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 . . . → Read More: PTCL / PEMRA BLOCK INTERNET IN PAKISTAN
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
The Obama administration is leading a global effort to deploy “shadow” Internet and mobile phone systems that dissidents can use to undermine repressive governments that seek to silence them by censoring or shutting down telecommunications networks.
The effort includes secretive projects to create independent cellphone networks inside foreign countries, as well as one operation out . . . → Read More: U.S. Underwrites Internet Detour Around Censors
How is it that the Pakistani perception can jump from the resignation (or non-reappointment, rather) of the Foreign Minister, to a case of diplomatic immunity, to an American killing two Pakistanis in broad daylight, and make sense of all of it?
The Pakistani mindset has indeed been ‘warped’ after too much “breaking news” and on-the-edge-of-the-seats . . . → Read More: Quantum Leaps of the Mind
Mainstream Pakistani news website, Express Tribune, cannot be viewed except on cached updates as of 4:55pm today. Rumours of a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service error) attack are circulating among online netizens, and the problem “seems to have spread” to another website, that of United Bank Limited, which times out the operation and displays Error . . . → Read More: DDoS attacks on Pakistani websites?