Facebook to create independent body to review appeals of content removals

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday the world’s largest social media service would create an independent body to review user appeals of content takedowns, saying his company should not by itself be making so many important decisions about free expression and safety. Details of the body are still evolving, but the goal… Read More Facebook to create independent body to review appeals of content removals

Pentagon fails first-ever comprehensive audit

The Pentagon has failed what is being called its first-ever comprehensive audit, a senior official said on Thursday, finding U.S. Defense Department accounting discrepancies that could take years to resolve. Results of the inspection, conducted by some 1,200 auditors and examining financial accounting on a wide range of spending including on weapons systems, military personnel… Read More Pentagon fails first-ever comprehensive audit

Amazon picks New York City, Washington D.C for second headquarters project

Amazon.com Inc picked America’s financial and political capitals for massive new offices on Tuesday, branching out from its home base in Seattle with plans to create more than 25,000 jobs in both New York City and an area just outside Washington, D.C. The world’s largest online retailer plans to spend $5 billion on the two… Read More Amazon picks New York City, Washington D.C for second headquarters project

Death toll rises as wildfires continue ravaging through California

Severe hot and dry ‘devil winds’ kicked up on Sunday in fire ravaged Southern California and more winds were expected in the north, fanning the flames of wild fires that have killed at least 25 people, officials said. “This is getting bad,” said meteorologist Marc Chenard, with the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center in… Read More Death toll rises as wildfires continue ravaging through California

Nine dead, thousands flee as monster wildfires rage through California

Two monster wildfires burned out of control on Saturday in northern and southern California, having already killed at least nine people and forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes. President Donald Trump blamed the fires on forest mismanagement and threatened to withdraw related federal funding. In Los Angeles County, the 35,000-acre (14,164 hectares) Woolsey… Read More Nine dead, thousands flee as monster wildfires rage through California

Amazon to sell latest edition of Apple’s iPhones, iPads and other products

Amazon.com Inc on Friday said it would carry more Apple Inc products globally in time for the holiday shopping season, as the technology rivals put aside past differences to boost sales. In coming weeks, the world’s biggest online retailer will sell the latest editions of Apple’s iPhone, iPad and other devices in the United States,… Read More Amazon to sell latest edition of Apple’s iPhones, iPads and other products

Man sets truck on fire, stabs three persons in suspected terror attack in Australia

A Somali-born man set fire to a pickup truck laden with gas cylinders in the center of the Australian city of Melbourne on Friday and stabbed three people, killing one, before he was shot by police in a rampage they called an act of terrorism. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, without providing any… Read More Man sets truck on fire, stabs three persons in suspected terror attack in Australia

Sheriff deputy, eleven others killed as gunman opens fire in Southern California bar

A gunman killed 12 people including a sheriff’s deputy after he walked into a Southern California bar and started shooting late Wednesday night, police said. The gunman was also killed, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean told a news conference early Thursday, though it was not immediately clear by whom. An unknown number of people were… Read More Sheriff deputy, eleven others killed as gunman opens fire in Southern California bar