Frank Hassler

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Automated systems fight ISIS propaganda, but at what cost?

The spread of ISIS propaganda online has put social media companies in a tough position. Governments are urging Facebook, Twitter, and Google to more aggressively remove extremist content, in the hopes of reducing the terrorist group’s influence. But the companies’ self-moderation systems have …

Internet

6 detained in raids in Brussels; man accused of plotting attack captured in Paris

Police have detained six people in nighttime raids in central Brussels in a military-style operation linked to the deadly attacks on the city's airport and subways.<p>In a Paris suburb, meanwhile, a man "of French nationality" believed to be plotting an imminent terrorist attack was also detained, …

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U.N. panel to blame mankind for global warming, explain 'hiatus' | Reuters

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A United Nations panel of experts met on Monday to review a draft report that raises the probability that climate change is man-made to 95 percent and warns of ever more extreme weather unless governments take strong action.<p>A truck engine is tested for pollution exiting its …

Climate Change

“Tip-of-the-Tongue Syndrome,” Transactive Memory, and How the Internet Is Making Us Smarter

<i>“The dangerous time when mechanical voices, radios, telephones, take the place of human intimacies, and the concept of being in touch with millions brings a greater and greater poverty in intimacy and human vision,”</i> Anaïs Nin wrote in her diary in 1946, decades before the internet as we know it …