Posted by | June 13, 2014
Freedom of Information Requests

June 11, 2014: Representatives of Bolo Bhi and MOITT attend hearing at Federal Ombudsman's office Re: Internet Surveillance  On February 12, 2014, Bolo Bhi filed Freedom of Information requests, directed...

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Posted by | May 29, 2014
Right to be Forgotten: Privacy, Censorship or Neither?

All of us, at some stage or the other, have typed our names into various search engines. Some have been met by a wall of fame meticulously archiving all their...

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Posted by | May 21, 2014
Pakistan: The Chilling Effects of Twitter’s Country Witheld Content Tool

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse, a  collaborative venture by law school clinics and the Electronic Frontier Foundation that collects and analyzes legal complaints about online activity, posted online five requests made to...

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Posted by | May 21, 2014
Digital Fortress: From China to Pakistan

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...

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Posted by | May 19, 2014
Senator Nasreen Jalil Urges PM to Lift Ban on YouTube

Karachi, 19/05/14: MQM Senator Nasreen Jalil has written to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif urging him to lift the ban on YouTube. Ms Jalil first wrote a letter to the PM on...

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Posted by | May 16, 2014
Top Seven Ways To Deal With Trolls That Are Better Than Blocking the Internet

Mr. Mohsin Shah Nawaz Ranjhahas, the Parliamentary Secretary of Information & Broadcasting, recently made an all too popular  statement regarding social media, and problems that are common for users worldwide....

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Posted by | May 15, 2014
Technology Experts Submit Report to the LHC in YouTube Case

On an order dated March 13, 2014, the divisional bench hearing the 'YouTube case' issued directions Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunications (MOITT) to meet with four court-appointed...

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Posted by | May 13, 2014
Submission to Court in YouTube Case: May 13, 2014

Date: May 13, 2014 Writ Petition 958­2013: BytesforAll vs Federation Lahore High Court Submitted to: Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah & Justice Atir Mahmood Honourable Sirs, Below is a summary...

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Posted by | May 7, 2014
National Assembly Unanimously Passes Resolution to Lift Ban on YouTube

Islamabad 07/05/2014: The National Assembly of Pakistan unanimously passed a resolution, calling upon the ruling Party to lift the ban on YouTube. This resolution was tabled by Member National Assembly...

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Posted by | April 28, 2014
Who is the Control Freak in the Cyberspace

The internet cannot be controlled by any one country, despite the best efforts of several governments. As the Snowden leaks reveal, State efforts to control the cyberspace can quickly turn...

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