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  • 3G and 4G mobile internet users cross 30m milestone

    KARACHI: 3G and 4G mobile internet subscriptions crossed a milestone 30 million users in July 2016 ? more than double the number of subscriptions in the corresponding period last year ? according to data available with the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA)...

    The greatest number of mobile internet subscribers are on the Mobilink network, followed by Telenor and Zong...

  • ‘Rs43.3bn WHT raised from mobile phone users’

    Briefing the PAC on tax collection from mobile phone cards, FBR Chairman Mohammad Nisar Khan said that a consumer gets just Rs63 when he/she uploads Rs100 worth of mobile phone scratch card because certain taxes are automatically deducted from the balance...

    As per FBR’s statement total deduction of government taxes on mobile cards is Rs26...

  • Gmail to roll out new security measures for web, mobile users

    CALIFORNIA: Google is set to introduce new security measures for its popular email service Gmail, with users being provided warnings when they receive potentially suspicious email, the tech giant said on Wednesday...

    The update is to be released within the next two weeks and will be rolled out to all users gradually...

  • Number of mobile phone users to surpass 5bn this year

    BARCELONA: The number of mobile phone users globally will surpass five billion by the middle of this year, according to a study released on Monday by GSMA, the association of mobile operators...

    Asia will account for around half total growth, according to GSMA’s ‘Mobile Economy’ report with India alone adding some 310 million new subscribers in the coming three years...

  • Federal authorities put on notice for reported data breach of 115m mobile phone users

    KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Thursday issued notices to the federal authorities on a petition seeking investigation into reports about data breach of 115 million mobile phone users from Pakistan and its sale on the darknet...

    The two-judge SHC bench headed by Justice Mohammad Ali Mazhar put the secretaries of information technology and telecommunication and interior, chairman of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA),...

  • Pakistan among top 10 economies in terms of its internet users

    ISLAMABAD: Nearly 16 million Pakistanis went online for the first time between 2012 and 2015, accounting for half the number of the overall internet users in the country, according to a UN report released on Tuesday...

    This made Pakistan one of the top 10 economies in terms of the number of its people going online during the period...

  • Facebook-owned WhatsApp boasts a billion users

    SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook-owned smartphone messaging service WhatsApp has hit the billion-user mark, according to the leading social network's chief and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg...

    “One billion people now use WhatsApp,” Zuckerberg said in a post on his Facebook page
  • Snapchat, Twitter add new features to attract users

    Twitter is rolling out a 280-character limit for nearly all its users, abandoning its iconic 140-character limit for tweets while Snapchat, long popular with young people, will undergo a revamp in hopes of becoming easier to use for everyone else...

    By removing that hurdle, Twitter is hoping people will tweet more, drawing more users in...

  • Number of drug users doubles in Afghanistan

    KABUL: The number of drug users in Afghanistan soared to a record high of three million last year, almost doubling over a two-year period in the world’s leading producer of opium, officials said on Tuesday...

    “In 2005, the number of drug users was 900,000, it went up to...

  • Focus on defences as users scramble after global cyberattack

    KIEV: Thousands of computer users across the globe scrambled to reboot on Wednesday as calls grew to step up defences after a fresh wave of ransomware cyberattacks spread from Ukraine and Russia worldwide...

    The virus, which demanded a payment worth $300 as it locked up files at companies and government agencies including the Chernobyl nuclear site, was reminiscent of the WannaCry ransomware that swept the world last month, hitting...

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