Cyber crimes and the monetary losses inflicted

What if I tell you that your mobile SIM can be duplicated and used by another person for different motives, without you getting to know about it, let alone your approval?

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Welcome to the digital era

The mobile and tablet revolution is upon us, faster than we in the media industry can respond. News is becoming more social and more real-time. The future of news is conclusively digital and multiplatform. These are just a few of the key findings of the newly released Digital NewsReport 2013 by Reuters Institute.

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Caught in the middle

It has been over two-and-a-half months since Youtube was banned in Pakistan over the anti-Islamic video that Google refused to take down despite repeated requests by the Pakistani authorities. In a world of increasingly free internet and easier information sharing, the question remains what degree of control are we to allow our governments and internet . . . → Read More: Caught in the middle

Oops, PTA did it again!

The 15 minute trailer to a profane film has ignited rage in many Muslim countries including Pakistan. An official holiday called the “Ishq-e-Rasool” Day was observed last week to calm the storm. Pakistan demanded YouTube to take down the film trailer but Google, the owner of YouTube, refused to comply as the film did not violate . . . → Read More: Oops, PTA did it again!

PTCL / PEMRA BLOCK INTERNET IN PAKISTAN

Not realizing that the protesters “protesting” on the streets of Pakistan don’t have access to high speed internet nor the knowledge and expertise to search and view the undesirable content on websites like YouTube, PTCL and PEMRA have started blocking the websites indiscriminately and irresponsibly without regard how it might be affecting the real and genuine . . . → Read More: PTCL / PEMRA BLOCK INTERNET IN PAKISTAN

Mobile phones will soon replace PCs in Asia: Google

Asia-Pacific is leading a surge in the use of mobile devices as they play a more central role in people’s lives and are on track to replace conventional computers, a top Google executive said on Wednesday.

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Integrated search can bring Google up to pace with Facebook

Growing interest for Facebook’s coming IPO has put the focus back on Google, cited by many as the last IPO to generate this kind of buzz.

The company founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin has struggled to find its footing in the new world of social media, recently launching their fourth attempt: Google+.  While Google+ has grown exponentially, reaching . . . → Read More: Integrated search can bring Google up to pace with Facebook

A scary thought

By Jahanzaib Haque

Here’s a scary thought — the internet is a system of control that is increasingly designed to present a myopic view of the world, using your personal data against you to ensure you get exactly what you want, fulfill all your desires and interests in exchange for ensuring you never encounter any . . . → Read More: A scary thought

Ravaged by Instability, Censorship and Firewalls

The Government of Pakistan has decided that they need state-of-the-art infrastructure to quickly and effectively censor up to 50 million websites.

I respect the government’s decision to do so, and ask them to follow this course with renewed vim and vigour. Shutting down an avenue of unfettered opinion exchange is without a doubt a time . . . → Read More: Ravaged by Instability, Censorship and Firewalls

“Do-not-track” option supported by over 400 internet companies

Google, along with 400 internet companies, has agreed to support a “do-not-track” button that will give web users more control over their personal data online, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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