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HBO's Watchmen Wants to Dig into the Heart of American Racism...by Making You Like Cops

The first 15 minutes or so of Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen are some of the most agonizing moments of television this year. They squarely focus on the brutalization of multiple black Americans during the infamous Tulsa race riots—a day when mobs of crazed white people descended upon, attacked, and murdered black…Read more...
Tags: Comics, Hbo, Science, Police, Race, Alan Moore, Dc Comics, America, Racism, Terrorism, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, Damon Lindelof, Robert Redford, White Supremacy, Tulsa


Dallas Cop Seen Wearing Punisher Logo During Altercation at Community Oversight Meeting

At the first public meeting of Dallas’s newly formed Community Police Oversight Board earlier this week, dozens of residents who came to share their concerns about law enforcement were surprised to learn the board had no intention of letting anyone from the community actually make a comment. And at least one officer…Read more...
Tags: Science, Police, Marvel, Racism, Military, Terrorism, Dallas, Police Brutality, Marvel Comics, Mass Shootings, The Punisher, Community Police Oversight Board


io9 Discusses Todd Phillips' Polarizing Joker, a Movie With Little to Say

What do you get when a multi-million dollar corporation decides to capitalize on one of its most popular characters by centering them in a movie that taps into conversations about white domestic terrorism in the United States, incels, and the ways in which folks with mental illnesses are often abandoned by society?…Read more...
Tags: Science, Race, Mental Health, United States, Terrorism, Mental Illness, Batman, Warner Bros, The Joker, DC Entertainment, Mass Shootings, Gun Violence, Joker, Todd Phillips, Whiteness, Clowns


White House Refuses to Support 'Christchurch Call' That Condemns Extremism Online, Releases Absolutely Bonkers Statement

The White House has declined to endorse a non-binding response condemning the spread of hate speech and terrorist radicalization on social media. The response, dubbed the “Christchurch Call,” was written in the wake of the terrorist attacks that killed 51 people at two mosques in New Zealand and livestreamed on…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Microsoft, France, White House, Social Media, Terrorism, New Zealand, Donald Trump, Facebook Live, Emmanuel Macron, White Nationalism, Paris accord, President Trump


Sri Lanka Blocks Facebook, WhatsApp After Easter Bombings Leave Hundreds Dead

After at least 207 people were killed and over four hundred more were reported wounded after a series of bombs went off at Easter services in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan government has moved to block access to Facebook, TechCrunch reported on Sunday.Read more...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Science, Technology, Instagram, Youtube, Censorship, Social Media, Whatsapp, Terrorism, Sri Lanka, Easter bombings, Fake News, Facebook TechCrunch, Sri Lanka Blocks Facebook


ABC News Helps Mark Zuckerberg Peddle His Bullshit

ABC News aired an exclusive interview with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg this morning on Good Morning America. And instead of asking Zuckerberg tough questions, interviewer George Stephanopoulos lobbed softball after softball so that Zuck could deliver his prepared talking points.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Social Media, Public Relations, Pr, Terrorism, Good Morning America, Abc News, George Stephanopoulos, Free Speech, Christchurch, Zuckerberg, White Supremacy, Zuck, Genocide


Facebook and Instagram Finally Ban White Nationalism and White Separatism

Facebook and Instagram will finally ban white nationalism and white separatism on their networks in a move that will be implemented next week. The decision, first reported by Motherboard but announced by Facebook on its website, comes after the social media giant spent years splitting hairs about the difference…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Terrorism, White Supremacy, Richard Spencer, White Nationalism, Life After Hate


Microsoft's Brad Smith Calls for 'Industrywide' Plan to Fight Extremist Content After Christchurch

Microsoft has called for the tech industry to set a uniform approach to violent, extremist content following the sickening massacre of Muslims attending mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand by a white supremacist earlier this month. At least 50 people were brutally murdered, scores of others were injured, and footage…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Youtube, Terrorism, Streaming, Extremism, Christchurch, Platforms, White Supremacy, Brad Smith, Christchurch New Zealand, Moderation, Content Moderation


Facebook Exec Gets New Title as 'VP of Integrity' for Less Than a Day

Guy Rosen is Facebook’s vice president of Product Management. But when the company published an update about the Christchurch massacre in the middle of the night on Wednesday, Rosen got a shiny new title: VP of Integrity. That is, until a journalist called Facebook out on the switch.Read more...
Tags: Our Garbage Facebook, Vp Of Integrity, Facebook, New Zealand, Christchurch Massacre, New Zealand Shooting, Terrorism, Guy Rosen, Jacinda Ardern, White Supremacy


