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When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.

Instead, Malala’s miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.

I AM MALALA is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls’ education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.

I AM MALALA will make you believe in the power of one person’s voice to inspire change in the world.
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Pakistan Budget 2013-2014 in Brief

Budget in Pakistan 2013 2014

Highlights of Budget 2013-2014

  1. GST increased from 16% to 17%
  2. Pensions to be increased by 10%. No raise in salaries.
  3. Minimum pension raised from Rs 3000 to Rs 5000
  4. Tax holiday in Special Economic Zones enhanced from 5 to 10 years.
  5. Rs 59 billion allocated for new water reservoirs
  6. Rs 225 billion allocated for energy projects
  7. Pakistan Railways to be converted into a corporation
  8. 1000 Colonies for low income groups; each with 500 houses
  9. Corporate tax to be reduced in 5 years from 35% to 30%
  10. Adjustable withholding tax to be imposed on marriages in halls, dramas, entertainment
  11. Tax slab on salaries up from 25% on Rs 2.5 million to 35% on Rs 6.5 million
  12. Rs 3 billion allocated for Laptop Scheme for HEC recognised institutions
  13. Expenditure of PM Office reduced from Rs 726 million to Rs 396 million
  14. Students with 16 years education to get internship, Rs 10,000 stipend
  15. Free 6 months vocational training for up to 25 year youth
  16. 57 Billion for Free Student Laptop
  17. Tax on Hybrid vehicles reduced by 100% up to 1200cc; 50% on 1200-1800cc; 25% pm 1801-2500cc
  18. Rs 2 billion Ramzan package to be offered at Utility Store
  19. Ban on purchase of new vehicles in government department
  20. Benazir Income Support Program to be renamed as Income Support Program; up from Rs 40 billion to Rs 75 billion; stipend increased to Rs 1200
  21. Number of federal ministries to be reduced to 40
  22. Ban on purchase of new vehicles for Prime Minister office
  23. Ministers discretionary funds abolished
  24. Tax exemption of luxury cars to be abolished

Do you Know how Pencil is Made

One of the oldest and most widely used writing utensils, the pencil
 originated in pre-historic times when chalky rocks and charred sticks were used to draw on surfaces as varied as animal hides and cave walls. The Greeks and Romans used flat pieces of lead to draw faint lines on papyrus, but it was not until the late 1400s that the earliest direct ancestor of today’s pencil was developed. About one hundred years later graphite, a common mineral occurring as soft, lustrous veins in rocks, was discovered near Borrowdale in northwestern England. The Borrowdale mine supplied Europe with graphite for several hundred years; however, because people could not then differentiate between graphite and lead, they referred to the former as “black lead.” Cut into rods or strips, graphite was heavily wrapped in twine to provide strength and a comfortable handle. The finished product, called a lead pencil, was quite popular. In the late sixteenth century, a method forgluing strips of wood around graphite was discovered in Germany, and the modern pencil began to take form. In 1779, scientists determined that the material they had previously thought was lead was actually a form of microcrystalline carbon that they named graphite (from the Greek “graphein” meaning “to write”). Graphite is one of the three natural forms of pure carbon—the others are coal and diamond.

In the late eighteenth century the Borrowdale mine was depleted, and, as graphite was now less plentiful, other materials had to be mixed with it to create pencils. A Frenchman chemist, Nicolas Jacques Conte, discovered that when powdered graphite, powdered clay, and water were mixed, molded, and baked, the finished product wrote as smoothly as pure graphite. Conte also discovered that a harder or softer writing core could be produced by varying the proportion of clay and graphite—the more graphite, the blacker and softer the pencil. In 1839, Lothar von Faber of Germany developed a method of making graphite paste into rods of the same thickness. He later invented a machine to cut and groove the pencil wood. Following the depletion of the once-abundant graphite source at Borrowdale, other graphite mines were gradually established around the world.

A number of these mines were set up in the United States, and the first American pencils were manufactured in 1812, after the War of 1812 ended English imports. William Monroe, a cabinet maker in Concord, Massachusetts, invented a machine that cut and grooved wood slats precisely enough to make pencils. Around that time, American inventor Joseph Dixon developed a method of cutting single cedar cylinders in half, placing the graphite core in one of the halves, and then gluing the two halves back together. In 1861, Eberhard Faber built the United States’ first pencil-making factory in New York City.

Google Pakistan get Hacked Google.com.pk

Google Pakistan got hacked. It is mostly the home page of the browser and at the moment the page is not loading or you will get the below screenshot.

No one has claimed the responsibility for the incident, but a message appearing on defaced homepage of Google.com.pk is displaying a message in Turkish language, hinting that the hacker could be Turkish in origin.

