Facebook said it found and removed 1.9 million social-media posts by the Islamic State and al Qaeda terrorists during the first three months of 2018, using new anti-terror algorithms. “In Q1[first quarter] we took action on 1.9 million pieces of ISIS [Islamic State terror group, outlawed in Russia] and al-Qaeda content, about twice as much from the previous quarter,” Facebook said.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman launched an investigation into bitcoin exchanges today, his office announced. He’s looking into thirteen major exchanges, including Coinbase, Gemini Trust, and Bitfinex, requesting information on their operations and what measures they have in place to protect consumers, the Verge reports.
Ikea's odd jobs marketplace TaskRabbit is investigating a "cyber-security incident", the company has announced.
The app and website let people find freelance workers to complete household tasks such as cleaning, gardening or assembling flat-pack furniture.
TaskRabbit has not revealed the nature of the incident, but said it was working with law enforcement and a cyber-security firm to investigate.
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has begun to organise workshops, capacity building and inter-agency collaborations to consolidate on nationwide cyber security awareness. The Director-General of the agency, Dr Isa Pantami, made this disclosure in a statement he signed on Saturday in Abuja in which he explained that the workshops and awareness programmes are part of the agency’s efforts to equip citizens with foundational knowledge to share best practices on staying safe in the cyberspace.
Facebook has started asking European and Canadian users to let it use facial recognition technology to identify them in photos and videos.
The social media company originally began face-matching users outside Canada in 2011, but stopped doing so for EU citizens the following year after protests from regulators and privacy campaigners.
The new request is one of several opt-in permissions being rolled out in advance of a new data privacy law.
Apple has warned employees against leaking information to the media. Apple in particular can’t seem to keep a secret, even the company’s internal strategy for dealing with leaks ended up on the web last year. Now, a leaked internal memo from Apple shows that the company has had 12 people arrested so far for revealing confidential company information.