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Use of social media banned in agriculture university

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RAWALPINDI: The Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi has imposed a ban on the use of social media on the campus. Earlier, the students were allowed to use Facebook and Twitter through the university’s WI-Fi and servers. However, last month, the popular social networking services were blocked. The students termed the university management’s […]

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Social media a key element for terror groups: study

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WASHINGTON: Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups have expanded their online presence with increased use of social media, creating new challenges for thwarting attacks, said a study released on Wednesday. The study released by the Woodrow Wilson Centre’s DC Commons Lab found terrorist groups have moved their online presence to outlets such as YouTube, Twitter, […]

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Cyber crime: Fake Facebook page haunts minority member

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KARACHI: Maharaj Grish Kumar is a man in distress. Someone has created a fake Facebook page of a prominent Sindh-based politician and they are pasting his phone number on inappropriate status updates. “My life is under threat,” said 44-year-old Kumar, as he appealed to the authorities to take action against the culprits. “Anyone can kill […]

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Malala’s advice to youths on use of social media

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MALALA Yousafzai has told teenagers to stop using social media to post pictures and get ‘likes’, and start using it to highlight women’s issues. Speaking at the Women of the World festival at the Southbank Centre, she said: “I don’t use Facebook or Twitter or Instagram, it needs time, but it’s my message to every […]

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No legal net for the fake

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LAHORE: “My Facebook account has been hacked. The hacker has posted objectionable material on it causing a lot of stress to me, my family members and friends,” says a complainant, a woman. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has no remedy to redress the complaint in the absence of a law to check cyber crime, including […]

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‘Using social media can minimise discrimination against minorities’

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KARACHI: Even Indonesia’s pluralistic society seen worldwide as a model of an ideal Muslim democratic society is not immune to discrimination against religious minorities and has been observed more ever since Indonesia transitioned from Suharto’s authoritarian regime to democratic set-ups. These views were expressed by Ihsan Ali Fauzi of the Centre for the Study of […]

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