Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm "type =" text "content =" Online harassment has been around for as long as the connection A recent report by the Digital Rights Foundation, a non-profit feminist organization in Pakistan focused on digital freedom, has just been released. highlights current data collected on harassment in the country. None of the findings are particularly shocking, but they indicate the latest troubling trends.
"data-reactid =" 18 "> Online harassment has been around for as long as online access is accelerating and expanding, it only worsens and becomes more nuanced. published by the Digital Rights Foundation, a feminist non-profit organization in Pakistan focused on digital freedom, highlights current data collected on harassment in the country. None of the findings are particularly shocking, but they indicate the latest troubling trends.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "The data comes from the hotline of the foundation regarding cyber-harassment and s extends over two years, from December 2016 to November 2018. According to the report, claims related to Facebook and WhatsApp were by far the most common. There were 660 Facebook-related complaints, 29% of all complaints, and 220 complaints about WhatsApp, owned by Facebook. The foundation notes that the most common problems people are facing are non-consensual uses of information, blackmail, hacking, unsolicited contacts and defamation. The organization provides legal advice, digital security and mental health counseling services to people reaching out. "Data-reactid =" 19 "> The data comes from the Foundation's helpline for cyber-harassment cases. s extends over two years, from December 2016 to November 2018. According to the report, claims related to Facebook and WhatsApp were by far the most common. There were 660 Facebook-related complaints, 29% of all complaints, and 220 complaints about WhatsApp, owned by Facebook. The foundation notes that the most common problems people are facing are non-consensual uses of information, blackmail, hacking, unsolicited contacts and defamation. The organization provides legal advice, digital security support, and mental health counseling to people reaching out.

According to the report, the number of complaints related to WhatsApp has recently increased dramatically, from 2.9% of all complaints to 9.5% in the last six months. Specifically, over the past two months, there has been an increase in the number of phishing calls on WhatsApp, in which hackers portray themselves as credible organizations, such as a game show or government agency, in order to compromise user accounts.

Since the launch of the hotline at the end of 2016, the non-profit organization reported receiving a total of 2,781 calls, with an increase in the number of monthly calls last November. He also received 134 complaints by e-mail.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "The end of the report details some rather overwhelming examples A young girl from 17 years old asked for help when a hacker accessed his Snapchat account and accessed sexually explicit photos that she had saved in Memories.The hacker threatened to scare the photos Another woman – a person from the Pakistani entertainment industry – has been running away from her photos and videos on pornographic sites and social networks without the consent of her ex-partner. created a fake online profile and sent threatening messages to her and her friends.An investigation revealed that the stalker was her fiancé.
"data-reactid =" 22 "> The end of the report details some rather overwhelming examples of what some people have requested for the hotline: A 17-year-old girl asked for help when A hacker entered his Snapchat account.a hacker threatened to disclose the photos if she did not send him more.Another woman – a person from the Pakistani entertainment industry – s & # 39; He is running away from his pictures and videos on pornographic sites and on social networks.Finally, someone contacted the line of assistance after a stranger created a fake profile online and sent threatening messages to her and her friends. An investigation revealed that the stalker was his fiancé.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "These results are, of course, unsurprising or Women Pakistanis are unique, but they illustrate the growing problems of vulnerable communities and show that they show no signs of slowing down.
These results are, of course, hardly surprising or unique to Pakistani women, but they illustrate the growing problems affecting vulnerable communities and show that they show no signs of slowing down.

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