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Your cellphone data is not secure: former interior minister

Experts says it’s hard to delete data

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December 2, 2019


Pakistan looking for WhatsApp alternative to protect official data: report

Senior govt, military officials already barred from using it

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November 21, 2019


Facebook launches tool to let users control data flow

It gives clients access to their so-called ‘off-Facebook activity’

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August 20, 2019


Twitter has been keeping copies of your deleted DMs for years

Deleting a DM isn’t enough to wipe it from their system

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February 17, 2019


5G labelled ‘risky’ revolution

It promises ‘internet of things’ but also comes with risks

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December 16, 2018


Pakistan’s new NAP to revamp cyber security to counter terror

New laws would likely need to be passed

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December 5, 2018


Google to shut down Google+ after massive data breach

Google admitted it never had the kind of engagement that they had hoped for

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October 10, 2018


Facebook probes whether data firm violated policies: report

Facebook has suspended a Boston analytics firm from its site and says it is investigating whether the company’s contracts with the US government and a Russian non-profit violated policies, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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July 22, 2018


Twitter Analysis: Imran Khan talks more about the Sharifs than his own party

What is on PTI chief Imran Khan’s mind? Judging by his Twitter timeline, he seems to be thinking more about the Sharifs than his own party. SAMAA Digital scraped and analysed Imran Khan’s tweets for the past 11 months. Between September 5, 2017 and July 8, 2018, Imran Khan tweeted 808 times. We see a…

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July 19, 2018


Probe into Facebook’s data breach broadens, says Washington Post report

A federal investigation into Facebook Inc’s data breach with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica has broadened focus on the actions and statements of the tech giant, the Washington Post reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the inquiries. The investigation involves three agencies including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Washington Post report said. “We are…

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July 3, 2018


Facebook, Google ‘manipulate’ users to share data despite EU law

Facebook and Google are pushing users to share private information by offering “invasive” and limited default options despite new EU data protection laws aimed at giving users more control and choice, a government study said Wednesday. The Norwegian Consumer Council found that the US tech giants’ privacy updates clash with the new General Data Protection…

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June 27, 2018


US Supreme Court restricts police on mobile phone location data

The US Supreme Court on Friday imposed limits on the ability of police to obtain cellphone data pinpointing the past location of criminal suspects in a major victory for digital privacy advocates and a setback for law enforcement authorities. In the 5-4 ruling, the court said police generally need a court-approved warrant to get the…

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June 24, 2018


Internet abuzz as Telenor set to reveal something exciting for data users

For the past few days, the internet has witnessed a series of videos that have taken users by surprise. What is happening? Is something big coming our way? We analysed the situation and this is our take. The brand behind these emerging videos is Telenor Pakistan. Traditionally, Telenor Pakistan has been a front runner in digital innovation by providing superior data driven solutions in…

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June 22, 2018


‘Was there illegal hiring in Nadra to ensure PML-N victory?’

Khara Sach host Mubasher Lucman claims that the National Database and Registration Authority has illegally hired its top official to pave the way for the PML-N’s victory in the upcoming general election. The authority is under fire over an alleged leak of voter data. It has denied the allegations.

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June 19, 2018


Microsoft sinks data centre off Scottish archipelago

US tech giant Microsoft has submerged a data centre off the Orkney archipelago in northern Scotland in a project to save on the energy used to cool the servers on land, the firm said Wednesday. The Northern Isles data centre consists of a 40-foot (12.2 metre) long white cylinder containing 864 servers — enough to…

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June 7, 2018


Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse

Facebook said Monday it has suspended “around 200” apps on its platform as part of an investigation into misuse of private user data. The investigation was launched after revelations that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica hijacked data on some 87 million Facebook users as it worked on Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. “The investigation process is…

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May 15, 2018


One in five financial institutions consider cryptocurrency trading: survey

LONDON: One in five financial institutions is considering trading cryptocurrencies within the next 12 months, a survey published by Thomson Reuters on Tuesday found. Among those respondents who said they were willing to trade cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, the best known of the digital coins, 70 percent said they were planning to start trading in the…

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April 24, 2018


Facebook confirms it collects data beyond users

Facebook, embattled in a scandal over the mishandling of user data, confirmed Monday that it also collected information from people beyond their social network use, reported AFP. During heated hearings in Congress last week, CEO Mark Zuckerberg had already explained that Facebook collects data beyond what users share on their profiles. “When you visit a…

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April 17, 2018


China December data to show economic growth slowly cooling but still solid

FILE PHOTO: Chinese national flags flutter near a steel factory in Wu’an, Hebei province, China, February 23, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo BEIJING: A blizzard of data in coming weeks is expected to show China’s economy ended a strong 2017 on a slightly softer note, but activity has likely remained more resilient than expected despite a…

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January 5, 2018


Online divorce searches likely to surge in January, data suggests

NEWS DESK: While a new year means a fresh start, this means different things for different people. For some, it’s a case of starting a new exercise regime or trying out a wacky diet, however, for others, new beginnings are somewhat less simple. According to data analysed by divorce support service Amicable, more than 40,500…

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January 2, 2018

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