Tag Archives: year

Facebook removed 14 million pieces of terrorist content this year, and the numbers are rising

Facebook must exert constant vigilance to prevent its platform from being taken over by ne’er-do-wells, but how exactly it does that is only really known to itself. Today, however, the company has graced us with a bit of data on what tools it’s using and what results they’re getting — for instance, more than 14 million pieces of “terrorist content” ...

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Tinder now has 4.1M paying users, expects $800M in revenue this year

Facebook Dating is no challenger to Tinder-owner Match Group (NASDAQ: MTCH), which posted third-quarter earnings per share of 44 cents on Tuesday. The company, which owns several brands of internet dating services, including Tinder, Hinge, Ok Cupid and PlentyOfFish, surpassed analyst’s forecasted revenue of $ 437 million, reporting Q3 revenue of $ 444 million, a 29 percent increase year-over-year. Match ...

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Kentucky dad backtracks, apologizes for dressing five year old son as Hitler for Halloween

A father from Kentucky has apologized after dressing his son up as Adolf Hitler for Halloween and for posing as a Nazi soldier after the pictures of the costumes provoked national fury. In a photo posted online, Bryant Goldbach can be seen standing next to his son and daughter. He is dressed in a Nazi soldier’s uniform – with its ...

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Pro-privacy search engine DuckDuckGo hits 30M daily searches, up 50% in a year

Some nice momentum for privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo which has just announced it’s hit 30 million daily searches a year after reaching 20M — a year-on-year increase of 50%. Hitting the first 10M daily searches took the search engine a full seven years, and then it was another two to get to 20M. So as growth curves go it must have ...

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Pragmatics win: Kurz to meet Putin for 4th time this year to strengthen ties & foster dialogue

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is set to meet President Vladimir Putin this week, their fourth meeting this year, displaying the pragmatic politics that are so badly needed right now in relations between Moscow and Europe. Kurz is scheduled to make his second visit to Russia in less than a year and is expected to meet with Putin in St. Petersburg ...

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The Surface Go is the laptop of the year

As a nearly constant traveler I’ve been looking for something like the Surface Go all my life. I’ve lugged around everything from massive ThinkPads to iPad Pros and I’ve always found myself stuck in one of two situations – the laptops that made the most sense were too heavy to be comfortably portable and the tablets and ultraportables I used, ...

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The Surface Go is the laptop of the year

As a nearly constant traveler I’ve been looking for something like the Surface Go all my life. I’ve lugged around everything from massive ThinkPads to iPad Pros and I’ve always found myself stuck in one of two situations – the laptops that made the most sense were too heavy to be comfortably portable and the tablets and ultraportables I used, ...

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Over 700 children fell out of windows to their deaths this year, ombudsman claims

Russian ombudsman for children’s rights has revealed shocking statistics of fatal incidents involving children and proposed to develop a nationwide program to boost children’s safety in public places. Read more At the Monday press-conference summing up the results of the nationwide Childhood Safety campaign, ombudsman Anna Kuznetsova said that 492 children died in accidents during the summer vacations this year, ...

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Mosul divided: Year after ISIS’ defeat, RT Documentary sees a city festering with hatred & revenge

Mosul – Iraq’s second-largest city and the former Islamic State capital – is still reeling a year after the terrorists were driven out. Bad blood and a thirst for revenge still divide people there. Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) captured Mosul in June 2014 in mere days, sending soldiers and security troops on the run. Many local residents welcomed the ...

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Amazon’s HQ2 location will be announced this year

Things have been pretty quiet on the Amazon HQ2 front. Earlier this year, the online retail giant announced that it had whittled the list of potential host cities for a second headquarters down to 20, but beyond that, the company hasn’t shared much. Looks like we’ll be getting an answer before end of year, however. During a speech at the ...

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