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Pakistan cyber bill threatens free speech, privacy: rights groups

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN: International rights organisations including Human Rights Watch on Monday urged Pakistan's parliament to reject a proposed cyber crime bill that they said threatened freedom of expression and privacy...

21 Apr 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: senior UK spy

LONDON, UK: Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists", the new head of Britain's electronic spying agency GCHQ says...

5 Nov 2014

PAKISTAN

'Blasphemous' content restored in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN: Twitter has restored access inside Pakistan to dozens of tweets and accounts, after blocking them last month following official complaints about "blasphemous" content.

19 Jun 2014

PAKISTAN

Twitter blocks 'blasphemous' content in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN: Microblogging site Twitter has blocked dozens of tweets and accounts in Pakistan after officials asked for access to "blasphemous" and "unethical" content to be stopped.

26 May 2014

PAKISTAN

Pakistan blocks Skype, WhatsApp over terrorism

KARACHI, PAKISTAN - Pakistan's southern Sindh province will block access to online communication networks including Skype and WhatsApp for three months in a bid to curb terrorism, officials said on Thursday, 3 October.

4 Oct 2013

PAKISTAN

Effective Measure invests in Pakistan's digital economy

KARACHI, PAKISTAN: Effective Measure, a rapidly expanding leader in digital audience profiling and measurement in emerging markets, has marked its official entry into the booming online media market of Pakistan.

30 Apr 2013

PAKISTAN

One Pound Fish singing sensation

LAHORE, PAKISTAN: The Internet singing sensation One Pound Fish Man returned to a hero's welcome in Pakistan on Thursday (27 December), vowing to take the signature tune he composed in honour of cut-price fish to France and the United States.

28 Dec 2012

PAKISTAN

Pakistan defers 'obscene' text message ban deadline

Pakistan's mobile operators on Monday deferred implementing a ban on nearly 1700 "obscene" words from text messages, saying they were seeking further clarification from the telecoms authority.

22 Nov 2011

UNITED STATES

Consumer Confidence Survey: Economy again top global concern

NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined, according to from Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy.

9 Nov 2011