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US warns Pakistan of risks from China infrastructure push through CPEC

US warns Pakistan of risks from China infrastructure push through CPEC

Washington: The United States on Thursday warned Pakistan that it faced long-term economic damage with little return if China keeps pursuing its giant infrastructure push. The top US diplomat for South Asia said the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor — heralded as a game-changer by both Asian countries — would profit only Beijing and said that the United States offered a better...

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Stars weigh in for #RotundaRumble2 in Dubai

Stars weigh in for #RotundaRumble2 in Dubai

Dubai: Sharing a common goal of earning world title shots next year, world-ranked British super-lightweight Jack Catterall and fast-rising Pakistani hero Muhammad Waseem vowed to put on a show on Friday at the sold-out #RotundaRumble2. The blockbuster bill, promoted by D4G Promotions in association with Round 10 Boxing Club and MTK Global, will take place inside The Rotunda of Caesars...

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Forget Pegasus, camera on your Android phone can spy on you

Forget Pegasus, camera on your Android phone can spy on you

New Delhi: WhatsApp snooping via Israeli spyware Pegasus has shown smartphones have become new-age surveillance tools and now, security researchers have identified that selfie camera in your smartphone can easily spy on you. According to Erez Yalon and Pedro Umbelino, security researchers at cyber security firm Checkmarx, they have found vulnerabilities impact the camera apps of smartphone vendors like Google...

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How to get a second passport through property ownership

How to get a second passport through property ownership

Demand for residency and a second passport through real estate is growing dramatically from those seeking the ease of visa-free travel and increased mobility, as well as the security of a second citizenship – and buying property is often the first way to fulfil residency requirements overseas. In 2017, the Second Citizenship Survey from CS Global Partners, a London-headquartered legal...

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Amnesty International calls Facebook, Google rights abusers

Amnesty International calls Facebook, Google rights abusers

Amnesty International issued a scathing indictment of the world's dominant internet corporations, arguing in a new report that Google and Facebook should be forced to abandon what it calls their surveillance-based business model because it is "predicated on human rights abuse.'' The London-based global rights group said in the 60-page report published Thursday that the business model of what it...

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Continental to slash 5,500 jobs in savings drive

Continental to slash 5,500 jobs in savings drive

FRANKFURT: Continental confirmed Wednesday it would slash 5,500 jobs by 2028, as the German car parts giant seeks massive savings to confront a stuttering global economy and weaker demand for combustion engines. The jobs cull affecting Germany, Italy and the US would support Continental’s “urgently needed technological transition and thus the strengthening of our competitiveness and future viability”, CEO Elmar...

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