Tech Firms Face Prospect of Fines in Europe Over Terror Propaganda

The European Union is proposing fines for tech firms that aren’t fast enough in removing terrorist content from their services, raising pressure on the likes of Facebook and Google that have backed voluntary approaches.
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New terror law ‘risks criminalising curiosity’

The government’s new counter-terrorism law could criminalise the “inquisitive [and] foolish mind” for viewing material online, a parliamentary committee has warned.
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'Far Cry 5' preview: Exploring cults and terror in the American WestFar Cry 5, with its religious cult and charismatic antagonist, is shaping up to be one of the series' most intriguing entries.



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When Life Imitates Art: How TV Reacts to Real-World Terror

American Horror Story, Mr. Robot, The PunisherStop us if you’ve heard this one before: Nation grieves following the worst act of violence perpetrated against its citizens in its 200+ year history, TV shows scramble to adjust their violent…

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Amnesty director in Turkey faces terror charge

A Turkish prosecutor is seeking to jail human rights activists, including an Amnesty International director, for 15 years on terror charges.
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Guilty of terror offence for not unlocking iPhone

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.
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PM: Tech giants must go further to tackle terror

Theresa May believes internet companies need to go “further and faster” in fighting terrorism online.
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Govt to ‘put pressure’ on tech giants over terror

Technology companies must bear “some of the responsibility” for terrorist attacks, a security minister told Sky News following the bombing at Parsons Green station.
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Beware of social media during terror events, NHS guidelines warn

Recounting events can make people “relive the worst parts”, and may open themselves up to trolling.
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Online terror propaganda haul bagged by Europol

A massive haul of terrorist propaganda has been discovered online in a two-day operation.
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Terror threat halts German rock festival

Crowds at one of Germany’s biggest music festivals have been evacuated because of “concrete leads” of a possible terror threat.
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London premieres cancelled after terror attack

Two major movie premieres in London have been cancelled “out of respect” for the victims of the Manchester attack.
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Music fans defiant over terror threat

Simple Minds fans have told Sky News they were determined not to give in to terror as they went to the band’s concert in Manchester just 24 hours after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande gig in the city.
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Tech giants join forces on online terror fight

Facebook, Google, Twitter and Microsoft have said they will ramp up efforts to fight terrorist content after a meeting with the Home Secretary.
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Messaging apps and terror: Seven key questions

Calls for security agencies to have access to messaging apps such as WhatsApp were raised again after the Westminster attack. Here are the questions surrounding the apps:
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Londoners Stand Together After Parliament Terror Attack: ‘We Are United and We Are Not Afraid’

Following Wednesday’s deadly attack in the U.K. near Parliament, Londoners are making their strength known in the face of terror.

At least four people were killed — including a police officer — and 20 more injured after the car and knife attack, which Metropolitan Police believe was orchestrated by a sole individual, who is among the dead. Authorities have described the violence as terrorism.

As the investigation continues, city residents took to social media to band together, embracing former Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s iconic adage, “Keep buggering on.”

On Twitter, heartbroken users shared a re-imagined tube logo emblazoned with the phrase, “We are not afraid.”

Echoed one woman, “The love and bravery shown today was far greater than any hate. We are united and we are not afraid.”

Another assured that she wouldn’t let fear keep her from the capital city, writing, “I will be out & about shopping & carrying on with daily life in LONDON this Saturday #TheseColoursDontRun  #IstandWithLondon.”

“London’s just going about its business,” said another Twitter user. “Pubs and theatres still full. Trains packed. Everyone looks a little sadder but #WeAreNotAfraid.”

A group of schoolchildren from St John & St Francis Church School in Bridgwater who were touring Parliament at the time of the attack sought to bring joy through music, according to the school’s Twitter account.

“We’re all sat in the centre of the #housesofparliament,” the school wrote. “We are safe, happy and lightening the mood with a sing song.”

In a video message, London Mayor Sadiq Khan similarly asserted, “Our city remains one of the safest in the world.”

“London is the greatest city in the world and we stand together in the face of those who seek to harm us and destroy our way of life,” Khan said.

He continued, “We have, and we always will. Londoners will never be cowed by terrorism.”


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Marcus Eames is the world’s most dangerous spy. Cold, calculating, and utterly ruthless, he is feared by nations the world over. Everyone who has tried to catch him has died…painfully. But now that his small homeland of Nauru has revoked his citizenship, he is a spy without a country – and his skills are up for sale to the highest bidder. When a terrorist cell wants to destroy the power grid of the United States, Marcus is more than willing to help, and sets in motion a plan that plunges one of the nation’s military hubs into darkness. Stone and Freya, the lethal brother-sister duo, must step in before the rest of the USA goes dark. Trained in Sinanju, the greatest of all martial arts, no man poses a threat to them. But Stone and Freya soon find out that Marcus is no ordinary man – and that he knows enough about Sinanju to turn the tables on them…with disastrous consequences! With Stone and Freya both injured, will they be able to survive a showdown with Marcus Eames? Or will they just be the newest names on the long list of people who died trying to catch the uncatchable spy? * * * *ABOUT THE SERIES: This action-packed new series is based on the wildly popular “Destroyer” series, which has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide. Gerald Welch and “Destroyer” co-creator Warren Murphy have collaborated on LEGACY to bring the mythical martial art of Sinanju to a whole new generation of readers. Be sure to check out other books in the Legacy series: Book 1: Forgotten Son, Book 2: The Killing Fields, and Book 3: Overload!

