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Suspension of internet service termed denial of basic rights

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ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary committee has declared that the suspension of internet services in parts of Balochistan and tribal districts is a denial of basic rights of citizens. The sub-committee was constituted to take up with the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) the matter of suspension of telecom services in three districts of Balochistan — Kalat, Awaran and […]

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Most Pakistanis do not know what the internet is: report

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ISLAMABAD: Around 69pc Pakistani users between the ages of 15 and 65 do not know what the internet is, revealed an information communication technology (ICT)-based survey launched last week. The survey was conducted by LirneAsia, a think-tank based in Sri Lanka that carries out research on information communication technology. The report is based on a […]

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Use of mobile internet increasing in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: The subscriber base of cellular operators recorded an impressive growth as it added 3.4 million data customers in the first quarter of financial year 2018-19 mainly due to the surge in the demand of mobile internet. Out of these total subscribers, cellular phone companies increased their number of users for mobile internet by 3.4 […]

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Internet freedom

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IN its 2018 Freedom on the Net report, the democracy watchdog Freedom House has once again found Pakistan ‘not free’ for a seventh consecutive year, indicating a gradual worsening of internet conditions in the country. Between June 2017 and May 2018, Pakistan’s rating fell by two points since the year before, and the country received […]

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Pakistan’s internet freedom ranking declined in election year: report

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KARACHI: The Freedom House has declared Pakistan “Not Free” in terms of internet use for the seventh consecutive year in its global report released on Thursday.The report showed that the country’s ranking had been worsening over the years. The watchdog primarily focused on developments that occurred between June last year and May this year. It […]

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Challenges in the cyberworld

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Inventions are being made all the time everywhere, but the invention that has truly changed the lives of everybody on the planet whether they know it or not is the internet. The rise and rise of social media and the freedom of expression that goes with it has already challenged a number of governments that feel threatened by such […]

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Pakistan’s untapped resources empowered by e-commerce boom

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ISLAMABAD .: In the Hindu Kush mountains craftswomen painstakingly stitch flowing scarves, skilled artisans who were unable to sell their products beyond the remote region until mobile internet came to Pakistan and dropped the market into the palms of millions of previously marginalised people. The women of northern Chitral are among the unlikely profiteers of […]

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Mobile broadband demand growing at rapid pace

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KARACHI: In a sign that Pakistan is fast catching up with the global trend, the explosive growth of mobile broadband, such as third-generation (3G) and 4G or long-term evolution (LTE) technologies, has changed dynamics of the country’s broadband market. Almost non-existent two years ago, the high-speed mobile internet now accounts for 88% of the broadband […]

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Pashto goes Google

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PESHAWAR: The top internet search engine Google.Com enlists Pashto one of the many world languages. Now any text of the languages available in Google.Com search engine translation mode could be found being translated in Pashto script. Pashto literary and cultural circles have widely appreciated the step and have termed it a big milestone in the […]

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Objectionable content: ISPs ordered to block 400,000 pornographic websites

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KARACHI: Pakistan is preparing to launch a major crackdown on internet pornography after its telecom regulator ordered internet service providers on Monday to block access to more than 400,000 adult websites. Acess to sites featuring smut and pornographic material will be restricted at the domain level, sources familiar with the development confirmed this to The […]

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Towershare Announces Strategic Relationship with Qowisio

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Representatives from Towershare and Qowisio announced a strategic relationship to facilitate the implementation of an internet-based communication platform to receive and monitor data and analytics related to the performance of cellular towers operated by Towershare. Towershare is a leading independent owner and operator of wireless communications infrastructure focusing primarily on markets in the Middle East, […]

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Mamnoon first president to deliver speech in Urdu abroad

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ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain made history by delivering his speech in Urdu on a foreign soil and in an international gathering when he addressed the 2nd World Internet Conference held at river town of Wuzhen in Zhejiang province of China. It was for the first time that a Pakistani president addressed an international event abroad […]

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Pakistan has the lowest internet user density

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ISLAMABAD: At 13.8 per cent, Pakistan has the lowest internet user density (users per 100 individuals) in the region. Due to its geo-strategic location and access to coastlines, however, it has the potential to become a supply route for internet and communication services for the neighbouring landlocked countries. This was revealed in a study titled […]

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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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