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Cyber Security Law in China

China this week passed a cybersecurity law aimed at combatting hacking and terrorism, though as Reuters reports, critics say it would strengthen the country’s censorship regime and make it more difficult for foreign tech companies to do business there. The law was passed on Monday and is set to go into effect in June 2017. The legislation requires agencies and ...

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Dutch Forensics to Develop International Standards

A Dutch team says they’re developing international forensic standards for probability in forensic science. The four-year project is a collaboration between the Netherlands Forensic Institute and the University of Twente’s CTIT (Center for Information and Communication Technology). The initial phase of the work is establishing “likelihood ratios” for biometric evidence collections. But that methodology would later be extrapolated to include ...

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Winners of P@SHA ICT Awards 2016 announced

This year’s iteration of Pakistan Software Houses Association’s (P@SHA) ICT Awards, P@SHA ICT Awards 2016 have been declared yesterday in Karachi. The winners belong from a vast array of thriving startups as well as established organizations from Pakistan. P@SHA, the primary software association from Pakistan, aims to recognize the entrepreneurial bodies from across the country and praise them with due ...

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Apple Watch banned in UK during Government meetings

The British government has banned its top officials from wearing the Apple Watch during high-level Cabinet meetings over fears the device could be hacked by foreign agents acting against the U.K., the Telegraph reported on Monday. While some may scoff at the idea of the smartwatch being taken over by hackers, others are likely to look upon it as a ...

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New York will use facial recognition to catch terrorists

New York governor Andrew Cuomo wants to give the state’s bridges and tunnels a high-tech makeover, starting with the installation of cameras, sensors and facial recognition equipment. Under his initiative, crossings, airports and other strategic locations will be equipped with facial recognition systems as an anti-terrorism measure. Facial recognition still isn’t perfect and has issues recognizing people of color, but ...

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Police complaints drop 93 percent after deploying body cameras

A study from Cambridge University documents an immense drop in complaints against police officers when their departments began using body cameras. But even more surprising is that the data suggests everyone is on their best behavior whether the cameras are present or not. The data was collected in seven police departments, and represents over 1.4 million hours logged by 1,847 ...

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The Official Website of China Pakistan Economic Corridor

China Pakistan Economic Corridor is a framework of regional connectivity. The official website of CPEC designed/developed and uploaded on www.cpec.gov.pk. The said website managed by the technical team of Minister of Planning & Development, Government of Pakistan. CPEC project activities managed by the Project Director/Project Coordinator. On Official website of CPEC the visitor can get different type of information: Introduction ...

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The Government of Pakistan designate FIA as Investigation in Cyber Crime Act 2016

“In exercise of the Powers conferred under section 29 of the Prevention of Electronic Crime Act, 2016 (XI, of 2016), the Federal Government is pleased to designate the Federal Investigation Agency as the Investigation agency for the purpose of Investigation of Offences under the said Act” The above mentioned desicion finalized in the meeting with Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mian ...

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World Bank started Forensic Audit of FBR Computerized System IRIS

The team of World Bank reached Pakistan and started the audit of FBR Computerized System called IRIS. The last year World Bank technical team submit the technical faults in said system and asked that the IRIS system quite old and not applicable in current scenrio of economic position of Pakistan.   So, after a some period its quite accepted that ...

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