Hacker hasn’t left any message for anyone, unlike the norm that hackers follow to convey their message through such defacements.

However, there is a phrase saying “Downed Pakistan”, a sign of victory for hackers when the deface a website.

Check below the screenshot of hacked Google.com.pk – which is still in-tact (till the filling of this post).

Pakistani Hackers hacked Israeli Bing, BBC, CNN, Coke, Amazon, CitiBank and Others Websites

Pakistani Hackers hacked Israeli Bing, BBC, CNN, Coke, Amazon, CitiBank and Others Websites

Pakistani as well as Palestine hackers went ahead and defaced over three dozen Israeli websites of world’s top brands, including all Microsoft controlled domains of Israel including Skype, Bing, Live, MSN and more.

Pakistani hackers stepped ahead and defaced all these large scale websites, owned by top brands, to represent support for Gaza on behalf of all Muslims in general and Pakistanis in particular.

It is unclear so far that which Pakistani group actually defaced the website, because ZombiE_KsA (one of the name appearing on the hacked pages) has declined to take the responsibility for the defacements. He told TheHackerNews that other Pakistani hackers are using his name without permission in these defacements.

The cyber onslaught began after Israel launched air strikes against Gaza last week following persistent rocket fire.

Others have joined into what has effectively become a free-for-all attack on Israel. One group, which called itself the Pakistani Cyber Army, claimed responsibility for having hijacked roughly two dozen Israeli-registered sites, including one belonging to Coca-Cola.

One of its members, who identified himself only as a Pakistani Muslim, told The Associated Press that more was on the way.

“We won’t stop until they stop killing innocent kids and people,” he said.

Much of the online onslaught has come in the form of denial-of-service attacks, a technique that works by overloading a website with traffic.

Tel Aviv-based security company Radware said the attacks against Israel first began surging across the web on Thursday, describing some as well coordinated denial-of-service attacks. Although such attacks can effectively knock their targets off the web, they’re usually temporary and rarely do lasting damage.

Radware said the targets included the Israel Defense Forces, the prime minister’s office, Israeli banks, the Tel Aviv city government, airlines, infrastructure and business sites.

Ronen Kenig, a Radware analyst, said the flow of rogue traffic wasn’t as powerful as attacks that hit the U.S. banking sector two months ago.

“In terms of the amount of traffic, it’s not massive,” he said, explaining that the attackers were yet to draw on networks of infected computers _ known as botnets _ to mount their attacks. Botnets are amassed by hackers and can grow to include thousands of compromised computers, giving them much more firepower than a few dozen online activists acting in tandem.

Government sites aren’t the only ones targeted. Many other apparently randomly chosen Israeli sites have been hit, including an Israeli massage parlor, an obscure luxury car site, an accountancy practice and a university website.

Erel Margalit, chairman of Jerusalem Venture Partners, a leading Israeli venture capital firm, has invested significantly in Israel’s cybersecurity system but said more must be done.

“Israel has the Iron Dome system (to intercept incoming rockets), but it needs a cyberdome,” he said, noting the government just approved collaboration on the first-ever private cybersecurity incubator to further invest in the industry.

Check below the list of all hacked websites:

  • blog.sprite.co.il
  • pm.parliament.co.il
  • blog.fanta.co.il
  • sprite.org.il
  • www.microsoftstore.co.il
  • intelatom.co.il
  • www.opel.co.il
  • philips.co.il
  • bing.co.il
  • bbc.org.il
  • pantene.co.il
  • paypass.co.il
  • amazonunbox.co.il
  • windowslive.co.il
  • windows.co.il
  • www.nbcuni.co.il
  • citibank.co.il
  • xbox360.co.il
  • www.xboxfusion.co.il
  • cocacola.co.il
  • coke.co.il
  • www.xboxignite.co.il
  • www.intelappup.co.il
  • www.intel.co.il
  • live.co.il
  • live.org.il
  • solarwinds.co.il
  • www.msn.co.il
  • passport.org.il
  • www.skype.co.il
  • www.msn.org.il
  • www.cnn.co.il
  • intelcore.co.il

Here is the Zone-H mirror of all defaced websites.

PTCL Offers 3G EVO Tab for 12,000 Rs Only

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  • Supports GSM and CDMA SIMS with support for voice as well as SMS.
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9th July Internet Doom Day Malware Attack – Protect your System

9th July Internet Doom Day, Malware Attack – Protect your System

Yes, 9th July is the Internet Doom Day as DNSchanger malware is going to attack in probably less than 24 hours. DNSChanger Malware is going to affect all the system in the world. More than one in 10 Fortune 500 companies still have computers infected with DNSChanger malware, according to estimates by Internet security firm IID.

