‘ISIS selfie’ at Met stirs NYPD probe

The NYPD is looking into the appearance on social media of men wearing ISIS logos taking selfies not far from both the Metropolitan Museum and One World Trade Center, reports John Annese in the New York Daily News. 

Spokespeople for the NYPD said no credible terror threats relating to New York City exist at present.

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New York City to install 1,500 metal barriers after deadly pedestrian attack

New York City will install hundreds of permanent bollards and other protective devices in high-profile locations around the five boroughs to prevent vehicle terrorist attacks on pedestrians like the October 31, 2017 attack that killed eight on a lower Manhattan bike path, writes Deepti Hajela for Time.

The only locations specifically named as getting barriers were Times Square and the bike path where the attack occurred last year.

Barricades will be installed beginning in March 2018.

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UK eyeing ‘extremism’ tax on social media giants

The UK’s security minister, Ben Wallace, has suggested a tax on technology giants such as Facebook and Twitter if they do not cooperate with the government in fighting online extremism, terrorist activity and hate speech, reports Natasha Lomas for Tech Crunch.

Fines for failures to remove extremist content are also being considered.

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