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Orient’s IoT Division Acquires Local Startup ‘Smart Devices’

BlueEast Pvt. Ltd, a subsidiary of Orient Electronics, has acquired Smart Devices, a local startup that operates in the “Internet of Things” sphere. Internet of Things is a $600 billion global industry. Orient Electronics, one of the largest consumer goods companies of Pakistan, recently made a big push in the Pakistani IoT market by developing a new research and development ...

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Ch. Nisar Suspends Mastercard’s Agreement with NADRA

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has taken strong notice of recent agreement between National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) with MasterCard for financial transactions. According to a statement issued by Interior Ministry, the said agreement was signed without taking written permission from the government, no one was ever consulted and it went through without considering the sensitive security issues. The Interior ...

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Sindh Police Can Now Trace Calls Using New 4G Call Locators

Sindh Police have acquired multi-million rupee 4G mobile phone call locator systems. The Sindh police will now be able to trace calls. The call or phone tracing and call bugging were previously limited to intelligence agencies only. Now, with the acquisition of this expensive new system, Sindh Police and the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) will have the technology at their ...

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Pakistan’s IT Exports to Touch $10 Billion by 2025: PSEB

  Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) has projected that the country’s information technology (IT) exports will increase to $5 billion by 2020 and $10 billion by 2025, compared to the current $2.8 billion IT exports, but failed to present any road-map for achieving the set targets. Managing Director PSEB Asim Shahryar Hussain while briefing the National Assembly Standing Committee on ...

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Anusha to Boast About Digital Pakistan at World Economic Forum in Davos

Ms. Anusha Rahman Ahmad Khan, Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunication left for Davos, Switzerland to attend the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017, to be held in Davos, Switzerland from 17th – 20th January, 2017. The Minister for Information Technology & Telecommunication has been invited by the Managing Board of the World Economic Forum to participate in ...

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Pakistan’s IT Exports to Touch $10 Billion by 2025: PSEB

Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) has projected that the country’s information technology (IT) exports will increase to $5 billion by 2020 and $10 billion by 2025, compared to the current $2.8 billion IT exports, but failed to present any road-map for achieving the set targets. Managing Director PSEB Asim Shahryar Hussain while briefing the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information ...

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CCP Launches Online Pre-Merger Application System

The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has launched an Online Merger Filing System to facilitate the stakeholders in submitting pre-merger applications with CCP in electronic form. The online merger filing system has been launched as part of an initiative undertaken by CCP to automate its systems and procedures as a step towards creating a ‘paper less’ environment. Undertakings can now ...

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ICT R&D Fund to Setup Multi Million Dollar Incubation Centers in Provincial Capitals

ICT R&D Fund, after successfully inaugurating National Incubation Center in Islamabad, is now planning to set up similar facilities in all provincial capitals. According to an RFP (request for proposals) published in newspapers and on their official website, such Incubation Centers are planned for Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar Quetta. ICT R&D Fund has invited companies which can setup and maintain incubation centers ...

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Leaked documents show breadth of iPhone data accessible by Cellebrite forensic tool

Thanks to the recent encryption debate many smartphone owners are keenly aware of personal data stored on their iPhone, from contacts to calendar entries to photo metadata and more. Newly leaked documents relating to Israeli digital forensics firm Cellebrite demonstrate how much of that information is available to law enforcement agencies, at least when a device is left unencrypted. Source: ...

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