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Gilgit Software Technology Park is helping boost the industry not just in the province but in Pakistan

In the current global environment, it is important that development of the IT industry is given proper attention both in the short and long term. A key component of this needs to be to ensure that women too, get the support they need to contribute towards the industry.

For this Syed Amin-ul-Haque, the Federal Minister of Information Technology and Telecommunications, recently shared that from the government’s end all possible efforts are being made to promote and facilitate women entrepreneurs in the country’s IT sector.

The press release stated that the IT industry has become the most gender neutral industry in the country. Women are playing a pivotal role in the development of the industry in Pakistan which has achieved consecutive year on year growth rate and become a major export earner as well.

In a reply to the statement of Gilgit Women Developers, Minister IT said, that the initiative for

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Technology sector boosts TSX as Lightspeed climbs, U.S. stock markets mixed

TORONTO — Gains in the technology sector helped lift Canada’s main stock index to a positive close as U.S. markets were mixed and the Canadian dollar lost ground against the American greenback on Tuesday.



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North American markets returned to a more typical low-volume Christmas week activity level after Monday’s “overblown” reaction to news of a new strain of the coronavirus in the United Kingdom, said Craig Jerusalim, senior portfolio manager at CIBC Asset Management.

Investors appeared to take some comfort from suggestions that while the new strain may be more readily transmitted, it may not be more deadly and vaccines may still be effective, he said.

The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 51.57 points at 17,552.46 after falling 33.74 points on Monday.

“(What’s) probably affecting Canada the most is the U.S. dollar — the trade-weighted U.S. dollar reversed its trend and it’s up today.

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Syringes with RFID technology track vaccines, not recipients

The claim: COVID-19 vaccine syringes with RFID chips will be used to track who received injections and the recipients’ locations

The federal government can track vaccine recipients with RFID technology, according to a Facebook claim by a conservative activist and blogger.

An edited version of an interview with Jay Walker, then-CEO of ApiJect Systems America Inc., was posted Dec. 9 to the Facebook page of Elizabeth Johnston. She named the video “Vaccine in Development with ‘optional’ tracking microchip.”

Walker was asked about “Project Jumpstart,” a temporary emergency program in conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services and the Defense Department, during a May 22 interview with CBN News, a nonprofit news organization that describes itself on its YouTube channel as providing “The Christian Perspective.” Walker, who became the company’s executive chairman in July, said the project will ensure at least 100 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine

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A voting technology company at the center of election conspiracy theories demanded a retraction from Fox News, accusing them of ‘a concerted disinformation campaign’

  • Smartmatic, a voting technology company, sent cease and desist letters on Monday to Fox News, One America News, and Newsmax, demanding retractions.

  • The company has become the subject of conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election, and accused the media organizations of spreading them.

  • In a letter to Fox News obtained by Insider, Smartmatic says Fox News hosts Lou Dobbs, Jesse Watters, and Maria Bartiromo have been instrumental in spreading the conspiracy theories, which first gained widespread currency with lawsuits from ex-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell.

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The election software company Smartmatic is demanding retractions from right-wing media outlets, accusing them of spreading conspiracy theories about its role in the 2020 elections.

In a letter obtained by Insider, Smartmatic accused Fox News of engaging in “a concerted disinformation campaign against Smartmatic” by “continually and repeatedly published demonstrably false information and defamatory statements.”

“Fox

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