18-Year-Old Arrested in New Zealand For Sharing Terrorist's Facebook Video 

An 18-year-old man who shared a video of Friday’s terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand has been charged with distributing the video and inciting violence. The man allegedly posted a photo of one of the mosques targeted in Friday’s attacks with the words “target acquired.” He faces up to 28 years in prison,…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Guns, Youtube, Russia, India, Social Media, Egypt, Terrorism, New Zealand, Donald Trump, Facebook Video, Christchurch New Zealand, President Trump, Jacinda Ardern


New Zealand's Prime Minister Says Social Media Can't Be 'All Profit, No Responsibility'

New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, gave a powerful speech in that country’s parliament today expressing solidarity with the victims of Friday’s terrorist attack that left 50 dead and dozens injured. Ardern also had strong words for the social media companies that enabled the shooter to broadcast his…Read more...
Tags: Scribd, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Youtube, Social Media, Terrorism, New Zealand, Fox News, Donald Trump, Tucker Carlson, New Zealand Parliament, Section 230, Kellyanne Conway, President Trump, Jacinda Ardern


Facebook Says It Removed 1.5 Million Videos of Christchurch Massacre Within 24 Hours

Facebook said on Saturday night that within 24 hours of a horrific attack on Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand that killed at least 50 people and wounded dozens of others on March 15, it had blocked 1.5 million attempts to share a video of the attack live-streamed on Facebook by the shooter. Over 1.2 million of…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Technology, Youtube, Social Media, Cybersecurity, Terrorism, Propaganda, Islamophobia, Christchurch, Christchurch New Zealand, Right Wing Extremism, Million Videos of Christchurch Massacre Within


49 Dead and Dozens Wounded in New Zealand Terror Attacks That Were Livestreamed on Facebook

At least 49 people are dead and dozens more have been seriously wounded during multiple terror attacks today in Christchurch, New Zealand. The attacker used several long guns to target Muslims in the country and had what police described as explosive devices. One series of attacks was livestreamed on Facebook for 17…Read more...
Tags: Scribd, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Instagram, Guns, Australia, Youtube, Terrorism, New Zealand, Reddit, Mosque, Donald Trump, Terrorists, Gun Violence, Christchurch


U.S. Warns Germany: Don't Let Huawei Build Your 5G Networks or Else

The U.S. government has sent a warning to Germany that it may limit what information is handed over via intelligence-sharing agreements if the latter country allows Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei to build its next-generation 5G networks, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, China, Germany, Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Terrorism, Espionage, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, 5g, Don, Peoples Liberation Army


Report: The NSA's Domestic Metadata Collection System Is Not Being Used and May Be Discontinued

The National Security Agency has “quietly shut down” the mass surveillance program it implemented after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks to analyze metadata on domestic calls and text messages, the New York Times reported on Monday, citing an episode of the Lawfare podcast with “senior Republican congressional…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Nsa, Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Surveillance, Terrorism, New York Times, Espionage, National Security Agency, Patriot Act, Mass Surveillance, Metadata


Report: More Than 300 Chemical Weapons Attacks in Syria, With Pro-Assad Forces Responsible for 98 Percent

Well over 300 chemical weapons attacks have occurred during the nearly eight years-long Syrian civil war, with President Bashar al-Assad’s government and its allies accounting for the vast majority of them, the Washington Post reported on Sunday, citing new research by the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPI).Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Washington Post, Syria, War, Military, Terrorism, Bashar Al Assad, Chemical Weapons, Syrian Civil War, Sarin, Chlorine, Barrel Bombs, Global Public Policy Institute GPPI


Cloudflare Under Fire for Allegedly Providing DDoS Protection for Terrorist Websites

At a moment when free speech online and moderation policies are more controversial than ever, Cloudflare is facing accusations that it’s providing cybersecurity protection for at least seven terrorist organizations—a situation that some legal experts say could put it in legal jeopardy.Read more...
Tags: Science, Terrorism, Cloudflare, Cyber And Security


UK Intelligence Agencies Are Planning a Major Increase in 'Large-Scale Data Hacking'

Intelligence agencies in the UK are preparing to “significantly increase their use of large-scale data hacking,” the Guardian reported on Saturday, in a move that is already alarming privacy advocates.Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Technology, Gchq, Surveillance, Hacking, Terrorism, Hackers, Espionage, Mass Surveillance, Sigint


Mail Bomb Sent to John Brennan Allegedly Had Fake ISIS Flag With Sex Toys, 'Get 'Er Done' on It

All across the country this week, pipe bombs have been showing up in the mail of prominent Democrats and critics of Donald Trump—with NBC News listing former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Rep. Maxine Waters, billionaire philanthropist George…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, Crime, Nbc News, Barack Obama, Social Media, Hillary Clinton, Terrorism, Explosives, Donald Trump, John Brennan, Bombs, State, George, Fake News


