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The gorgeous, wrinkled Indian elephant – au revoir, you beauty!

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Indian elephant

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Pakistan: Are Urban Women’s Growing Baking & Sewing Interests Problematic?

It’s increasingly being considered as a good thing from economic perspective. However, restricting women only to a few skills such as sewing and backing could yield long term economic depressions with no foreseeable equal participation of women in workforce.

Blog Action Day – October 16, 2013

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Human Rights is the theme for this year’s Blog Action Day – one day for thousands of bloggers to write about one issue! It should be an interesting and informative day to learn about human rights issues and solutions / strategies being employed to solve those issues globally.

I am still confused about what am I gonna write – specific to Pakistan. But it’ll come, won’t it. Fingers crossed!

[Photo Story] How Karachi lights up for Eid-ul-Fitr!

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From decked up malls to Chennai Express running to packed houses, the Eid weekend in Karachi was fast and flashy with a saccharine ‘meethai’ sweet in flavour.

It was my first Eid in Pakistan’s largest town – Karachi. Being more of a small town girl, I was keenly looking forward to the festivities that Karachi would offer on Eid.

From where I saw it, city people seem to be very much inclined to spending money and shopping, and less in meeting people and celebrating Eid traditions. Commercialism and capitalism galore!

 

Let’s start with the chaand raat – the evening when the moon is sighted after a read more…

FinFisher Commercializing Digital Spying – How You can be a Victim?

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FinFisher is surveillance software by Gamma International UK Ltd marketing the surveillance solutions to government security officials through exploiting security lapses in anti-virus programs. It is basically a spyware suite designed to allow someone to spy on a computer or mobile device. Described by the company as “Governmental IT Intrusion and Remote Monitoring Solutions”, FinFisher has its command and control servers installed in around 36 countries globally, according to a report and analysis by Citizen Lab. Pakistan is one of those countries, and Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd (PTCL) owns the network where FinFisher server is found.

The FinSpy malware – tool of FinFisher intrusion kit – was often injected in the potential victims’ machines by sending them malicious email. In the analysis, Citizen Lab found that email addresses which were used to send these emails were on the names of some popular Read the rest of this entry