13 Nov 2019

Dutch state to appeal order to take back children of ISIL mothers

The Duch state announced that it plans to appeal a court ruling requiring it to take back young children with Dutch nationality from mothers who joined ISIS in Syria. These children are currently living in camps in northern Syria alongside their mothers and ISIS figures. The announcement follows the decision

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13 Nov 2019

Bolivia Senate Leader Jeanine Añez Declares Herself President

On Sunday, Bolivian President Evo Morales stepped down from office after weeks of protests, following advice from Bolivia’s military chief. The protests originated after a Morales was elected to a fourth term. Morales was one of the last Latin American leftist leaders, creating the Movement for Socialism party in 1998.

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13 Nov 2019

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announces plans for fourth factory and design center near Berlin

Yesterday, CEO Elon Musk announced plans to open a fourth ‘Gigafactory’ in Berlin, Germany. Other factory locations currently include the Gigafactory battery plant in Nevada, a charging equipment and future Tesla Solar Roof factory in New York and Shanghai. Musk stated that he chose Germany due to its reputation for

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13 Nov 2019

Islamic Jihad leader killed in Israeli air strike

On Tuesday, an Israeli airstrike killed a senior commander of the Gaza Strip Islamic Jihad militant group. Palestinian Health Ministry Officials stated the senior commander was one of ten people killed in the airstrike. In Damascus, the son of Islamic Jihad leader Akram al-Ajouri was also killed by an Israeli

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12 Nov 2019

Report: Election Vendors Are ‘Prime Targets,’ Need Oversight

The United State’s electoral process may be vulnerable to attack according to a new report released by the Brennan Center for Justice. Private companies that build voting equipment and voter registration databases play an indispensable role in elections, yet they lack federal oversight. The report urges Congress to establish a

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12 Nov 2019

Hong Kong protests: Rule of law on ‘brink of collapse’, police say

After five months of protests that have recently escalated in violence, with one activist shot in the torso and a pro-Beijing figure set on fire by protesters, police have warned that Hong Kong’s rule of law is on the edge of disintegration. The protests began in order to showcase resistance

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12 Nov 2019

Deal With Taliban Will Free American and Australian Professors, Officials Say

The Afghan government and the Taliban negotiated a prisoner exchange that would liberate American professor Kevin King and Australian professor Timothy Weeks, both former professors at the American University of Afghanistan. Three senior Taliban figures will also be released, including Anas Haqqani. President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan stated that the

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12 Nov 2019

A.I. Systems Echo Biases They’re Fed, Putting Scientists on Guard

A year ago Google reported a breakthrough artificial intelligence technology called BERT. BERT, which is used in Google’s internet search engine, learns from digitized information like Wikipedia entries, news articles, and old books. This presents an issue that has caught the attention of security researchers and experts who claim BERT

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12 Nov 2019

Twitter is trying to figure out how to handle deepfakes

Deepfake technology uses intricate facial recognition technology to create video forgeries that are false or misleading, and can be extremely convincing. Last year, members of Congress urged lawmakers to address the issue of deepfakes and realize their potential risk. Twitter recently announced a plan to combat deepfake technology, stating that

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12 Nov 2019

McDonald’s AI Drive-Thrus May Be Too Smart For Their Own Good

The fast-food chain Mcdonald’s has been implementing measures to stylize restaurants in order to compete in the current landscape in which fast food is becoming increasingly less popular. Following the installation of in-store touchscreens, McDonalds has began testing the use of artificial intelligence technology in drive-throughs. However, many security experts

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