‘It’s all sextortion and revenge porn’: the woman fighting cyber abuse in Pakistan

, , , , , , , ,

With women in Pakistan suffering increasingly lurid and dangerous forms of onine harassment, Nighat Dad is leading the battle to make cyberspace safer After the killing of more than 3,000 cybercrimes were reported to Pakistans Federal Investigation Agency. About 45% of the women targeted were using social media. In May, Dads team commissioned a study […]

Read More...

‘Fontgate’: Microsoft, Wikipedia and the scandal threatening the Pakistani PM

, , , , , , , ,

Court finds Nawaz Sharifs daughter in 2006 disclosed link to firm named in Panama Papers, but disclosure was typed in font not available until 2007 The date of the public release of Microsofts Calibri font has become an unlikely factor in an alleged corruption scandal in Pakistan. #helvetica July 13, 2017 Pakistani media and opposition […]

Read More...

Tech giants face no contest when it comes to competition law | John Naughton

, , , , , ,

Amazons acquisition of Whole Foods Market ought to be blocked by monopoly regulators, but as long as they keep delivering the goods no one seems to mind The news that Amazon Web Services (AWS) and rapidly became the dominant provider of cloud computing services. And so it went on, to the point where people began […]

Read More...

Whole Foods for thought: Austin foodies ponder future under Amazon

, , , , , , , , , ,

Shelf-stockers and purveyors of locally sourced organic produce give a wary welcome to Jeff Bezoss buyout of the market that changed their town The ne plus ultra of sprouted oat honey hemp granola and mango habanero kale chips is on the west side of downtown Austin the location of arguably the worlds finest Whole Foods […]

Read More...

Rise of the machines: who is the internet of things good for?

, , , , , , , , , ,

The long read: Interconnected technology is now an inescapable reality ordering our shopping, monitoring our cities and sucking up vast amounts of data along the way. The promise is that it will benefit us all but how can it? In San Francisco, a young engineer hopes to optimise his life through sensors that track his […]

Read More...

Bangladeshi girls being trained how to avoid online predators

, , , , , , , , , ,

With an alarming rise in cybercrimes, often including blackmail, police offer workshops for thousands of teenagers What their attackers bet on is shame: in a conservative society, the horror of an intimate photo leaking, or rumours being spread, is enough to buy a teenage girls silence. We didnt even know anyone could harm us through […]

Read More...

‘Pretty ridiculous’: thousands of names stolen to attack net neutrality rules

, , , , , ,

Letter says nearly half a million comments on FCC website may have been spam, set up by net neutralitys enemies to push for deregulation Last Tuesday, Joel Mullaney, a software engineer from Watertwin, Massachusetts, was browsing Reddit when he spotted a thread about people whose names and postal addresses had been falsely used to post […]

Read More...