Smart Spies – The Latest in Handheld Tech

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I love Facebook. It provides me with easy access to all my friends and colleagues; a platform to share some of my work, a forum to build new connections. In fact, many (my bosses and parents at the forefront) would argue I display an unhealthy addiction towards Facebook. Regardless, social connectivity for myself and many […]

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What do Jennifer Lawrence’s Nudes Tell You About Privacy?

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This blog was first published in Dawn. The internet was taken by storm when nude pictures of over a 100 celebrities were leaked and published on the internet. They are everywhere. Twitter is abuzz with  comments ranging from “don’t take pictures if you don’t want them to be public” to “how sharing or looking at […]

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Of Legal Theory & Pakistani Politics

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James Madison, an American statesman, a political theorist and fourth President of the United States of America from 1809 to 1817 once stated: “It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or […]

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Digital Fortress: From China to Pakistan

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In 1994, when the internet age arrived in China, President Jiang Zemin believed that the world was moving towards a new age where technology and information would be of utmost importance and would provide the impetus for progress. That acted as an incentive to begin incorporating technology to uplift China’s booming economy. But as Deng […]

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To the Government: Do YOU have something to hide?

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The very term “inviolable”  (as claimed under Article 14 of Pakistan’s constitution) suggests that the right of privacy is something that can neither be broken nor be contested. Yet, as the world of technology evolves, we see a continuous disregard for individual privacy rights, with States consistently increasing control under the garb of “national security”. […]