Judiciary do not want a confrontation: CJP
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said that the judiciary did not want a confrontation with...
In Mexican cartel country, priests have uneasy ties with narcos
When 15 armed men descended on his church last year demanding a blessing, Father Jesus Mendoza asked them to...
PML-N issues new tickets for the Senate elections
The Pakistan Muslim League–Nawaz (PML-N) issued new tickets for the Senate elections following the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Elections...
Sessions forms US cyber task force after election warnings
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday announced he would create a task force to examine how his Justice Department can better combat global cyber threats, including efforts to interfere with elections or damage critical infrastructure. Last week, leaders of US intelligence agencies warned that Russia will try to... Read more
India’s City Union Bank CEO says suffered cyber hack via SWIFT system
India’s City Union Bank said on Sunday that “cyber criminals” had hacked its systems and transferred nearly $2 million through three unauthorised remittances to lenders overseas via the SWIFT financial platform. The comments come after the small private lender on Saturday had disclosed it had discovered the three “fraudulent... Read more
Google begins blocking annoying ads on its browser
Google has begun a new effort to block annoying ads on its Chrome browser, as part of an initiative aimed at improving the online advertising ecosystem that provides the bulk of its revenues. The new ad filtering system rolled out this week aims to eliminate the most irritating marketing... Read more
Walmart in talks to buy more than 40 per cent of India’s Flipkart: sources
Walmart Inc is in talks to purchase a stake of more than 40 per cent in Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart, a direct challenge to Amazon.com Inc in Asia’s third-largest economy, two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday. In what would be one of its biggest overseas deals,... Read more
Snapchat redesign sparks backlash among some users
Snapchat’s latest app redesign, aimed at broadening the appeal of the youth-oriented social network, sparked a backlash from many users complaining about the abrupt overhaul of their preferred service. More than 578,000 users had signed an online petition by midday Monday calling on parent firm Snap Inc. to roll... Read more
German court rules Facebook use of personal data illegal
A German consumer rights group said on Monday that a court had found Facebook’s use of personal data to be illegal because the US social media platform did not adequately secure the informed consent of its users. The verdict, from a Berlin regional court, comes as Big Tech faces... Read more
Pakistani IT industry wins recognition at international forums
Pakistani IT Industry has repeatedly won international awards and recognition at international forums and become world’s largest and most reputable entities among its regular clients. Pakistan has won GSMA Awards, Spectrum for Mobile Broadband(2015) and  Government Leadership Award (2017). Minister of State for IT, Anusha Rehman won the United Nations’... Read more
Pyeongchang Games organisers probe possible cyberattack
Pyeongchang Olympics organisers were looking into a disruption of non-critical systems on the day of the opening ceremony but could not yet confirm if it was a cyberattack, Games spokesman Sung Baik-you said on Saturday. The Winter Olympics opened with a spectacular ceremony on Friday, attended by several heads... Read more
India’s antitrust watchdog fines Google for abusing dominant position
 India’s antitrust watchdog on Thursday imposed a 1.36 billion rupees ($21.17 million) fine on Google for “search bias” and abuse of its dominant position, in the latest regulatory setback for the world’s most popular internet search engine. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) said Google, the core unit of... Read more
World’s biggest rocket soars toward Mars after perfect launch
 The world’s most powerful rocket, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, blasted off Tuesday on its highly anticipated maiden test flight, carrying CEO Elon Musk’s cherry red Tesla Roadster toward an orbit near Mars. Screams and cheers erupted at mission control in Cape Canaveral, Florida as the massive rocket fired its 27... Read more
Samsung scion Lee walks free after jail term suspended, faces leadership challenges
Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee left a South Korean jail a free man on Monday after a panel of judges suspended his sentence, a surprise decision that sent shockwaves through the country’s political and business establishments. Coming just days before South Koreans gather to host the Winter Olympics,... Read more
South Australia promises world’s largest virtual power plant
South Australia’s state premier Jay Weatherill announced a plan on Sunday to create a network of 50,000 home solar systems backed by Tesla Powerwall batteries, ahead of a state election in March. “We lead the world in renewable energy with the world’s largest battery, the world’s largest solar thermal... Read more
Apple overtakes Samsung in shrinking smartphone market: survey
Apple overtook Samsung in the fourth quarter as the largest smartphone producer in a declining global market for handsets, research firm IDC said Friday. A survey by IDC showed Apple — which reported its quarterly data Thursday — led all vendors with 77.3 million iPhones sold, giving it a... Read more
Facebook still booming despite drop in time spent
Facebook on Wednesday reported a big jump in profits even though people are spending less time on the world’s biggest social network. The company said its priority is to encourage personal interaction among users, rather than simply boost the number of hours they spend on Facebook. Co-founder Mark Zuckerberg... Read more