Last year, tech giants started working together to combat the spread of terrorist content online. One of them is Google-owned YouTube, which began implementing stricter measures in June in an effort to get rid of extremist videos that tend to pop up…
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It feels like barely a week goes by without another breaking news account of a terrorist attack involving vehicle ramming, a form of attack in which a perpetrator deliberately aims a motor vehicle at a target with the intent to inflict fatal injuries or significant property damage by striking with concussive force. From 2014 through 2017, terrorists carried out 21 known vehicle ramming attacks worldwide, resulting in over 220 fatalities and 800 injuries, including cities such as London, Stockholm, Berlin, Jerusalem, and Barcelona. See also: Can ISIS hack the Internet of Things? It’s…Read More
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Earlier today in Barcelona, Spain, at about 5 PM local time, a white van deliberately drove though one of the city’s most popular boulevards. This horrible tragedy killed somewhere around 13 people (there are conflicting reports), and has been labelled a terrorist attack by the local police. In response to this event, both AT&T and Sprint are waiving all fees to calling from the United States to Spain.
AT&T said in a statement, “Our thoughts are with the people of Barcelona and our customers who have friends and family there.” The carrier will waive all charges (or apply credits) for calling to Barcelona (seemingly not to the rest of Spain) between today and August 19.
AT&T and Sprint waive fees to Barcelona following terrorist attack was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
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