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Fast-moving cyber-attacks wreak havoc worldwide

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) A fast-moving wave of cyberattacks swept the globe Friday, apparently exploiting a flaw exposed in documents leaked from the US National Security Agency. The attacks ─ which experts said affected dozens of countries ─ used a technique known as ransomware that locks users’ files unless they pay …

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Pakistan, Afghanistan to use Google Maps to settle border row

ISLAMABAD: (Web Desk) Pakistan and Afghanistan plan to use Google Maps to help settle a border dispute that led to deadly clashes last week, officials from both sides said Monday. On Friday, Pakistan closed the border after attacks by Afghan forces on census staff and security personnel escorting them left …

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Facebook must delete hate postings worldwide: Austrian court

CANBERRA: (Web Desk) An Austrian court has ruled that Facebook must delete hate speech postings worldwide and that Austrian law can be applied to lawsuits against the social media website. Maria Windhager, a lawyer for an Austrian politician, said Monday’s ruling is a rebuff to the social media giant’s claims …

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Facebook adding 3,000 people to filter out violent content

Washington (Web Desk) Facebook said Wednesday it would add 3,000 people to screen out violent content as the social media giant faces scrutiny for a series of killings and suicides broadcast on its platform. “If we’re going to build a safe community, we need to respond quickly,” chief executive Mark …

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China tightens rules for online news providers

Begin g (Web Desk )  China has issued new internet regulations increasing Communist party control over online news providers, the latest step in the country’s push to tighten its policing of the web. The ruling party oversees a vast apparatus designed to censor online content deemed politically sensitive, maintaining that …

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Microsoft unveils Windows 10 S for its Surface laptops

Washington (Web Desk ) Microsoft Corporation on Tuesday unveiled Windows 10 S, a streamlined version of its popular operating system, geared toward low-cost laptops for students, as it tries to take share from Google’s Chrome OS-run computers. The company said the Surface laptop integrated with Windows 10 S is priced …

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The Infinix S2 Pro launched exclusively on Daraz.pk

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk ) Infinix’s latest smartphone, the new and improved S2 PRO has just launched on Daraz.pk. The phone is available at a special price of Rs19,999 exclusively on Daraz.pk with an exciting free data bundle from Telenor. The phone’s stand out feature is the wide angle ‘Wefie’ camera. …

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Telecom sector seeks reduction in withholding tax

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk ) At a time when the government is giving final touches to proposals for the upcoming budget, the telecom sector is seeking reduction in withholding and sales tax rates in a bid to provide relief to subscribers. In the first budget of PML-N government in 2013, the withholding …

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China to launch own encyclopaedia to rival Wikipedia

Begin g (Web Desk )China plans to launch its own online encyclopaedia next year, hoping to build a “cultural Great Wall” that can rival Wikipedia as a go-to information source for Chinese Internet users who Beijing fears are being corrupted by foreign influences. China is under pressure to write its …

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Govt told to add punishment for blasphemy to cyber crime law

LAHORE: (Web Desk) The Lahore High Court has directed the federal government to introduce necessary amendments to the Prevention of Electronic Crime Act (PECA) in order to empower the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to block information systems or social media websites if service providers do not remove blasphemous content on …

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