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    Pakistan To Ban Encryption Software

  • Apple rehires prominent security pro as encryption fight boils

    Callas had worked at Apple in the 1990s and again between 2009 and 2011, when he designed an encryption system to protect data stored on a Macintosh computer...

    Apple and other tech companies say that requiring them to circumvent their own encryption would undermine the security of their products and make them more vulnerable to malicious hackers...

  • WhatsApp toughens encryption after Apple-FBI row

    WASHINGTON: The popular messaging service WhatsApp said Tuesday it had implemented “full end-to-end encryption,” a move which steps up privacy but may lead to conflicts with law enforcement agencies...

    “And today, we're proud to announce that we've completed a technological development that makes WhatsApp a leader in protecting your private communication: full end-to-end encryption...

  • Facebook, Twitter side with Apple in encryption fight

    A United States has magistrate ordered Apple to produce software that would give investigators access to the iPhone at issue...

    The government isn't asking Apple to help break the iPhone's encryption directly, but to disable other security measures that prevent attempts to guess the phone's passcode...

  • Google launches strong encryption for Android messages

    WASHINGTON: Google said on Thursday it would be rolling out end-to-end encryption for Android users, making it harder for anyone — including law enforcement — to read the content of messages...

    “End-to-end encryption ensures that no one, including Google and third parties, can read the content of your messages as they travel between your phone and the phone of the person you’re messaging,” said Google product lead Drew Rowny in...

  • NYT accuses software firm of running fake degree empire

    The lead story — Fake Diplomas, Real Cash: A Net of Made-Up Schools — by veteran reporter Declan Walsh and carried on the front page of the Times described Axact as a “secretive” Pakistani software company that offers “everything from high school diplomas for about $350, to doctoral degrees for $4,000 and above”...

    Axact employs over 2,000 people and calls itself Pakistan’s largest software exporter...

  • SBP to facilitate software exports

    KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan has decided to facilitate software exporters by reviewing instructions related to the export of software and removing hurdles, a circular issued by the SBP said on Friday...

    The State Bank regulates movement of foreign exchange to and from Pakistan under the powers conferred on it by the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act...

  • Android software creator unveils ‘Essential’ phone

    SAN FRANCISCO: A creator of the Android software powering smartphones around the world steps into the hardware market with a handset that promises to tackle the clutter, complexity and rapid obsolescence of current devices...

    Google makes Android software — which powers most of the world’s smartphones — available free to device makers...

  • Apple to set up software lab in India

    MUMBAI: Apple Inc will set up a software laboratory in India to help Indian startups and developers working on the company's iOS platform, Apple said hours after Chief Executive Tim Cook began his first official visit to the country...

    The company is also expected to unveil plans to expand its software development centre in the southern city of Hyderabad, also home to Microsoft's first India office, where engineers are working on...

  • NBP pays penalty for flaws in ‘software screening’

    NEW YORK: The National Bank of Pakistan’s (NBP) New York branch was compelled to pay a penalty of $28,800 to the US treasury for apparent violations of US sanctions regime, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday...

    The WSJ said that “the case illustrates how companies can be penalised for violating sanctions, even if the illegal transactions are only processed because of flaws in “screening software...

  • Moon-sighting software

    He told me that he had installed Google Sky Map software...

    The free software has made technology available for a government official to decide about the appearance of the new crescent...

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