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Experts highlight role of APIs in transforming digital landscape

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Telenor Pakistan Thursday organised thought leadership forum titled ‘Digitising Pakistan through Application Programme Interface (APIs)’ at its 345 Campus to accelerate the pace of digitisation. The event was attended by industry experts, government and semi-government officials, digital entities, small and large businesses, startups, digital distribution and retail partners in addition to Telenor Pakistan’s top management. […]


Time of use – more than just a Whatsapp message

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In the age of social media, rumours and misinformation spread at an alarming rate. And when the information pertains to electricity rates, a subject that almost everyone has an opinion on, this is often doubly true. Over the past few weeks, a message attributed to an anonymous person’s equally anonymous friend working at a power […]


Internet surveillance

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REPORTS of the government installing the Web Monitoring System (WMS) first came to prominence when questions relating to its set-up were raised in the Senate regarding the type of company that has been tasked to supply the technology. The WMS is, on the face of it, being installed by the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority to monitor, […]


Transforming digital learners into digital leaders

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KARACHI: Hope is a dangerous thing for us to have at a time of crisis, but hope-spurring action can be a beautiful thing. When four million young people enter the Pakistani workforce annually, with very limited capacity to absorb them into the economy, it seems impossible. But with a clever game plan, this threat can be […]


SECP holds second ‘Design Thinking Workshop on LEAP

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ISLAMABAD: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has held second Design Thinking Workshop on LEAP in Karachi. Leading Efficiency through Automation Prowess (LEAP) is the SECP’s project for end-to-end process automation and digital transformation, said a press release received here on Friday. The primary focus of this initiative was to facilitate ease of […]


Cyber-attack on nuclear assets a new threat

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Cyber threat to nuclear weapon deterrent is an emerging challenge, said International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) ex-director Dr Tariq Rauf. “United States and Israel have opened a new Pandora’s Box by launching a cyber-attack against Iran,” Dr Rauf said at a roundtable titled Current Challenges to Arms Control. Centre for International Strategic Studies (CISS) had […]


Child pornography on decline in Pakistan: PTA chairman

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ISLAMABAD: Child pornography is on the decline in Pakistan, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Chairman retired Maj Gen Amir Azeem Bajwa claimed before a Senate committee meeting on Wednesday. Mr Bajwa told the Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication: “In fact, Google wanted to know how we achieved the declining trend of access to […]


Newsmen urged to keep abreast of modern technology

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An interactive brainstorming session to assess the modern training needs of today’s journalists was conducted by the Corporate Relations and Communications Department (CRCD) in collaboration with the Centre for Excellence in Journalism at the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi (CEJ-IBA). The session was attended by journalists from various media houses. The informal session started off […]


PTA blocks 1862 websites, fake accounts

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Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has processed a total of 1,862 URLs/websites containing contents related to impersonation/fake accounts. In accordance with the Section 37 of Prevention of Electronic Crime Act (PECA), the PTA is empowered to block / remove online content which is unlawful under the act including fake accounts. The PTA has constituted a dedicated […]


PFUJ calls for action against people behind online drive targeting journalists

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists has taken notice of a malicious campaign launched on social media against some top journalists of the country. The union’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) adopted a resolution at its meeting on Saturday, which urged the government to take action against those responsible for the “life-threatening campaign”. It called […]


Iqra Aziz opens up about cyber bullying, mental health in latest Instagram post

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Easily one of Pakistan’s most sought after stars, Iqra Aziz has a colossal following to her credit, and the actor is now using her massive platform to shed light on mental health awareness and cyber bullying. Turning to Instagram, the 21-year-old actor posted a blank image taking everyone by surprise, while opening up about the […]


Organised groups controlling social media in Pakistan

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Islamabad: A hashtag calling for the arrest of journalists briefly became the top Twitter trend in Pakistan Thursday, deepening concern over a shrinking space for dissent in the country. The hashtag #ArrestAntiPakjournalists had dropped to second place by evening, but not before it had been used or forwarded more than 28,000 times. Many users accompanied […]


Age of cyber power

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On June 16, 2019, thousands of people marched on the streets of Hong Kong against a controversial extradition bill passed by the city legislature. The Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, apologised for the shortcomings in the bill which had sparked rifts in the society and caused dissensions among a large segment of the population. A week […]


Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp face global outages

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NEW YORK: Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were experiencing outages on Wednesday. Downdetector maps show the services were struggling around the globe, but the issues seemed to be the worst in parts of the US and Europe. According to British newspaper The Independent, some WhatsApp users were unable to send photos, videos and voice messages, though […]