Internet

Tech execs say they're acting faster on extremist content

Executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter told Congress on Wednesday that they've gotten better and faster at detecting and removing violent extremist content on their social media platforms in the face of mass shootings ...

Internet

US plans for fake social media run afoul of Facebook rules

Facebook said Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security would be violating the company's rules if agents create fake profiles to monitor the social media of foreigners seeking to enter the country.

Security

400 US police agencies partner with Amazon on smart doorbell

Amazon said Wednesday more than 400 US police departments had joined its "Ring Neighbors" network, a program aimed at curbing crime using video from the company's smart doorbell that has raised civil liberties concerns.

Internet

8chan owner heading to US as lawmakers seek answers

The owner of the online message board 8chan says he's headed shortly to the United States, where lawmakers want to question him on his site's use as a megaphone by violent white supremacists.

Other

Can simulators prevent police car wrecks?

Police car wrecks are the biggest risk management expense related to law enforcement, causing local governments to lose money. New research from the University of Georgia shows that a driver training program can result in ...

Internet

After El Paso killings, renewed focus on online hate forums

Efforts to take down the 8chan website where a racist "manifesto" was posted shortly before the El Paso shooting highlight the legal and ethical difficulties in curbing online hate speech that foments violence.

Consumer & Gadgets

Privacy missteps cast cloud over digital assistants

A series of privacy missteps in recent months has raised fresh concerns over the future of voice-controlled digital assistants, a growing market seen by some as the next frontier in computing.

Internet

Israel spyware firm can mine data from social media

An Israeli spyware firm thought to have hacked WhatsApp in the past has told clients it can scoop user data from the world's top social media, the Financial Times reported Friday.

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