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Twitter doesn’t care that someone is building a bot army in Southeast Asia

Facebook’s lack of attention to how third parties are using its service to reach users ended up with CEO Mark Zuckerberg taking questions from Congressional committees. With that in mind, you’d think that others in the social media space might be more attentive than usual to potentially malicious actors on their platforms. Twitter, however, is turning the other way and insisting ...

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Twitter doesn’t care that someone is building a bot army in Southeast Asia

Facebook’s lack of attention to how third parties are using its service to reach users ended up with CEO Mark Zuckerberg taking questions from Congressional committees. With that in mind, you’d think that others in the social media space might be more attentive than usual to potentially malicious actors on their platforms. Twitter, however, is turning the other way and insisting ...

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Syrian Army declares full recapture of Eastern Ghouta

The war-ravaged Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta has been completely liberated from militant groups, the Syrian Army has confirmed. The statement comes after the last militants left Douma. Read more The Syrian armed forces have seized all the towns and villages located in the Damascus suburb, the statement issued late Saturday said. They also confirmed that all members of the ...

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Two US military killed in Kentucky helicopter crash – army

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The US Army says a military helicopter crash killed two troops at the Fort Campbell training grounds in Kentucky late Friday. Read Full Article at RT.com RT US News

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Use the Space Force! Internet sniggers over Trump’s idea for cosmic army

US President Donald Trump appears ready to build an intergalactic army after suggesting the establishment of an armed unit tentatively known as ‘Space Force’ – and the internet is ablaze with hilarious reactions. “Space is a warfighting domain, just like the land, air and sea. We may even have a space force, develop another one, we have army, the navy,” ...

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Army General admits US does not track weapons used to bomb Yemeni civilians

US Army General Joseph Votel admitted that the US does not monitor how the weapons it supplies to Saudi Arabia are used in Yemen. Over 10,000 Yemeni civilians have died in the conflict since 2015. During a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) asked Votel, head of the US Central Command, whether Centcom ...

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German army plans Iraqi troop training despite own ‘dramatically bad’ state – reports

Despite being overstretched by shortages of reliable equipment and thousands of vacant positions, the German military is reportedly planning to deploy troops to Iraq as part of a new mission to train security forces there. German advisers are expected to mentor Iraqi soldiers, training them in explosive ordnance disposal, military logistics as well as field medicine, according to a 15-page ...

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Caged & neglected: Veteran US Army dogs mistreated on return from Afghanistan

US Army bomb sniffer dogs who saved soldiers’ lives in Afghanistan were mistreated and possibly euthanized when they returned home. Some spent almost a year in kennels, handlers said. In a report released Thursday, the Department of Defense Inspector General’s Office admitted to all kinds of shortcomings concerning more than 200 dogs that returned to the US in early 2014 ...

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Terrorist ‘teacher’ found guilty of grooming ‘army of children’ to attack London landmarks

A self-styled teacher and supporter of Islamic State has been found guilty of trying to create an “army of children” more than a hundred-strong to help carry out a wave of terrorist attacks across London. The defendant, 25-year-old Umar Haque was convicted of preparing acts of terrorism between March 25 and May 18 last year. Among his intended targets were ...

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Angolan army dance in Siberian city on Russian national holiday (VIDEO)

What are the odds that African soldiers will march through a Siberian city on a freezing mid-winter holiday? Higher than you might think. Members of the Angolan military jauntily paraded through the Siberian city of Omsk as part of celebrations to mark Russia’s Defender of the Fatherland Day. The chilly negative 14 Celsius temperature didn’t stop the African troops from ...

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