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Jihadists are turning to the 'Dark Web' to avoid being tracked down by authorities

Apart from recent orders given to fighters to limit their exposure, erase the footprint of their online activity and avoid revealing too many place names or faces, the Islamic State and Al-Nusra Front groups are increasingly using the "Dark Web" -- the hidden part of the Internet protected by …

Privacy

REVEALED: A Breakdown Of The Demographics For Each Of The Different Social Networks

In a new report from BI Intelligence, we unpack data from over a dozen sources to understand how social media demographics are still shifting.<p><i>Here are a few of the key takeaways from the BI Intelligence report:</i><p>Facebook still skews significantly female. Women in the U.S. are more likely to use …

Social Media

AMBER Alerts to Appear in Facebook News Feeds

Facebook will now push AMBER alerts to user News Feeds when children go missing in their area. The partnership between Facebook and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children was announced on Tuesday morning. Each alert will include a photograph and other details, and will be updated as …

Now Tinder Is Being Used To ID Suspected Thieves

Stories of thieves being caught by social networks like Facebook or Twitter are nothing new. But what about Tinder?<p>“Isn’t that a dating app,” you say. Yes, but one enterprising victim of repeat thefts used the popular mobile app to ID the person he claimed is responsible for stealing $30,000 worth …

Police Can Create Fake Instagram Accounts To Investigate Suspects

According to a recent opinion passed down by district court judge William Martini in New Jersey, it is 100 percent legal for a police officer to create a fake Instagram account, friend you, and use evidence found in your Instagram feed against you, should you get yourself into the kind of mess that …

Twitter Has A New iOS Analytics Feature — And I'm Obsessed With It

Twitter recently rolled out a new analytics feature for its iOS app that will allow anyone to check the engagement on any tweet they send.<p>You can now see metrics like how many people saw your tweet, clicked its link, expanded it, or viewed your full profile because of it.<p>Twitter originally …

Instagram Tops 300 Million Active Users to Overtake Twitter

Facebook's photo-sharing service, Instagram, said Wednesday it has more than 300 million users, sharing tens of millions of photos and videos each day. That means Instagram, launched by Stanford graduates Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger in 2010, is now bigger than Twitter, which claims 284 million …

Searching For Past Tweets Just Got Way Easier

If you’ve ever tried searching for past tweets online, you’ve probably found it incredibly frustrating and ultimately futile. That changes today.<p>On Tuesday, Twitter announced that it now indexes all public tweets dating back to its founding in 2006. Prior to this, the social network’s search engine …

REVEALED: The Demographic Trends For Every Social Network

In a new report from BI Intelligence, we unpack data from over a dozen sources to understand how social media demographics are still shifting.<p><i>Here are a few of the key takeaways from the BI Intelligence report:</i><p>Facebook still skews significantly female. Women in the U.S. are more likely to use …

Hate Speech Is Drowning Reddit and No One Can Stop It

<i>Editors' Note: This story includes references to hate speech and other language that readers may find offensive.</i><p>In September, a group of black women …

How to Use Facebook Without the Government Tracking You

Facebook has collected billions of bits of information on the private lives of the hordes of people who spend hours every day on the social network. …

Be Very Skeptical—A Lot of Your Open-Source Intel Is Fake

Governments plant propaganda in social media<p>Soon after the chemical weapons attack on residents of Ghouta, Syria in August 2013, analysts, …

We shouldn’t stop terrorists from tweeting

<i>Daniel Byman is a professor in Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and the research director of the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. Jeremy Shapiro is a fellow in the Brookings foreign policy program. This piece draws on their work on foreign fighters in</i> …

Social Media and Other Online Data Become Tools in Ebola Battle

Nine days before Ebola was declared an epidemic, a group of researchers and computer scientists in Boston spotted the hemorrhagic fever beginning to …

Many Oil, Gas Wells Untested for Environmental Damage, Report Says

The government has failed to inspect thousands of oil and gas wells it considers potentially high risks for water contamination and other environmental damage, congressional investigators say.<p>The report highlights substantial gaps in oversight by the agency that manages oil and gas development on …

Exclusive - Nigeria favours local firms in $40 billion oil contract awards

DAKAR/LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria has awarded most of its long-term oil contracts worth an estimated $40 billion (23 billion pounds) a year to local companies, according to a confidential list seen by Reuters, meaning global traders need to partner with them to access crude from Africa’s top producer.<p>…

All Eyes On Mexico: Energy Reform Creating Opportunities Across Oil And Gas Supply Chain

In the next two weeks, Mexico’s lawmakers are expected to release a series of laws, known as the secondary laws, that should begin to delineate how the revolutionary energy reforms approved last December will be implemented.<p>Prior to the reforms, Mexico had the most closed energy regime of any …

Shell Pulls Out of Oil-Shale Project in Colorado After Spending Millions in Exploration

Royal Dutch Shell PLC recently joined Chevron in its abandonment of oil-shale projects in Colorado. After spending nearly $30 million in exploration, …

Shell Oil Runs One of the World's Most Advanced Control Towers

Tom Moroney, the Deepwater Technology Deployment Manager at Shell Oil, gave a presentation on Shell Oil’s approach to control towers, Big Data, and analytics at ARC’s Forum in February. They don’t call it a “control tower” – for Shell it is an “Integrated Operational Center.” And it is not a supply …

What’s the best way to remove pesticides from fruits and vegetables?

<b>The Question</b><p>Is rinsing fruit and vegetables under water effective at removing pesticides? Should I use a store-bought produce wash instead? Are there some fruits and vegetables that, no matter how I clean them, I should buy organically grown?<p><b>The Answer</b><p>There is a growing concern among Canadians …

Suddenly US oil exports are about to be a factor in geopolitics

Oil prices have fallen again today thanks in part to a deal this week between Libya’s government and a separatist-minded militia that allowed a key oil terminal to reopen. But there is the potential for an even sloshier market—and lower prices—starting later this month with the largest US exports …

Oil

Canada becoming launch-pad of a global tar sands and oil shale frenzy | Martin Lukacs

A worldwide extreme energy boom, modelled after Canada's, is unleashing weapons of mass ecological destruction<p>If you can be sure of one thing, it’s that oil companies didn’t get the United Nations’ latest memo on climate change: the world must urgently switch to clean, renewable energy. Over the …

Ukraine Crisis Sends Oil Prices to Six-Week High

Uncertainty over the crisis in Ukraine has sent oil futures to a six-week high.<p>Benchmark Brent crude reached $110 a barrel on Wednesday, reversing …

South Sudan Army Confirms Rebels Hold Key Oil Town Bentiu

South Sudan's army has confirmed that rebels have taken over the oil-rich hub of Bentiu.<p>The capital of the oil-producing Unity state had fallen to …