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Google to be banned in Pakistan if it doesn't clean up YouTube

The country's new IT minister reportedly says the Web giant must remove "blasphemous and objectionable material" from its video sharing site, or face serious consequences.

By Jun. 10, 2013


YouTube makes brief return to Pakistan after 3-month ban

The video-sharing site returns for anywhere between three minutes and three hours after being blocked for hosting a video that presented an unflattering depiction of the prophet Muhammad.

By Dec. 30, 2012


Pakistan bans rude text messages

Words like "flatulence" and "quickie," as well as 17 phrases involving the word "butt," are banned by Pakistan's telecoms watchdog.

By Nov. 20, 2011


Pakistan pulling plug on controversial Internet filter--report

After weeks of online protest, Pakistan may be ready to kill its plan to create a massive URL blocking--i.e., Web filtering--system.

By Mar. 19, 2012


Pakistan bans YouTube amid furor over anti-Islam video

Prime minister calls the clip "blasphemous" and instructs the Ministry of Information to block access to the video site.

By Sep. 17, 2012


Pakistan blocks Twitter over 'blasphemous' images, report says

The country implements the ban over concerns about a promotion involving posting images of the prophet Muhammad. Facebook has taken a more conciliatory approach.

By May. 20, 2012


'Dark trade' in Web-censoring tools exposed by Pakistan plan

A plan by Pakistan for a Web-filtering project prompts U.S. firms to take a stance on selling software to be used for government censorship.

By Mar. 20, 2012


Pakistan Twitter users capture raid on bin Laden

As U.S. special forces moved in on Osama bin Laden, Twitter users in Pakistan recorded the first clues that something big was happening.

By May. 1, 2011


NASA images capture extent of Pakistan flooding (photos)

Images from instruments aboard NASA satellites show the devastation caused by massive flooding along the Indus and Kabul rivers in Pakistan.

15 Images By Aug. 23, 2010


Pakistan seen from afar: Why tech still amazes me

When technology opens a link from a quiet existence in rural England to the attack on Osama bin Laden, sometimes even hardened technophiles stop taking tech for granted.

By May. 3, 2011