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Posted by | February 29, 2012
The Dangers of a Content Filtration System

What would happen if a content filtration system such as the one The National ICT R&D Fund has advertised seeking proposals for were put in place? How would it affect the privacy...

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Posted by | February 28, 2012
Filtering Content on the Internet

Block, ban, censor. These seem to be the only options ever considered by the Pakistan government when it comes to the Internet. Ever since the 2010 ban on Facebook was...

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Posted by | February 27, 2012
Brief History of Companies Profiting from Censorship

Background: 'Firms Aided Libyan Spies', Wall Street Journal: August 30, 2011, article here 'Spy Companies & Their Authoritarian Customers, Part 1: FinFisher And Amesys', Electronic Frontier Foundation: February 16, 2012,...

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Posted by | February 25, 2012
How does banning Facebook help us?

People certainly know how to push our buttons and get us to react in a way that is detrimental to ourselves. Yet again history is repeating itself. Someone puts up...

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Posted by | February 24, 2012
Little consideration given to the importance of privacy of Indivuals

Collection of data by various organizations, government bodies & individuals has become such an integral part of our lives that, more often than not, we don’t even think before sharing...

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Posted by | February 24, 2012
Privacy is like a mango

“Privacy is like a mango”, said Simon Davies, Director of Privacy International, at an Open Forum on Privacy at FAST-NU in Lahore. Gus Hosein and Dave Banisar, his PI colleagues,...

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Posted by | February 24, 2012
Should they have a right to ask for this?

I was watching an ad for the Dawn Lifestyle Expo – it sounded like an interesting and varied exhibition that I might have thought of attending but I have decided against it....

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Posted by | February 23, 2012
Let us break the silence!

As we stood at “Do Talwar” with our banners and placards raising our voices against irresponsible statements from politicians, insensitive and unethical reporting by media and increased unchecked incidents of...

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Posted by | February 23, 2012
Under Surveillance – a comic which highlights privacy issues

Thanks to Gus Hosein of Privacy International for sharing this comic/graphic novel with us. It is a great resource for explaining to young people how important privacy is and how...

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Posted by | February 23, 2012
Different procedures for different people

I lost my National ID card a week ago and I have been worrying about it because there are many occasions when it is needed for one reason or another....

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