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  • Hacked by teenager, the CIA director still wants public data

    As Open Technology Institute’s Robyn Greene wrote recently , 80-90 per cent of cyber-attacks could be prevented or mitigated with basic steps like “encrypting data, updating software and setting strong passwords”...

    But that’s apparently not what Congress or the intelligence agencies want to hear, knowing that they have an opportunity to legalise a lot more data collection by the National Security Agency...

  • China tightens smog data controls amid public anger

    BEIJING: China has established a single network to monitor air pollution levels across the country, as the government attempts to control the spread of information about the country’s toxic smog in response to rising public anger...

    Until now data has in large part been manually compiled from local stations, but the national network will now track pollutants using a combination of manual sampling stations, satellite sensing and...

  • ‘Lack of data on minerals in Pakistan a challenge to sector’s growth’

    ISLAMABAD: Although minerals, including gemstones, have great potential to contribute to Pakistan’s economy, the lack of real data on minerals in the country is one of the fundamental challenges to the sector’s growth, Prof Saleem H...

    Mr Ali was delivering a lecture on ‘How Can Minerals Contribute to Pakistan’s Development Path?’ at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute...

  • How is data collected and tabulated for Pakistan's 2017 census?

    In the two decades since the last census of 1998, there has been a great transformation in ways in which census data is collected and analysed across the globe...

    Historically, censuses have been conducted manually by teams of enumerators and statisticians who gather, compile, and analyse data using paper-based forms...

  • 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 government of Pakistan has increased the number of requests submitted to the social media giant this year, in the last six-month period beginning July 2014 and ending December 2014, the government made 100 requests for data on 152 users/accounts,...

  • Data Science Lab in Pakistan makes Urdu-Hindi Dictionary

    The Data Science Lab (DSL) at Lahore’s Information Technology University has made an application called the Urdu-Hindi Dictionary which can help overcome this language barrier and offers a powerful custom search that will enable you to find the translation of any word in Arabic, Urdu, Hindi or English...

    Faisal Kamiran, director of the Data Science Lab...

  • ‘Pakistan lacks data, comprehensive legislation on torture’

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan lacks data, adequate monitoring and redressal mechanisms and comprehensive national legislation against torture, a member of the National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) said on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on Tuesday...

    Speaking at an event held at the NCHR, commission member Chaudhry Mohammad Shafique said Pakistan is duty bound as a state party to the Convention against Torture to...

  • Pakistan asks India to share Kishanganga water data

    LAHORE: Pakistan has asked India to immediately share the data showing inflow and discharge of water at the Kishanganga dam and water flows in different rivers...

    Through the letter, we have also pressed Indian authorities to immediately share the data concerning flows of water at the river and releases/discharges, in/outflows at the dam with us under the relevant provisions of the Indus Water Treaty,” Pakistan’s Commissioner for...

  • Pakistan health data worrisome as compared to neighbouring states

    ISLAMABAD: While life expectancy is the lowest in Pakistan as compared to other countries of the region, the cumulative health expenditures by federal and provincial governments in the Financial Year 2019 increased to Rs421...

    According to Economic Survey 2019-20, the national health security is increasingly threatened in Pakistan due to population growth, rising urbanisation, environmental pollution and change in lifestyle of people,...

  • Pakistan Investment Conference from Nov 4

    ISLAMABAD: The two-day ‘Pakistan Investment Conference’, ogranised by the Board of Investment (BoI), will open in the capital on November 4, BoI Chairman Dr Miftah Ismail said on Friday...

    The event aims at highlighting investment opportunities in Pakistan and project a soft image of the country...

  • ‘Pakistan best place for investment’

    KARACHI: President Mamnoon Hussain has said that Pakistan today is more secure and peaceful and is the best country in the region for investment and entrepreneurs ought to take full advantage of the situation...

    Inaugurating the four-day Pakistan International Trade Fair at Karachi Expo Centre (PITF) on Thursday, Mr Mamnoon said that the participation of 20 countries in the fair is manifestation of the confidence of global community...

  • Pakistan’s stand on death penalty to hurt investment, says Germany

    KARACHI: Germany asked Pakistan on Friday to rethink its stand on death penalty as it would affect both investment opportunities and Islamabad’s image in Europe...

    Addressing the representatives of Pakistan German Business Forum (PGBF) and Germany Pakistan Trade and Investment (GPti) at a local hotel, German State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office, Stephan Steinlein, said Germany was in talks with the Pakistani government on the...

  • ‘Pakistan football suffering due to lack of investment on coaches’

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) on Friday hailed their achievements at Thursday’s AFC Congress in the Bahrain capital of Manama...

    PFF president Faisal Saleh Hayat pulling out of the race to become AFC vice-president in favour of his Indian counterpart Praful Patel saw Pakistan bestowed with several blessings by their fellow South Asian nations...

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