National Social Media Coordination Working Group holds first meeting with Meta to discuss digital transformation efforts Explores collaborative initiatives to drive digital upskilling and economic growth ISLAMABAD ( Web News ) Representatives of Meta, parent company of Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp and Messenger held a meeting with the National Social MediaRead More →

Telenor Pakistan welcomes tech leaders from the United States to discuss the collaborative digital potential in the country LAHORE ( Web News ) Fortifying its commitment to empower societies across the nation, Telenor Pakistan welcomed Pak Seattle Tech Connections, a community of entrepreneurs and professionals from Seattle to its 345Read More →

Rohingya sue Facebook for $150bn over Myanmar hate speech London ( Web News ) Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims fled Myanmar after a campaign of violence against them Dozens of Rohingya refugees in the UK and US have sued Facebook, accusing the social media giant of allowing hate speechRead More →

Facebook launches flagship Rise in Pakistan to up-skill advertising agencies and marketing professionals KARACHI ( Web News ) Facebook has launched its flagship skill development program ‘Rise’ in Pakistan to help advertising agencies and marketing professionals develop new and contemporary skills for professional success and fulfillment.   Initially launched in Brazil inRead More →

Which government censors the tech giants the most? In 2009, Google started recording the number of content removal requests it received from courts and government agencies all over the world, disclosing the figures on a six-month basis. Soon after, several other companies followed suit, including Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft, and Wikimedia.Read More →

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp restored after hours-long blackout Access to platforms returns after outage blamed on ‘configuration changes’.  Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram were being restored on Tuesday after a worldwide outage that lasted nearly six hours [Andrej Cukic/EPA] KARACHI ( Web News ) Facebook, Instagram and the widely-used WhatsApp messaging serviceRead More →

             Facebook to end use of facial recognition software LAHORE ( Web News ) Facebook has announced it will no longer use facial recognition software to identify faces in photographs and videos. There have been growing concerns about the ethics of facial recognition technology, withRead More →

Facebook earns $9bn despite whistleblower scandal Facebook has posted better-than-expected profits for the third quarter, as it continues to face bad press over leaked internal documents. The social media giant made $9bn (£6.5bn) of profit in the three months to September, up from $7.8bn last year. However, it was hitRead More →

KARACHI ( Web News ) Facebook and Zindagi Trust launched a campaign in Pakistan to educate the public about the harm caused by sharing child abuse material online, and the importance of reporting it through proper channels. This campaign follows research conducted by Facebook, the National Center for Missing andRead More →

KARACHI ( Web News ) Facebook is expanding its women-empowerment focused initiative, ‘SheMeansBusiness’ to bolster financial inclusion and resiliency of women-led businesses in Pakistan. Implemented in partnership with State Bank and the USAID Small and Medium Enterprise Activity (SMEA), the program’s new component, ‘Business Resilience through Financial Education (BRFE)’ aimsRead More →

DELHI ( Web News ) India’s government has told Twitter it could face “unintended consequences” if it fails to comply with the country’s new social media rules, Reuters reported. India’s technology minister wrote in a June 5th letter to Twitter that the company’s responses to previous government letters about the new rulesRead More →