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Egypt targets social media with new law

CAIRO: Egypt’s parliament has passed a law giving the state powers to block social media accounts and penalize journalists held to be publishing "fake news". Under the law passed on Monday social media accounts and blogs with more than 5,000 followers on sites such as Twitter and Facebook will be treated as media outlets, which makes them subject to prosecution for publishing false news or incitement to break the law. The Supreme Council for the Administration of the Media, headed by an official appointed by President…

Member of ‘Maryam Nawaz’s media cell’ arrested for posting incendiary stuff on social media

RAWALPINDI:  A member of Maryam Nawaz Sharif's media cell Adil Tanoli has been arrested by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Cyber Crime Wing for allegedly posting anti-judiciary stuff on social media, ARY News reported on Friday. According to ARY News correspondent Zulqarnain Haider, a man named Anwar Adil Tanoli has been taken into custody from Rawalpindi for allegedly posting incendiary, anti-judiciary and anti-army stuff on Twitter. FIA has registered a case against him and has obtained three days physical remand.…

Nisar warns against maligning army, judiciary on social media

ISLAMABAD:Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday dispelled the impression the government was attempting to place restrictions on social media, but warned that strict action will be taken against posting slanderous content against the Pakistan Army and judiciary. The interior minister addressing a press conference said that social media will made progress but there is no check and balance. He said that no one can be allowed to malign the institutions of Pakistan on the pretext of freedom of speech and…

Bangladesh trains teenage girls to fight cyber crime

DHAKA: Bangladesh on Tuesday began training thousands of teenage girls to fight cyber crime, citing an "alarming" rise in social media-related abuses mostly targeting adolescents. Police said online harassment had grown alarmingly with the rise in smart phone use in Bangladesh, and teenage girls were the main targets. More than 10,000 school-age girls will take part in government workshops around the country in April and May to teach them what to look out for and how to respond. "Every day, we have 10-12 complaints…

Man imprisoned for blackmailing girls on social media

LAHORE: A sessions court on Tuesday sentenced a man to two years imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs30,000 for cyber crime activities, ARY News reported. According to the Federal Investigation Agency, the suspect was proven guilty of uploading private pictures of girls on social media and the internet, which caused immense emotional stress and disrespect to their families. This is considered to be one of the first convictions under the Cyber Crime bill which was passed in parliament in August. The Prevention of…

Four arrested for cyber crime in Karachi

KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers Sindh on Friday claimed to have busted a group involved in cyber crime and arrested four people from Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of the city. The suspects named Muhammad Javed Khan, Salahuddin, Shah Nawaz Hussain Siddiqui, and Zulfiqar Ali were part of a network operated with the connivance of hackers. The network is responsible for massive financial losses through ATM fraud, hacking of multiple bank accounts, and fake credit cards. They are alleged to have cause financial losses amounting to 8…