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PTA seeks meeting with Twitter over muzzled Kashmir voices

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has requested Twitter’s administration for a meeting to discuss the suspension of Pakistani handles tweeting in support of Kashmir since August 5, the day New Delhi stripped the occupied valley of its semi-autonomous status. “The PTA is already putting in efforts to engage Twitter to ensure freedom of expression […]

PTA takes up suspension of accounts over Kashmir with Twitter

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakis­tan Telecommuni­cation Authority (PTA) raised the issue of suspension of tweets and blocking of Twitter accounts apparently related to India-held Kashmir with the Twitter administration on Wednesday. The telecom sector regulator has also asked the users of the microblogging site to register their concerns about the suspension of their tweets or blocking of […]

Twitter restores some accounts suspended ‘at India’s behest’

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KARACHI: Around one fifth of the 200 Pakistani social media handles that posted in support of Kashmir have been restored since the National IT Board (NITB), on behalf of the Pakistan government, approached Twitter, The Express Tribune has learnt. However, since there was no official response from the tech giant, Islamabad has approached it once […]

Social media network rejects India’s complaint to block Malik account

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ISLAMABAD: The administration of social media network Twitter rejected the India’s complaint to block the personal account of Chairman Senate’s Committee on Interior and senior leader of the PPP Senator Rehman Malik. The Indian government has made a request to twitter to block the personal account of Senator Malik on his posts to expose the […]

Is Twitter aiding India’s quest to silence Kashmiris?

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KARACHI: The spectre of an internet clampdown has once again reared its ugly head. This time though, the perceived cause is the social media companies — the digital gatekeepers who rally behind the idea of free expression for all. In the past few weeks, several users have complained that their accounts or tweets were suspended […]

Facebook blocks 31 pages over propaganda against polio vaccine

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ISLAMABAD: After a vicious campaign was launched on social media against the polio vaccine, Facebook blocked as many as 31 accounts/pages involved in propaganda against vaccination in Pakistan on the request of the government’s polio programme. On Monday, rumours were circulated on social media that a one-year-old girl had died in Swabi due to the […]

Twitter sends notice to President Alvi over occupied Kashmir tweets

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President Arif Alvi was served a notice by microblogging social media platform Twitter for posting in support of Kashmiris and highlighting the reality of the occupied valley after India’s illegal and unilateral move to annex the region. Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari criticised the platform for “becoming a mouthpiece of the rogue Modi government” […]

Power infrastructure: KE drive to remove illegal TV & Internet cables begins

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K-Electric on Thursday initiated drive against unauthorised cable, TV and internet wires hanging on its electric poles throughout the city. The move comes in the wake of electrocutions of nearly 20 people in the recent two spells of monsoon rains in the city. It is relevant to mention here that Sindh Police in its report […]

CPJ asks India to restore communication services in IOK

NEW YORK – The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an independent supervising body, has expressed alarm at reports of a communication blackout and the arrest of a journalist in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir amid an escalating political crisis. The Indian government on Monday had announced the revocation of a constitutional provision granting limited autonomy to […]

Social Media and its influence

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With the advancement of technology and induction of the fastest internet connections, the influence of social media has increased manifold. It has also helped in shaping public perceptions. That is why different lobbies heavily invest in building social media teams for the promotion of their agendas. As the social media has become inevitable part of […]

Cyber Crimes Court grants video leaks suspect interim bail

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ISLAMABAD: The Cyber Crimes Court of Islamabad on Tuesday granted interim bail to a suspected in the video leak case involving former accountability judge Mohammad Arshad Malik. The Islamabad High Court (IHC) had extended Mr Janjua’s interim bail until today (Wednesday), with directions to seek relief from the trial court. In his petition, Mr Janjua […]

Facebook unfolds tips to combat online harassment

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Facebook aimed at educating its users through providing effective tips to control online harassment with the self-regulated techniques and easy monitoring of the content. If someone is making you feel bad or if being online is making you feel sad or stressed out, it is important to tell someone close to you. They will help […]

‘Digital policy should be backed by proper budget allocation’

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KARACHI: Discussing how digital technologies are transforming developing economies and the way forward for Pakistan, speakers at a symposium held on Saturday at a local hotel urged the government to allocate appropriate budgetary allocation to implement its digital policy. The speakers at the 14th symposium of the Pakistan Academy of Engineering titled ‘Preparing for our […]

Cyber security in the age of AI

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In a constantly progressing cyber threat landscape where antivirus software and firewalls are considered tools of antiquity, organizations are now looking for more technologically advanced means of safeguarding classified and sensitive information. Artificial intelligence (AI) is taking the position as a warrior against digital threats across the globe. It has not only become popular in […]