Dutch Heighten Security at Amsterdam Airport, Citing Threat ‘Indications’

Dutch police conducted security searches around Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport on Saturday in response to “indications” of a threat, an official said, causing traffic jams during the busy summer holiday season. The National Coordinator for Counter-terrorism and Security Policy (NCTV) provided no details of the possible threat, but it said extra security measures were implemented, including…

via Dutch Heighten Security at Amsterdam Airport, Citing Threat ‘Indications’ — Fortune

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A New Kind of AI Spots 90% of Online Abuse

Researchers at Yahoo (yes, for the moment, it’s still Yahoo) have unveiled an algorithm that uses machine learning and natural language processing to detect online abuse and hate speech. Abusive behavior online has been in the limelight lately, both because it’s so inherently vile, and because it could alienate users of platforms like Twitter TWTR…

via A New Kind of AI Spots 90% of Online Abuse — Fortune

Solomon Islands: Axiom mining Pre-feasibility study nears completion — Papua New Guinea Mine Watch

Stephen Diisango | Solomon Star | July 27, 2016 AXIOM Mining Limited is nearing the completion of a Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS) on the Isabel Nickel Project, covering both the San Jorge and Kolosori deposits. The company’s update as of 25 July reaching this paper revealed that the study is nearing completion thus it is expected to […]

via Solomon Islands: Axiom mining Pre-feasibility study nears completion — Papua New Guinea Mine Watch

46 People Rescued From Sinking Fishing Boat Off Alaska’s Coast — TIME

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) — Two Good Samaritan vessels rescued 46 people Tuesday night who abandoned their sinking fishing boat in the Bering Sea off Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, the Coast Guard said. There were no reports of any injuries as the crew members were transferred from life rafts to the merchant ships, in a fairly calm seas,…

via 46 People Rescued From Sinking Fishing Boat Off Alaska’s Coast — TIME

Google’s Android Phone app now identifies spam callers — TechCrunch

There’s nothing worse than answering a call from a number you don’t recognize and getting locked into an awkward sales or marketing call. Well, those incidents may be less frequent for many after Google added spam call detection to its phone app for Android. Read More

via Google’s Android Phone app now identifies spam callers — TechCrunch

Gunman Shot After Trying to Rob Pokémon Go Players

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July 25, 2016

Two people were hospitalized

An armed man was shot after he and an accomplice tried to rob a group of people playing Pokémon Go at a Las Vegas park.

A group of six people were at Big League Dreams park after 4 a.m. Monday playing the game when the man and a driver came up in an SUV and demanded their possessions at gunpoint, according to police. A player who has a concealed weapons permit pulled out his gun, and both sides exchanged fire, officials said.

Las Vegas police spokeswoman Laura Meltzer said the shooting left a Pokémon Go player and the would-be armed robber hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. The player was shot in the stomach, and the suspect had a gunshot wound to the back. Charges are expected against both that suspect and the juvenile who drove him, the Associated Press reports.

Earlier this month, four teenagers in Missouri were arrested for using Pokémon Go to lure and rob people.

Bangladesh Police Kill Nine Suspected Militants

(NEW DELHI) — Police in Bangladesh’s capital raided a five-story building Tuesday and killed nine suspected Islamic militants, the country’s police chief said. Inspector General of Police A.K.M. Shahidul Hoque said the raid took place in Dhaka’s Kalyanpur area and one suspect was arrested and was being treated for injuries in a hospital. Hoque said…

via Bangladesh Police Kill Nine Suspected Militants — TIME

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