Hundreds arrested for ‘dark web’ child porn by international task force

Yesterday, authorities in the United Kingdom and the United States announced that 337 suspected users in 38 countries were arrested following an investigation of a dark web child pornography site. The website was based in South Korea and accepted cryptocurrency as payment. Law enforcement agencies from Germany, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States were part of the international task force. The current phase of investigation and arrests began in 2018. The website after it was shuttered by authorities Image: NCA. via Twitter At the center of the…

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Zuckerberg: ‘Fifth estate’ should not decide what is credible

Facebook CEO says social media companies ought not be responsible for judging the merits of political expression. Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said the social network doesn’t fact-check political advertisements because it’s not the place of technology companies to become arbiters of truth. “I don’t think most people want to live in a world where you can only post things that tech companies judge to be 100% true,” Zuckerberg said on Thursday to an auditorium full of students at Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall in Washington. “People should be…

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Skeleton found on California peak creates ‘mystery’

Authorities say it is rare to find the remains of someone who apparently has not been reported as missing in the area. 3 hours ago The area below Mount Williamson where a skeleton was found [Inyo Sheriff’s Department/AP Photo] more on US & Canada Chicago teachers’ strike: Thousands hit the picket lines over paytoday Zuckerberg: ‘Fifth estate’ should not decide what is credibletoday Is it too late to stop Turkey’s military operation in Syria?today Skeleton found on California peak creates ‘mystery’today Climbers were closing in on the top of California’s…

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Man arrested for New York City neighbourhood reunion shooting

Police say Kyle Williams was one of two people who opened fire during the gathering in Brooklyn in July. New York City police have arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with a mass shooting over the summer at a Brooklyn community festival that left one person dead and 11 wounded. Police said the gunman, Kyle Williams, was one of two people who opened fire – possibly shooting at each other – during the Old Timers Day gathering in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn on July 27. The gunfire sent a…

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Obama backs Canada’s Trudeau in unprecedented endorsement

Canadian analysts say such an endorsement is rare, but probably won’t move the polls. Barack Obama on Wednesday urged Canadians to re-elect Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, an apparently unprecedented endorsement of a candidate in a Canadian election by a former US president. Obama tweeted on Wednesday that he was proud to work with Trudeau and described him as a hard-working, effective leader who takes on big issues such as climate change. “The world needs his progressive leadership now, and I hope our neighbours to the north support him for another…

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Critics say Twitter treats hate speech as being ‘public interest’

Many argue that company is unwilling to act against threats of political violence or intimidation, from Trump or others. Amid calls from some Democrats to suspend the account of United States President Donald Trump, Twitter says world leaders’ accounts are not entirely above its policies and that it will crack down on any account that violates rules. The San Francisco company is clarifying its regulations, as a number of Democratic officials say they would like to see Trump booted off the social media site that has been his favoured platform…

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