Posted by | October 8, 2019
Open Letter to Facebook

7 October 2019 Dear Mr. Zuckerberg, OPEN LETTER: FACEBOOK’S END-TO-END SECURITY PLANS The organizations below write today to encourage you, in no uncertain terms, to continue increasing the end-to-end security across Facebook’s...

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Posted by | February 24, 2016
Apple versus FBI: The People versus The State

In December 2015, an iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino terrorism suspects, Syed Rizwan Farooq was seized by the FBI. However, encryption technology has allegedly prevented the authorities from...

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Posted by | January 12, 2016
YouTube launches .pk domain in Pakistan

As of January 12, 2016, a .pk version of YouTube has been launched in Pakistan. This launch was announced on the Google Asia Pacific blog, and is part of a...

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Posted by | January 12, 2016
Archive: YouTube Ban

Archive: YouTube Ban   April, 2013: Submissions to court made by Farieha Aziz (amicus) from April to July, 2013 (policy and technology perspectives)   June 9, 2013: Submission by Khurram...

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Posted by | March 25, 2015
Joint Statement from Civil Society to Technology Companies for Expanded Transparency Reports

Joint Statement from Civil Society to Technology Companies for Expanded Transparency Reports The undersigned organizations and individuals commend the recent efforts adopted by more than 43 companies to produce transparency...

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Posted by | October 29, 2014
The Pakistan Penal Code and Online Content

In April 2014, Facebook released its second transparency report. This showed that they had complied with a Pakistan government request for restriction of content on the basis of 'criticism of...

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Posted by | August 5, 2014
Whither Privacy: Unkept Promises of Social Media Apps

Privacy is a core concern in a world where social media and mobile phone apps are the main focus for people. Sadly, most people do not realize the fact that...

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Posted by | July 28, 2014
Facebook’s Data Loophole: Of course It’s Accidental

Social media now forms an integral part of our life. We trust our intimate secrets to a faceless server and expect that our content, be it pictures, text, or anything...

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Posted by | July 17, 2014
Ranking Pakistan in Accordance with the Necessary and Proportionate Principles

The Necessary & Proportionate Principles can be construed as being the foundation of all legislative functions in regard to any surveillance that needs to be carried out anywhere in the...

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Posted by | June 20, 2014
One Step Forward In Curbing NSA’s Mass Surveillance

20/06/2014 Karachi:  Today, the United States House of Representatives passed the Massie-Lofgren Amendment stopping its notorious National Security Agency from conducting warrantless surveillance. NSA recently received a lot of criticism...

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