Tag: terrorism

Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Twitter are Partnering to Fight Online Terrorist Content

After the European Commission warned Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Twitter to “act faster” in tackling online hate speech, the technology companies decided to form an online alliance to combat terrorist content on their platforms, as well as hate speech.  The European Commission raised their concern over the companies’ inaction to adopt policies in order to control hate speech and terrorist content on their platforms. Six months ago, the technology companies decided to …
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Europol Takes Down A Large Amount of Online Terrorist Propaganda

The Internet is a treasure trove of information, with many different topics being actively discussed every single day. Unfortunately, this also means that there is content out there that raises a lot of questions. Terrorist propaganda, for example, is often frowned upon by governments and law enforcement agencies.  Europol has devised a new way to keep that type of content offline permanently. Europol Starts Censoring Terrorist Propaganda While it is …
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Dutch Head of Central Intelligence Proposes Weakening WhatsApp and Telegram Encryption

End-to-encryption has been a thorn in the side of politicians and law enforcement agencies for quite some time now. Rob Bertholee, Head of central intelligence service AIVD, wants to limit the usability of encryption in social messaging apps.Notably Whatsapp and Telegram are mentioned, allegedly to facilitate anti-terrorism measures in The Netherlands AIVD Wants To Limit Encryption It is not the first time government officials say doing something about end-to-end encryption. …
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Google’s Jigsaw Helps Deter ISIS Recruits With the Help of YouTube

Google plans to stop ISIS recruits before they become radicalized, with what else? Information. For the past year, Google’s Jigsaw has been developing a program that will combine Google’s search advertising algorithms with YouTube’s video platform to target new recruits. Google’s goal is to stop them from joining the Islamic State Group ISIS, or ISIL. They plan on doing this by supplying them with accurate information on the terrorist organization. …
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