UK Claims Facebook Is A ‘Digital Gangster’: Fake News Report Published

A committee publishes its findings after an 18-month investigation into fake news and accuses Facebook of obstructing its inquiry. MPs calling for a code of ethics to ensure social media platforms remove harmful content from their sites have branded Facebook "digital gangsters" in a parliamentary report. The digital, culture, media and sport committee published its findings after an 18-month investigation into...

Mess With Facebook Employees And You Will Be Tracked

The tracking is done by using location data taken from the user's Facebook app or an IP address collected by the social network when a user is active on Facebook. Facebook has been monitoring and tracking locations of those users who can pose threat to its employees or physical properties, the media reported. According to a report in CNBC on...

FCC: Damn Near Half The Calls You Receive This Year Will Be Robocallers

Nearly half the calls made to US cell phones in 2019 will be spam, according to a study by First Orion referenced in a Federal Communications Commission report Thursday. Ninety percent of those calls will have familiar caller IDs, but there isn't an effective way of identifying a call as spam before answering."Currently, the only certain way to determine whether a call...

Protecting First Responders from Drone Bombs Threats…FAA Got A New Plan

Under a new ruling, law enforcement officers would be able to identify drones from afar. The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday issued a rule aimed at protecting law enforcement officers from explosive-laden drones. Small drone pilots will soon be required to display their FAA registration number on the outside of their aircraft, according to a ruling posted Thursday in the Federal Register. Previously,...

Facebook Is Facing Its Biggest Fine Yet From US Regulator Over Privacy Conduct –

Facebook ad blocker safeguards limit political transparency campaigns
The social media giant and US Federal Trade Commission are yet to settle on an amount - but it could reach billions of dollars. The fine could reach billions of dollars, according to The Washington Post, with the newspaper adding the exact amount is yet to be settled. Facebook recently posted strong financial numbers for the fourth quarter of 2018, with...

America Loves Guns

https://youtu.be/Jyh5PiYGgP4 Gun culture runs deep in America and as another year passes we have a new record to show the importance Americans place on their firearms. TSA announced that 2018 was a record breaking year for firearm discovery and while there’s been a law prohibiting guns being allowed on planes, the debate behind gun control is stronger than ever. Maybe...

Russia May Soon Disconnect from Internet Raises Great Firewall Fears

Russia is going to temporarily unplug from the internet as part of what the country is calling a planned experiment. According to a report from Russian news site RBC, the planned disconnection is intended to examine whether the country run by Vladimir Putin is prepared for a draft law that mandates a "sovereign" internet. ZDNet reports that a draft of the law required that...

Spain arrests 29 people for drug smuggling

Spain arrests 29 people for drug smuggling
MADRID — Spanish police have arrested 29 people who they allege are involved in a drug trafficking ring. Spain’s Civil Guard says that their officers made the arrests on Tuesday after raiding several locations in the southern provinces of Cadiz and Malaga. Most of the arrests took place in the town La Linea de la…

Sweden needs more resources, skills to fight wildfires

Sweden needs more resources, skills to fight wildfires
FILE - In this Thursday July 26, 2018 file photo, a wildfire smolders at Alvdalen field in Sarna, central Sweden. Sweden’s civil protection agency says the country needs more water-dropping capacity to fight serious wildfires like the ones last year and improve cooperation between the rescue services. Agency head Dan Eliasson says Tuesday, Feb. 12,…

Afghan government fires election commission

Afghan government fires election commission
FILE - In this July 15, 2018, file photo, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a press conference at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Afghan government has fired its election commission, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. The move by Ghani’s administration comes more than three months after chaotic parliamentary elections -- the results of…