History of DNSChanger Malware

DNSchanger is a malware discovered in 2007 which went on to infect millions of computer systems worldwide. It was released by cybercriminals to take control of your web server. The Malware intercepts websites visited by your web browser and redirect you to other sites they had prepared, so you will then use the server under their control. Once you are infected, you are set to use only their server every time you go online. This DNS server will alter every user searches, giving fake and malicious answers as well as promoting fake and dangerous products. It is showing users the altered version of the Internet.

july 9 dnschanger malware attack

The main idea of this server is so they can easily push web ads to you, earning themselves millions of dollars. You can still surf the Internet like normal if the server keeps running.

How to Find Out If Your System Is Infected

Firstly, you must find out if your system is among the still affected 277,000 systems. Since May 2012, Google has taken the initiative to inform you if they found the DNSChanger Malware in your system, by giving you an alert on their website. When you see the alert, click on the link ‘Learn how to remove this software’ and Google will guide you on the steps to remove the malware.

If you don’t see the warning on Google’s site, you can also visit DCWG’s official website to find out if your system is one of the victim, and if it is, follow the guide to removing it.

Alternatively, There’s action you may need to take even if you’ve checked and your computer is free of the virus. First, go to the FBI site where they check your computer automatically to make sure it doesn’t have the virus itself.

How To Remove DNSChanger Malware

If your have been affected by the DNSChanger Malware, you need to fix your computer system. The only way researchers would suggest to fix your computer is to reformat your hard drive and reinstall the Operating System from scratch. Reverting your OS to a prior backup is not enough since the malware will be able to reclaim your system.

As suggested by DCWG, there are few steps to follow if you are infected:

1. Backup all your important files.

2. Follow the self-help guide as provided by the ‘free tools’ in the list below.

3. Once your computer is clean, follow instructions to ensure your DNS settings are correct.

4. After fixing your computer, make sure your router (if you are using) use the DNS settings provided by the ISP.

5. Changing DNS is only one of the functions of the malware kit. The malware could have captured some of your important information so it is a good idea to check your bank statements and credit reports as well as to take precaution by changing your passwords on any online accounts.

There are a number of free tools with self-help guides available to help you remove the DNSChanger and related threats;

How To Protect Yourself

To learn how to protect yourself from malware infections check out the following web references which guide you in protecting yourself from DNSChanger and many other Malware.

Google announces Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Google announces Android 4.1 Jelly Bean


Google announced Jelly Bean, also known as Android 4.1, on Wednesday. The shiny new operating system brings new features such as a speedier interface, a new Camera app, offline voice typing, significantly improved notifications, a Siri-like voice search, Google Now and more. Here are the features we’ve enjoyed using the most so far.

One of the big focuses of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is to make the user interface both fast and smooth. There is supposedly going to be a much higher frame rate with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and triple buffering will make the whole experience a much smoother one. Google is calling these improvements Project Butter because of how smooth the experience is.

Android 4.1 includes auto-resizing of widgets, a predictive keyboard that will allow for easier typing, and it will also feature offline Voice Typing which is a pretty big feature for those that use their Voice to type on their phone or tablet.

Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean includes a lot of new features and Google started off by talking about something called, Project Butter. Apparently, this is what helped Google make the latest version of Android super smooth and feel much responsive than ever before. Google mentioned that they have optimized the system wide frame rate to 60 frames per second and also included VSync which enables triple buffering providing a much consistent frame rendering and touch responsiveness.

There is good news for all the widget enthusiasts as Android 4.1 Jelly Bean supports automatic resizing and icon arrangement in respect to when moving a widget to a different panel or resizing a widget. Deleting widgets and shortcuts from home screens is as simple as holding and flicking them to the top. Further Android 4.1 will feature an improved typing experience using a new predictive algorithm, similar to that on SwiftKey for Android.

Voice typing has been dramatically improved as it now allows users to make use of the tool without the need of a data connection. Google mentioned that they have drastically reduced its size and now comes included in the operating system. The new keyboard also supports a total of 18 other languages including Hindi, Hebrew and Arabic.

There are further improvements in the Accessibility tool as Android now completely supports Braille input making it more useful for the blind.

Another improvement makes the camera app much faster while reviewing photographs. It also allows users to easily delete images simply by swiping them away towards the top. Android Beam supports the ability to share videos and photos using NFC at a higher speed and the device can also connect to various NFC enabled accessories almost instantly.