Russian Troll Factory Linked to U.S. Election Meddling Hit With Molotov Cocktail

Russia’s most famous “troll factory,” a building where Kremlin-financed shitposters wage a battle of words in the New Cold War, was hit with a molotov cocktail overnight. No one was injured in the attack.Read more...
Tags: Science, Russia, Terrorism, Kremlin, New Cold War, Information War


Saudi State Media Posted a Photo That Sure Looks Like a Threat to Attack Toronto 

Just when you thought we could close out a day with only a few totally insane things happening, we discover that a Saudi Arabia state media Twitter account sent (and then deleted) a message that seemed to threaten a 9/11 type event on Toronto.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, 911, Saudi Arabia, Toronto, Canada, Terrorism, Womens Rights, Saudi State Media, Attack Toronto


British Police Identify Two Russian Suspects in Novichok Poisonings Using Facial Recognition Tech

British police have reportedly identified two suspects in the nerve agent poisonings that left one person dead and three others injured. The suspects were identified after UK police combed through “months” of surveillance footage at British airports, as well as security camera footage from around Salisbury.Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Russia, Terrorism, Terror Attacks, Spies, Facial Recognition, New Cold War, Nerve Agents, Sergei Skripal, Yulia Skripal, Novichok, Skripal Poisoning, Dawn Sturgess, Charlie Rowley, Novichok Poisonings Using Facial Recognition Tech


Hezbollah Reportedly Claims Facebook, Twitter Have Disabled Their Main Accounts

Lebanese militia and State Department-designated terrorist group Hezbollah said on Saturday that Facebook and Twitter had terminated its main accounts, according to the Times of Israel.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Technology, Israel, Social Media, Terrorism, State Department, Hezbollah, Hezbollah Reportedly Claims Facebook Twitter, Times of Israel Read


The Islamic State is Getting Rich Off Your Makeup and Baby Powder

Satellite images reveal extensive mining operations not far from the site of a 2017 US airstrike in the Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan—an attack most Americans remember only because of the nightmarish nickname of the weapon employed: The “Mother of All Bombs.” The 20,000-pound GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast,…Read more...
Tags: Isis, Science, Islamic State, US, Taliban, Pakistan, Terrorism, Conflict Minerals, Blood Minerals, Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan, Global Watch, Afghanisan


ISIS is Getting Rich Off Your Makeup and Baby Powder

Satellite images reveal extensive mining operations not far from the site of a 2017 US airstrike in the Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan—an attack most Americans remember only because of the nightmarish nickname of the weapon employed: The “Mother of All Bombs.” The 20,000-pound GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast,…Read more...
Tags: Isis, Science, Islamic State, US, Pakistan, Terrorism, Blood Minerals, Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan


Facebook Gives Us the First Real Look at Its Cesspool of Terrorist Propaganda and Hate Speech

Although Facebook’s ability to track and remove terrorist content was one of his favorite talking points when CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress last month, a new report from the social media network shows that there’s still a lot of work to do. The company’s first content moderation report, released…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Nudity, Congress, Terrorism, Violence, Ai, Hate Speech, Content Moderation Report, Human Moderators


Report: Facebook Really Is Connecting People, Specifically ISIS

Facebook is connecting more than just distant relatives who post too much about their children, at least per a recent study that concludes it is connecting new affiliates to the Islamic State’s digital networks. According to the Telegraph, researchers with the Counter Extremism Project analyzed the social media habits…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Isis, Science, Technology, Islamic State, Social Media, Cybersecurity, Terrorism, Counter Extremism Project


Planet Fitness Evacuated Because of Bad Joke Wi-Fi Name

On Sunday, a Planet Fitness in Saginaw Township, Michigan, was evacuated after a gym patron decided to stop working out and hop online, only to find “remote detonator” among the list of available wi-fi networks. Read more...
Tags: Science, Terrorism, Wifi, Pranks, Gym, Saginaw Township Michigan


Reports: Texas Bomber May Have Engineering Background, But Has Left Growing Forensic Trail

The sophistication of the package bombs that keep on detonating throughout the cities of Austin and San Antonio in Texas has authorities and experts concerned that the perpetrator is not an amateur, USA Today reported on Tuesday. But engineer or not, they are leaving a growing trail of evidence like an undetonated…Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Technology, Crime, Austin, Terrorism, Usa Today, San Antonio, Forensics, Texas Bombings, Austin Bomber


Former Sheriff's Deputy, Two Others Suspected in Mosque Bombing and Abortion Clinic Bombing Attempt

Four men have been charged by a U.S. Attorney in Illinois with possessing a machine gun, and three of those men — including a former sheriff’s deputy in Illinois who ran for sheriff in 1998 — are suspected of a mosque bombing in Minnesota last August and an attempted bombing of an abortion clinic in Illinois last…Read more...
Tags: Science, Minnesota, Terrorism, Abortion, Illinois, Mosque Bombing



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