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Young developers meet future employers at IT expo

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Karachi: Young Fahim’s excitement was evident. And why wouldn’t it be? The famous fictional character Wall-E was right in front of him responding to vocal commands. The robot said its name in the typical robotic monotone when asked, and moved left and right when instructed. “Impressive,” said one viewer, as the people standing near him […]

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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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IT promotion crucial for rapid development

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LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Thursday that the promotion of information technology was necessary for rapid development. The chief minister was speaking to Google Asia-Pacific Public Policy and Government Affairs Director Ann Lavin. Sharif said the government had been implementing a comprehensive programme for the promotion of e-governance. The chief minister said the […]

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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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Six-year-old British-Pakistani becomes world’s youngest MS PowerPoint specialist

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A six-year-old British-Pakistani boy has become the youngest person in the world to become a Microsoft Office Specialist for PowerPoint. This is the second feat for Humza Shahzad in two months. In May, the six-year-old from London’s East Croydon became the youngest person in the world to become a Microsoft Office Specialist for Office Word […]

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UK online snooping against Pakistan ‘alarming’

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ISLAMABAD: Digital rights activists and lawmakers appear equally concerned by recent claims that Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) gained access to Pakistan’s Internet Exchange under its computer network exploitation (CNE) — or hacking — operations. The revelations, made by journalists Glenn Greenwald and Andrew Fishman in a recent article for The Intercept, indicate that by […]

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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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Cyber attacks against govt expose fatal cracks in Pakistan’s digital fence

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ISLAMABAD: While the government focuses on fighting terrorism and extremism under the National Action Plan (NAP), another threat seems to be looming on the horizon: cyber warfare. Sources have told Dawn that government assets are now increasingly coming under attack from hackers and subversive elements that may be looking to steal sensitive information or intercept […]

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Fast progress linked to latest technology: Tanveer

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Islamabad – Federal Minister for Defence Production, Science and Technology, Rana Tanveer Hussain has said that information technology is playing a vital role in today’s world and if a nation wishes to progress at a fast pace, it has to opt for latest technologies. The government is committed to exploiting the potential of various technologies, […]

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Open to change: Govt ready to tweak cybercrime bill

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ISLAMABAD: Agreeing to consider making amendments to the controversial Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill, the government has invited suggestions from all stakeholders, including the public. Despite being passed by the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information Technology, the draft will not be presented before parliament for now because various segments of society have expressed reservations […]

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Sabeen Mahmud — a profile

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KARACHI: Peace activist and founder of T2F Sabeen Mahmud, who died from gunshot wounds on Friday, was a woman of many talents that mostly revolved around creating digital platforms for arts and culture. An only child of an educationist mother and advertising professional father, Ms Mahmud was born in Karachi and received her early education […]

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