One of the major new changes is mighty visible in notifications and Google has now made it even easier to complete various tasks directly from the notifications dropdown. The notification on the top automatically expands to give the user further options or a user can manually expand a notification by a two finger down swipe. An expanded notification displays further options allowing users to do a lot more from the notifications panel, e.g.  a missed call notification will expand and give users two options – call back or send message and you select the one you want. This apparently was also shown in action with third-party applications like Foursquare and TuneIn Radio, many will soon follow.

Apart from the new notifications the most important update includes Google search which brings a new sophisticated search experience to Android. The new search will also use Google’s Knowledge Graph and provide card based search results and the normal Google search results can be accessed simply by swiping the card to the left. The new Voice search update now understands normal speech just like Apple’s Siri and Google has promised further improvements to this in the future. The power of the best search engine, Google’s Knowledge Graph and speech recognition is a great combination and we eagerly waiting to see where heads in the future and also what Apple has planned on its new device.

That is now all as using all the powerful tools from Google, the company has further launched an amazing new assistant or a robust task manager which also learns from your choices and search queries. This new tool is called Google Now which is yet another key feature of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Google Now uses your search history, location and calendar to give you relevant information – be it about making it to meeting on time, just some new restaurants you might like in your current vicinity, updates about your favorite sports team and its on-going match or the latest status of your flight ticket you booked yesterday. All this happens without you reminding the device to do so and it is really awesome to watch it in action. For your convenience we have added a brief video below taking you through all the new features introduced in Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update.

The Jelly Bean update will first come to the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S and Motorola Xoom sometime in mid July as an over-the-air update. The Google Nexus 7 is a new tablet device which Google announced at Google I/O and it will be the first device to ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Google Glass Launches in 2013

Google officially revealed a project that will push them to their creative limits. It’s called Project Glass, and it’s a pair of glasses that layers digital information over the real world. Google unveiled the Explorer Editions of Google Glass at I/O 2012, and they will be priced at $1500 and be available around early 2013. Google will also launch a consumer version priced much lower for mass adoption. Right now Glass Explorer Edition is only for the US and the device is only available for pre-order by I/O attendees. Still there are some regulatory issues to resolve prior to International shipping.

Google glass project

Watch the live demo of Google Glasses at Google I/O event in which number of Skydivers and stunt bikers performed together hanging out of Google Plus wearing Google Glasses.

There’s a “powerful” CPU and “lots” of RAM (though, there was no mention of specifics) alongside an accelerometer, gyroscope and wireless radios for pulling in data. There’s a mic for voice commands, a speaker and a camera, which can also be controlled by the touchpad that lines the side of the wearable device. All of those components sit off to one side, though Google says they’re still well-balanced and actually lighter than some pairs of sunglasses. The tiny transparent display doesn’t actually sit directly in front of your eye. It’s slightly above your line of vision, so that it shouldn’t interfere with your normal life.

OS on Google Glass

Android is used on Google glass. We will be able to scroll through the interface just by moving your head around and by voice input.

The Glasses will allow you to make voice and video calls, plan routes, know about the places in your surroundings, play music, taking photos (and sharing them through G+), remind you of your time-table & about the weather, send messages and a lot more.

Check out the below awesome video of Google Glass project.

Google Glasses will make the world around you interactive. Google is also working on a special pair of glasses for people who already wear glasses.

Face.com Is Definitely Being Acquired By Facebook

Face.com is helping people find photos, using our home grown best-in-breed facial recognition technologies. The first deployment of our tech is our Photo Finder application for Facebook, today’s largest photo sharing site, which scans public photos in your social network and suggests tags for untagged faces. face.com has offices in Tel Aviv and New York.

The purchase of Face.com by Facebook is happening and is a done deal, say multiple sources.

To review: the facts on the ground to date are:

• Israeli business publication Calcalist first reported (in Hebrew) that Facebook was looking to purchase Face.com.

• The deal size has been put at $80 million and $100 million. We’re calling it at $100m.

• Face.com’s technology is a natural acquisition target for Facebook. Photos are core to Facebook’s lock-in strategy and facial recognition allows tags to better reflect the social graph, which then feeds into making its advertising platform more efficient.

• There is evidence the two companies have been talking for some time (after all, Face.com appeared in 2007) but a price was never agreed until now. A post-IPO Facebook can now afford it.

• Face.com’s popular Facebook application Photo Tagger allows people to scan their (or their friends’) photo albums for known faces. It also has the iOS facial recognition app KLIK and a public API that could benefit Facebook.

• Facebook’s own camera app could integrate the Face.com API.

• Face.com has so far raised $5.3 million from Yandex and Rhodium