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Pakistan uses Netsweeper to filter internet

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STAFF REPORT KHI: The Citizen Lab, which is based at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, has found that Netsweeper filtering products have been installed on the network of Pakistan Telecommunication Company (PTCL).PTCL is Pakistan’s largest telecommunications company and also operates the Pakistan Internet Exchange Point.The report by Citizen Lab says that the Netsweeper technology is being implemented for the purposes of political and social filtering, including…Read More

Govt bid to filter web still facing resistance

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: A controversy still persists over the government’s initiative to install a mechanism, through open biddings, to filter the contents available on Internet, as some campaigners urging companies not to bid for a $10 million contract while on the other hand pressure from the civil society is regularly mounting on the authorities for having this mechanism to filter objectionable contents.According to reports, these campaigners have met success to some extent as a number of…Read More