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Water and Sanitation Services Peshawar launches website

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PESHAWAR: The Water and Sanitation Services Peshawar (WSSP) has launched its own website to bolster its digital presence and help its consumers get easy access information regarding its services. The Management Information Section of WSSP has added extra features including availability of water bills, an online form for information and contact numbers of different sections and […]

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Film’s team trolled: court asks FB to give data to FIA

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LAHORE: A special judicial magistrate has asked the security department of Facebook to provide the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) with details of an account allegedly involved in running a vilification campaign on the social networking website against production team of an upcoming film ‘Legend of Maula Jatt.’ Ms Ammara, a resident of DHA, filed a […]

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World Sight Day: Ignite launches website for people with disabilities

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ISLAMABAD: The mission of Ignite National Technology Fund is to fix the innovation value chain in Pakistan. In order to achieve our mission under the auspices of Ministry of Information Technology & Telecom, we believe in equal representation of all social groups including the big number of visually impaired emerging youth. One of the core […]

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Hackers deface Met Office website

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ISLAMABAD: Hackers defaced part of the official website of the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) — also known as the Met Office — on Saturday. The `Farmers’ Weather’ section of the website appeared to be the primary target of the hackers, who also posted political slogans on the landing page. In addition, the ‘Daily Weather Report’ […]

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Website is safe: LHC

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court has stated that its website is safe and being supervised and monitored by highly qualified IT officials. The LHC website contains external links of more than 50 legal websites and one of the linked websites hacked in a recent episode was not designed, developed and maintained by the IT section […]

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Lahore High Court website hacked again

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court website seems highly vulnerable to hacking as it was hacked for the second time on Thursday. An Indian allegedly hacked the website last year and now some unidentified person has done it putting the data/information of the high court at risk. The hacker left a message saying, “We are not […]

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Rs3 billion cost impedes YouTube restoration?

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ISLAMABAD: Universities and research institutes across the country as well as million of students remain deprived of essential educational contents available on YouTube, the world’s largest video-sharing website, as the government is unwilling to spend Rs3 billion required to install filters for blocking the blasphemous and offensive contents on the website, The News has learnt. […]

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Bail denied in website account hacking case

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PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) has dismissed the bail plea of an accused who had been charged with hacking the Facebook account of a woman which he later misused that led to dissolution of her marriage. A single bench of Justice Roohul Amin Khan dismissed the bail petition of the accused, Rizwanul Haq, a […]

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Geo News website hacked Pro-Axact message posted

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KARACHI: The official website of Geo News was hacked on Sunday evening. The IT experts of Geo, however, managed to get the website restored within one hour. The incident was brought to the notice of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cyber Crime Wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), which have started […]

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The ‘unique’ aspects of the Cyber Crime Bill 2015

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Since the approval of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes (PEC) Bill 2015 by the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication, there has been a lot of hue and cry. Human rights groups and activists have termed the PEC Bill a ‘draconian’ law. The groups advocating freedom of expression and internet freedom consider […]

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A ‘compliant’ alternative to YouTube

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KARACHI: The restriction on youtube.com is into its third year but uncertainty on when and how it would be unblocked and divide on justifications behind the sanction continue to hover around the world’s largest video sharing website. Islamabad banned the social video-sharing platform on September 17, 2012 after its parent company Google had turned down […]

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YouTube ban challenged in PHC

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PESHAWAR: A local lawyer has challenged in Peshawar High Court the ban placed on social media website YouTube, pleading that the site should be unblocked. The petitioner, advocate Mian Mohibullah Kakakhel, on Tuesday requested the PHC to direct the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and ministry of interior to open the website (www.YouTube.com) for the benefit of […]

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PPF Protests blocking of an online newspaper

Pakistan Press Foundation has expressed concern over the blocking of the El Diario de Cuba, an online newspaper, starting from January 14, 2013 in Venezuela. Quoting information from Freedom House, PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in a letter to the President of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, by Monday an access problem had fallen sharply […]

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Government doing nothing to resolve YouTube issue

By: Jamal Shahid PM Raja Pervez Ashraf has order shutdown of Youtube services in Pakistan. ISLAMABAD: Since blocking the YouTube five months ago in the wake of protests across the country over a blasphemous movie, the government has done practically nothing to either get the objectionable content removed from the website or open access to […]

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