Jawad Ahmad’s ‘equality’ party wants your phone number in comments section

The awareness around privacy is shockingly lacking in Pakistan and the latest show of the same was done by singer-turned-politician Jawad Ahmad’s Barabari, literally ‘equality’ party on its social media accounts. In a post, it’s asking you to sign up for party’s social media team by posting your phone number in the comments section. I get the intention of Jawad Ahmad and his team are … Continue reading Jawad Ahmad’s ‘equality’ party wants your phone number in comments section

Sana Bucha’s verbal slap to DG ISPR is the only thing you need to see today

Director General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Asif Ghafoor tried to troll TV personality and journalist Sana Bucha from his personal account on Twitter but Sana Bucha had just the right punch to deliver at the right time and I can’t stop admiring her for this. This is how the whole thing played out. Sana first trolled the DG ISPR by responding to his self-righteous … Continue reading Sana Bucha’s verbal slap to DG ISPR is the only thing you need to see today

PTA just admitted to another major data leak and it’s freaking me out

It’s startling how casually authorities in Pakistan take and handle something as sensitive as personal data of its citizens. In one of its recent briefings to the Senate’s Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecom, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has admitted that the personal data of passengers bringing in smartphone devices from abroad and registering them with the authority to be used in Pakistan has … Continue reading PTA just admitted to another major data leak and it’s freaking me out

Kami Sid responds to rape allegations

Kami Sid, the transgender rights activist accused of raping a minor and intimidating opponents into silence, has responded to the allegations denying all charges. It is with sadness that I have to make this official statement about the allegations of rape and sexual violence recently made against me in the social media. Please note that this is my official statement on this issue. Some media … Continue reading Kami Sid responds to rape allegations

Kami Sid case: No to impunity, transphobia and homophobia

Prominent transgender rights activist and artist Kami Sid and her partner Sid Kami allegedly raped a minor transgirl who went by the name Sana in 2014. The allegations came months after the victim was killed by her ‘lover’ and there are conflicting reports about investigation into the murder. The alleged rape story and how it happened and when it happened was talk on twitter. Minahil … Continue reading Kami Sid case: No to impunity, transphobia and homophobia

Cyberbullying is making people commit suicide. How to report cybercrime?

A young woman in Badin has committed suicide after being blackmailed on social media by a man along with his friends. Reportedly, the young woman had already lost quite a lot because of this as her fiance broke off the engagement previously because of the photos sent by the gang and extorted Rs 50,000 from her over that. The gang continued to blackmail her to … Continue reading Cyberbullying is making people commit suicide. How to report cybercrime?

Fatwa says water up your ass can invalidate fast

Madani channel cleric shocked viewers — especially biologists and those who understand human anatomy — with a fatwa saying that one should sit in the toilet with their legs closed and not wide spread while washing up because water may enter stomach which will invalidate your fast in Ramazan. Another part of the fatwa was that you shouldn’t breathe a lot while in the toilet … Continue reading Fatwa says water up your ass can invalidate fast

#LoveWins as gay marriage comes to Asia

On the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), Taiwan has become to first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage. The vote took place nearly two years after the country’s top court ruled that the existing law which mandated marriage only between a man and a woman unconstitutional and gave the parliament two years to either amend the existing law or make a new … Continue reading #LoveWins as gay marriage comes to Asia

After notice from Twitter, Journo says Pak Army won’t leave him alone even in exile

Prominent journalist in exile, Taha Siddiqui, has recently received a notice from Twitter saying that the Pakistani government reported some of his tweets claiming to be in violation of Pakistan’s law and sought their removal. Twitter says in the notice to Siddiqui that they received this information in an official correspondence. What did Taha Siddiqui say یہ جو دہشت گردی ہے#اس_کے_پیچھے_وردی_ہے https://t.co/pC3IlR7TUx — Taha Siddiqui … Continue reading After notice from Twitter, Journo says Pak Army won’t leave him alone even in exile

Beware of Habib Metro’s digital security lapse

Habib Metro bank has a digital security loophole which makes it impossible for its customers to distinguish their emails from the spoofing and fishing attacks. In the monthly bank statements that Habib Metro sends via email to its customers, one can see a warning alert indicating something like this: This email has failed its domain’s authentication requirements. It may be spoofed or improperly forwarded! Learn … Continue reading Beware of Habib Metro’s digital security lapse