Posted by | January 19, 2015
Smart Spies – The Latest in Handheld Tech

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...

Continue Reading
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...

Continue Reading
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...

Continue Reading
Posted by | February 15, 2013
What to do if you are being impersonated online?

Impersonation is one of the most common tactics used by harassers online. It can be extremely damaging if your organization or campaign is being impersonated. Understanding the repercussion of impersonations we are...

Continue Reading
Posted by | September 17, 2012
Open Call for Non-Violent, Alternate Methods to Denounce Hate Speech

There is a fine line between what constitutes Freedom of Expression and what is Hate Speech. Many times, under the garb of free expression, malicious acts are carried out with...

Continue Reading
Posted by | May 20, 2012
Twitter Banned in Pakistan

Once again, Internet users in Pakistan have been slapped with a ban. Early in the day on May 20, 2012, Twitter users in Pakistan started encountering problems logging into their...

Continue Reading
Posted by | March 27, 2012
Digital Security Of Public Figures: A Grave Concern

Update: Pakistan Tehrik-Insaf issued press release denouncing attacks on Bolta Pakistan Facebook Page.   Recently, the Facebook account of Bolta Pakistan, a popular TV talk show hosted by senior journalist...

Continue Reading
Posted by | February 27, 2012
LHC to Consider Permanent Ban on Facebook

This article was originally published on Newsline's blog on May 8, 2011 Mass censorship? As the LHC considers to place a ban on Facebook (again), people wonder where the censorship...

Continue Reading
Posted by | February 25, 2012
Protecting Your Privacy Online

This article was originally published on Newsline's blog on June 5, 2011 Every now and then there’s an uproar about Facebook’s ever-changing privacy policy and how users’ privacy settings automatically change as...

Continue Reading
Posted by | February 25, 2012
It’s not about Facebook… it’s about facing the world.

This article was the cover story of the June 2010 issue of Newsline.   On May 20, a few people organised a press conference at the Karachi Press Club to...

Continue Reading