Google posts Financial Times op-ed outlining YouTube plans to combat terrorism

Image: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images By Adario Strange2017-06-18 22:05:14 UTC Following a wave of terrorist attacks in the UK in recent months, Google’s senior vice-president and general counsel, Kent Walker, used one of the leading publications in the country to outline a plan to combat the use by terrorists of Google’s tools.  On Sunday, Walker […]

Facebook bug unmasked moderators to the terror groups they shut down

A glitch in Facebook’s content moderation tools exposed its moderators’ personal profiles to members suspected of having ties to radicalism and terror, potentially putting the moderators at risk and causing one to upend his life in fear of retaliation.  The security flaw was discovered in Nov. 2016, according to a report by The Guardian, after […]

UK targets WhatsApp and encrypted messaging after London attack

The UK government wants there to be “no place for terrorists to hide,” and that includes on encrypted messaging services. The company first on its agenda? WhatsApp. Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show on Sunday, Home Secretary Amber Rudd called for companies that provide secure communication apps to work with law enforcement. “We need […]