I finished my two-year term as the Project Director of the Punjab Archives Digitisation Project. The project was envisaged in 2016 by Dr Umar Saif, the then Chairman of the Punjab Information Technology Board and the founding Vice Chancellor of the Information Technology University, after he read about the dismal state of the […]


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 […]