Wikipedia can now be accessed again on Pakistan after the country's Prime Minister ordered its unbanning. The PM said that the blanket ban's unintended consequences outweighed its benefits.
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Pakistan's government has degraded access to Wikipedia following news of the platform hosting certain content deemed objectionable by local authorities. The website could soon be blocked completely.
Following a tight India-Pakistan cricket match recently, controversial edits were made to the Wikipedia page of an Indian player. The government has now demanded clarification from Wikipedia.
Meta has announced the expansion of its Counterspeech program to Pakistan and the UK. Facebook users searching for potentially problematic, violent content will now be redirected to support resources.
Several major Indian news outlets have been airing footage about Pakistan's alleged attack on Panjshir Valley in Afghanistan. The problem? The "concrete proof" is gameplay footage from Arma 3.
Google.org has donated $2.5 million through UNICEF and IFRC to help Southeast Asian nations cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. It also said recipient countries would get more ad grants.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has written an open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to take firmer action against Islamophobic content. He said not enough action is being taken right now.
The Pakistani regulator has issued instructions for restoring access to TikTok 10 days after banning the app. The decision has been taken after receiving assurance from the TikTok management.
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) issued orders for the blocking of TikTok in the country, citing "immoral and indecent" content. The app had been issued a "final warning" in July.
The Pakistani regulating authority has blocked five dating and live-streaming apps citing "immoral content." The apps facing the ban include Tinder, Tagged, Skout, Grinder, and SayHi.
The Islamabad High Court has directed PTA to "immediately" remove the ban on PUBG. The regulating authority said it has asked the company to share data about users in Pakistan and controls in place.
PTA issued a final warning to TikTok over "immoral, obscene, and vulgar" content posted on the platform, whilst Bigo Live, a live-streaming app, was blocked in the country for similar reasons.
PUBG has been temporarily banned in Pakistan after several suicides attributed to the game were reported. A formal hearing is scheduled for July 9, and PTA is asking the public to provide feedback.
It appears that Twitter is refusing to ban allegedly extremist accounts in Pakistan, despite repeated requests from the government. The accounts in question belong to a religious political party.
Mobile devices that have not been approved by the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority will be blocked from using cellular services after October 20, unless their IMEI number is verified before then.
According to Pakistan's new finance minister, PayPal or an online payments platform similar to it could launch in Pakistan within the next 3-4 months, which is welcome news for freelancers.
The State Bank of Pakistan has issued a circular on its website banning the usage of any virtual currency. Banks will not be able to allow customers any transaction in the form of cryptocurrencies.
In a surprise move, Valve has announced that it is making games much cheaper in select regions such as Bangladesh and Pakistan. The company has also introduced support for more currencies.
Microsoft's Calibri font was recently used as evidence again Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family in a corruption case. Today, the court has disqualified Sharif from office.
It appears that the availability - or lack thereof - of Microsoft's Calibri font is being used as evidence against the Prime Minister of Pakistan and his family in the ongoing Panama Papers case.
Google has announced that it'll be touring leading universities in Pakistan - including LUMS, FAST NU, IBA, UET and more - for the first time to host talks on web and app development and ad revenue.
A senate panel in Pakistan has approved a controversial cybercrime bill, which could be written into the country's law if endorsed by the senate and finally, the President Mamnoon Hussain.
Authorities have reopened access to YouTube after Google launched a localized, Pakistani edition of the site. However questions remain over whether the government can now ban individual videos.
BlackBerry has said that it will continue to operate in Pakistan, after discussions led to the government dropping its demands for "unfettered access" to the company's email and messaging servers.
BlackBerry says it has "no choice but to exit [Pakistan] entirely" after the government demanded "unfettered access" to its servers, to allow it to read every email and BBM message sent there.
Windows Phone sales have drastically increased in Pakistan, thanks to the popular Lumia 535. Volumes sales have been more than iPhones in the quarter, but still face stiff competition from Android.
A DNS change has put 284 webpages at a weakness to hackers. Among the pages defaced by a group of seemingly Turkish hackers are the eBay, Microsoft and Google sites. No groups claim responsibility.
A student in Pakistan managed to set a world record for the highest score ever recorded on the Microsoft Professional Certificate exam, adding it to one of his numerous Microsoft qualifications.
12 hours after the government of Pakistan decided to ban access to Twitter for its citizens, the social networking service is now back up and running in that country.
The government of Pakistan has blocked all access to Twitter on Sunday. The government claims Twitter was promoting what it called an offensive contest involving cartoons of the prophet Muhammad.
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