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First Facebook innovation lab launched at LUMS

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Facebook and Pakistan’s Ministry of Information Technology along with the National Technology Fund (IGNITE) launched the first Facebook Innovation Lab located in the National Incubation Centre (NIC) on Wednesday at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). The event was attended by several thought leaders from across the world who came together and debated on […]


Pakistan Army’s public relations wing

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NEW DELHI  –  With Facebook taking down pages linked to Pakistani cyber actors spreading disinformation in India ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, it’s becoming increasingly clear that India has been late in spotting the danger: if there is a Pakistani inter-services directorate as lethal as the Inter Services Intelligence, it is, undoubtedly, the […]


KP PA resolution calls for ban on obscene websites

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PESHAWAR : The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly unanimously passed a resolution against porn websites and demanded of the government to immediately block these websites like developed countries to protect the young generation from the curse of immoral activities. The resolution was jointly moved by the members of opposition and treasury and was debated in the Assembly to […]


Facebook removes fake accounts linked to India, Pakistan

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KARACHI: Following an intense investigation, social media giant Facebook said on Monday it had taken down profiles, groups and pages from four separate networks — one in Pakistan and three in India — after they were found to be run from fake accounts that were engaged in deceptive behaviour. “When we take down one of […]


‘Cyber security, data privacy new challenges for banks’

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KARACHI: Tech­no­lo­gical advancements have transformed financial services but challenges including cyber security issues, social media, data privacy and third party risks have emerged strongly, participants at a seminar hosted by the State Bank observed. The ‘Internal Audit: Emerging Challenges and Effective Practices in Central Banks’ seminar hosted by the SBP under the aegis of Saarc […]


Cyber Crimes Wing of investigative agency launches inquiry against prominent Pakistani journalists

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The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA’s), Cyber Crime Wing has initiated investigation against five prominent Pakistani journalists, an activist and four groups for ‘executing a targetted social media campaigns’ during the Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman visit to Pakistan in February of this year. The five journalists names included in the FIA’s list are Matiullah […]


Karandaaz Pakistan launches online data portal

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Karandaaz Pakistan has launched an online data portal with aggregated data on financial services and selected socioeconomic indicators for the country. The data is classified by segment-SME, Agriculture, Branchless Banking, Demographics-and also allows for detailed visualization by province, gender, age, etc, where available. Drawing on publicly available information from reputable sources, the breadth of information […]


Pakistan’s cyberspace at the mercy of hackers

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ISLAMABAD: In 2016, the then government of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz introduced a set of controversial cybercrime laws that were widely criticised for posing a grave threat to online free speech. But in their apparent preoccupation with criminalising dissent on cyberspace, the brains behind the legislation seem to have forgotten one crucial aspect of cybercrime prevention: cybersecurity […]


TV journalist victim of malicious social media campaign

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Gharidah Farooqi, a prominent Pakistani female journalist and TV anchorperson has been the target of malicious online harassment campaign for sharing a post on her Twitter about the Christchurch attack in New Zealand. Farooqi, who hosts political talk-show ‘G for Gharidha’ on Aaj News television channel is facing online harassment since she tweeted a year […]


Preventing cyber harassment in Pakistan

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While internet offers various advantages in the modern era for its users, however, there also comes a time when this facility is misused. Since the development of internet, various cases have been reported where people were harassed online. Online or cyber harassment is when someone uses social media, emails, instant messaging, and websites to bully […]


Facebook beefs up efforts to fight cyber harassment

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KARACHI: Social media giant Facebook has announced new measures — in partnership with experts from five countries, including Pakistan — to block users from uploading or sharing non-consensual intimate images. “When someone’s intimate images are shared without their permission it can be devastating. We want to do more to help them,” a Facebook representative told Dawn. […]


Officials trained in e-RTI web portal use

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PESHAWAR: The Chief Commissioner, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information Commission (RTIC), Azmat Hanif Orakzai, addressed the Public Information Officers (PIOs) of Peshawar district on Tuesday. He said the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa RTI law was a flagship initiative of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government aimed at promoting transparency and accountability in the functioning of public bodies. Ever since […]


Sindh tourism authorities want foreign travel websites blocked

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KARACHI: Amid the centre’s attempts to rebrand Pakistan into an attractive travel destination, tourism authorities in Sindh appear to be headed the opposite way as they move towards blocking all international ticketing and hotel reservation websites, seemingly on a single complaint. Without consulting both foreign and other local tour operators, the Sindh Directorate of Tourist […]


Data protection

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SMART devices can make their users feel they have access to the world at the tips of their fingers. However, a recent survey indicates that many young Pakistanis do not realise that these gadgets can also be a gateway for the world to access their personal data. According to the results of the exercise, 83pc […]