TikTok Is Being Blocked in Pakistan for Hosting ‘Immoral’ and ‘Indecent’ Content

TikTok will be blocked for users in Pakistan for hosting “immoral” and “indecent” content, its telecoms regulator announced Friday.

In a statement, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) claimed it had received a “number of complaints from different segments of the society” about the short form video app, which is currently owned by the Chinese tech firm ByteDance.

The agency said it was issuing instructions for the app to be blocked, although did not specify what content it believed to be in violation of its laws or regulations.

“Keeping in view the complaints and nature of the content being consistently posted on TikTok, PTA issued a final notice to the application and gave considerable time to respond and comply with the Authority instructions for development of effective mechanism for proactive moderation of unlawful online content,” it nsaid.oted.

“However, the application failed to fully comply with the instructions, therefore, directions

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Tech investors predict Nvidia’s $40 billion Arm acquisition will be blocked

  • Nvidia announced earlier this month that it intends to buy Arm from SoftBank for $40 billion. 
  • But the deal has several critics and now two technology investors are predicting it won’t go through. 
  • Nathan Benaich and Ian Hogarth made their prediction in their annual “State of AI” report. 



Jen-Hsun Huang wearing a suit and tie: Jensen Huang, president and CEO of Nvidia, speaks during the Computex Show in Taipei on May 30, 2017.


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Jensen Huang, president and CEO of Nvidia, speaks during the Computex Show in Taipei on May 30, 2017.

LONDON – Nvidia’s $40 billion acquisition of chip designer Arm will most likely be blocked, according to two technology investors and artificial intelligence experts.

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In the “State of AI” report published Thursday, Nathan Benaich and Ian Hogarth list eight predictions for the industry over the next 12 months.

One of those predictions is: “Nvidia does not end up completing its acquisition of Arm.”

The U.S. chip giant announced earlier this month that it intends to buy Arm from

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