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- Daily Kos - US

Hurricane Maria is ravaging the same Caribbean islands that Irma just devastated, and lashing Puerto Rico — here's what it looks like on the ground.

REUTERS/Andres Martinez CasaresResidents of many Caribbean Islands barely had time to catch their breath after Hurricane Irma ravaged their shores before a second Category 5 hurricane came barreling through. Hurricane Maria devastated the Leeward Islands of Dominica and Guadeloupe on Monday and Tuesday, and turned its ...

- Business Insider - US

Facebook will face Senate during Russian probe hearing.

A recent report said Facebook still hasn't discovered the exact number of fake news ads Russian-linked advertisers bought before and after the 2016 Presidential Elections. We might find out if that's true in the near future, because according to Bloo...

- Engadget - US

Marlene Farrugia: The PN has sunk deeper in the quagmire, DeliaPN will snuff out any life left to it.

The PN has sunk deeper in the quagmire which claimed it a number of years ago, and "DeliaPN" will snuff out any life left to it, Marlene Farrugia, outgoing leader of the Democratic Party said today. The PD is the PN's coalition partner in Forza Nazzjonali and its two MPs were elected on the Nationalist Party list. Dr ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

GOP State Lawmaker Shares Meme Encouraging Cars To Hit Protesters.

A Republican state legislator in South Dakota apologized Tuesday after sharing a meme on Facebook that appeared to encourage people to hit protestors with vehicles. Under the headline “All Lives Splatter,” the cartoon showed a car apparently hitting people in the street and said “nobody cares about your ...

- TPM News - US

UK leader to press tech companies to block extremists.

LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May is urging internet companies to block the spread of extremist material, calling on social media giants like Facebook, Twitter and Google to develop technologies that will prevent content from being posted in the first place. Britain's leader will focus on the fight against extremist ...

- SFGate - US

Europe's leaders demand that US internet giants remove extremist content within 2 hours .

The leaders of Britain, France and Italy will push social media companies on Wednesday to remove "terrorist content" from the internet quicker and more efficiently than ever before. They want the material to be taken down within one to two hours of it appearing because they say that is the period when most material is ...

- Silicon Alley Insider - US

People trust mobile operators over Facebook and Google to handle personal data.

Keeping track of your usernames and passwords will only become more frustrating with in the age of connected devices.

- ITproportal - UK

Trump to Ease Gun-Export Rules, Cops Kill Man Over a Stick, Dems Move to Censor Social Media: A.M. Links.

President Trump will reportedly ease restrictions on exporting American guns. Police in Oklahoma have fatally shot a man for holding a stick. Another former Fox News commentator, Scottie Nell Hughes, is suing the company over allegations of sexual harassment and sex-based discrimination. Another cop was caught in his ...

- Reason.com - US

Too much information? More than 80% of children have an online presence by the age of two.

'Smile for the birdy.' ShutterstockA toddler with birthday cake smeared across his face, grins delightedly at his mother. Minutes later, the image appears on Facebook. A not uncommon scenario – 42% of UK parents share photos of their children online with half of these parents sharing photos at least once a month. Welcome ...

- The Conversation - UK

Theresa May to call for more AI to fight online terrorist content.

Theresa May will be meeting with other Western leaders and representatives from Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and Facebook to demand more be done to stop the spread of online extremist content.

- Neowin.net - US

US Senate intelligence chairman: Facebook should testify in Russia Probe

The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee says Facebook should testify as part of its probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, and that the social media giant "seems to have been less than forthcoming'' with Congress. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., said Tuesday that committee members agreed the panel should ...

- Voice of America - US

Facebook suspending accounts of Rohingya activists: Report

Facebook is reportedly removing posts and suspending accounts of activists who are documenting the "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, Daily Beast has reported.

- Zee News - IN

Facebook removing evidence of Rohingya ethnic cleansing: Activists

Rohingya activists in Myanmar and abroad say social media site Facebook is removing posts documenting the ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas, The Daily Beast reports.

- BDNews24 - BD

This Facebook group about eating chips is the last pure thing on the internet

If there is a single innovation worth saving from the wreck of modern history, it is the humble potato chip. This salty, savory delicacy, first popularized during the Industrial Revolution, is now a staple of the national diet: Americans individually eat an average of 4 pounds of chips per year, for an annual nationwide ...

- The Next Web - US

Theresa May to challenge Google and Facebook in front of UN

Prime minister Theresa May plans to tell the world's technology giants that they must do more to remove extremist content at the United Nations general assembly today.

