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The Future or Funeral of Mobile Phone Industry in Pakistan

Mobile phones once were thought of as only indispensable in the rich world but the way mobile phones are transforming lives in low income countries it has become an essential and indispensable tool for socio-economic development. For many areas in Pakistan having limited availability of communication roads, postal services, fixed line services, health services and financial services Mobile telephony represents the first modern infrastructure of any kind. Mobile phone services have brought…

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Added by Arzak Khan on October 30, 2012 at 10:29am — 2 Comments

Internet Evolution at the Crossroads

The human civilization has lived through numerous evolutionary processes dating back centuries.  The agricultural revolution followed by industrial revolution and the present age information revolution have transformed into massive social, political and economic change for people. These evolutionary adaptations were very influential to each other and to what life is today.…

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Added by Arzak Khan on September 13, 2012 at 7:54am — 2 Comments

Tweets, Libel and Pakistan

During a recent court ruling on first ever Twitter libel case in England the former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns won a libel action against ex-Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi.

In a tweet in January 2010, Modi said that…

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Added by Arzak Khan on May 17, 2012 at 12:58pm — No Comments

The Art of Digital Surveillance and Things to Come in Pakistan

The art of surveillance has been practised throughout history. Sun Tzu's The Art of War, for example, written in the Fifth Century BC, contains a chapter on “The Use of Spies” where he describes the different ways spies may be used to monitor enemy forces.…

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Added by Arzak Khan on February 9, 2012 at 7:42am — 3 Comments

Digital Pakistan: A Dwindling Reality

Why would any government want to have an ambition that will place their country at the back of the pack?

Internet freedom is facing a growing number of threats across the world, according to a new research report published by watchdog organization Freedom on the Net…

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Added by Arzak Khan on April 23, 2011 at 9:47am — No Comments

Freedom on the Net

The much awaited and anticipated report on the global assessment of Internet and Digital Media titled “FREEDOM ON THE NET 2011” has been released by global watchdog Freedom House.



In order to illuminate the emerging threats to internet freedom and identify areas of opportunity, Freedom House created a unique methodology to assess the full range of elements that comprise digital media freedom. Each country received a numerical score from 0 (the most free) to 100 (the least free),… Continue

Added by Arzak Khan on April 21, 2011 at 11:33am — No Comments

Understanding Net Neutrality

Net neutrality is the idea that network service providers shouldn't be allowed to prioritize information bits that rides on their pipes. Advocates in favor of legislation of net neutrality include Google, Amazon. eBay and a variety of consumer advocacy groups like savetheinternet and public knowledge argue enforceable net neutrality regulation to keep the Internet free, open, and democratic, so everyone can be on a same level playing field. Network service providers by contrast have incentives… Continue

Added by Arzak Khan on September 18, 2010 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Piracy without Borders

Anti Piracy plans have again actively hit the agenda of Governments around the world. For some unfathomable reasons the entertainment industry is trying to fight a lost battle in a war they lost in the 1990s when Napster first came online. All this fruitless exercise of lobbying for the future of entertainment industry seems very…

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Added by Arzak Khan on June 10, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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