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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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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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Social media addiction assuming alarming Proportions

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ISLAMABAD: Social media has although transformed the lives of people through providing an easy way of communication and interaction but its excessive use is alarmingly breaking down family interactions, reducing physical and outdoor activities. The use of social media networks by majority of the users, especially teenagers, for sharing every action, photos, comments and other […]

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Social media ‘turning into fifth pillar’

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QUETTA  : Balochistan Minister for Information Mir Zahoor Buledi has said the incumbent provincial government is keen on strengthening print and electronic media in the province, pledging full cooperation of the administration to journalists. Buledi was on a visit to Public Relations Director General’s office in Quetta on Monday. The information minister said the revolution in […]

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25-year-old sentenced to 13 years in prison over ‘religiously offensive’ Facebook post

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LAHORE: A Pakistani man was sentenced to 13 years in prison on Thursday for allegedly posting religiously offensive material on his Facebook page, lawyers in the case said. Rizwan Haider, 25, was convicted in an anti-terrorism court of three charges, including promoting sectarian hatred, after he supposedly published a post referring to Prophet Mohammed (pbuh). […]

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Man accused of misusing Facebook to ‘avenge’ sister’s divorce

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ISLAMABAD: The misuse of Facebook has so far been reported in relation to blackmail, fraud and impersonation. However, in a recent case, the social networking website has allegedly been used by a man to exact revenge for his sister’s divorce. Mohammad Usman is accused of trying to malign his former brother-in-law, Bilal Asif, his first […]

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JuD’s new ‘Cyber Team’ a far cry from conservatism of old

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ISLAMABAD: At first glance, with their longish, untrimmed beards and shalwars hitched up to their ankles, members of the Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) cyber-team look a little out of place as they adeptly juggle their cameras, laptops, and smart phones. The young men, who now occupy a prominent place at JuD rallies and events as they […]

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‘Facebook is an effective platform for emerging poets’

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LARKANA: Saeed Memon is a poet of nature and his poetry is one of the strongest and representative voices in modern Sindhi literature because of its scholastic value, depth of ideas, spontaneity and accurate portrayal of human tragedies. These thoughts were expressed by poets and writers at the launching ceremony of Saeed Memon’s anthology Azal […]

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Pakistan hitting terrorists on cyber turf

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LAHORE – Over 250 social media accounts involved in facilitating terrorist communications have been put out of business by a top security agency after hectic chase on the cyber highway, sources in a military intelligence service told The Nation yesterday. Shutting down the terrorists and extremist forces’ networks on the internet is one of the […]

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National Assembly to sign up for social media

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly has decided to launch official social media accounts for wider parliamentary outreach to the public, following in the footsteps of the upper house of parliament, which introduced a number of initiatives last year. The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Speaker Ayaz Sadiq, said a statement issued by the […]

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UAF rusticates PhD student for Facebook comments

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FAISALABAD: The University of Agriculture Faisalabad has rusticated a PhD student on charges of posting comments on Facebook against the Kissan Mela organised by the administration in November last. The notification of forever rustication (a copy is available with Dawn) of Kashan Haider Gilani, a PhD first semester student at the agri-extension department, was issued […]

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Public Complaints: Social media page fails to get attention

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ISLAMABAD: Use of social media may very well be a good idea to start off with when the Islamabad Deputy Commissioner (DC) Mushtaq Ahmad decided to set up his official Facebook page last year, but due to limited public awareness and promotion, the page has failed to gather any serious attention from the residents of […]

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Facebook stops using Flash for video

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Washington: Facebook has stopped using Adobe’s Flash technology to show video across the entire social network. Instead Facebook has developed a video player built around the widely used HTML5 technology. Games on Facebook would still use Flash, it said, but it was looking into ways to change those too. The site is one among many […]

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The potential power of social media

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The swift action taken by Punjab Police at the giant Hafeez Centre Plaza, Lahore’s largest IT market, from where dozens of anti-Ahmadi posters were removed from shop fronts, is of course to be lauded. The posters, which had gone up as a part of the local government election campaign, carried slogans stating that the establishments […]

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