Terrorism

Facebook Names Members Of Oversight Board

Facebook names members of its content oversight board that can overrule Mark Zuckerberg over objectionable content on the platform

2 years ago

Facebook Oversight Board Appoints Human Rights Expert

Can independent oversight board restore faith in Facebook's and Mark Zuckerberg's handling of questionable content?

2 years ago

Facebook Removes 11.6m Child Abuse Posts

Depressing stats sees social network remove 11.6 million pieces of child abuse content in three month period

3 years ago

Zuckerberg Hits Back Against Encryption Backdoor Request

The United States, UK, and Australia sign open letter to Facebook saying encryption helps child abuse, as they demand an…

3 years ago

Facebook ‘Oversight’ Board To Make Content Rulings

Board will make final decisions over objectionable content, but will not be able to change company policy

3 years ago

Facebook Removes Three Billion Fake Accounts

Huge number of fake accounts disabled by Facebook over a six month enforcement period

3 years ago

Twitter Suspends 166,000 Accounts For Terrorism

Says the decline in banned terrorism content is partly down to effectiveness of its policing tech

3 years ago

Facebook Bans White Power Content After Christchurch Massacre

After mosque murder spree, white nationalism and white separatism content banned by Facebook

3 years ago

Government Offers £2m To Fund Terrorist Targeting Tech

Research projects that help pick out terrorists in crowds are being sought by the Home Office

5 years ago

Facebook Enlists AI To Combat Terrorism

Amid growing political pressure from European leaders, Facebook insists it is combating terrorism

5 years ago

Theresa May Urges G7 To Take Action Against Online Extremism

Fight against Isis "moving from the battlefield to the internet", Prime Minister to tell G7

5 years ago

Is It Fair To Accuse Google Of ‘Cashing In’ On Extremist Content?

OPINION: The Mail on Sunday slams Google, but should all the blame really be levied at tech companies?

5 years ago

Google, Twitter, Facebook Pledge To Up Anti-Terror Efforts

Home Secretary Amber Rudd holds meeting with leading tech firms over tackling terrorist content online

5 years ago

The Encryption Conundrum: How Terrorism Is Driving Today’s Privacy Discussion

WhatsApp becomes the latest centre of attention as encryption vs privacy debate once again rears its head

5 years ago

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter And Google Will Create Shared Database To Tackle Terror Propaganda

A shared database will be used to flag up content that appears to be trying to spread terror speech

5 years ago

Europol Terror Data Found On Unsecured Network Drive

Red faces at Euro cops after sensitive terror data is found online by Dutch TV programme

5 years ago

China Adopts Controversial Cybersecurity Law Despite Foreign Criticism Over Internet Freedoms

The legislation could put further privacy and security pressures on foreign companies trying to operate in China

6 years ago

Twitter Pulls The Plug On More Terrorist Accounts

Twitter suspends 360,000 accounts for 'promotion of terrorism', but warns there is no magic algorithm to ID suspects

6 years ago

Spam Emails Getting Nastier, Kaspersky Lab Warns

Spam levels are falling, but Kaspersky Lab says that malicious emails are increasingly becoming malicious and criminalised

6 years ago

FBI Paid £1 Million To Unlock Dead Terrorist iPhone

Accounts dept not going to like this expense claim, as FBI director reveals fee for unlocking terrorist iPhone

6 years ago

FBI Hacked Encryption 13 Years Before iPhone Case

FBI asked judge to help install covert encryption-breaking software in 2003

6 years ago

Apple Tells US Court FBI Request Violates Free Speech

The iPad maker asks court to reserve its order to help the FBI hack into the iPhone of a terrorist…

6 years ago

McAfee Offers To Crack iPhone, As Facebook, Twitter Praise FBI Refusal

Maverick John McAfee offers to break the encryption on the iPhone of San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook

6 years ago

Apple Praised By Google, Damned By Rigby Family For FBI Refusal

Apple criticised for refusal to unlock terrorist phone, but its stance also receives widespread support from rivals

6 years ago

Apple Refuses To Hack Terrorist’s Phone For FBI

Tim Cook says FBI demand sets “a dangerous precedent”, despite handset belonging to San Bernardino terrorist

6 years ago

Google Will Show ‘Counter-Narrative’ AdWords To Users Searching For Terrorist Websites

Users searching for content related to terrorism will be 'anti-radicalisation' wesbites in Google's new trials

6 years ago

Twitter Cracks Down On Extremists And Trolls

Twitter goes after terrorists and trolls, after it revises its rules for dealing with online abuse and hate

6 years ago

Eric Schmidt Urges Greater Surveillance On Online Hate

Will it ping Donald Trump? Spellchecker for hate and harassment urged to tackle terrorism on the internet

6 years ago

Obama Asks For Tech Cooperation After Terrorist Attacks

Silicon Valley urged to help authorities tackle militant groups using social networks and tech tools

6 years ago

Anonymous Targets CloudFlare For Alleged Islamic State Links

Security firm accused of protecting Islamic State-affiliated websites from Anonymous hackers

7 years ago