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6,149 websites blocked in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: A total of 6,149 websites have been blocked last year by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on recommendation of Web Evaluation Cell (WEC) established by Ministry of Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony. Web…

Some US news websites blocked by EU data law

WASHINGTON: Several major US news websites including the Los Angeles Times were blocked in Europe on Friday after the EU's new data protection laws came into effect. The LA Times, Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News, Baltimore Sun and…

China’s WeChat blocked in Russia

BEIJING: Chinese internet giant Tencent said Saturday its messaging app WeChat had been blocked in Russia, adding it was in touch with authorities to resolve the issue. WeChat, known as Weixin in China, is the world’s most popular…

Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia website

Turkish authorities on Saturday blocked access to online encyclopedia Wikipedia, an internet monitoring group said, the latest in what government critics say is a crackdown on free speech on the internet. A block on all language editions…

Pakistan orders 400,000 obscene websites blocked

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has asked Internet companies to block more than 400,000 pornography websites, officials said Tuesday, as part of a crackdown on what the top court calls "offensive content" in the Muslim-majority nation.

KP orders non-closure of roads for VIPs

PESHAWAR: After a ten-month-old girl died amid VIP protocol in Karachi on Wednesday, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has ordered that none of the roads will be closed for the sake VIPs' movement across the province, ARY News reported.