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Slack removes more than two dozen accounts tied to hate groups

Slack has removed 28 accounts with ties to hate groups from its platform after leaked private chats.Image: Chesnot/Getty ImagesBy Matt Binder2019-03-14 22:52:44 UTC Slack is giving the boot to users with ties to hate groups. On Thursday, the messaging company announced that it had removed more than two dozen users that were affiliated with hate…

Pakistan to freeze assets of UN-sanctioned armed groups

Islamabad, Pakistan - The government of Pakistan has passed a regulation authorising the seizure of assets of armed groups that have been sanctioned by the United Nations and listed under Pakistani domestic anti-terrorism laws. "The objective of the UNSC (Freezing and Seizure) Order 2019 is to streamline the procedure for implementation of Security Council Sanctions against designated individuals…

Facebook bans four armed rebel groups in Myanmar

Facebook has banned four rebel groups in Myanmar from the social network for inciting violence, but some experts have criticized the move.Image: SAI AUNG MAIN/AFP/Getty ImagesBy Matt Binder2019-02-05 18:40:08 UTC Facebook is continuing to clamp down on users in Myanmar who are using the service to further ethnic violence in the country. In a blog…

Saudi Arabia, UAE gave US arms to al-Qaeda-linked groups: Report

Saudi Arabia and its coalition partner in Yemen, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) transferred US-made weapons to al-Qaeda-linked groups and a Salafi militia whose commander who once "served with" the Yemeni branch of ISIL, a CNN investigation has found. Corroborating an earlier report by Al Jazeera, the CNN investigation said that the weapons had also…

Trump’s new ‘anti-Muslim’ appointee worries civil rights groups

Washington, DC - American civil rights groups have condemned the appointment of a new deputy national security advisor who served on the board of an anti-Muslim group for nearly a decade. US President Donald Trump appointed Charles M Kupperman last week to assist National Security Advisor John Bolton, saying in a press release that Kupperman…

Google tightened security by banning contractors and temp workers from its...

Google's efforts to boost security and clamp down on leaks is deepening a rift between full-time employees and the tens of thousands of contractors who toil alongside them every day, with some of the contractors complaining that they've been locked out of internal systems necessary for their jobs. In April, Google's contract, vendor, and temporary…

In Bolsonaro’s Brazil, indigenous groups fear more violence

Amarante do Maranhao, Brazil - Davi Gaviao, an indigenous man with a mental illness was known to spend his days wandering the streets of Amarante do Maranhao, a poor and remote rural town on Brazil's Amazon frontier. By nightfall, he would usually return to the nearby 42,000 hectare Governador indigenous reserve where he lived with…

Zinke on wildfires: ‘Radical’ groups would rather burn down forest than...

A handout photo made available by the Butte County Sheriff and Coroner's Department shows a team of rescue workers preparing to search for the remains of victims missing in the Camp Fire in Butte County, California, on Nov. 16, 2018. (Photo: BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT HANDOUT, EPA-EFE) Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday pressed his…

PayPal bans Proud Boys, Gavin McInnes, and antifa groups

Gavin McInnes and his Proud Boys are getting quite accustomed to online bans at this point.Image: Andrew Lichtenstein/ Corbis via Getty ImagesBy Matt Binder2018-11-09 20:55:15 UTC PayPal isn't quite done kicking problematic accounts off its platform. The far-right group known as the Proud Boys and its founder, Gavin McInnes, just had their PayPal accounts cancelled…

Indonesia tsunami: As desperation mounts, relief groups mobilize; here’s how you...

CLOSE The hard-hit Indonesian city of Palu began burying its dead from the devastating earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 840 people and left thousands homeless. The death toll is expected to rise as areas cut off by the damage are reached. (Oct. 1) AP Residents look for their belongings amid the debris of…
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