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Pakistani court orders gov't to block Facebook

LAHORE, Pakistan - (AP) A Pakistani court ordered the government Wednesday to block Facebook because of a page that encourages users to post images of Islam's Prophet Muhammad, a senior legal official said. The page on the social networking site has generated criticism in Pakistan and elsewhere...

Nations pledge crackdown on online alcohol ads

GENEVA - (AP) Countries around the world are pledging to get tough with companies that market beer and liquor on social media networks such as Facebook, warning that such promotions threaten to entice a new generation into harmful drinking patterns. The crackdown is part of a strategy endorsed Thursday...

Pakistan lifts Facebook ban after page removed

LAHORE, Pakistan - (AP) Pakistan lifted a ban on Facebook on Monday after officials from the social networking site apologized for a page deemed offensive to Muslims and removed its contents, a top information technology official said. The move came almost two weeks after Pakistan imposed the ban...

Service Of Process Through Facebook

Foreign courts are increasingly willing to accept service through Facebook when other methods fail. Australia Rule 116(1) of the Australian Uniform Civil Procedure Rules permit substituted service "where, in effect, there is a practical impossibility of personal service and that the...

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