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How Tech Learned From Past Crises And Reacted To The Paris Attacks

What Facebook, Airbnb, and Uber did when terrorists attacked Paris.<p>Following Friday's terrorist attacks across Paris, which left at least 129 dead, many of the websites and apps we use on a regular basis made an effort to help those caught in the disaster.<p>But the process can also be fraught with …

Internet

Facebook Explains Why it Activated Safety Check for Paris Attack

Facebook on Saturday sought to tamp down criticism that it had rolled out its widely-used Safety Check feature amid the terrorist attacks in Paris …

After Criticism, Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Will Activate Safety Check For More Human Disasters

Providing equitable access to tools like Safety Check around the globe isn't just a helpful thing for Facebook to do: it's the right thing, too.<p>In the last 24 hours, 4.1 million people marked themselves safe using Facebook's Safety Check, after the social media platform activated the tool for …

The Morning After the Paris Attacks: Pictures

Krakow

Paris attacks underscore risks of a slow U.S. campaign against Islamic State

The horror in Paris, coming just weeks after the downing of a Russian jetliner in Egypt, underscores the risks of a strategy that relies heavily on local forces to defeat the Islamic State with American backing.<p>The core of President Obama’s strategy is using U.S. military air power to contain and …

Middle East