“Un-natural” Calif.’s wildfires; AI & school shootings; Hiroshima anniversary, and more | Homeland Security Newswire

Our picks“Un-natural” Calif.’s wildfires; AI & school shootings; Hiroshima anniversary, and more

Published 9 August 2018

  California’s wildfires are hardly “natural” — humans made them worse at every step

   If Facebook makes a safe harbor for journalists and researchers, would it help?

  Is AI ready to prevent school shootings?

  A double-flash from the past and Israel’s nuclear arsenal

  As the IoT grows, so do the risks

  Solar geoengineering may be our last resort for climate change. What if it doesn’t work?

  California lawmakers resume deliberations over wildfire safety, utilities’ response

  Gov. Edwards repeats call for officers in every school, but still sizing up the need, expense

  The Hiroshima anniversary: 5 things you should know about nuclear weapons today

California’s wildfires are hardly “natural” — humans made them worse at every step (Umair Irfan, Vox)
We fuel them. We build next to them. We ignite them.

If Facebook makes a safe harbor for journalists and researchers, would it help? (Christine Schmidt, Nieman Lab)
“Currently, most tech investigations of Facebook…may have technically violated Facebook’s TOS. But without violating those rules, journalists can’t investigate our most important platform for public discourse.”

Is AI ready to prevent school shootings? (Jeremy Hsu and Undark, The Atlantic)
Facing a project with no room for mistakes, companies are striving to ensure the technology is up to the task.