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How Google, Facebook and other tech giants are fighting ISIS online

How Google, Facebook and other tech giants are fighting ISIS online

Technology
Over the past year, the tech giants have come under fire for not doing enough to fight ISIS's digital army on their own turf. Now Google, Jigsaw and Facebook are experimenting with new ways to use algorithms and the latest open source technology to try to pull potential ISIS recruits back from the edge before it’s too late. An initiative called the redirect method, which launched six months ago in the United States, uses Google’s not-so-secret weapon: Algorithms that target ads designed specifically for you. “The Redirect Method, put simply, is a way of using advertising to counter and prevent extremism and terrorism,” said Ross Frenett, a director at Moonshot CVE, the company working with Google on the project. “So someone types in 'I want to join jihad into Google...' we’ve placed an
New York Giants WR Brandon Marshall joins Odell Beckham Jr., will have season-ending surgery

New York Giants WR Brandon Marshall joins Odell Beckham Jr., will have season-ending surgery

Sports
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The injury news about the New York Giants' wide receiver corps just kept getting worse Monday night.Brandon Marshall sustained an ankle injury Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers, and he will undergo season-ending surgery. Receivers Odell Beckham Jr. (broken ankle) and Dwayne Harris (broken foot) were also lost for the year to injuries that occurred Sunday. "Tomorrow I'll have surgery ending year 12," Marshall posted on his Instagram account. "I'm filled with mixed emotions. I wasn't able to produce for my team the way I wanted to but this was my greatest year to date. This game has shown me who I really am good and bad. This game has given me the opportunity to grow as a man, father, husband, teammate, leader. ... I'm so thankful for this game." Marshall, 33, ...
New York Giants icon Justin Tuck: NFL philanthropy widespread, players want dialogue after protests

New York Giants icon Justin Tuck: NFL philanthropy widespread, players want dialogue after protests

Sports
Sept. 29 (UPI) -- He remembers when he was a college student in South Bend, Ind. A small town kid from Kellyton, Ala., he was now attending the University of Notre Dame.Tuck's small town schools didn't offer the necessary preparation for collegiate academia. The experience stuck with him.Yes, he would go on to most spend a lucrative career harassing opposing quarterbacks, but one of his biggest achievements was his pursuit and sacking of illiteracy."Just knowing how I grew up. I grew up in a small town in Alabama that wasn't offering AP courses," Tuck told UPI Thursday. "When I got to Notre Dame, I was completely behind the 8 ball as far as the experience from the educational space that some of my teammates or some of my classmates at Notre Dame had experienced.""So it made me aware of som...
PM: Tech giants must go further to tackle terror

PM: Tech giants must go further to tackle terror

Technology
Theresa May believes internet companies need to go "further and faster" in fighting terrorism online.The Prime Minister will co-host an event on preventing terrorist use of the internet at the United Nations General Assembly in New York later today.Ahead of the meeting, she said: "We need a fundamental shift in the scale and nature of our response - both from industry and governments - if we are to match the evolving nature of terrorists' use of the internet."During the talks, Mrs May will say: "Industry needs to go further and faster in automating the detection and removal of terrorist content online, and developing technological solutions which prevent it being uploaded in the first place."The event will also be attended by French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister...
San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals interested in Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton

San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals interested in Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton

Sports
July 16 (UPI) -- A no-trade clause hasn't stopped teams from asking the Miami Marlins about Giancarlo Stanton's availability.Sources told SiriusXM radio that teams are "calling the Marlins on Stanton." The report stated that there is a "belief" that Stanton is willing to waive his no-trade clause and that the San Francisco Giants are showing the most interest. The St. Louis Cardinals also "checked in." Sources told SiriusXM radio that Stanton "prefers to stay" with the Marlins if the team stays together.The 27-year-old outfielder is having one of his best seasons. Stanton has a league-high 26 home runs, 59 RBI and is hitting .275 through 88 games. The four-time All-Star signed a 13-year, $ 325 million contract with the Marlins in 2014. He is due $ 14.5 million this season, but his salary e...