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Tumblr Deletes 84 Accounts 'Linked To Russian Government'

Tumblr Deletes 84 Accounts 'Linked To Russian Government'Tumblr deleted 84 accounts that it says were linked to the Russian Internet



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Twitter sets crackdown on automated 'bot' accounts

Twitter sets crackdown on automated 'bot' accountsTwitter announced Wednesday a crackdown on accounts powered by software “bots” which can artificially amplify a person or cause and which have been accused of manipulating the social network during the 2016 US election. The San Francisco messaging platform said the move was intended to rid the service of spam-spewing automated accounts, and not aimed at people using the service according to the rules. “These changes are an important step in ensuring we stay ahead of malicious activity targeting the crucial conversations taking place on Twitter — including elections in the United States and around the world,” Twitter developer policy lead Yoel Roth said in a blog post.



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Hackers Messaged Donald Trump With Former Fox News Hosts' Twitter Accounts

Hackers Messaged Donald Trump With Former Fox News Hosts' Twitter AccountsThe Twitter accounts of two former Fox News hosts were hacked on Tuesday, resulting in both of their feeds being filled with Turkish propaganda supporting the country’s controversial president.



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Twitter Says Blocking Accounts Of World Leaders Would 'Hamper Necessary Discussion'

Twitter Says Blocking Accounts Of World Leaders Would 'Hamper Necessary Discussion'Twitter appeared to clear up any confusion over whether it might block the account of President Donald Trump, publishing a blog post on Friday that said removing content from world leaders would “hamper necessary discussion around their words and actions.”



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911 Calls Detail Vivid Accounts of Amtrak Train Derailment

911 Calls Detail Vivid Accounts of Amtrak Train Derailment"My abdomen hurts really bad. I don't feel good"



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Ann Maguire murder: Parents should be made to sign contracts with Facebook and monitor children's accounts, says coroner 

Ann Maguire murder: Parents should be made to sign contracts with Facebook and monitor children's accounts, says coroner Parents should be made to sign contracts compelling them to monitor their children’s Facebook messages, the coroner in the Ann Maguire murder inquest has claimed. Under proposals due to be presented to the Digital minister Matt Hancock, parents would be given the right to pry on their children’s accounts because their “responsibility transcends” a teenager’s “entitlement to privacy”. The suggestions would also require teens aged 13 to 18 to have a named parent on their application to open an account, and make parents contractually obliged to monitor their communications. Coroner Kevin McLoughlin outlined the proposals yesterday as a jury ruled that the murder of Spanish teacher Ann Maguire could have been prevented. Teenage killer of teacher Ann Maguire told ten friends 'precisely' what he planned to do Delivering a conclusion of unlawful killing, the jury at Wakefield Coroner’s Court said that her death had resulted from “missed opportunities to share and record the problem behaviour” of her killer. It comes more than two years after Ms Maguire, an employee of Corpus Christi College, Leeds was stabbed to death by pupil Will Cornick during a lesson at the school on 28 April 2014. During the inquest, the jury heard that Cornick, then 15, had exchanged a series of messages on Facebook with friends in which he professed his hatred for Ms Maguire and his desire to harm her. In one Facebook exchange, he expressed his loathing for the 61-year-old and offered a friend “a tenner” for them to kill her. Another associate of Cornick told police officers in an interview that Cornick had said of Mrs Maguire: “I don’t want to hurt her, I want to kill her.” Cornick was 15 years old when he stabbed to death Mrs Maguire, 61, as she taught a class at Corpus Christi Catholic College, in Leeds The teenager told 10 pupils of his intention to kill Mrs Maguire and other members of staff, and showed four of them the 34-inch knife he later used in her brutal murder. Despite his litany of threats, none of the pupils reported the outbursts to the school. Their conversations with Cornick only surfaced in pre-inquest hearings, and it later emerged that they had never been questioned about them by police officers or teaching staff after her murder. In statements following Mrs Maguire’s murder, Cornick’s parents claimed they had no prior knowledge of their son’s intentions. Commenting on the disclosures, Mr McLoughlin said that Cornick’s online threats had been “sinister and grotesque”, adding that he believed that “parents have a responsibility to protect children”. In order to do this, he said that they should be given “access to supervise content”, adding: “any parent’s responsibility transcends any teenager’s entitlement to privacy.” A Facebook spokesman said: "We want everyone to feel safe when using Facebook. We work closely with online safety experts including the UK Safer Internet Centre and Childnet International to make sure that young people and their parents know how technology works and what they need to think about before sharing online."



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Thai authorities freeze ousted PM Yingluck's bank accounts

Thai authorities freeze ousted PM Yingluck's bank accountsThai authorities have frozen seven bank accounts belonging to ex-premier Yingluck Shinawatra over a $ 1 billion fine she faces for her administration’s controversial rice subsidy scheme, her lawyer said Tuesday. Thailand’s first female prime minister, whose government was toppled in a 2014 coup, is already facing up to a decade in jail for allegedly failing to stop graft in the subsidy programme that targeted her party’s rural farming base. Yingluck’s lawyer confirmed Tuesday that at least seven accounts had now been locked.



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Thai authorities freeze ousted PM Yingluck's bank accounts

Thai authorities freeze ousted PM Yingluck's bank accountsThai authorities have frozen seven bank accounts belonging to ex-premier Yingluck Shinawatra over a $ 1 billion fine she faces for her administration’s controversial rice subsidy scheme, her lawyer said Tuesday. Thailand’s first female prime minister, whose government was toppled in a 2014 coup, is already facing up to a decade in jail for allegedly failing to stop graft in the subsidy programme that targeted her party’s rural farming base. Yingluck’s lawyer confirmed Tuesday that at least seven accounts had now been locked.



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Philippine military asks Facebook to close jihadist accounts

Philippine military asks Facebook to close jihadist accountsThe Philippine military on Friday asked Facebook to close dozens of accounts linked to Islamist militants who attacked a southern city, saying they were being used for propaganda. Military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jo-ar Herrera said the armed forces’ social media unit uncovered 63 Facebook accounts belonging to the jihadists and their supporters. “These 63 accounts are spreading malicious information and misinformation that affect the information landscape and the mindset of every Filipino,” Herrera told a news conference in the southern city of Marawi.



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Jury in officer's trial hears different accounts of shooting

Jury in officer's trial hears different accounts of shootingST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The trial of a Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a black motorist opened Monday with attorneys offering sharply different accounts of whether the officer saw the motorist's gun before he began firing.



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