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  • Identifying extremists online even before they post dangerous content
    by Staff on September 19, 2018 at 11:44 am

    9/18/18 Extremism onlineEnable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate CommentsNew research has found a way to identify extremists, such as those associated with the terrorist group ISIS, by monitoring their social media accounts, and can identify them even before they post threatening content. read mor […]

  • Broadcasting the reactionary right on YouTube
    by Staff on September 19, 2018 at 11:43 am

    9/18/18 Extremism onlineEnable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Commentsread mor […]

  • Beyond deep fakes: Automatically transforming video content into another video's style
    by Staff on September 19, 2018 at 11:42 am

    9/18/18 Truth decayEnable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate CommentsResearchers at Carnegie Mellon University have devised a way to automatically transform the content of one video into the style of another, making it possible to transfer the facial expressions of comedian John Oliver to those of a cartoon character, or to make a daffodil bloom in much the same way as a hibiscus would. read mor […]

  • Facebook’s war on fake news is gaining ground
    by Staff on September 19, 2018 at 11:40 am

    9/18/18 Truth decayEnable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate CommentsIn the two years since fake news on the Internet became a full-blown crisis, Facebook has taken numerous steps to curb the flow of misinformation on its site. Under intense political pressure, it’s had to put up a fight: At the peak in late 2016, Facebook users shared, liked, or commented on an estimated 200 million false stories in a single month. read mor […]

  • Paris climate targets may be exceeded sooner than expected
    by Staff on September 19, 2018 at 11:34 am

    9/18/18 Climate threatsEnable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate CommentsA new study has for the first time comprehensively accounted for permafrost carbon release when estimating emission budgets for climate targets. The results show that the world might be closer to exceeding the budget for the long-term target of the Paris climate agreement than previously thought. read mor […]

  • 32 dead, 500,000 homes without power, Wilmington virtually cut off
    by Staff on September 17, 2018 at 11:49 am

    9/18/18 Hurricane FlorenceEnable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate CommentsEmergency crews have been busy Monday and today in many cities across the Carolinas as both residents and the authorities were trying to cope with the aftermath of a record rainfall. The water damaged tens of thousands of homes, and floodwaters may not recede for days. The New York Times notes that even as the remnants of Hurricane Florence pulled away, it was clear that the turmoil had only begun. read mor […]

  • Swiss confirm Russians tried to hack lab analyzing Skripal samples
    by Guest Writer on September 17, 2018 at 11:48 am

    9/17/18 The Russia connectionEnable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate CommentsThe Swiss government has confirmed reports that Dutch authorities had arrested and expelled two suspected Russian spies earlier this year after the two allegedly tried to hack a Swiss laboratory that conducts chemical weapons tests. Switzerland summoned the Russian ambassador to protest an “attempted attack” as Moscow rejected the allegations, the latest Western claim about Russian spying and other acts of interference. read mor […]

  • Berlin hospital says “highly plausible” Russian activist was poisoned
    by Guest Writer on September 17, 2018 at 11:46 am

    9/18/18 The Russia connectionEnable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate CommentsGerman doctors treating Pyotr Verzilov have said that the anti-Kremlin activist was probably poisoned, and a Moscow newspaper reports a possible connection with the killing of three Russian journalists in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.) in July. read mor […]

  • U.S.-provided security sector assistance in Africa largely failed
    by Staff on September 17, 2018 at 11:42 am

    9/17/18 African securityEnable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate CommentsTwo new RAND Corporation reports read mor […]

  • S&T awards $11.6 million to defend against network, internet disruptions
    by Staff on September 17, 2018 at 11:40 am

    9/17/18 CybersecurityEnable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate CommentsFive research organizations were awarded separate contracts totaling $11,511,565 to develop new methods to identify and attribute Network/Internet-scale Disruptive Events (NIDEs), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced today. read mor […]

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