Free speech row as US TV channel forces removal of tweets

Starz criticised over Twitter takedown of users links to news story about pirated shows A US TV channel has forced Twitter to remove tweets linking to a news story about pirated content including tweets from free speech campaigners complaining that the social network was removing other peoples tweets. Starz, the network that airs reported on a leak of promotional copies of those TV shows and others. TorrentFreaks story did not contain any links to the pirated material, although it did include four screenshots of the content in order to report the alleged source of the leak. But when TorrentFreak tweeted a link to the news story, Starz sent Twitter a legal demand to remove the tweet, alleging it infringed the …

Panic buttons for mass shootings go on sale in the US

Israeli startup Gabriel aims to sell fire alarm-style sensors to public venues such as schools and places of worship A company selling fire alarm-style panic buttons for mass shooting attacks has begun sales in the United States, with Jewish community centres in Detroit the first customers. The Israeli startup, Gabriel, said it aims to sell the sensors which call the police when pressed but also have inbuilt cameras and microphones to public venues such as schools and places of worship. The firm believes it can reduce the high death tolls from mass shootings, such as the recent 2014 study. The Gun Violence Archive, a US not-for-profit, says there is a mass shooting group reported 340 mass shooting attacks. Advocacy groups …