Pakistan risks privacy concerns by asking Facebook and Twitter to identify users suspected of blasphemy

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Pakistan is seeking help from Facebook and Twitter to help execute its incredibly strict blasphemy laws. Anyone found guilty of insulting the Prophet Muhammed, or Islam in general, risks being sentenced to death, and the country is keen to track down offenders both at home and abroad. The two social networks have only been asked to identify Pakistanis, but the move is likely to raise concerns about privacy. Of equal concern will be not only what is deemed to be blasphemous, but who makes that judgement — particularly when Pakistan is seeking to identify offender in other countries. The country’s… …Continue reading on BetaNews

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