Was ‘Institute for Statecraft’ behind Ofcom’s targeting of RT? Sleuths point to yes

Documents that show the shadowy UK outfit ‘Institute for Statecraft’ previously filed complaints to Ofcom about RT raise the question if the impetus for the regulator’s most recent actions against RT came from the same source. On Thursday, Ofcom announced it had found RT in breach of UK impartiality rules in seven instances, going back […]

Cases of rare, polio-like paralysis targeting kids appear in Canada

Last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported a small surge in cases of a mysterious disease in children. More than 60 cases of the polio-like illness have been confirmed in 22 U.S. states in recent weeks. Now, doctors at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto say they’re seeing cases in Canada.

White House downplays talk of executive order targeting internet bias

Is President Trump looking at an executive order that would investigate internet companies over his accusations of political bias? Not officially… although the government isn’t strictly denying the claims, either. After Bloomberg reported the existence of a draft order, deputy White House press secretary Lindsey Walters issued a statement that the document was “not the […]

E-cig makers have 60 days to show they aren’t targeting minors

The Food And Drug Administration may force several e-cigarette brands to stop selling flavored products if they can’t prove they can keep their products out of minors’ hands. The brands — Juul, Vuse, MarkTen, blu and Logic — have 60 days to convince the agency they have adequate plans to stop kids from vaping with […]

My mission to hunt down the vile sex predators targeting children on the web

The Lucy they have befriended online doesn’t exist (Image: GETTY) Some contain suggestions so revolting they leave her physically sickened.  Senders can be aged from 20 to more than 60, from anywhere in the country.  What they all have in common is that they believe Lucy is a 12-year-old schoolgirl.  But the Lucy they have […]

How brands can leverage artificial intelligence to improve personalization, enhance ad targeting, and make marketing teams more agile

BI Intelligence This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Artificial intelligence (AI), often used as an umbrella term to describe types of technology that can simulate human intelligence, is one of today’s hottest topics across a […]

Cops swoop on German terrorist cell targeting return of former empire

German police have raided properties belonging to eight people suspected of being members of a new far-right terrorist group, the so-called ‘Reichsburger scene,’ which is seeking to restore the German Empire. Searches were carried out in three German states after police found evidence that the alleged members of the group held a meeting in the […]