TikTok Deletes Millions of Pakistani Videos

Social media platforms are no strangers to controversial content that gets flagged or removed straight away. Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter do it all the time and TikTok is no different either.

The short-form video platform shared its latest Commu­nity Guidelines Enforce­ment Report recently. The report’s purpose is to “build on its commitment to a multi-pronged approach to stop misinformation on the platform”. During the second quarter of 2022, TikTok blocked over 113,809,300 videos from around the globe.

97% of the videos uploaded to TikTok were removed within 24 hours of being uploaded. 98% were removed due to user reports and 97% were taken down before even getting a single view. TikTok also removed a multitude of spam and fake accounts, but the exact figure was not revealed.

Social media giants have become a lot more strict regarding content moderation. YouTube, especially, is quite strict in this regard. The video sharing platform does not let you make money on videos with abusive language or the slightest bit of nudity. Anything that may have been acceptable years ago is no longer deemed appropriate for the masses.

Happy Birthday Imran Khan: Here’s One of His Unbroken Records

He is remembered for leading Pakistan to World Cup victory in 1992 and introducing greats such as Wasim Akram, Inzamam-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis to the game.

Most of his fans haven’t even seen him play, but they still love him because of his records. Today is his 70th birthday and we look back at some of his unbroken records.

Captain Team  Wickets Average 
Imran Khan Pakistan 186 20.25
Richie Benaud Australia 138 25.78,
Garry Sobers West Indies 117 34.00
Daniel Vettori New Zealand 116 33.38
Kapil Dev India 111 26.35

He has taken 362 and 182 wickets, respectively, during his international career. With the bat, he has scored 3,807 runs at an average of 37.69 in Tests and 3,709 runs at a 33.41 in ODI cricket.

Pakistan Just Had The Worst Quarter For Startup Funding: Report

Investments in the startup sector fell to $55.6 million in Q3, which is a whopping 68% decline over last year, and 46% drop compared to the last quarter. A report from Pakistani tech blog Data Darbar has revealed that Q3 2022 has been the worst quarter for startup funding in over a year.

The amount generated and the total number of deals fell sharply during the period. There were only 18 unique deals in total, which is the lowest since Q1 2021. However, investments in September 2022 reached $331 million across 61 unique deals and it could surpass last year’s figure of $366 million.

Fintech was the most funded sector in September with almost $193 million gathered so far. E-commerce gained $21.6 million through six deals in Q3. Most of the money was gained during the seeding stage, bringing the total for September to $82 million.

Q3 2022 saw the lowest participation from financiers since Q1 2022, with only 52 unique investors. As a comparison, there were more than 81 unique investors in Q2 2022. However, Pakistan was not the only market that was hit with such poor numbers.

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Samsung and Intel Are Working on “Sliding” PCs

Samsung and Intel are working on PCs with screens that look a lot like foldable phones.

Intel has shown off a prototype PC that can slide out to show a bigger display. Samsung Display’s CEO said that “foldable is gone” on PCs for now. The GIF below shows the sliding display in action, with a 13-inch tablet turned into a 17-inch screen.

The company was working on a dual-screen foldable similar to the Surface Neo before Microsoft dropped support for Windows 10X, an alternate version of Windows for foldable devices.

Massive PM House Security Breach Leaks Sensitive Audio Clips

The recordings include an exchange between PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz and some members of the federal cabinet. The Prime Minister House was hit by a cyberattack over the weekend which leaked private conversations between government officials in the form of audio clips, it has emerged.

Also uncovers a different conversation between PM Shehbaz Sharif, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, Defense Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif and others.

A hacker has leaked over 8 GB of data including 100 hours of conversations regarding political, economic, and security-related issues. He is asking for 18 BTC, which is around Rs. 81 million, in ransom money. The breach raises serious security concerns, with questions being asked about the cybersecurity of the highest office in Pakistan.

Babar Azam Becomes The Youngest Batter to Complete 8,000 T20 Runs

Babar Azam hit an unbeaten 110 off 66 balls against England in the second game of the T20 series. The batsman had scored 68 runs in six innings in the Asia Cup, with a top score of 30 against Sri Lanka. Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets to level the series at 1-1.

He also became the first Pakistani to hit a second century in T20 cricket and the highest-ever chase without losing a wicket.

He completed the feat in nine years and 295 days after starting his career at the age of 20.

Batter Team Innings 
Chris Gayle West Indies 213
Babar Azam Pakistan 218
Virat Kohli India 243

Babar Azam now needs just 105 more runs in three innings to pass Virat Kohli for the fastest 3,000 T20I runs. He has also surpassed Virat Kohli and former South African legendary batter, Hashim Amla in ODI records.

Babar-Rizwan Pair Surpasses Indian Superstars to Set New Record

Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan have been instrumental in Pakistan’s recent success in the T20 Blast. The right-handed batsmen smashed several batting records during their partnership against England.

The duo became the joint top scorers in the shortest format of the game with their unbeaten 203 runs for Peshawar Zalmi.

Babar has scored more runs at an average of 66 and a strike rate of 133, compared to his Pakistani team-mate’s 562 runs.

How to Live Stream Pakistan Vs. England 2nd T20I

Pakistan face England in the second of seven-match T20 series. England have already taken a 1-0 lead in the series. Babar Azam-led side will be keen to bounce back after  a four-wicket victory on Tuesday.

The series will serve as a preparation for the upcoming T20 World Cup, which will begin on October 16 in Australia.

Pakistan vs. England match will be telecasted live on PTV Sports and Ten Sports on television as well as their live streaming platforms. The highly anticipated match between the two teams is scheduled for 7:30 PM, Pakistan Standard Time, at the National Stadium Karachi.

Here are the links for live streaming:

1 ARY Zap App (Android) Link
2 ARY Zap App (iOS) Link

YouTube Will Now Let You Make Money With Licensed Music

YouTube content creators have had a long-standing feud with Google’s video-sharing platform over copyright claims. These claims occur when a YouTube video includes licensed music, resulting in a copyright strike from the owner of that music. Oftentimes, YouTube videos get copyright claimed even if a tiny portion includes licensed content.

YouTube has partnered with more than 50 labels, publishers, and distributors to bring “several hundred thousand” songs to Creator Music. Creators can either use licensed tracks directly or share 27.5% of the money with the artists. The new program is only in beta in the US and will roll out to more countries in 2023.

YouTube’s main motivation may have been to compete with TikTok, but it seems creators on the platform will be benefitting greatly from the growing competition.