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£100m fighting fund to tackle terror online

£100m fighting fund to tackle terror online

Technology
Tech companies have begun investing huge amounts of money to help in the fight against extremism.Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter are directly funding an increasing number of projects, not just online, but in local communities.Sky News has been told the investment, aimed at countering propaganda from terror groups like ISIS, currently tops more than £100m and is separate to the many millions already invested in policing and removing extremist content online.:: Amber Rudd plans tougher laws for terrorists using the internetIt comes at a time of fierce criticism from politicians that the tech sector is not doing enough to deal with extremist content online.Richard Allan - Facebook's Vice President of Policy for Europe, the Middle East and Africa - said their investment in counter-extr
Guilty of terror offence for not unlocking iPhone

Guilty of terror offence for not unlocking iPhone

Technology
The international director of Cage has been found guilty of a terror offence for refusing to unlock his iPhone and laptop while being detained at Heathrow Airport.Muhammad Rabbani was found guilty of wilfully obstructing a police search under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000.He was held under a "sweeping" power, his barrister argued, when he returned from Qatar after attending what he told police was a friend's wedding.After three hours of interrogation Rabbani was placed under arrest after refusing to provide the PIN and password for his devices.Rabbani told the court he had an obligation to protect confidential evidence on his iPhone and MacBook Air from a client of Cage's which regarded serious allegations of torture by "US agents"."It was a case involving the US against an individu...
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...
Evacuations ordered after ‘significant arrest’ made in London terror attack

Evacuations ordered after ‘significant arrest’ made in London terror attack

World
Police evacuated a house in a London suburb and part of the Port of Dover after arresting an 18-year-old man Saturday morning in Dover, England, in connection with Friday's terror attack on a London Underground train, police said. Kent Police arrested the man in the departure area of the Port of Dover, about 75 miles from London, at approximately 7:50 a.m. local time under section 41 of the U.K.'s Terrorism Act, according to London's Metropolitan Police Service. The section provides authorities the power to arrest a person suspected of terrorism-related offenses without a warrant. "We have made a significant arrest in our investigation this morning," Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said in a statement. "He was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the c...
Terror leader wanted by FBI 'goes on the run'

Terror leader wanted by FBI 'goes on the run'

World
The man said to be Islamic State's leader in southeast Asia - and one of America's most wanted terrorists - appears to have gone on the run after a five-week battle in the Philippines. The fight against Islamist militants in the southern city of Marawi began with an attempt to capture Isnilon Hapilon on 23 May.That triggered a rampage by the militants - backed by some foreign fighters - and parts of the mainly Muslim city were seized.Image:Isnilon Hapilon 'should be considered armed and dangerous', the FBI saysThe president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, declared martial law in Marawi and the entire southern region of Mindanao.The resulting offensive was intended to crush what Mr Duterte said was an attempt to establish a province in the area.General Carlito Galvez said Hapilon had n...