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March 24, 2017
Twitter suspends more accounts linked to 'terrorism'
Washington (AFP) March 21, 2017
Twitter said Tuesday it suspended 376,890 accounts in the second half of 2016 for "promotion of terrorism," an increase of 60 percent over the prior six-month period. The latest suspensions bring the total number of blocked accounts to 636,248 from August 2015, when Twitter stepped up efforts to curb "violent extremism," the company announced as part of its latest transparency report. The actions come with social networks under pressure from governments around the world to use technology tools t ... read more

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US charges two Russian spies in massive Yahoo cyberattack
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CIA blasts WikiLeaks for publishing secret documents
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WSU mathematician breaks down how to defend against quantum computing attacks
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