- Brand Republic - UK

Facebook 'silencing' Muslims after countless Rohingya activists' posts are removed

'In response to situation in Myanmar, we are carefully reviewing content against our Community Standards' The post Facebook 'silencing' Muslims after countless Rohingya activists' posts are removed appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Firefighter suspended over racist Facebook post resigns

An Ohio man resigns as a volunteer firefighter amid anger over a Facebook post in which he indicated he would save a dog from a burning building before a black person.

- ABC News - AU

Teen who lost job over 'No' vote has grounds for legal discrimination claim

A Christian teenager who was sacked for saying on Facebook she would vote "no" for same-sex marriage is entitled to make a legal claim under discrimination law, legal experts say.

- The Sydney Morning Herald - AU

In talk at Facebook, Bishop Barron tackles how to debate religion

Menlo Park, Calif., Sep 19, 2017 / 03:53 pm .- People need to learn how to argue better on the internet, especially about religion, Catholic media personality and Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron said in remarks at Facebook's headquarters on Monday. “Seek with great patience to understand your ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Politics Briefing newsletter: Trump makes UN debut

Also: Facebook, Google work with government on fake news

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Is Donald Trump Preparing for War with North Korea?

Jacob Heilbrunn, Harry J. Kazianis Security, Asia Jacob Heilbrunn and Harry Kazianis react to Donald Trump's speech at the UN. Editor's Note: In our latest Facebook Live discussion Jacob Heilbrunn, editor of the National Interest, and Harry Kazianis executive editor of the National Interest, react to Donald Trump's speech ...

- The National Interest - US

Karol Aquilina denies he will give up parliamentary seat and become PN general secretary

Nationalist MP Karol Aquilina, president of the PN Administrative Council, has hit out at claims that he is ready to give up his seat in parliament in exchange for the post of party general secretary, and substantial cash. Dr Aquilina said in a Facebook post that he had never been asked to give up his seat. Nor was he ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Jada Pinkett Smith shuts down Leah Remini's claims that she's a Scientologist

Jada Pinkett Smith says she's no Scientologist. She's no Jew, Hindu or Buddhist either. The “Girls Trip” star, who often publicly shuts down rumors about her marriage and unique parenting style, set the record straight about her faith on Facebook in the wake of ex-Scientologi...

- The Raw Story - US

There is No Data For Injured Bulgarian Citizens as a Result of the Earthquake in Mexico

According to information from the Embassy in Mexico at 8:30 am, there is no data of injured Bulgarian citizens in the 7.1 magnitude  earthquake on the Richter scale in Mexico last night, the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry said, quoted by bTV. The Bulgarian Embassy is in contact with local authorities and monitors the ...

- Novinite - BG

General Prosecutor of Russia: 'Russia is Not a Threat to Bulgaria'

''Russia is not a threat to Bulgaria.'' This was stated by General Prosecutor of Russia Yuri Chayka during his meeting with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, a reporter at BGNES reported. "Our nations have always been friends and continue to be such," Yuri Chayka stressed in a Facebook post at the Russian Embassy in ...

- Novinite - BG

UK and France push for quicker removal of online ‘terrorist content’

Leaders to make request to representatives from Facebook, Microsoft and Google.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Facebook 'seems to have been less than forthcoming' with Congress, intel chairman says

Facebook briefed members of Congress and provided the ads and other information to Robert Mueller, the company said


Google's AI Boss Blasts Musk's Scare Tactics on Machine Takeover

Mark Bergen, writing for Bloomberg: Elon Musk is the most-famous Cassandra of artificial intelligence. The Tesla chief routinely drums up the technology's risks in public and on Twitter, where he recently called the global race to develop AI the "most likely cause" of a third world war. Researchers at Google, Facebook and ...

- Slashdot - US

We've got the iPhone 8. Ask us questions on Facebook Live

Apple launching its next smartphone this Friday.        


Nurses post Snapchats of themselves giving babies the finger and calling them 'mini Satans'

The disappearing photo messages of Snapchat have given people freedom to speak their minds in ways not possible in other messaging apps, but for several nurses in the Jacksonville Naval Hospital, being rude to babies and then posting their escapades on the app has landed them in hot water. A pair of Snapchat posts by two ...

- Boy Genius Report - US

Announcing the TechCrunch Battlefield of Sub-Saharan Africa agenda

TechCrunch and Facebook are collaborating to bring TechCrunch's very first Startup Battlefield to Nairobi, on October 11. The pitch-off competition will feature startups from all over Africa in three categories: Productivity and Utility, Social Good, and Gaming and Entertainment. Top notch investors and founders, as well as ...

