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
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
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?
While their intentions might be at the right place, their judgements and actions are questionable. Prominent social and rights activist Jibran Nasir and controversial social media personality Waqar Zaka have rushed to ‘help’ the 15-year-old rape survivor in Karachi and their social media coverage of the same is destroying the privacy of the survivor and her family. It has to be noted that while Jibran’s … Continue reading Jibran Nasir, Waqar Zaka are creating privacy nightmare for minor rape survivor and it needs to stop