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December 6, 2016 8:24 AM Facebook and Twitter must tackle hate speech or face new laws

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube have been failing to deal with reported hate speech within the 24-hour timeframe they pledged to If US tech giants do not step up efforts to remove hate speech from their services, laws may be written to force them to do so, the European Commission has warned. Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube each signed 37

December 6, 2016 3:19 AM Facebook, YouTube and others introduce database to combat terrorist propaganda online

New program would create database to help automatically identify content media companies could remove Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are joining forces to more quickly identify the worst terrorist propaganda and prevent it from spreading online. The new program announced Monday would create a database of unique digital "fingerprints" to help automatically 46

December 6, 2016 3:04 AM Tech companies move to target terrorist propaganda online

WASHINGTON — Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are joining forces to more quickly identify the worst terrorist propaganda and prevent it from spreading online. The new program announced Monday would create a database of unique digital “fingerprints” to help automatically identify videos or images the companies could remove. The move by the technology 46

December 6, 2016 12:25 AM Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube team up to fight terrorist propaganda

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are joining forces to more quickly identify the worst terrorist propaganda and prevent it from spreading online. The program announced Monday would create a database of unique digital “fingerprints” to help automatically identify videos or images the companies could then remove. The program, which is expected 40

December 5, 2016 11:47 PM Web giants to cooperate on removal of extremist content

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Web giants YouTube , Facebook , Twitter and Microsoft will step up efforts to remove extremist content from their websites by creating a common database. The companies will share 'hashes' - unique digital fingerprints they automatically assign to videos or photos - of extremist content they have removed from their websites to enable 34

December 5, 2016 11:47 PM EU urges U.S. tech giants to act faster against hate speech

(Reuters) — U.S. tech giants including Facebook, Twitter, Google’s YouTube and Microsoft will have to act faster to tackle online hate speech or face laws forcing them to do so, the European Commission said on Sunday. The European Union (EU) executive’s warning comes six months after the companies signed up to a voluntary code of conduct to take action 17

December 5, 2016 11:47 PM U.S. tech giants not acting fast enough on hate speech, E.U. charges

Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft are not acting quickly enough to tackle hate speech, according to the European Commission, which has told the companies to get their act together. If the Silicon Valley companies do not speed up their response to tackling illegal hate speech on their platforms, they will be be held accountable under European law, the Commission 18

December 5, 2016 11:01 PM Extremist images 'fingerprinted' by tech firms

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are collaborating to stop violent, extremist images and video being spread via their sites. The four tech firms plan to create a database that contains "digital fingerprints" of the content. The database will be used to screen uploads in order to spot violent or extremist material before it is shared 15

December 5, 2016 9:49 PM Windows 10 “Home Hub” feature will take on Amazon Echo and more

2017, 2018 Updates will offer shared workspaces and a Cortana serving multiple people. Microsoft is going to make the Windows 10 PC a more family-focused device, taking on Amazon's Echo and Google Home as it does, according to the latest reports and rumors about forthcoming features. The story starts with Twitter user Walking Cat poking around preview 26

December 5, 2016 9:27 PM AWS wants to dominate beyond the public cloud with Lambda updates

Lambda changes reach beyond AWS' core data centers into the IoT Amazon Web Services' big Re:Invent conference in Las Vegas brought a plethora of new features and upgrades to its cloud platform. But there was one key set of upgrades that set the stage for Amazon's expansion outside its own public cloud data centers. Two years ago, AWS CEO Andy Jassy made a big splash 54