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One dead and three wounded in Netherlands tram shooting

Police are hunting for a gunman who shot at least four passengers on a train in Utrecht, killing one of them, then fled. BBC:

Police say the gunman is still at large. Trains and trams have stopped running and schools have been asked to keep their doors closed. Counter-terror police reportedly say the shooting "appears ...

Improbably great: a site that reduces complex technical news to a few bullet points

Bullets.tech takes important technical news stories and reduces them to a few salient bullet points that provide a really (really!) good overview of the story; it's very similar to what I try to do here on Boing Boing: extract the salient points from a study or news story, summarize them and add context from ...

Facebook is working on a crypto coin for WhatsApp

Facebook is reported to be developing a cryptocurrency pegged against “fiat currency” and to be shared on Facebook-owned WhatsApp. Executives have been talking with various exchanges, reports the New York Times, and WhatsApp competitors Telegram and Signal are said to be developing coins of their own that would function similarly.

Nathaniel Popper and Mike ...

YouTube is disabling all comments on videos of young children

“YouTube is disabling all comments on videos featuring young children as it attempts to head off an organised ring of paedophiles who were using its site to trade clips of young girls in states of undress,” says the Guardian's Alex Hern.

In a YouTube blog post addressing the issue to creators, the company wrote: “We ...

China is rushing ****** and voice recognition tech for pigs. Here’s why.

In China, technology firms are working with the government to push voice and ****** recognition to help pigs, many of which have been dying from a swine disease that's sweeping the country.

African swine fever has spread quickly through China in recent weeks, affecting the world’s top pork producer and the reliability of supply for other ...