Facebook taps London police to track terror livestreams

Business / Tech Sep 18, 2019

Facebook taps London police to track terror livestreams

Facebook on Tuesday teamed up with the London police to help its artificial intelligence tools track livestreams of terror attacks such as the New Zealand mosque massacre. A self-professed white supremacist used a head-mounted camera in March to broadcast live footage on Facebook of him ...

World leaders and tech execs pledge to curb online violence

Business / Tech May 16, 2019

World leaders and tech execs pledge to curb online violence

Facebook, Google, Twitter and other tech companies joined a dozen countries in a global pledge Wednesday to step up efforts to keep internet platforms from being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and broadcast attacks. World leaders, led by French President Emmanuel Macron, and ...

New Zealand official brands Facebook 'morally bankrupt'

Business Apr 9, 2019

New Zealand official brands Facebook 'morally bankrupt'

New Zealand's official privacy watchdog described Facebook as "morally bankrupt" and suggested his country follow neighboring Australia's lead by making laws that could jail executives over streamed violence such as the Christchurch mosque shootings. Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has been critical of Facebook's response to ...