- TechCrunch - US

Facebook Reveals 'Messenger Day' Usage Data as Messenger Climbs to 1.3b MAU

Facebook has reported user numbers for Messenger Day, their Snapchat clone within Messenger.

- Social Media Today - US

5 New Facebook Updates and Tests Spotted This Week

Here's a summary of some of the latest Facebook tests and updates spotted 'in the wild' last week.

- Social Media Today - US

Twitter removed 299,649 accounts tied to terrorism in the first half of 2017

, Twitter Inc said that its internal controls were allowing it to weed out accounts being used for the promotion of terrorism' earlier rather than responding to government requests to close them down. U.S. and European governments have been pressuring social media companies including Twitter, Facebook Inc, and Alphabet ...

- VentureBeat - US

Facebook's offensive ad targeting

Nicol Turner-Lee, a fellow in the Center for Technology Innovation, explains the recent controversy surrounding Facebook's offensive targeted advertisement options. She also discusses past digressions by Facebook and the future of regulating social media. Turner-Lee suggests that platforms like Facebook should have more ...

- Brookings - US

Senate intelligence chairman: Facebook should testify

The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee says Facebook should testify as part of its probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, and that the social media giant "seems to have been less than forthcoming" with Congress.

- WRAL.com - US

This fireman's racist comment about black people and dogs cost him his job

A volunteer firefighter in Ohio wrote on Facebook that he would save a dog before saving a black person from a burning building, because to him,…

- TheBlaze.com - US

Senate Intel Panel's Chair: Facebook Should Testify As Part Of Russia Probe

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee says Facebook should testify as part of its probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, and that the social media giant “seems to have been less than forthcoming” with Congress. Sen. Richard Burr said Tuesday that committee members agreed ...

- TPM News - US

Facebook Gives Special Counsel Mueller Records of Russian Campaign Ads

DAILY VIDEO: Facebook turns over details of Russian campaign ads to Mueller; three female ex-employees sue Google claiming wage discrimination; quantum computing poses risks to cryptography and Bitcoin; and there's more.

- eWeek - US

Wowza Launches Professional Streaming Appliance for Facebook Live

ClearCaster was designed and built in collaboration with Facebook to ensure clean, clear broadcasts and user engagement on Facebook Live, and from any workflow.

- eWeek - US

Your face has become a barcode without your consent

You've probably noticed that Facebook's facial recognition technology is extremely accurate. You can upload a photo of friends and before you can identify everyone, Facebook has already made accurate tag suggestions for you. Facebook's facial recognition technology is powered by a system called DeepFace, and uses machine ...

- BetaNews.Com - US

Facebook's Chance for China Starts This November, Says Mizuho

With the beginning of the second five-year term of Chinese president Xi Jinping, Facebook has a chance to get approval to enter the country, perhaps with an initially limited version of the social network, says Mizuho's James Lee.

- Barrons - US

Huawei's Mate 10 shows its face in public for the first time

This is the Huawei Mate 10, and it looks familiar. We're nearing the end of the year — not in terms of months, but in terms of phone releases. Most companies want to get their devices into the hands of consumers by the holiday season, which only gives them until about mid- to late-October to do so. After the Pixels ...

- Android Central - US

Interest in tiny houses is growing, so who wants them and why?

A tiny house in the backyard appeals to some as a solution that offers both affordability and sustainability. Think Out Loud/flick, CC BY-NCTiny houses are now so popular that someone was charged with stealing one last week. A social media campaign tracked its journey from Canberra to Hervey Bay. My research to date has ...

- The Conversation - UK

Burr: Facebook to testify publicly on Russian electoral disruption

The Senate Intelligence Committee chairman said Tuesday that he expects Facebook officials to appear at a public hearing examining its role in Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election.The social networking giant is under intense scrutiny for its involvement in Russian meddling during last year's presidential campaign ...


Senate intel chief: Facebook should testify in Russia probe, has been 'less than forthcoming'

The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee says Facebook should testify as part of its probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, and that ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Teen praised after returning lost wallet with $1,500 inside

A teen is receiving praise on the internet after returning a wallet he found with $1,500 cash inside. Melissa Vang posted a short clip to Facebook on Friday showing a young man waving a wallet at the security camera pointed at her front porch. After a few moments, the teen leaves the wallet on the home's welcome mat, ...

- Mashable! - US

South Dakota lawmaker shares 'All Lives Splatter' meme

The Facebook posting by GOP state Rep. Lynne DiSanto depicted protesters being hit by a vehicle.         


What's really important about Facebook Russia Ads

Those Russian-bought online spots might be just a hint of a darker, undetected flood of attempts at influence, according to experts in political communication.

- Christian Science Monitor - US