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Marcus Eames is the world’s most dangerous spy. Cold, calculating, and utterly ruthless, he is feared by nations the world over. Everyone who has tried to catch him has died…painfully. But now that his small homeland of Nauru has revoked his citizenship, he is a spy without a country – and his skills are up for sale to the highest bidder. When a terrorist cell wants to destroy the power grid of the United States, Marcus is more than willing to help, and sets in motion a plan that plunges one of the nation’s military hubs into darkness. Stone and Freya, the lethal brother-sister duo, must step in before the rest of the USA goes dark. Trained in Sinanju, the greatest of all martial arts, no man poses a threat to them. But Stone and Freya soon find out that Marcus is no ordinary man – and that he knows enough about Sinanju to turn the tables on them…with disastrous consequences! With Stone and Freya both injured, will they be able to survive a showdown with Marcus Eames? Or will they just be the newest names on the long list of people who died trying to catch the uncatchable spy? * * * *ABOUT THE SERIES: This action-packed new series is based on the wildly popular “Destroyer” series, which has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide. Gerald Welch and “Destroyer” co-creator Warren Murphy have collaborated on LEGACY to bring the mythical martial art of Sinanju to a whole new generation of readers. Be sure to check out other books in the Legacy series: Book 1: Forgotten Son, Book 2: The Killing Fields, and Book 3: Overload!

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Police remove 250,000 terror items from web

A police unit dedicated to scrubbing terrorist material from the internet says it will have removed 250,000 pieces of content by Christmas.
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Terrorists and spies infiltrate Luke’s ordinary teenage life as he is drawn into a fanatical plot to kill the heir to Britain’s throne and blow up one of Sydney’s greatest icons. When Luke volunteered as an announcer on a community radio show he could never have known he world become part of events that could destroy his whole way of life. Terrorist or freedom fighters? Is the media a pawn or a player in the game of international politics? Luke discovers things are not always black and white as he struggles to work out which side is right. The twists and turns in this story, as Luke discovers there is always a bigger picture than you can see at the time, lead him into a web of espionage while he struggles to come to terms with his anger and adolescence.

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Terror With A Twist

The Ancient Greeks had a winning formula. During performances of their tragedies, acts of excessive violence and gore had to take place offstage and out of the audience’s sight. Later, the actors would describe events too horrible to imagine.

How does one describe a gruesome cyclops or monsters devouring helpless sailors? One might start with the words “Oh horror, horror, horror!” After all, when push comes to shove it’s all about telling a story, spinning a yarn, capturing an audience’s attention and keeping them hooked on a narrative.

As new technologies have helped filmmakers concoct ever more ingenious special effects, audiences have progressed way beyond the kludgy kind of stop-motion animation used in 1925’s The Lost World, 1953’s The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, and 1955’s It Came From Beneath The Sea.

No more can filmmakers rely on the man-in-a-rubber-suit device (1954’s Godzilla and Creature from the Black Lagoon). Steady advances in CGI technology allow today’s filmmakers to go for increasingly ridiculous scripts. Two classic examples of such wretched excess are 2009’s Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus and 2014’s version of Godzilla.

At some point, however, an audience is going to want more than just cheap visual gags. They’re going to want suspense, terror, and masterful storytelling. In 2006, South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-Ho delivered all three, giving audiences the thrills they had craved with The Host.

How does one tell a contemporary horror story if one’s audience can’t see the monster? What if the audience is gathered in a 50-seat theatre with no possibility of elaborate scenic effects? How does a playwright scare the shit out of them?

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A recent headline that grabbed the attention of Bay area readers stated that the Military Once Used SF Fog For Simulated Germ-Warfare Attack, Exposing 800,000 To Harmful Bacteria. In his book, Clouds of Secrecy, Leonard A. Cole (Director of the Terror Medicine and Security Program at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School) described the trials as using “harmless bacteria” while admitting that it was one of the largest human experiments ever conducted.

According to reports, during the 1950s the United States Armed Forces used San Francisco’s coastal fog belt as “a means of masking the spread of a biological agent in simulated germ-warfare attacks. Nearly all of San Francisco received 500 particle minutes per liter. In other words, nearly every one of the 800,000 people in San Francisco exposed to the cloud at normal breathing rate (10 liters per minute) inhaled 5,000 or more particles per minute during the several hours that they remained airborne.”

