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  • Russia threatens to ban Facebook in 2018

    Russia's internet watchdog on Tuesday warned Facebook it would be banned in 2018 unless it complies with a law on storing local users' data...

    “We will work on getting Facebook to observe the law,” Zharov said...

  • Facebook ban lifted, WhatsApp and Viber still blocked in Bangladesh

    DHAKA: Bangladesh on Thursday lifted a ban on Facebook, three weeks after it was imposed for security reasons in the tense country, but mobile messaging apps remained barred, the telecoms minister said...

    The government ordered Facebook, WhatsApp and Viber blocked last month after two opposition leaders lost their appeals against the death penalty for war crimes committed during the 1971 conflict...

  • Apple, Google, Facebook among tech giants opposing Trump's immigration ban

    Nearly 100 tech companies, including giants like Apple, Google, and Uber, are siding with Washington state as it fights President Donald Trump's ban on refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States should stay in place...

    The companies filed a legal brief opposing President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban, arguing that it "inflicts significant harm on American business...

  • To ban or not to ban?

    If this group officially determines that Pakistan does not have enough safeguards in place, and that its financial system poses the risk that funds connected with a terrorist group could pass through it into the international financial system, it can place the country on a black list that would so raise the costs of interacting with the global financial system that our trade, remittances, bilateral and multilateral aid and loan disbursements...

  • News channels go off air, Facebook and YouTube blocked in parts of Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday afternoon issued a notification prohibiting live coverage of the operation to end the Faizabad sit-in, following which most private news channels were taken off-air in Islamabad and other parts of the country...

    Additionally, Facebook, YouTube, DailyMotion, Twitter and Instagram have been blocked in some parts of the country...

  • Pakistan asks Facebook to link accounts to mobile numbers

    Pakistan has asked the Facebook management to link opening of Facebook accounts to mobile numbers to overcome the issue of fake accounts, said a Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) official...

    Facebook has already designated a focal person to coordinate with PTA for prompt action against any reported issue...

  • Will the next Google or Facebook come out of Pakistan?

    ”Universities in Pakistan have to catch up with the fast-transforming global higher-ed landscape...

    Take a look: How the HEC is wronging Pakistan's scholarsUniversities in Pakistan have to transform into breeding grounds of creativity that would one day give birth to the next Google or Facebook...

  • The Pakistan govt is asking Facebook for user data - and the giant is complying

    The government of Pakistan has made 192 requests for data from Facebook, for the period between January 2015 and June 2015, stated a report from the Digital Rights Foundation (DRF)...

    The report elaborated further by stating that the Pakistani government had requested information related to 275 users/accounts, which were included in the 192 requests sent to Facebook for information...

  • Facebook removed 85% of blasphemous material on Pakistan's request, high court told

    The interior ministry informed the Islamabad High Court on Monday that Facebook administration has been blocking illegal blasphemous content on Pakistan's request and 85 per cent of such material on the social networking site has already been removed...

    Interior Secretary Arif Khan said in his report that Facebook had responded to their letter and showed its willingness to remove content deemed blasphemous...

  • Pakistan demands Facebook remove polio vaccine misinformation

    Pakistan urged Facebook to remove harmful polio-related content from the social networking site on Friday, saying it was jeopardising eradication initiatives and putting the lives of vaccinators at risk...

    See: Polio vaccine – what you need to know“The parental refusals due to propaganda on Facebook regarding the vaccine is emerging as the major obstacle in achieving complete eradication of the virus,” Prime Minister's Focal Person on...

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