Posted by | September 20, 2019
Internet Surveillance

REPORTS of the government installing the Web Monitoring System (WMS) first came to prominence when questions relating to its set-up were raised in the Senate regarding the type of company...

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Posted by | January 8, 2019
Data Protection Law

The introduction of a draft law on data protection and privacy by the IT and telecom ministry is a welcome step. In the absence of such a law, Pakistani citizens...

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Posted by | October 5, 2018
Facebook Security Breach and What You Should Do

Friday, 5th October 2018 - Facebook reported a massive security breach that compromised the accounts of up to 50 million users. Company officials have been unable to determine the scope...

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Posted by | March 3, 2016
Bolo Bhi challenges Section 9.8 of Telecom Policy in Court

Bolo Bhi has amended its existing petition before the Islamabad High Court challenging the government and PTA’s powers to block content online, to include Section 9.8 of the Telecom Policy...

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Posted by | July 29, 2015
Entry #1: July 29, 2015

About #SnooperDiaries: We read about Hacking Team and its involvement in Pakistan. And then the Privacy International report on surveillance in Pakistan. We of course knew about FinFisher already. So...

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Posted by | July 29, 2015
Snooper Diaries

About #SnooperDiaries: We read about Hacking Team and its involvement in Pakistan. And then the Privacy International report on surveillance in Pakistan. We of course knew about FinFisher already. So...

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Posted by | July 24, 2015
Surveillance in Pakistan: A Look at Privacy International’s Report

Fact: Over 70% of Pakistan’s population has mobile phone subscriptions Fact: 11% (approximately) of Pakistan’s population uses the Internet Fact: All those using the above-mentioned services are under surveillance Privacy...

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Posted by | July 24, 2015
Resources on Filtering and Surveillance in Pakistan

It comes as no surprise, especially after the Snowden revelations, that surveillance is taking place in Pakistan. Privacy International's report only confirms what Bolo Bhi, like many others, have believed for...

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Posted by | July 22, 2015
Internet of Things: Savior or Surveillant?

Looking back 20 years from now, who would’ve thought anything like the internet would ever exist? Days when the most convenient source of communication were landlines and the only way...

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Posted by | July 15, 2015
Hacking Team in Pakistan

On July 5, 2015, an unidentified group of hackers published 400 gigabytes worth of internal data from Italian company Hacking Team (HT), which for a long time has been accused...

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