Migrant Takes Baby Hostage to Prevent Own Deportation From Germany

Migrant Takes Baby Hostage to Prevent Own Deportation From Germany

A migrant from Ghana took a baby hostage at an immigration office in Germany to prevent his own imminent deportation, according to local media. The man, 22, had reportedly been informed he would need to take a paternity test to prove he was the father of the child while visiting the office with the baby’s […]

Google defends efforts to prevent hate speech, extremism online

Google defends efforts to prevent hate speech, extremism online

Google says it is working hard to eliminate hate speech from platforms like YouTube, using machine learning to catch problematic online content — sometimes before they’ve been seen by anybody. However, Colin McKay, head of government affairs and public policy for Google Canada, said today the Canadian government should make it clearer to big tech […]

How we can prevent outer space from becoming the Wild West

How we can prevent outer space from becoming the Wild West

In January, an Indian rocket arced across the sky over the island of Sriharikota as it soared into space. On board were several satellites, including an Indian mapping satellite, one from Canada and one from an asteroid mining company. The rocket also contained four satellites that were actually denied permission to launch in the first place. The rogue satellites […]

Zuckerberg says Facebook didn’t do enough to prevent misuse

Zuckerberg says Facebook didn’t do enough to prevent misuse

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg told Congress in written testimony Monday that the social media network did not do enough to prevent itself and its members’ data being misused over the past few years, and he offered an apology to lawmakers. His conciliatory tone in written testimony precedes two days of Congressional hearings, where Zuckerberg […]