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The Department of Homeland Security has revealed that it is considering collaborating with external companies to detect and proactively responding to signs of violence and terrorism on social media.
The U.S. will address ransomware attacks in a more centralized way according to internal documents seen by Reuters. Ransomware attacks are also being given a priority similar to terrorist attacks.
The UK government is looking to introduce new laws that will apply to social media platforms. The laws will seek to crackdown on terrorist and child sexual abuse material as well as misinformation.
France has introduced a new law which will see platforms take down terrorist and child abuse content in just one hour. If firms fail to comply, they could be fined up to 4% of global revenue.
Europol has announced that it knocked Islamic State offline. It worked with nine firms including Telegram which was hosting a large amount of terrorist content, including the Amaq propaganda outlet.
The U.K. could be set to get one or two internet regulators in future as the government works out its proposals for such an idea. It could see regulation of junk food ads, and content on social media.
The Russian regulator, Roskomnadzor, has announced that it is willing to reconsider the block against Telegram in Russia, but only if Telegram meets its terms. Telegram seems unlikely to comply.
The Russian media regulator has filed a lawsuit against the messaging app Telegram after its parent company failed to hand over the encryption keys for the app. The app may be blocked as a result.
The UK Home Office has developed new software that is able to scan for, and remove, terrorist content being uploaded online. The Government will share the software with smaller online platforms.
Theresa May will be meeting with other Western leaders and representatives from Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and Facebook to demand more be done to stop the spread of online extremist content.
Telegram has created a special team to appease the Indonesian government. The team will focus on removing Indonesian-based terrorist content. This follows threats to ban the app in the country.
Telegram has agreed to register with the Russian regulator Roskomnadzor. The company won't infringe people's privacy and will only share basic information about the company with the regulator.
Microsoft, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter have announced a coalition to combat terrorism. Together they aim to remove terrorist activities from their platforms by sharing resources with each other.
ISIL supporters made several Ohio government websites the target of its latest hack. One of the sites to be defaced by Team System Dz was the of office of Ohio Governor and republican, John Kasich.
Tim Cook said in a recent interview that Apple has assisted UK law enforcement with its investigation into who was involved with the latest terrorist attack at London Bridge on Saturday.
Along with the very likely introduction of new luggage screening procedures by the TSA for domestic flights, Homeland Security may ban all laptops in the cabin of any flight into or out of the USA.
The European Aviation Safety Agency has banged heads with the American Federal Aviation Authority and British authorities on concerns regarding the ban on personal electronic devices in the cabin.
After being accused by a British newspaper of "refusing the Home Secretary's demand for more help on terror", a statement from Microsoft pointed out that it swiftly assisted authorities last week.
As tech firms are called upon to do more to help security and intelligence services to combat terrorism, Microsoft's Brad Smith says that there must be limits, in order to respect individual privacy.
Social media giant Twitter stated in a transparency report that it has shut down more than 600,000 terrorism accounts since August 2015, with almost 377,000 shut down between July and December 2016.
Internet video sensation PewDiePie has been dropped by Disney after using racist imagery. YouTube has also canceled his Red series, and has taken him off the Preferred advertising system.
Telegram has announced that over 60 ISIS-related channels on its platform are deleted every day. The company launched ISIS Watch as a means to keep people updated on the amount of channels deleted.
Social media sites have come together to create a database of hashed terrorist content that has been removed from a participating site, making it easier for partners to delete content on their site.
The United States has, for the first time, sentenced a terrorist-related hacker for stealing information about 1,300 US military personnel. Ardit Ferizi, has been handed a 20-year sentence.
A U.S. court judge has decided that Twitter is not responsible for terrorist content on its service, after a widow sued it for allegedly giving ISIS a voice to spread their propaganda.
Israel's government is ramping up pressure on the social networking giant. It's throwing around harsh words in an effort to get Facebook to remove posts that it deems to be dangerous and extremist.
In response to the Orlando nightclub shooting, Facebook triggered its Safety Check feature for the first time in the US, leveraging its automatic deployment capability without needing an engineer.
The Euro 2016 tournament kicks off on Friday, and ahead of that, the French authorities have released an app that will warn users of a terrorist attack for up to nine different regions in the country.
In a collaborative effort, Microsoft seeks to evolve the whack-a-mole approach to dealing with online terrorist content toward a proactive and automated means of identification.
ISIS has just suffered a massive data leak, with tens of thousands of names and addresses of its members ending up in the hands of authorities - and all because of a stolen USB drive.
Terrorist group ISIS has threatened Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey after suspending their accounts, promising to fight back and counter their attacks against them.
Google's head of ideas explains how the online fight against ISIS and other terror groups may yield easy short-term wins, as ISIS users are neither technologically savvy nor as numerous as claimed.
The online hacktivist group wants to start a campaign to ridicule and discredit the terrorist's organization social media messages. As such, December 11th will now be Isis trolling day.
As part of Anonymous' promise of war against terrorist group ISIS, the hacktivist group defaced a website promoting jihadist propaganda, replacing it instead with an ad for Viagra.
ISIS has hit back in response to a declaration of war by hacking group Anonymous, calling them "idiots." The terror group, however, posted guidelines and urged its members to exercise caution online.
As part of hacktivist group Anonymous' promise towards ISIS who claimed responsibility over the Paris attacks, the iconic organization has taken down the terrorists' main communication forums.
In a recent video, Anonymous have declared their intent to renew their campaign against websites and Twitter users who support ISIS, the terror group operating in Iraq and Syria.
A new rule has been implemented in Xinjiang, China, where people are obliged to register their information whenever they buy gadgets. This was reportedly a move to reduce terrorism in the area.
After the tragic events on 7 January, Anonymous has launched 'Operation Charlie Hebdo', an operation which seeks to shut down all websites related to terrorism and extremism.