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Facebook’s Dark Secrets

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What might seem like a harmless social media website can turn out to have dark consequences on one’s privacy. Facebook, a social networking site which currently has more than 2.2 billion active users, may seem like a fun tool for sharing and connecting with friends, but the security and hacking risks that come with the […]

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Nasreen Jalil urges PM to lift ban on Youtube

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KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Senator Nasreen has written a letter to the Prime Minister Nawaz Shareef regarding concerns of people on the ban of social media website Youtube. ‘The ban on Youtube has not been lifted despite the fact that Senate and National Assembly’s Committees on Human Rights have given approval to lift the […]

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PHC seeks documents on YouTube ban

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PESHAWAR: A two-member bench of the Peshawar High Court on Thursday directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to produce all documents and details provided to the Lahore High Court in a writ petition challenging the ban imposed on social media website YouTube by the government since 2012. Justice Mian Fasihul Mulk and Justice Yahya Afridi […]

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Bring back YouTube

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There have been innumerable articles and letters published in the past one year regarding the YouTube ban. Federal Minister for IT Pervez Rasheed apparently recently said that the government in principle has decided to unblock YouTube – to no effect though. According to the Google transparency report about 56 countries have localised versions of YouTube […]

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Journalists to be trained for blogging

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PESHAWAR: To use modern techniques of disseminating information and get a feedback from general readers and authorities concerned, a training workshop for working journalists and bloggers held in Peshawar. The training workshop was arranged by the Individual-land Pakistan, a non-governmental organization (NGO) in collaboration with another organisation National Endowment for Democracy (NED) on the concept […]

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Youtube Blocked On Information Technology Ministry’s Order, Peshawar High Court Told

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PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) informed the Peshawar High Court on Thursday that in Sept last year, it had initially blocked around 2067 websites carrying a blasphemous movie, but due to excessive uploading of the movie it completely blocked a social media website, YouTube, on the order of the ministry of information technology (MoIT). […]

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