Fast Company: Did you live through 9/11? Tell future generations about it with an AI-powered interactive video

Fast Company: Did you live through 9/11? Tell future generations about it with an AI-powered interactive video. “Over the coming days, social media channels will be awash in people honoring the 20th anniversary of 9/11 as well as recounting their experiences on that day through tweets and Facebook posts. But one startup is offering users a unique way for people to tell their story of 9/11: by creating an AI-powered oral history video.”

Smithsonian Magazine: Free Online Resources About 9/11

Smithsonian Magazine: Free Online Resources About 9/11 . “Individuals hoping to learn more about this multifaceted history may find it difficult to know where to start. To support this search, Smithsonian has compiled a list of 12 free resources that deepen readers’ understanding of the September 11 attacks and their complicated, painful legacy. From the Library of Congress to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, these archives, databases and web platforms help researchers and members of the public alike make sense of one of the most defining events of the 21st century.”

WSHU: Newly Digitized 9/11 Album Shows Attacks From Rarely Seen Angle

WSHU: Newly Digitized 9/11 Album Shows Attacks From Rarely Seen Angle. “Liam Enea is from Brookfield — he’s a sophomore at the University of Connecticut. He says his grandmother recently passed away. And before she died, she gave Liam’s mother a photo album of pictures taken by her sister — Liam’s great-aunt. One photo shows the south tower in mid-collapse. Liam says many show the attacks from an angle he hasn’t been able to find in any other pictures from the day. Not that many photos were taken from nearby high-rise windows, compared to photos from street level.”

Engadget: Amazon disables ISIS propaganda website using AWS to host content

Engadget: Amazon disables ISIS propaganda website using AWS to host content. “The Islamic State’s propaganda arm used Amazon Web Services to host content promoting extremism, according to The Washington Post. Nida-e-Haqq, the group’s media arm, posted messages on the website in the Urdu language, including ones celebrating the recent suicide bombing in Kabul that killed 170 people. Since Amazon’s policy bars clients from using its services to incite violence and terror, the company pulled the website after The Post alerted it to its existence.”

The Globe and Mail: How families are building a digital archive to commemorate the Air India bombing

The Globe and Mail: How families are building a digital archive to commemorate the Air India bombing. “Air India Flight 182 was flying from Toronto to London, England. A bomb caused it to crash into the Atlantic Ocean while in Irish airspace. All 329 people on board were killed, including 280 citizens or permanent residents of Canada. The disaster was followed by long trials (which ended in acquittal), a public inquiry and an apology from the Canadian government. However, to Dr. [Chandrima] Chakraborty and many others, including victims’ families, this event was never truly perceived as a Canadian tragedy.”

Courthouse News Service: Ninth Circuit Revives Suit Against Social Media Giants Over Nightclub Terror Attack

Courthouse News Service: Ninth Circuit Revives Suit Against Social Media Giants Over Nightclub Terror Attack. “A Ninth Circuit panel on Tuesday largely answered the question of whether social media networks can be held liable for terror attacks around the world: they can’t. Unless the families of victims can show — as they may have in one case — that the tech giants knowingly allow terrorist groups to create and maintain public accounts and turning a deaf ear to complaints. But the panel also said it’s time for either the executive or legislative branches to do something about unregulated social media networks and the broad immunity provided them under the Communications Decency Act of 1996.”

Balkan Insight: BIRN Launches Balkan Terrorism and Foreign Fighters Database

Balkan Insight: BIRN Launches Balkan Terrorism and Foreign Fighters Database. “The Terrorism and Foreign Fighters Database, which was launched on Friday by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, contains comprehensive information about court verdicts for domestic terrorism in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia. It also includes verdicts from the trials of people accused of going abroad to fight for the so-called Islamic State and other militant groups in Syria and for pro-Russian separatist forces in the conflict in Ukraine.”

Wired: This Site Published Every Face From Parler’s Capitol Riot Videos

Wired: This Site Published Every Face From Parler’s Capitol Riot Videos. “Late last week, a website called Faces of the Riot appeared online, showing nothing but a vast grid of more than 6,000 images of faces, each one tagged only with a string of characters associated with the Parler video in which it appeared. The site’s creator tells WIRED that he used simple open source machine learning and facial recognition software to detect, extract, and deduplicate every face from the 827 videos that were posted to Parler from inside and outside the Capitol building on January 6, the day when radicalized Trump supporters stormed the building in a riot that resulted in five people’s deaths.”

BBC: New EU drive to remove extremist web content

BBC: New EU drive to remove extremist web content. “The EU has been discussing such a regulation for more than a year, but the recent terror attacks in France and Austria have given it new urgency. Interior ministers said the text must be agreed soon with the EU Commission and European Parliament. They also urged more EU data-sharing and more systematic border checks.”

Exclusive: FBI warned over summer that pandemic was reenergizing militia movement (Yahoo News)

Yahoo News: Exclusive: FBI warned over summer that pandemic was reenergizing militia movement. “Almost four months before the FBI arrested six men for plotting to kidnap Michigan’s governor, the bureau warned local and state law enforcement about a surge in militia extremists seeking to target government officials, particularly those they blamed for pandemic restrictions, according to an intelligence bulletin obtained by Yahoo News.”