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‘Do you know what your child is doing online?’

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ISLAMABAD: The Children’s Literature Festival featured at least five different sessions on digital security and cyber-safety, aimed both at children and their accompanying parents. Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Deputy Director Aun Abbas Bukhari’s presentation on ‘How to Protect Yourself Online’ was a serious look into the various types of cybercrimes that exist and outlined measures […]

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Cybercrime: Kill Bill, say experts

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KARACHI: A day after a parliamentary panel cleared the controversial cybercrime bill, there was increasing disquiet among professionals from different backgrounds with virtually all of them bashing the standing committee on information technology. The committee, on Thursday, cleared the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015 for a second time after lightly amending some clauses, pushing […]

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Draft cybercrime bill bulldozed through NA body

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ISLAMABAD: The draft cybercrime bill was forcefully cleared by the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology on Thursday and sent to the National Assembly for final approval without showing the members the copy of the bill. The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015 had become controversial as critics believed it curtailed civil liberties. In […]

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Analysis: The dangers of fighting terror with a cybercrime bill

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Imagine a few months from now, a Facebook status ‘glorifying’ a leading politician – who happens to be accused in pending cases under the Anti-Terrorism Act – is published by a young political activist. Five of his friends share this status to their accounts as well. At the same time, a local news website publishes […]

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Cybercrime bill: Rights campaigners demand amendments

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ISLAMABAD: Rights campaigners and experts have proposed various amendments to the proposed prevention of electronic crimes bill, which they said was very vague. The bill is pending before the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecom. Experts and officials at a conference recently discussed recommendations to the bill, which, according to Digital Rights […]

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Cybercrime bill: Rights campaigners demand amendments

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ISLAMABAD: Rights campaigners and experts have proposed various amendments to the proposed prevention of electronic crimes bill, which they said was very vague. The bill is pending before the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecom. Experts and officials at a conference recently discussed recommendations to the bill, which, according to Digital Rights […]

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Cybercrime bill consultation leaves out stakeholders

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ISLAMABAD: The network of civil society, rights bodies and service providers associations petitioned to the upper house of parliament. The protest was against the government’s decision to not include them in the process of consultation, as per advertisement. Despite formation of a sub-committee to finalize the draft unanimously, the rights activists, civil society network and […]

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Amendments to Cyber Crimes bill finalised

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ISLAMABAD: A sub-committee of the Parliament on Wednesday finalised amendments in the draft cyber crimes bill, giving some concessions to the IT industry and civil society while maintaining most of the original clauses of the previously formulated legislation. A marathon meeting of the committee, chaired by Major (R) Tahir Iqbal continued for six hours to […]

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Amendments to Cyber Crimes bill finalized

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ISLAMABAD: A sub-committee of the Parliament on Wednesday finalised amendments in the draft cyber crimes bill, giving some concessions to the IT industry and civil society while maintaining most of the original clauses of the previously formulated legislation. A marathon meeting of the committee, chaired by Major (R) Tahir Iqbal continued for six hours to […]

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Cyber crime bill being reviewed

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ISLAMABAD – The officials of ministries of Interior, Law and Justice, and security agencies have been summoned to reconsider the clause of the Cyber Crime Bill 2015. Secretaries Information Technology, Interior, Law and Justice, Director General Intelligence Bureau, in-charge National Response Centre for Cyber Crimes, National Coordinator NACTA would attend the meeting called by the […]

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IT ministry in the dark about status of cyber crime bill

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Information Technology has no idea about the status of the cyber crime bill. This much was conceded by its Secretary, Azmat Ali Ranjha on Thursday. The IT Secretary was responding to a question from the chair of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunications, Maj Tahir Iqbal, who […]

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Cyber crime response centre remains disconnected`

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Malik AsadISLAMABAD: How can the country’s cyber security system produce the desired results when it remains disconnected with the outside world? “These days, the cyber crime wing has neither virtual nor real connectivity with the rest of the world,” a senior official of the wing told Dawn. For the last a couple of days, the […]

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Geo News website hacked Pro-Axact message posted

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KARACHI: The official website of Geo News was hacked on Sunday evening. The IT experts of Geo, however, managed to get the website restored within one hour. The incident was brought to the notice of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cyber Crime Wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), which have started […]

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Effective legislation must to curb cyber crime: Pervaiz

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid Tuesday said there was a dire need of making effective legislation to curb cyber crimes in the country. He said information technology was a new sector at the national business arena and there was still room to improve check and balance. Commenting on a […]

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