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Law minister calls for devising mechanism to control public sector companies

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Law Barrister Dr Muhammad Farogh Naseem and Finance Minister Asad Umar on Friday held a meeting for devising a mechanism for control of Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs). The federal minister for law and justice said there were two types of public sector companies in Pakistan such as incorporated companies, under the companies' laws of Pakistan, and statutory corporations, which were created through statutes. "Currently, all the PSEs are under administrative control of the federal…

EU warns Facebook not to lose control of data security

LUXEMBOURG: The EU's top data privacy enforcer expressed worry Tuesday that Facebook had lost control of data security after a vast privacy breach that she said affected five million Europeans. "It is a question for the management, if they have things under control,"  EU Justice and Consumer Affairs Commissioner Vera Jourova told AFP in Luxembourg. "The magnitude of the company ... makes it very difficult to manage, but they have to do that because they are harvesting the data and they are making incredible money on…

Netflix to give parents more control over access to content

Netflix is rolling out features that will give parents more control over access to content by allowing them to block individual movies and specific shows. Users can currently restrict content with only a specific maturity rating by using a numeric password. The new features will be available globally in the coming months, Mike Hastings, Netflix’s director of enhanced content, wrote in a blog post. Netflix has more than 100 million users across the world and spends billions of dollars in creating original shows such…

Fly app-controlled paper plane

If you are fed-up of flying paper airplane in your school days, this Powerup Dart conversion kit for paper plane is for sure going to reignite the crave in you for flying it again. Just fold a small paper plane, attach the Dart kit, and fly around your backyard, office or park with impressive accuracy and control. You can play cool tricks and mind-blowing aerobatics with this plane jet including loop, flip and barrel roll. Its price ranges from $29 to $59. Read More: Chinese passenger…

Militants control Syria’s Idlib after rebel pull-out: monitor

IDLIB: A former Al-Qaeda affiliate took control of the northern Syrian city of Idlib on Sunday two days after agreeing to end fighting with a rebel group, a monitor said. "Ahrar al-Sham (the rebel group) withdrew from the city of Idlib which is now under the control of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham," Rami Abdel Rahman of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told AFP. This week saw fierce clashes between Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and Ahrar al-Sham across much of Idlib province, including at the key Bab al-Hawa border…