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No legal net for the fake

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LAHORE: “My Facebook account has been hacked. The hacker has posted objectionable material on it causing a lot of stress to me, my family members and friends,” says a complainant, a woman. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has no remedy to redress the complaint in the absence of a law to check cyber crime, including […]

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A new cybercrimes law

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After a long struggle by the civil society and digital rights activists, the Pakistani government is pushing forward a cybercrime act. The government is in the process of not only passing the Electronic Documents and Prevention of Cybercrimes Act, 2014 but would also be setting up a cyber authority, according to recent updates from parliament. […]

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Cyber reality

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Almost all of us have come across the problem: harassment in cyber space and over the electronic gadgets that have now become a part of our lives. Women are the most vulnerable to this and everyday brings new stories. In the worst cases girls have had to change educational institutions because of remarks or photographs […]

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Cyber crime

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Sir: The recent revelations about the US hacking sensitive computer data and emails of its allies including Pakistan has raised concerns across the board. In the backdrop of this development, the Pakistan National Telecom and Information Technology Security Board (NTISB) on September 26, 2013 issued guidelines to all the government officials on how to protect […]

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Cyber Crime Bill ready to be sent to cabinet soon

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ISLAMABAD: The draft of much-needed Cyber Crime Bill has finally been prepared and now it would be sent to the federal cabinet for approval in next a few days, sources told The News here on Sunday. The sources said the Law Ministry had thoroughly reviewed each and every clause of the bill and after approval […]

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Cyber crime

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Social media has taken hold in Pakistan; it has become strong and people use it often to air their personal views about personalities, based on their private lives. I am sure that if Facebook had a dislike button, it would probably be the most used feature on the site. Though these have many positive effects […]

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Simply censorship

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The many freedoms the Pakistani press and media enjoy today are a result of years of vibrant activism and struggle by journalists and civil society. The state (and all its various manifestations) unable to have direct control (of privately owned media) because of decent media laws, now employs subversive tactics to keep things under control. […]

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Six government websites hacked by Afghan hackers

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ISLAMABAD: A group of hackers – Afghan Cyber Army – briefly breached and defaced six Pakistani government websites. The targeted websites include mod.gov.pk (Ministry of Defence), mpnr.gov.pk (Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources), ntb.gov.pk (National Training Bureau), ead.gov.pk (Economic Affairs Division), cabinet.gov.pk (Cabinet Division) and interior.gov.pk (Ministry of Interior). The hackers posted a message on […]

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Twitter feud turned defamation suit

By: Gibran Ashraf KARACHI: A Twitter feud has turned into what could be a first for the legal and online community in Pakistan, after the head of the Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC), Tahir Ashrafi, announced that he would be initiating legal proceedings against a blog for “inciting sectarian violence”, The Express Tribune has learned. Ashrafi […]

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