Technology Archive

TikTok upgrades guidelines, releases Urdu version

ISLAMABAD: After warnings and negotiations with the telecom regulator, global short funny video platform TikTok has not only upgraded its ‘Community Guidelines’, but also released its Urdu language version for the first time. The upgraded Community Guidelines provide general guidance on “what …

EU launches probe into Google’s bid for Fitbit

BRUSSELS: The European Commission launched an “in-depth investigation” on Tuesday into whether US tech giant Google’s planned $2.1 billion purchase of smartwatch maker Fitbit would give it an unfair market advantage. “Our investigation aims to ensure that control by Google over data …

Boomers should leave the internet alone

HARDLY a week ever goes by without the boomers in Islamabad and provincial capitals making a decision that shows one iota of thought or even a primitive understanding of the field they manage. But the past month or so saw the Pakistan …

Online education startup Airschool launched

Education startup Airschool is now live and is offering various courses catering to local audiences, with experts teaching in Urdu and English. The courses are live as opposed to being pre-recorded and are being conducted by leading experts with relevant experience and credibility in …

PTA urged to reconsider action against TikTok, Bigo

KARACHI: While the government is clamping down on “immoral” content online, digital rights experts and social media users have termed the recent bans on digital applications a threat to creative expression by youths who are otherwise devoid of entertainment. In a statement …

Live streaming app Bigo banned in Pakistan

KARACHI: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) banned live streaming application Bigo and issued a “final warning” to video-sharing service TikTok over obscene and immoral content on the platforms. TikTok is a Chinese social networking app that allows users to make video clips, …

Govt plans to restrict use of foreign satellites

ISLAMABAD: The government plans to restrict use of foreign satellites through introduction of standard operating procedures (SOPs) to ensure maximum capacity utilisation of Pakistani satellites by local users for avoiding foreign exchange flows. The new policy guidelines and SOPs are on the …