How YouTube is taking on the extremists

Tech major invests in new machine-learning technology to scale the efforts to take down violent or extremist content By Susan Wojcicki As the CEO of YouTube, I’ve seen how our open platform has been a force for creativity, learning and access to information. I’ve seen how activists have used it to advocate social change; how it serves as both an More...

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By pak_adnews On Monday, February 29th, 2016
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Leap Year 2016: Why does February have 29 days every four years?

By Rozina Sabur A complete orbit of the earth around the sun takes exactly 365.2422 days to complete, but the Gregorian calendar uses 365 days. So leap seconds – and leap years – are added as means More...

By pak_adnews On Monday, January 18th, 2016

Facebook sex gig: Your pics are being misused to promote online porn

Love putting up your best photos on Facebook? Beware! Your pictures may be among several thousands that are being morphed and misused to promote online sex chats and pornographic content. A group of ethical hackers More...

By pak_adnews On Monday, November 30th, 2015

BlackBerry Confirms It Will Exit Pakistan After Rejecting Data Monitoring Demands

BlackBerry has confirmed that it is exiting Pakistan entirely in response to the national government’s continued demand to monitor user data on the Canadian company’s service. Back in July, the Pakistan Telecommunications More...

By pak_adnews On Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

The Observers’ guide to verifying photos and videos on social media networks

  Observers Team Observers  Fake information online, be it on the topic of migrants or war in Syria – or, in fact, pretty much any story that’s in the news, is an increasingly common phenomenon. More...

By pak_adnews On Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Pakistan bagged three gold and one silver award at the Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) 2015

Pakistan bagged three gold and one silver award at the Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) 2015 held in Colombo, Sri Lanka. According to a statement released by the Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & More...

By pak_adnews On Friday, September 18th, 2015

‘Don’t let people change who you are’, says Ahmed, ‘clock-maker’ student arrested in US

A 14-year-old Muslim boy became a sensation on social media Wednesday after word spread that he had been placed in handcuffs and suspended for coming to school with a homemade clock that teachers thought resembled More...

By pak_adnews On Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Google launches special version of StreetView in Pakistan

Google announced today the launch of an extraordinary project for Pakistan to highlight and promote the country’s cultural heritage. Over a dozen historical landmarks have been included to display striking panoramic More...

By pak_adnews On Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Russia and China Want More Control Over the Internet

Forecast Russia and China will maintain a unified front to challenge the West’s conception of the Internet. Efforts to fundamentally alter Internet governance are likely to fail, but Moscow and Beijing will More...

By pak_adnews On Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Would You Feel at Home in a Smarthome?

Like smartphones, smarthomes will also simply creep into your life. When you buy appliances a few years down the line, you will find that they do not make these dumb any more. When buying a doorbell, you will be More...