Netflix and Marvel made the right decision a few weeks ago when the companies decided to cancel The Punisher panel at New York Comic Con in the wake of the October 1 shooting in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead and 489 others wounded. The timing would have been beyond offensive, which raises the question: When can they release their show about a superhero who shoots people?
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Twitter has struggled to rein in harassment on its platform for years, but in January, the company pledged to finally get serious about the problem. "We didn't move fast enough last year; now we're thinking about progress in days and hours not weeks and months," Ed Ho, Twitter's general manager of consumer product and engineering, promised. Twitter has rolled out a slew of updates since then, designed to stifle abusive behaviour. But the company has been quiet about how often it takes action when accounts are reported for abuse, and reporting by BuzzFeed revealed that harassing tweets often enjoy a long and happy life on the platform.
Today, Netflix finally dropped the first full-length trailer for its upcoming Punisher series and though it was rather light on plot details, it presented a very clear idea of what kind of show we're in for: one presenting Marvel's most dangerous vigilante at his most vicious and deadly, but without Netflix's other Marvel heroes to stop him if he needs to be put down.
Back in August, I submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for a bunch of films held by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). We looked at one yesterday from 1976 about nuclear extortion, and we'll explore the others in the coming weeks. But there was one that I requested that the NNSA can't seem to find. The title? "Skull Melting Demonstration".
DJI, the world's largest consumer drone manufacturer, has a problem. ISIS, the terrorist organisation, has been turning off-the-shelf drones into flying bombs and making headlines in the process. So what's DJI doing about this? The company very quietly created no-fly zones over large parts of Iraq and Syria.
Details are still emerging about an attack carried out near the UK's Houses of Parliament on Wednesday. As officials try to determine the identity of a suspect who was shot by police, a 4chan thread from less than 24 hours earlier appears to announce the location of the attack that has claimed four lives so far.
The United States can be a cruel place to live, as the rise of fascism in the country has caused a shocking increase in hate crimes. And after a terrorist shooting in Kansas, Americans have turned to what has now become a depressingly common ritual in the face of tragedy: Raising money for the survivors through crowdfunding campaigns.
If this face seems familiar, it's probably because you've seen it associated with any number of recent terror incidents. This man has apparently died at least three times since January, most recently in the terrorist attack at Atatürk Airport in Istanbul. So what gives? A France24 investigation provides the answer.
Apple CEO Tim Cook told ABC World News Tonight's David Muir that he remains opposed to giving the FBI a skeleton key that would allow it to break into one of the San Bernardino shooter's iPhones.
Extremist terrorist groups use social media to rally support around the world, using sites like Twitter to mobilize sympathizers into possible plots. But in a blog post earlier this month, Twitter says that kind of behaviour flagrantly violates its terms of service, and reports that it's suspended tens of thousands of primarily pro-ISIS accounts since May.
Video: The Islamic State, or ISIS or ISIL, has quickly risen to power in the regions of Iraq and Syria in the past few years. This map by Peter Ridilla tracks the groups' spread across the region. The Islamic State is shown in red against the rest of the region, what started off in just a few areas a few years ago has now crossed multiple borders, multiplied itself, and grown terrifyingly fast in recent months.
In the past few months, dozens of media outlets reported on a disturbing secret app being used by ISIS members to exchange secure messages. The media reports were based on one another, as well as the word of a volunteer hacking collective called Ghost Security Group (GSG). Another story has also made the rounds recently: That this same group, GSG, found information and used it to stop a mass terrorist attack. These are compelling, terrifying stories -- and they're both stories with many holes, from a strange and unverifiable source.