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Access Is My Right – And I Paid For It Too!

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 We almost always associate access to the Internet with censorship, but never think of it in terms of connectivity itself. The very first step to accessing anything on the Internet requires an Internet connection – one that works! At some point or the other we have all complained about our Internet connections – for not […]

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Rape In A Time Of Social Media

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On 14th May, several newspapers reported the gang-rape of a young college girl. Such stories are not uncommon in Pakistan, but what slowly unfolded over the days was more than just a gang-rape. These men were part of a gang that had sexually assaulted other college girls, and then videotaped the incident to blackmail them. […]

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The American Nightmare: Privacy Vs Security

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Benjamin Franklin, who is regarded as one of the Founding Fathers of the nation that proudly sings the Star-Spangled Banner, once said, “Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.”   Moving the clock ahead by about three hundred years, we have the current President of the United States, […]

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Why Knowing Takes Precedence Over Not Knowing

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On February 12, 2014, Bolo Bhi filed three Freedom of Information requests under the FOI 2002 Ordinance with the Ministry of Information Technology, Pakistan Telecommunications (MOITT). The requests were filed under the Freedom of Information Ordinance (FOI) 2002. Under the Ordinance, the Ministry had 21 days to respond, which it didn’t, following which we proceeded […]

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Tear Drops on My Router…

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At some point or the other, we’ve all put ourselves through the agony of whacking our internet devices with chappals or hit them against tables in an attempt to humiliate them into working, whilst praying for the lights to come on. For those tiny LEDs to shine, like little portable suns, and brighten up our […]

internet

Access Is My Right – And I Paid For It Too!

Posted · Add Comment

 We almost always associate access to the Internet with censorship, but never think of it in terms of connectivity itself. The very first step to accessing anything on the Internet requires an Internet connection – one that works! At some point or the other we have all complained about our Internet connections – for not […]

images

Rape In A Time Of Social Media

Posted · Add Comment

On 14th May, several newspapers reported the gang-rape of a young college girl. Such stories are not uncommon in Pakistan, but what slowly unfolded over the days was more than just a gang-rape. These men were part of a gang that had sexually assaulted other college girls, and then videotaped the incident to blackmail them. […]

American Dream

The American Nightmare: Privacy Vs Security

Posted · Add Comment

Benjamin Franklin, who is regarded as one of the Founding Fathers of the nation that proudly sings the Star-Spangled Banner, once said, “Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.”   Moving the clock ahead by about three hundred years, we have the current President of the United States, […]

PageLines- 12484987-grunge-access-denied-rubber-stamp-vector-illustration.jpg

Why Knowing Takes Precedence Over Not Knowing

Posted · Add Comment

On February 12, 2014, Bolo Bhi filed three Freedom of Information requests under the FOI 2002 Ordinance with the Ministry of Information Technology, Pakistan Telecommunications (MOITT). The requests were filed under the Freedom of Information Ordinance (FOI) 2002. Under the Ordinance, the Ministry had 21 days to respond, which it didn’t, following which we proceeded […]

agony

Tear Drops on My Router…

Posted · 3 Comments

At some point or the other, we’ve all put ourselves through the agony of whacking our internet devices with chappals or hit them against tables in an attempt to humiliate them into working, whilst praying for the lights to come on. For those tiny LEDs to shine, like little portable suns, and brighten up our […]