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TECH 28 Apr 2017 | 5:53 AM

Online videos of killings pose tricky problem for Facebook

Posting a smartphone video online has never been so easy – even if the video shows a murder. After two recent cases that shocked the world, this has become a tricky but urgent problem for Facebook to tackle.

TECH 26 Mar 2019 | 3:30 AM

Microsoft’s Smith urges talk of tech’s ‘legal responsibilities’

Microsoft Corp president Brad Smith waded into the debate over what legal duties tech should have for content in the wake of the mosque killings in New Zealand.

TECH 16 Jul 2018 | 6:00 AM

When fake news sparks violence: India grapples with online rumours

India has been shaken by a spate of mob killings sparked by a hoax about child kidnappers spread on WhatsApp.

TECH 17 Jul 2017 | 8:41 AM

Internet outage in violence-plagued Somalia is extra headache for businesses

A severed marine cable has left Somalia without Internet for weeks, triggering losses for businesses, residents said, and adding a layer of chaos in a country where Islamist insurgents are carrying out a campaign of bombings and killings.

TECH 20 Jul 2018 | 4:00 AM

WhatsApp curbs message forwarding in bid to deter India lynch mobs

Facebook Inc's WhatsApp is rolling out a global test measure to rein in messages forwarded by users, the messaging app said, after the spread of rumours led to several killings in India and sparked calls for action from authorities.

TECH 16 Oct 2017 | 9:21 AM

Activists urge Apple to drop apps that play up Philippine drugs war

A group of civil society organisations has demanded that Apple Inc remove from its app store games it said violated the tech firm's guidelines and promoted violence and killings commonplace in the Philippines' war on drugs.

TECH 28 Apr 2016 | 7:32 AM

Brady Campaign unveils app to scrub mass killers' names from media sites

US anti-gun-violence activists introduced a phone app designed to strip notorious mass shooters' names and photos from news stories, saying that keeping their images out of the public eye could help avert future mass killings.