Just before his shooting spree at two Christchurch, New Zealand mosques, the alleged mass murderer posted a hate-filled manifesto on several file-sharing sites, and emailed the document to at least 30 people, including New Zealand's prime minister. He also posted on several social media sites links to the manifesto and instructions on how to find his Facebook profile to watch an upcoming video. The video turned out to be a 17-minute Facebook livestream of preparing for and carrying out the first attack on March 15. In his posts, the accused killer urged people to make copies of the manifesto and the video, and share them around the internet. On March 23, the New Zealand government banned possession and sharing of the manifesto, and shortly thereafter arrested at least two people for having shared the video. By then, the original manifesto document and video file had long since been removed from the platforms where they were first posted. Yet plenty of people appear to have taken the … [Read more...] about Why the next terror manifesto could be even harder to track
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Drew Harwell, The Washington Post Published 7:48 am PST, Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Facebook. Facebook. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Facebook. Facebook. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer Start a online post, then delete it? Many websites save it anyway. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery When a Facebook user starts to post a photo, but decides not to and cancels, the social network still keeps a copy - saving a memory of something the person chose not to share, or wanted instead to forget. That fact surprised users last week, when Facebook announced it had not just saved those photos, but, for up … [Read more...] about Start a online post, then delete it? Many websites save it anyway.
Greg Crawford Detroit Free Press Published 7:01 AM EDT Sep 12, 2018 More than 5,000 bikers are expected to hit the road bright and early Saturday for the 17th edition of TOUR DE TROIT, which bills itself as Michigan’s largest bicycling event. Riders will be following a new 29-mile route this year that will take them deeper into Detroit neighborhoods, including Grandmont-Rosedale, Brightmoor and Rouge Park. (Hard-core cyclists can sign up for a 62-mile route.) Carbs and beverages will be provided at the Michigan Central Station, the event’s starting point, and along the way. The Tour de Troit organization presents the ride and similar events to raise awareness of biking and greenways in southeast Michigan. It has raised more than $250,000 to develop greenways and promote bicycle culture in Detroit. 9 a.m. Saturday, Michigan Central Station in southwest Detroit. tour-de-troit.org/. $70. Helmets are mandatory. The season of outdoor art fairs is drawing to a close, but … [Read more...] about The weekend: Tour de Troit, ‘Miss Firecracker,’ Birmingham art fair