Mail Bomb Sent to John Brennan Allegedly Had Fake ISIS Flag With Sex Toys, 'Get 'Er Done' on It

All across the country this week, pipe bombs have been showing up in the mail of prominent Democrats and critics of Donald Trump—with NBC News listing former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Rep. Maxine Waters, billionaire philanthropist George…

The Islamic State is Getting Rich Off Your Makeup and Baby Powder

Satellite images reveal extensive mining operations not far from the site of a 2017 US airstrike in the Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan—an attack most Americans remember only because of the nightmarish nickname of the weapon employed: The “Mother of All Bombs.” The 20,000-pound GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast,…

Facebook Gives Us the First Real Look at Its Cesspool of Terrorist Propaganda and Hate Speech

Although Facebook’s ability to track and remove terrorist content was one of his favorite talking points when CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress last month, a new report from the social media network shows that there’s still a lot of work to do. The company’s first content moderation report, released…

Reports: Texas Bomber May Have Engineering Background, But Has Left Growing Forensic Trail

The sophistication of the package bombs that keep on detonating throughout the cities of Austin and San Antonio in Texas has authorities and experts concerned that the perpetrator is not an amateur, USA Today reported on Tuesday. But engineer or not, they are leaving a growing trail of evidence like an undetonated…

How to Watch Facebook, Google, and Twitter Testify Before Congress This Week

Three of Silicon Valley’s biggest tech companies will speak to three different congressional subcommittees on Tuesday and Wednesday to finally get to the bottom of, well, a lot of issues. Top priority is to discuss Russia’s use of online ads and social media to influence the 2016 US election. Here’s how you can watch…

The Punisher Doesn't Belong in Netflix's Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Today, Netflix finally dropped the first full-length trailer for its upcoming Punisher series and though it was rather light on plot details, it presented a very clear idea of what kind of show we’re in for: one presenting Marvel’s most dangerous vigilante at his most vicious and deadly, but without Netflix’s other…

Here Are The First Concrete Numbers Showing How Rarely Twitter Takes Action On Abusive Behavior Reports

Twitter has struggled to rein in harassment on its platform for years, but in January, the company pledged to finally get serious about the problem. “We didn’t move fast enough last year; now we’re thinking about progress in days and hours not weeks and months,” Ed Ho, Twitter’s general manager of consumer product and…

Facebook 'Bug' Automatically Leaked Moderators' Identities to Suspected Terrorists

Yesterday, Facebook posted a detailed explanation of its counter-terrorism program, defending itself from criticism by European leaders in the wake of recent terror attacks in Britain and France and stating there is “no place on Facebook for terrorism.” But any goodwill earned by that post seems to have lasted less…

Thief Stole Backpack and Wedding Ring From Dying Portland Hero After Terrorist Attack [Update: They Arrested Him]

Ricky John Best was one of two men who died at the hands of a white supremacist on a Portland train last week. Best intervened when he saw the terrorist, 35-year-old Jeremy Christian, shouting hateful things at Muslim teen girls on the train. But Best suffered another indignity after being stabbed to death by the …

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