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TECH 26 Apr 2019 | 1:30 AM

Influencer invasion as Pakistan launches tourism push

They are young, Western, and full of praise for Pakistan: Travel influencers have moved in on the “land of the pure”, but critics warn their rose-tinted filters are irresponsible and sell an inaccurate picture of the conservative, militancy-scarred country.

TECH 03 Jan 2018 | 9:16 AM

Indonesia launches cyber agency to tackle extremism, fake news

Indonesia launched a new cyber security agency on Jan 3 as the world’s biggest Muslim majority country moves to tackle online religious extremism and a flood of fake news on social media.

TECH 04 Jul 2017 | 9:08 AM

Germany big target of cyberespionage and attacks: government report

Germany is a big target of spying and cyberattacks by foreign governments such as Turkey, Russia and China, a government report said on July 4, warning of "ticking time bombs" that could sabotage critical infrastructure.

TECH 16 Jun 2017 | 5:00 AM

Pressured in Europe, Facebook details removal of terrorism content

Facebook offered additional insight on its efforts to remove terrorism content, a response to political pressure in Europe to militant groups using the social network for propaganda and recruiting.

TECH 08 Mar 2016 | 2:00 AM

Pakistan's untapped resources empowered by e-commerce boom

In the Hindu Kush mountains craftswomen painstakingly stitch flowing scarves, skilled artisans who were unable to sell their products beyond the remote region until mobile Internet came to Pakistan and dropped the market into the palms of millions of previously marginalised people.

TECH 18 Jan 2016 | 4:41 AM

Indonesia blocks radical websites after deadly militant attack in capital

Indonesia shut down at least 11 radical websites and several social media accounts after a deadly gun and bomb attack claimed by Islamic State rocked the capital earlier in the week.

TECH 28 Jul 2015 | 3:30 PM

Pakistan to shut down BlackBerry services by December over "security"

The Pakistani government plans to shut down BlackBerry Ltd’s secure messaging services by Dec 1 for "security reasons", the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority said.

TECH 24 Jun 2015 | 11:11 AM

US airs deep concerns over cyber security in China meetings

The United States said that cyber theft sponsored by the Chinese government was a major problem and stressed the need to keep Asian sea lanes open as the world's two biggest economies held annual talks aimed at maintaining working relations in spite of rising tensions.

Internet 18 Sep 2013 | 5:09 PM

Pakistan's Internet censors seek help from Canadian company

In a nondescript, creeper-draped building in the capital of Islamabad, a small team of men is purging Pakistan's Internet.