A Growing Frontier for Terrorist Groups: Unsuspecting Chat Apps

Heads up, tech companies: If your product appeals to the masses, it likely also holds allure for terrorist groups like ISIS.

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Rita Katz is the Executive Director and founder of the SITE Intelligence Group, the world’s leading non-governmental counterterrorism organization specializing in tracking and analyzing the online activity of the global extremist community.

ISIS has effectively exploited the power of technology to fuel its rise around the globe, from streaming and file-sharing platforms to messenger applications and social media services. Many tech companies have responded in turn, strengthening their oversight and security measures. But while major platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Telegram are becoming increasingly inhospitable to ISIS, the group’s reach is growing on lesser-known messenger apps designed for businesses and gamers.

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Don’t expect a new Nvidia Shield Tablet anytime soon

The Shield TV, Nvidia’s Android TV streaming box, is still getting regular updates, but the Shield Tablet, which launched in 2014, was last refreshed in 2015 and officially discontinued last year, wasn’t quite the same success. As Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said during a small press gathering at CES in Las Vegas today, the company doesn’t have any plans to resurrect it.

“Shield TV is still unquestionably the best Android TV in the world,” he said. “We have updated the software now over 30 times. People are blown away by how much we continue to enhance it.” And more (unspecified) enhancements are coming, he said.

On the mobile side, though, the days of the Shield Tablet are very much over, especially now that the Nintendo Switch, which uses Nvidia’s Tegra chips, has really captured that market.

“We are really committed to [Shield TV], but on mobile devices, we don’t think it’s necessary,” Huang said. “We would only build things not to gain market share. Nvidia is not [...]  read more

Rami Malek: La star di Bohemian Rhapsody potrebbe interpretare Michael Jackson

Rami Malek ha finalmente il successo che si merita. La sua prima, grande prova attoriale è stata quella di interpretare la leggenda Freddie Mercury, riuscendo nell’impresa. Ora, forse tocca a Michael Jackson Lo straordinario successo di Bohemian Rhapsody ha fatto conoscere al grande pubblico il grandissimo talento attoriale che prende il nome di Rami Malek, dopo anche […]

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Ferimento Niccolò Bettarini, il figlio di Simona Ventura chiede un milione di danni

Un milione di euro di risarcimento di cui 500mila euro da liquidarsi subito, come provvisionale. E’ la richiesta avanzata, tramite il legale Alessandra Calabrò, da Niccolò Bettarini, figlio di Simona Ventura e dell’ex calciatore Stefano, ai quattro imputati per tentato omicidio nel processo abbreviato, davanti al gup Guido Salvini. Il processo riguarda l’aggressione subita dal ventenne che fu ferito con 11 coltellate, calci e pugni fuori dalla discoteca Old Fashion di Milano. Era la notte del primo luglio e il ragazzo finì in ospedale dove fu operato a un braccio per un tendine lesionato.

L’avvocato Calabrò si è anche associato alla richiesta del pm Elio Ramondini di condannare i quattro a 10 anni. L’avvocato Mirko Perlino, difensore di Alessandro Ferzoco, ha chiesto, invece, di derubricare il tentato omicidio [...]  read more