Church shooting in Dagestan leaves four dead
- The incident took place at a church in Kizlyar in the restive Russian republic of Dagestan.
- Police responded, traded fire with the shooter and killed him, the authorities said.
- Two officers were injured in the gunfight, they said.
- ISIS later claimed responsibility for Sunday's shooting through the ISIS-affiliated Amaq media wing and in a statement that circulated on social media, but provided no evidence to support the claim.
- The shooting occurred during Maslenitsa, a festival celebrated in Russia that is full of dancing, lots of pancakes and carnival-like festivities.
- It was not immediately known who was behind the attack.
- Dagestan and its neighbor Chechnya have been wracked by separatist and Islamic violence in recent years.
Twitter users are being called out for posting fake claims of racially motivated assaults at 'Black Panther' showings
- A handful of Twitter users have been called out for posting fake claims of racially motivated assaults at showings of Marvel's "Black Panther," Buzzfeed reported Friday.
- Many of the false claims have used unrelated photos of physically abused women to suggest that assaults took place at screenings of the film on Thursday.
- Others on Twitter have called out the fake claims of assault, citing the original photos of the abused women used in the fabricated posts.
- Twitter has already taken down a number of posts previously reported by Buzzfeed.
Facebook complies with Russia's request to take down an Instagram post linked to Putin's rival
- Facebook-owned Instagram has taken down posts related to bribery allegations made by Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny against the country's deputy prime minister.
- Navalny, who is Russian President Vladimir Putin's fiercest rival, posted a video on YouTube earlier this month, that showed metals oligarch Oleg Deripaska allegedly meeting with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Prikhodko on the billionaire's yacht in Norway.
- In the video, Navalny used Instagram posts from a woman called Nastya Rybka, who he claimed to be an escort.
- The female involved in the video took some of the Instagram posts down at the request of communications watchdog Roskomnadzor, but the Facebook-owned service also complied with the order to remove two more posts.
- Google, which owns YouTube, has not responded to a request for comment when contacted by CNBC.
FCC threatens arrest, hardware seizure for those using popular bitcoin miner
- After determining a popular piece of bitcoin mining hardware was interfering with local internet connections, the Federal Communications Commission today took action.
- T-Mobile first complained to the FCC about interference to its LTE network in Brooklyn, stating radio emissions coming from a local residence were wreaking havoc on its broadband network.
- After an investigation, the culprit was determined to be a local bitcoin mining operation.
- The miners relied on a piece of hardware known as Antminer s5, which “[generated] spurious emissions on frequencies assigned to T-Mobile’s broadband network [which caused] harmful interference,” according to FCC representatives.
- The agency’s enforcement bureau said continued use of Antminer s4 — or, presumably others that interfered with the same 700 MHz frequency — would be subject to fines, criminal prosecution or seizure of the equipment.
- It’s unclear whether more recent hardware causes the same interference.
30 photos that show how Team USA's Winter Olympics uniforms have changed over time
- Figure skater Beatrix Loughran and the US men's national ice hockey team took home Team USA's first two Olympic silver medals.
- At the 1948 Winter Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland, 18-year-old American Richard "Dick" Button took home the gold medal in men's figure skating.
- Fraser also took home the US' first Olympic gold medal in skiing for her run in the women's slalom race.
- Team USA ended up with four gold, six silver, and one bronze medal at the closing of the 1952 Winter Games.
- That year, Team USA won the Olympic gold in ice hockey, Canada won the silver, and the Soviet Union won the bronze.
- Team USA took home one gold, two silver, and four bronze medals at the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria.
- Fleming took home a gold medal at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France, while wearing a bright yellow-green costume.