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How to check if your Facebook account was hacked

Was yours one of the 30 million accounts were hacked recently?

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Facebook launches AI video-calling device ‘Portal’

It can also play music as well as tell children stories

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Facebook fakers get better at covering tracks, security experts say

Creators of fake accounts and news pages on Facebook are learning from their past mistakes and making themselves harder to track and identify, posing new challenges in preventing the platform from being used for political misinformation, cyber security experts say.

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US pledges nearly $300 million security funding for Southeast Asia

U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledged on Saturday to provide nearly $300 million in new security funding for Southeast Asia, as China forges ahead with plans to bolster its engagement in the region

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New Zealand declines Pakistan’s invitation for T20 series

New Zealand has turned down Pakistan’s request for playing a bilateral series in the country this year

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Munich airport cancels 200 flights after intruder alert

Around 200 flights had to be cancelled and two terminals evacuated at Munich airport on Saturday after an unidentified person entered a secure area, police and the airport said.

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Providing security to every candidate is impossible: interim information minister

Caretaker Information Minister Ali Zafar said that fool-proof security cannot be provided to every single candidate.

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Election observers from around the world have arrived in Pakistan, Senate told

The Senate’s standing committee on interior summoned the heads of security institutions and the ECP on security arrangements before the election.  The meeting, held in Islamabad, was chaired by Senator Rehman Malik, reported SAMAA TV correspondent Adil Tanoli. During the meeting, ISPR Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor was present on behalf of the GHQ. The…

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Sindh police demands Rs0.1b for election duty

According to the Sindh police, over Rs45.2 million is required for the food expenditure of officials

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Govt responsible for security to candidates even if not informed beforehand

A number of political leaders have been targeted in the month leading to the election

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France to deploy 110,000 police during World Cup weekend

Authorities will deploy 110,000 police and security forces across France this weekend to secure the huge street parties if “Les Bleus” win the World Cup on Sunday, after years of attacks targeting crowds and other so-called “soft” targets. The massive security effort has been complicated by France’s national day, Bastille Day, which falls on Saturday….

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ECP to allot symbols to candidates for 2018 polls

Candidates contesting the 2018 general elections will be allotted election symbols on Saturday. The Election Commission of Pakistan will issue the final list of candidates today as well. Candidates who have not submitted their party tickets to the commission will be declared independent candidates. Yesterday was the final day for candidates to withdraw their nomination papers….

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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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Third NSC meeting in one month

The third meeting of National Security Committee (NSC) in one month will happen on Tuesday. PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will chair the session, in which the authorities will discuss internal and external security matters. The top civilian and military leadership will also discuss the implementation of FATA reforms.

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General election to cost Rs20b: ECP

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday released estimates of the various costs of the 2018 general elections. Out of the total Rs20 billion that the ECP estimates will be spent on the election, an estimated Rs6 to 7 billion will be spent on the salaries of election officers, while Rs1 billion has been…

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Army chief congratulates PCB for hosting PSL, Windies series

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa felicitated Pakistan Cricket Board on hosting PSL and West Indies series in the country. Two eliminators and the final of Pakistan Super League 2018 along with a three-match Twenty20 series against West Indies were played in the country this year. “I wish to express my hearty felicitation…

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France to step up security before next protests after May Day violence: minister

France will increase police numbers for the next round of protests over economic reforms after violent clashes marred the annual May Day rally in Paris, interior minister Gerard Collomb said on Wednesday. Police said 109 people had been held in custody after Tuesday’s clashes, when masked and hooded anarchists hijacked the traditional May 1 rally…

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Three-layered security for PTI’s Lahore rally

LAHORE: About 2,000 policemen, under the supervision of SPs, are providing foolproof security cover Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf public meeting at Greater Iqbal Park here Sunday. Also, 700 traffic wardens, 12 traffic DSPs and two SPs had been assigned the task of regulating traffic flow on all important roads in the city. A spokesman for police said…

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Facebook unveils appeal process for when it removes posts

Facebook said Tuesday it will give users the right to appeal decisions if the social network decides to remove photos, videos or written posts deemed to violate community standards. Plans to roll out an appeals process globally in coming months came as Facebook provided a first-ever look at internal standards used to decide what posts…

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4,610 cops withdrawn from security of non-entitled persons in Punjab

LAHORE: The Supreme Court was told on Saturday that 4,610 police officials had been withdrawn from security duty of non-entitled individuals. Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Arif Nawaz Khan made the statement before a two-member bench, comprising Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and Justice Ijazul Ahsan, which was hearing a notice over provision of…

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UN in security talks with Syria after chemical probe put on hold

UN security experts have said they were negotiating with Syrian and Russian authorities for international chemical inspectors to deploy to the site of an alleged toxic gas attack near Damascus, after a reconnaissance mission came under fire, reported AFP. The team from the world’s chemical arms watchdog has not yet been able to begin its…

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