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Pakistan’s cyber dilemma

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Our leaders are a group of professional thinkers and planners. This has been proved by the ridiculous plans that they come up with to curtail terrorism. Everyone had laughed at our ex- Interior Minister Malik for suddenly closing down cellular phone services whenever ‘HE’ thought the country was at risk, I am sure he took […]

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Blocking services

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Sir: The usage of Skype, Viber, Tango and Whatsaap has been banned in Sindh. YouTube has already been blocked in Pakistan for the last one year. There were thoughts about blocking Google too. I would like to advise the dear government to please put a complete ban on internet services in Pakistan because, instead of […]

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Skype Fall

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Skype FallI have a question. What is more problematic – placing a ban on instant messaging services or giving office space to the Taliban? I think what’s problematic here is that these are the only two options we have. Period. And on top of this Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is tweeting this: “I’d rather lose an […]

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A ban onslaught for Sindh

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Words cannot describe the foolishness of the latest move by the Sindh government to ‘curb’ terrorism. In an inexplicable move, the provincial government has suspended essential free cyber messaging applications such as Skype, Whatsapp, Tango and Viber for three months, stating security concerns as the reason behind this step. Many are shocked that the Sindh […]

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Ban it like it’s hot

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Despite popular belief, it appears that Rehman Malik wasn’t the only one with a vendetta against communication services; it’s the whole of the PPP. The Sindh government’s decision to ban Skype, WhatsApp, Viber and Tango is just another illustration of the country’s ‘just-ban-it’ approach towards matters. They say that once you taste blood, it’s hard […]

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Banning freedom

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The PPP had demonstrated that it understood little of how the internet worked when it banned YouTube to block access to one of the billions of videos on the site. That ban has now been in place for over a year and seems to have become sadly permanent. Now, the PPP provincial government in Sindh […]

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Of course, I support the ban on Skype, Viber

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By: Jahanzaib Haque These are crazy times we live in. We are in this war against bloodthirsty, tech-savvy terrorists for the long haul, no holds barred. This fact must be drilled into naive minds who believe a violation of fundamental rights like freedom of expression, right to information and privacy are a gross overstep by […]

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Targeting social media for terrorists

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What will Sindh government ban next? Using motorcycles? Apparently, in all the banning that goes on, a certain class is constantly being targeted. Earlier they did it in the whole country, and now luckily for the rest of the country, they only can do so in Sindh. Ban on pillion riding, ban on Youtube, ban […]

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Provincial government decides 3-month ban on social networks for security reason

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The provincial government of Sindh province on October 3 recommended a 3-month ban on messaging and social networks ostensibly for security reason. The provincial government recommended to the federal government a temporary three-month ban on instant messaging and Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services, including Skype, Whatsapp, Viber and Tango, in Sindh to deprive terrorists […]

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