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Examining the Cybercrime Law

Examining the Cybercrime Law

Nearly a year has passed since the Parliament of Pakistan promulgated a law to regulate electronic crimes. The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act of 2016 covered an array of offences related to cyberspace. In all, it listed 23 offences: unauthorized access to …Continue reading

Latest Cyber Attack Disrupts Businesses Across the World

A fresh cyber attack on Tuesday disrupted activity in more than 60 countries across the globe. The virus, known as GoldenEye or Petya, originated from Ukraine and quickly spread to other countries. It was distributed by computers downloading infected updates of a …Continue reading

Domestic Internet Exchange is Good in Theory, but How Does it Fare in Practice?

Short term benefits of internet exchange point may not be significant but observers believe it will aid a burgeoning IT-based e-commerce sector The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and the Ministry of Information Technology have recently inaugurated the first internet exchange point (IXP) in …Continue reading

Pakistani Researchers Develop a Calligraphy-Based Urdu Font for the Internet

Native speakers of the Urdu language instinctively know that the language is read from right to left but the numerical values mentioned within an Urdu sentence are read from left to right. To the untrained eye, however, the Urdu language has a …Continue reading

All You Need to Know About the Punjab IT Policy

The Punjab Information Technology (IT) policy draft is not just about IT. Rather, it aspires to be about governance in the age of IT. The Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) has held a public consultation on the draft and is now revising …Continue reading

Pakistani Internet Bandwidth to Increase by 24Tbps

Transworld Associates’ second fibre optic cable becomes operational. Internet and voice data service providers in Pakistan using undersea fibre optic infrastructure operated by the Transworld Associates (TWA) can now enhance their bandwidth capacity by up to four times. This will be enabled …Continue reading

Coming Soon: Free Public Wi-Fi

We’ve all been there. You’re either watching a YouTube video, or chatting to somebody on WhatsApp and suddenly your data package ends. Maybe there’s a network problem. Or you forgot to pay your bill. Whatever the reason, not being connected to the …Continue reading

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