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FIA arrests man for blackmailing women on social media

KARACHI: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Cyber Crime Wing on Monday claimed to have arrested a man for blackmailing women through social media, ARY News reported.  According to details, the FIA Cyber Crime Wing arrested a 34-year-old man named Shahid from Karachi over a young girl's complaint. The girl had alleged that the man blackmailed her using her photos and demanded money. The youth confessed before media that he made two fake IDs on social media site Facebook, used fake pictures to befriend girls in order…

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 details, 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. Tanoli is said to be a member of…