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Online purchase in Pakistan: Facebook remains focal point for clothing, food in Ramazan

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Karachi: People tend to focus on purchasing food, clothing and household items through Facebook and its other social media platforms during Ramazan, a survey revealed. Facebook commissioned Kantar to conduct an online quantitative research study in Indonesia, Turkey, USA, UAE, Egypt, Pakistan, UK, France and Nigeria to understand how people observe Ramazan and how their […]


More complaints made against MUET official in cybercrime case

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HYDERABAD: Ten more applications were submitted to the Mehran University Engineering and Technology (MUET) vice chancellor with complaints of harassment though social media on the part of Kashif Dars, who has been arrested for uploading indecent material, believed to be edited, containing photos and videos of the VC and his family members as well as […]


Govt launches website, app for moon sighting

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LAHORE: While launching Pakistan’s first official moon-sighting website and Hijri calendar, Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday announced that Eidul Fitr would be celebrated on June 5 according to the newly developed calendar. An android application for moon sighting would also be available on Google Play store from Monday (today), the federal […]


Digitising our past-VI

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A modern archive is an interactive space. Far from the inaccessible stack of documents and the formidable looking archivists, the modern archive strives to make the place a part of a country’s everyday space. For example, if one goes to the National Archives of the United Kingdom in Kew, one would not only find historians and […]


Pakistan among top states where Facebook curbed most content

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Karachi: The total content restricted in Pakistan by social media giant Facebook doubled between July and December 2018, according to the platform’s latest transparency report released on Friday. Facebook restricted 4,174 items within Pakistan during the second half of 2018, as compared to 2,203 pieces from the first half of the year. After India (17,713 […]


FIA picks up MUET deputy director in cybercrime case

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Hyderabad: The deputy director (student financial aid) of the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), Kashif Dars, was picked up by officials of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Wednesday on a complaint that he was involved in the posting of edited/fake pictures of the university’s vice chancellor and some other officers. The complaint […]


Local court dismisses case of cyber terrorism against Pakistani journalist due to lack of evidence

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Citing lack of evidence, the Session Court in Karachi has dismissed the case of cyber terrorism against journalist Shahzeb Jilani who was charged defamatory remarks against security and law enforcement agencies of Pakistan. During the hearing on May 18, the court has declared that the First Information Report (FIR) against Jilani is non maintainable and […]


Digitising our past-V

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By the summer of 2018, the preservation, sorting, annotation, and preliminary scanning process had been initiated in the Punjab Archives Digitisation Project. Despite the sweltering heat of the Punjab summer, a small team sat at Anarkali’s Tomb delving into the centuries old record. When the team members started to work, they did not even have […]


Speakers against attempts to stoke unrest by misusing cyberspace

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Islamabad: Speakers at a seminar here on Wednesday said that a fifth generation hybrid war has been imposed on the country by using the cyberspace which is affecting the minds of the youth through a storm of narratives and different ideologies. The seminar titled ‘Surf Safely to Save the Next Generation’ was organised by the […]


WhatsApp security breach may have targeted human rights groups

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WASHINGTON:WhatsApp said on Tuesday that a security breach on its messaging app had signs of coming from a government using surveillance technology developed by a private company, and it may have targeted human rights groups. WhatsApp, a unit of Facebook, said it had notified the US Department of Justice to help with an investigation, and […]


Digitalisation to raise insurance coverage

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KARACHI: Insurance is less prevalent in developing countries where insurance companies can play a vital role as governments are not so active in health, education and other necessary fields. Growing digitalisation is expected to pave the way for increase in penetration by the insurance industry in Pakistan. “The country’s general insurance penetration, which is 0.3%, […]


Digitising our past-III

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An archive is just not a repository of the past: it is a lens into the reality of the present and the formation of the future. Hence the manner in which an archive is organised, accessed and utilised is critical not just for academic study but also the development of society. An archive also cannot […]


FIA arrest man for harassing woman

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PESHAWAR: The Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) National Response Centre for Cyber Crime (NR3C) on Thursday arrested a man belonging to Kohistan district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s (K-P) for allegedly harassing and blackmailing a woman. According to details, a resident of Mansehra district lodged a complaint with FIA NR3C stating that the suspect had sent her a threatening message, […]


Countering cyber media trends

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The modern information technology provides an excellent podium for its utility for public benefit or it can also be employed for creating panic among the local population. Any person having multiple electronic connections and exclusive social capital base may create an event through transmitting a message in the form of audio or video messages. Such […]