Investigators are looking into a Facebook Live video showing a group of people holding a young man hostage. Chicago police told FOX 32 that four people are currently in custody. Chicago police were made aware of this video Tuesday afternoon. A young African American woman streamed the video live on Facebook showing at least four people holding a young white man hostage.
When the Islamic State was seeking volunteers for a holiday killing rampage in Europe, it sent word over its favorite social-media channel: the messaging service known as Telegram. “Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Years Day is very soon,” began a Dec. 6 posting on one of the terrorist group’s usual Telegram bulletin boards. “So let’s prepare a gift for the filthy pigs/apes.”
Apple App Store and Google Play users are taking their displeasure out on CNN and other news sites by giving the companies’ mobile apps one star reviews, citing the outlets’ liberal bias. Other targeted publishers include Mic, Quartz, and USA Today, who have also been slammed by users upset over the companies’ biases, with two-thirds of reviews on USA Today citing its liberal leanings.
A Sanford mall Santa has to say his "ho, ho hos" elsewhere after telling two children that Hillary Clinton was on the naughty list. Last week an actor playing Santa Claus at Seminole Towne Center angered a parent for telling an ill-timed political joke to two children, reported Orlando CBS affiliate WKMG. "Do you know who is on my naughty list? Hillary Clinton," said a Facebook post from the children's mother, reported WKMG. The children's mom complained to mall management and posted it to Facebook, where the story went viral. Now the Santa has been reassigned to a new mall and given training
The mainstream media continues to freak out over the spread of “fake news” on Facebook and other social media platforms such as Twitter and reddit. Hillary Clinton’s late campaign thinks this is a problem. The Democrat party seems to think people with Facebook accounts are to blame for Hillary’s decision to ignore crucial swing states in the final weeks of the campaign, that likely cost her the election. But the media hasn’t bothered to ask why such sites gained traction. Our media has cultivated false news for years. Understandably, people stopped caring about the “journalistic ethics” the m
The machine learning experiment boasts seemingly incredible accuracy, but is being criticised for human biases and the potential to label innocent people as guilty. Like a more crooked version of the Voight-Kampff test from Blade Runner, a new machine learning paper from a pair of Chinese researchers has delved into the controversial task of letting a computer decide on your innocence. Can a computer know if you’re a criminal just from your face?
Among SolarCity, Tesla Motors, and rocket company SpaceX, Elon Musk projects got at least $4.9 billion in taxpayer subsidies over the past 10 years. Already grossly subsidized, Musk’s SolarCity has become an albatross of waste, fraud, and abuse of tax payer dollars. As legitimate earnings and cash become even scarcer for SolarCity, its entanglement in the Tesla empire suggests that a drastic reckoning not only is imminent, but in fact emboldening Musk to become more outlandish and reckless. Notably, SolarCity is run by Musk’s cousins, Lyndon and Peter Rive. During his chairmanship at SolarCit
Trump has warned H-1B visas are being used to bring cheap labour to the US. In February, Mr Trump invited former IT workers from Walt Disney, who had claimed they were laid off and replaced by temporary immigrants from India, on stage at a rally, as he argued that the H-1B visa is being used as a cheap labour programme. Disney responded by saying it had hired more than 230 US IT workers since the reorganisation and was recruiting 100 more. But the president-elect has also said he sees value in highly-skilled immigration and favours keeping talented foreign students in the US after they gradua