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The Pakistan govt is asking Facebook for user data – and the giant is complying

Pakistan Press Foundation

The government of Pakistan has made 192 requests for data from Facebook, for the period between January 2015 and June 2015, stated a report from the Digital Rights Foundation (DRF). The report elaborated further by stating that the Pakistani government had requested information related to 275 users/accounts, which were included in the 192 requests sent […]

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Net freedom report notes rise in online blasphemy allegations

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Allegations of blasphemy related to online content have registered an increase in Pakistan, according to the recently-released ‘Freedom on the Net 2015’ report. Compiled by Freedom House – a US government-funded organisation that conducts research and advocacy on democracy, political freedom, and human rights issues – the report once again awarded Pakistan a ‘Not […]

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A new cybercrimes law

Pakistan Press Foundation

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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Study raises concern over internet surveillance

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ISLAMABAD: Even after the change of government, internet surveillance is expected to remain the same and blockade of some internet services like YouTube may continue in the country. It has been revealed by a study on ‘Freedom on the Net 2013’ conducted by the Digital Rights Foundation (DRF) Pakistan along with research analysts of Freedom […]

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