Technology Archive

FO’s new website ‘VisionFO’ launched

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday launched Foreign Office’s new website — ‘VisionFO’ — as part of a project for digitisation and enhanced e-governance. After launching the new website at a ceremony that was attended by foreign diplomats, digitisation experts …

TikTok sued over alleged data transfer

A university student in California has filed a class-action lawsuit against video app TikTok, which she accuses of harvesting large amounts of user data and storing it in China. “TikTok clandestinely has vacuumed up and transferred to servers in China vast quantities …

Balochistan to have online FIR soon

QUETTA: Balochistan Minister for Home and Tribal Affairs Mir Zia Langove has promised to ensure relief for applicants at police stations through introduction of online FIR registration facility. “The common man should feel ease while lodging complain at police station,” he said …

China introduces mandatory face scans for cellphone users

BEIJING: China will require telecom operators to collect face scans when registering new phone users at offline outlets starting on Sunday, according to the country’s information technology authority, as Beijing continues to tighten cyberspace controls. In September, China’s industry and information technology …

PayPal is not coming to Pakistan anytime soon

Efforts to bring PayPal to Pakistan have foundered, government officials admit. A delegation from Pakistan’s Ministry of Information Technology visited the United States last month to convince the international online payment company to bring its business to the country, reports Urdu News. …

Google to offer bank accounts next year

NEW YORK: Alphabet Inc’s Google will offer personal checking accounts from sometime next year in partnership with Citigroup Inc and a small credit union at Stanford University, a person familiar with Google’s plans said on Wednesday. The details of the project, named …

Technology firm develops electric kits for bikes

LAHORE: Following the recent approval of electric vehicle policy by the federal cabinet, businessmen are aiming to capitalise on the emerging opportunities in the market to gain the first-mover advantage. A domestic technology company has introduced electric kits for locally assembled motorbikes, claiming …