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  • New BISP survey to cover remote areas in Balochistan

    QUETTA: Benazir Income Support Programme Chairperson Marvi Memon said on Thursday that the survey conducted by the social safety net in Balochistan in the past was not up to the mark and it would be ensured in the new survey that the province got equity so that maximum number of poor women could benefit from the BISP...

    Speaking to members of local bodies in Qila Saifullah, she said it would be possible only if far-flung areas of...

  • New policy to improve forest cover in Sindh finalised

    KARACHI: The Sindh government is planning to introduce a new forest policy to protect recently recovered thousands of acres from encroachers and to address the critical issue of climate change, it emerged on Sunday...

    Rs18bn sought for forests rehabilitationTherefore, the forest department had moved a summary seeking approval of the draft policy to bring the vacated and unutilized forest areas under tree cover through the partnership...

  • Facebook apologises for Safety Check glitch after Lahore attack

    Facebook apologised on Sunday for a bug that sent a Safety Check notification to users around the world following a deadly suicide bombing in Pakistan...

    Facebook users from Honolulu to Brussels and Cairo to Hong Kong were baffled by the notification, a feature that lets users signal to friends that they are safe following an event in their area like a terror attack or natural disaster...

  • FIA arrests 'Facebook hacker' in Lahore

    LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency's cyber crime wing has arrested a man here for allegedly hacking into the Facebook accounts of people and blackmailing them, an official confirmed Saturday...

    The 'Facebook hacker' was arrested on the charge of hacking into Facebook accounts and creating fake profiles on the social networking website, FIA deputy director Hammad Raza told Dawn...

  • How Facebook is killing Lahore's Heera Mandi

    LAHORE: Pakistan's oldest red light district was for centuries a hub of traditional erotic dancers, musicians and prostitutes ? Pigalle with a Mughal twist, deep in the heart of the vibrant city...

    Such girls, she says, need nothing to market themselves but a mobile phone, with which they can advertise on Facebook or Locanto, some offering services over Skype for as little as Rs300...

  • New York City police 'aware' of new IS video threat

    NEW YORK: New York police said Wednesday they were aware of a new self-styled Islamic State (IS) video targeting the city but stressed there was "no current or specific threat...

    "As the video emerged just days after the deadly terror attacks in Paris, Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed that "New York City will not be intimidated...

  • South Africa's secret plans for New Zealand end up on Facebook

    CAPE TOWN: The papers outlining secret tactics were meant to be slipped under South African cricketer Dale Steyn's hotel room door on the eve of a game against New Zealand...

    Instead, they went to the wrong room and are now there for the world - and the New Zealand players - to see after the occupant posted them on Facebook...

  • Facebook aims for video-loving teenagers with new app

    SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Friday took direct aim at video-loving adolescents, and Snapchat, with the release of a new iPhone app that allows teens to watch clips about the lives of their classmates...

    Lifestage was seen by some as an effort by Facebook to stay connected to young internet users disinclined to take part in the leading social network...

  • Is Snapchat the new Facebook?

    SNAPCHAT hopes its planned flotation in New York will value the five-year-old photo-sharing app company at up to $25bn and turn its 26-year-old founder, Evan Spiegel, into the world’s youngest billionaire with a $5...

    It is the most eagerly anticipated technology initial public offering (IPO) since Facebook floated in 2012 turning its then 28-year-old founder, Mark Zuckerberg, into the world’s richest man under 30...

  • Facebook takes aim at fake news with new 'trending' formula

    Facebook is updating its "trending" feature that highlights hot topics on its social networking site, part of its effort to root out the kind of fake news stories that critics contend helped Donald Trump become president...

    With the changes announced Wednesday, Facebook's trending list will consist of topics being covered by several publishers...

  • Facebook takes on LinkedIn with new job opening features

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    "Based on behavior we've seen on Facebook, where many small businesses post about their job openings on their Page, we're running a test for Page admins to create job postings and receive applications from candidates," a company spokesman told Reuters...

  • Facebook pledges fewer content removals, new criteria as yet unclear

    Facebook will allow more content on its platform that it would have earlier removed because it violated its standards, with new criteria being worked out, a senior executive said on Monday, following a row over the removal of an iconic Vietnam War photo...

    His comments came on the same day that more than 70 rights groups asked Facebook to clarify its policies for removing content, especially at the behest of governments, alleging the...

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