One’s awareness of these tests adds an extra wallop of verisimilitude to a provocative new play, I Saw It, which was recently staged by Wily West Productions at the EXIT Studio. With Jennifer Lynne Roberts acting as head writer, most of the hard-hitting monologues/soliloquies in this 75-minute drama were written by Laylah Muran de Assereto. Tensely directed by Ariel Craft, I Saw It featured a Greek chorus of frantic Bay area Twitterati posting hysterical tweets that include pleas for help and such panicky messages as “#End of Days”

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Samantha Behr is Isla in I Saw It (Photo by: Colin Hussey)

  • Isla (Samantha Behr) is the woman who claims to have first seen and reported “it.” In a moment of visceral panic mixed with a surprising amount of lucidity, Isla bravely thrust her hand inside “it.” Her action transferred “its” strength to herself while draining the [supposed] monster of its fearsome potential.
  • Van Clarkson (Richard Wenzel) is Isla’s estranged father, a harried man who works as a local television reporter. With old-fashioned “on the spot reporting” having been reduced to reading selective messages off of a Twitter feed, there really is no way for Van to check his sources or verify the information he is receiving.

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Colleen Egan is Nola in I Saw It (Photo by: Colin Hussey)

  • Nola (Colleen Egan) is an extremely unhappy woman with a limp who hates her biological parents, loathes her stepfather, and is very protective of her kid brother, Bobby (Kyle McReddie). In a perverse way, the bitter Nola thrives on the fear and terror felt by others who have encountered “it” while magically seeming to draw strength from “its” presence and “their” misery.
  • Josephine (Susannah Wood) is a member of the local Twitterati who knows the location where @mal_ware usually checks in on a daily basis.

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Kyle McReddie is David in I Saw It (Photo by:Colin Hussey)

  • David (Kyle McReddie) is a gay man in his 30s who moved to San Francisco three years ago in the hope of making a killing in the tech industry. Although he rides a Google bus to work, knows his way to Dolores Park, and buys groceries at Bi-Rite, he has no real friends, no furniture in his apartment, and no connections to the community in which he lives. With new mobile apps constantly coming online that cater to his needs, David can use his smartphone to place orders for laundry services, pizza deliveries, and sexual partners he contacts while cruising gay online hookup platforms on social media.
  • Diana (Genevieve Perdue) is one of David’s neighbors in his apartment building. As the executive assistant to a scientist working on a biochemical subterfuge experiment named Project 46, she has already used its amazing powers to transform her husband from an enthusiastic meat eater into a vegan like herself. Smiling, laughing, and more than willing to accept that collateral damage is often the unanticipated cost of scientific experimentation, Perdue’s Diana brings to mind the evil twin of Donna McKechnie’s needy Cassie Ferguson from the original Broadway cast of A Chorus Line.

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Genevieve Perdue is Diana in I Saw It (Photo by: Colin Hussey)

I Saw It deftly demonstrates what can happen when the “monster attacking a city” bears no resemblance to a prehistoric dinosaur or a radioactive mutant creature, but results from the dissemination of a carefully engineered hallucinogen which can alter a person’s preferences and behaviors in the way a hacker might attack a software program’s source code. On a good day, the lab-engineered biochemical can trigger a person’s innermost fears, lack of self-esteem, or bravado. On a bad day….. oh, well, you know how some people act under stress!

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Katrina Kroetch and Richard Wenzel are two of the
Bay Area’s Twitterati in I Saw It (Photo by: Colin Hussey)

I was especially impressed by Genevieve Perdue’s portrayal of the amoral Diana, Colleen Egan’s resentful Nola, and Samantha Behr’s “take-no-prisoners” characterization of Isla. Other members of the Twitterati included Katrina Kroetch, Jason Jeremy, Kyle McReddie, and Richard Wenzel.

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Michael Cosgrove had a beautiful family, a successful career, and a lovely Southern California home overlooking the Pacific Ocean. At the age sixty, he decided to leave that all behind to sail around the world. In spite of his romanticized vision of rugged individualism and salty tales to share with his grandchildren, Cosgrove quickly realizes that sailing around the world isnt going to be as easy as hed imagined. From a psychotic crewmate, sleep deprivation, and mental breakdowns, to stormy weather and hallucinations, Cosgrove rides the waves, holding on as best he can to his dream of doing something grand. Alone, and thousands of miles away from everyone and everything he loves, he is forced to ask himself one question: what in Gods name am I doing here? In his attempt to avoid the inevitable (growing old, weak, frail), Cosgrove runs amok. He breaks his budget to outfit the boat and then refuses to read the manuals. He enters unfamiliar harbors in the dead of night, hires a violent first mate, and sails headlong into ferocious storms. In the midst of his adventures, he longs for the simpler days when his four daughters were still children, when his first marriage was still intact, and when his future still seemed bright and expansive. Though driven by scenes of sheer terror, absurd folly, and deep inner searching, Cosgrove keeps his sense of humor throughout his harrowing journey. Imperfect Passage is the story of one mans perseverance against Father Time and Mother Nature, proving that with enough will, one can, in his or her own way, conquer the unconquerable.

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