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Pakistan No 1 in Facebook content censorship

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Islamabad: Pakistan has emerged as No 1 country in the world when it comes to censoring content on the Facebook, a new official report by the social media giant revealed. According to an analysis of the report released by the company on Friday, Pakistan has made 2,203 requests to Facebook for content restriction, the highest […]

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Details of 29 million Facebook users hacked in massive security breach

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The Facebook Inc said attackers stole names and contact details of 29 million users in the mass security breach disclosed by the social media network late last month. The breach, Facebook’s worst ever, has exacerbated concerns among users, lawmakers and investors that the company is not doing enough to safeguard data, particularly in the wake […]

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Woman denied bail in fake Facebook account case

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PESHAWAR: A local court on Wednesday dismissed bail petition of a Pashto woman stage performer arrested a few days ago by the Federal Investigation Agency under the cybercrime law for allegedly creating fake Facebook account of another woman. Additional district and sessions judge Kulsoom Azam ruled that the suspect, Ms Muneeba Shah, was not entitled […]

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Facebook breach shows need for data privacy law, say rights experts

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KARACHI: Following the massive data breach to Facebook, digital rights experts in Pakistan have reminded authorities of the pressing need for specific laws in the country to protect private data of individuals. On Friday, Facebook revealed that 50 million accounts were breached in a security flaw exploited by hackers, which had prompted 90 million users […]

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Two arrested for defrauding woman over social media

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Facebook – the world’s largest social networking website – has revolutionised how we communicate with friends and acquaintances across the world. In Pakistan, however, it has become a fertile hunting ground for predators to search for impressionable victims, in the absence of a regulatory mechanism. In the latest incident of fraud through social media, a […]

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Facebook, USF launch training programme in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: Universal Service Fund (USF) and Facebook have launched #SheMeansBusiness in Pakistan aimed at equipping women entrepreneurs with knowledge, connections, skills and technology required to build and grow their businesses online. As a part of the # She Means Business programme, training will be provided to trainers of USF ICT for girls programme in the […]

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No culture of girlfriend in Islamic society, says SC

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ISLAMABAD: The top court has rejected a bail application of accused who is allegedly involved in creating Facebook account of a female without consent and uploaded her pictures. The two-judge bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Justice Amir Hani Muslim, on Wednesday took up bail application, filed by a young boy namely Muhammad Munir, […]

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

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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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Man arrested in Karachi for blackmailing girl on Facebook

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KARACHI: The cyber crime circle of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) claims to have arrested a young man for allegedly blackmailing a girl via the social networking website, Facebook. FIA officials said that accused, Naveed Ahmed, son of Raheem Dad, has been arrested and pictures and internet EVO devices have been seized from his possession. […]

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Man gets three-year jail term for blackmailing girl on Facebook

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ISLAMABAD: Additional Sessions Judge in Islamabad has awarded three-year imprisonment and imposed Rs25,000 fine on a man over the charge of blackmailing a woman by making a fake account on the Facebook. It is for the first time in Pakistan that an accused has been awarded this punishment on such kind of charge. Though the […]

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FIA arrests student for harassing girl on Facebook

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KARACHI: The Cyber Crime Circle of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) claims to have arrested a young student for allegedly blackmailing a girl via the social networking website, Facebook. The accused, 21-year-old Abdul Moiz, was arrested on Thursday night during a raid at his residence in Gulshan-e-Iqbal. He was shifted to the Crime Circle for […]

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Facebook posts land civil servant in trouble

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ISLAMABAD: Expressing his opinions on social media may cost the newly appointed member finance at Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) his job. A petition was filed at the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against the appointment of Noorul Haq for the post of Ogra member finance, in addition to allegations of misconduct on social media […]

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Bail denied in website account hacking case

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PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) has dismissed the bail plea of an accused who had been charged with hacking the Facebook account of a woman which he later misused that led to dissolution of her marriage. A single bench of Justice Roohul Amin Khan dismissed the bail petition of the accused, Rizwanul Haq, a […]

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Facebook boss announces provision of free Internet for Pakistan

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CALIFORNIA – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced the provision of free Internet access for users in Pakistan through the social-media giant’s new initiative Internet.org, which is currently available on Telenor network. Internet.org is a latest Facebook enterprise through which the company aims at providing free internet access to people in developing countries. Before Pakistan, […]

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