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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 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