Usama Khilji

Data protection bill

Data protection bill

It is important to explore the strengths of the bill as well as address its shortcomings.

Published May 10, 2020 06:46am
Tracking Covid-19

Tracking Covid-19

Transparency is essential in the government’s methods.

Published Apr 26, 2020 06:03am
Pemra’s latest assault

Pemra’s latest assault

The only type of regulation that makes sense for internet-based content is self-regulation.

Updated Feb 03, 2020 08:11pm
Dangerous surveillance

Dangerous surveillance

The University of Balochistan case is only the proverbial tip of the iceberg of privacy violations in Pakistan.

Published Dec 22, 2019 07:27am
Technology for justice

Technology for justice

Perhaps technology can empower citizens to hold the law-enforcement system accountable.

Published Oct 14, 2019 07:07am
Internet surveillance

Internet surveillance

If surveillance is to be carried out, there should at least be safeguards against abuse.

Published Jul 22, 2019 06:51am
Modern grief

Modern grief

The obsession with capturing every moment through phones acts as a saviour.

Published Mar 05, 2019 06:53am
Welcome to 1984

Welcome to 1984

Efforts to control what citizens can say sound ideal in an Orwellian dystopia, but not in a democratic state.

Updated Feb 16, 2019 09:19am
Data protection law

Data protection law

The draft law contains some welcome steps to protect personal information.

Published Jan 07, 2019 07:02am
An alarming nexus

An alarming nexus

Tech companies have begun to cede to requests for censorship.

Published Dec 02, 2018 07:01am
Paralysed state

Paralysed state

It is time for tough decisions to establish the writ of the state.

Published Nov 04, 2018 07:06am
Elite bias

Elite bias

Voting is a right, not a privilege.

Published Aug 13, 2018 06:08am
Polls & social media

Polls & social media

Social media is far more democratic than other forms of media.

Published Jul 25, 2018 07:06am
Terms of debate

Terms of debate

Criticism of state policies must not be discouraged.

Published Jun 11, 2018 07:11am
Time’s up

Time’s up

Women using social media to speak up have received unparalleled solidarity — and astonishing backlash.

Updated May 25, 2018 08:00am
Elections and the internet

Elections and the internet

Companies that profit off our data should be made to pay damages under the law.

Published Apr 09, 2018 06:21am
Stirring up hatred

Stirring up hatred

A smartphone app won’t stop hate speech.

Published Mar 18, 2018 04:43am
Pakhtun movements for rights

Pakhtun movements for rights

It is unfortunate that mainstream media has provided less than due coverage to these movements.

Published Feb 26, 2018 07:20am