Somalia back online after entire country cut off from internet for three weeks

July 18, 2017

Internet providers attributed the nation-wide outage to a commercial send that they said cut an undersea cable Somalias internet has reverted after an outage of more than three weeks payment the Horn of Africa society about $10 m a day. Hormuud Telecom, the countrys largest telecom company, announced the restoration of service in a message to subscribers. The loss of internet service sparked feeling across Somalia and affected the central…

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Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube and Twitter form Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism

June 27, 2017

Today Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube and Twitter collectively announced a new partnership aimed at reducing the accessibility of internet services to gunmen. The newGlobal Internet Forum to Counter Terrorismadds arrangement to prevailing endeavours by the companies to target and be obtained from major network pulpits recruiting textiles for horror groups. Together, the four tech chairwomen say they will collaborate on engineering solutions to the problem, sharing content grouping proficiencies and effective…

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Russian hackers ‘traded stolen passwords of British MPs and public servants’

June 23, 2017

Credentials of officials including MPs, officials and senior police officer apparently sold on Russian websites after 2012 attack on LinkedIn Passwords belonging to British politicians, officials and elderly police officers have been sold by Russian hackers, it has been reported. Security credentials said to have belonged to tens of thousands of government officials, including 1,000 British MPs and parliamentary organization, 7,000 police employees and more than 1,000 Foreign Office staff,…

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More must be done about extremist content online, says Google

June 19, 2017

Firm announces four measures to tackle problem, including better detection and greater counter-radicalisation efforts Google has introduced four new measures to tackle the spread of terrorist material online, saying the threat poses a serious challenge and that more immediate action needs to be taken. It has pledged better detection of extremist content and faster review, more experts, tougher standards and an expansion of counter-radicalisation work. Kent Walker, a senior vice-president…

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See you Iceland tonight at the Whale Museum

May 31, 2017

Lets meet up in Iceland tonight! The micro-meetup is now happening at the Whales of Iceland museum, Fiskisl 23, 101 Reykjavk, Iceland. The other place was booked so now we get to see whale carcasses. The event is being held tonight, May 30, from 5 PM to 7 PM UTC. At the event you can meet the speakers and mentors coming to here. See you soon! Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/30/see-you-iceland-tonight-at-the-whale-museum/

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Lets meet in Iceland next week

May 27, 2017

I’ll be in Reykjavik next week and you know what that means… I want to meet you! So we’ll be holding a small meetup (not really a pitchoff but feel free to pitch me while I’m there) at Bryggjan Brugghs, Grandagari 8, 101 Reykjavk, Iceland. The event is being held on Tuesday, May 30, from 5 PM to 7 PM UTC. Event starts at 5pm and you can meet the…

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When tweeters attack: why do readers send authors their bad reviews?

May 23, 2017

Social media have made it easy to let novelists know directly when their work has disappointed but why do so many people want to do so? If you cant say something nice, dont say anything at all. Its a simple enough rule that most of us learned as young children. So why is it that some readers seem incapable of holding back from telling an author that they didnt like…

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At Facebook we get things wrong but we take our safety role seriously | Monika Bickert

May 23, 2017

Our reviewing of difficult posts and images is complex and challenging. We appreciate the Guardian revealing how tough it is to get the balance right Last month, people shared several horrific videos on Facebook of Syrian children in the aftermath of a chemical weapons attack. The videos, which also appeared elsewhere on the internet, showed the children shaking, struggling to breathe and eventually dying. The images were deeply shocking so…

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