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TECH 05 Apr 2018 | 6:30 AM

Once snubbed by FBI, Europol is now Google of counter-terrorism

Shortly after taking over Europol a decade ago, former British MI5 officer Rob Wainwright met with then-FBI Director Robert Mueller to pitch the idea of sharing data, figuring he couldn’t turn the European Union’s budding criminal-intelligence service into a global force without America’s help.

TECH 19 May 2017 | 5:01 AM

Facebook wins dismissal of US lawsuits linked to terrorism

A federal judge on May 18 dismissed two lawsuits seeking to hold Facebook Inc liable for supporting terrorist groups by letting them use its social media platform to further their goals, including violence against Jews.

TECH 31 Oct 2018 | 10:05 AM

Vietnam cyber law will guard against fake news, terrorism: security ministry

A Vietnamese cybersecurity law that global technology companies and rights groups have warned could undermine development and stifle innovation, will protect the country from increasing cyber threats, the security ministry has said.

TECH 19 Aug 2016 | 4:03 AM

Twitter suspended 360,000 accounts for 'promotion of terrorism'

Twitter Inc has shut down 360,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts since the middle of 2015, the company said in a blog post on Aug 18.

Technology 13 Aug 2018 | 4:00 AM

US students turn grief into tech startup after France attack

Several US students built a free online platform that makes big data analysis and visualisation easy to access and that helps track people and companies that have been sanctioned by the United States for crimes that include money laundering, corruption and terrorism.

TECH 07 Mar 2018 | 5:55 AM

Social media firms are like irresponsible landlords: UK counter-terrorism police head

Technology and social media firms are allowing extremists to act with impunity and lack commitment in tackling the online terrorist threat, a senior British police officer said on March 6.

TECH 27 Apr 2016 | 4:22 AM

Traffic to Wikipedia terrorism entries plunged after Snowden revelations

Internet traffic to Wikipedia pages summarising knowledge about terror groups and their tools plunged nearly 30%.

TECH 21 Jan 2015 | 3:00 PM

Ex-UK spy chief says accord needed with tech firms to stop terrorism

Intelligence agencies and technology companies need to agree on data-sharing to keep attacks like those in Paris earlier this month from becoming commonplace, the former head of Britain's foreign intelligence service said.

TECH 15 Jan 2016 | 5:38 AM

Twitter sued by US widow for giving voice to Islamic State

Twitter Inc is being sued by the widow of an American killed in Jordan who accuses the social media company of giving a voice to Islamic State, adding to the pressure to crack down on online propaganda linked to terrorism.

TECH 24 Apr 2019 | 7:30 AM

New Zealand and France to call for an end to online terror

New Zealand's prime minister Jacinda Ardern said that she and French president Emmanuel Macron will host a meeting seeking to eliminate acts of violent extremism and terrorism from being shown online.