Valve Software dreams of analyzing your brainwaves to tailor in-game rewards

Valve Software dreams of analyzing your brainwaves to tailor in-game rewards

Many of Ambinder's suggestions for what a game maker might do with this data sound like heart-rate sensor experiments , such as adjusting difficulty based on a player's feelings at a given moment.

You May Have Forgotten Foursquare, but It Didn’t Forget You

You May Have Forgotten Foursquare, but It Didn’t Forget You

“Harry spends a lot of time in Midtown, sometimes goes to parks, and rides the subway,” Crowley says, looking over the data Foursquare has assembled from the person’s use of popular apps and geotagging services.

Why Security is Important (Or how Google sucks at it and it's just pathetic.)

Why Security is Important (Or how Google sucks at it and it's just pathetic.)

A few months ago I had an issue with a drive and wanted to upgrade, so I got a bigger, better drive, and as a precaution I offloaded some important documents to my google drive(in case data transfer from old drive gets borked. According to Google's own security, no one had logged on to my account but me.

Privacy groups accuse Facebook of deceiving children into spending parents' money

Privacy groups accuse Facebook of deceiving children into spending parents' money

A coalition of child and privacy advocates filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Thursday after court documents that were unsealed last month revealed employees were aware that young children were playing games on the Facebook app and that the company was making it harder for their parents to obtain refunds.

Facebook knowingly duped game-playing kids and their parents out of money

Facebook knowingly duped game-playing kids and their parents out of money

A couple of months earlier, she had launched a project to help Facebook reduce chargebacks from the credit card companies, who were forcing the social media giant to return money spent by children on games after hearing from outraged parents who said they were duped.

Facebook let children run up huge bills, court papers show

Facebook let children run up huge bills, court papers show

Staff discussed what to do with high-spending children before deciding to refuse refunds has settled a class action lawsuit that had accused it of allowing children to run up huge bills on their parents’ credit cards as part of a concerted effort to maximise revenues.

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'Town of Salem' game suffers data breach exposing 7.6 million user details

'Town of Salem' game suffers data breach exposing 7.6 million user details

According to an analysis of the stolen user data received by DeHashed, the following information appears to have been exfiltrated from Town of Salem servers: "To clarify, we do not handle money.

It Appears China is Building a Massive Espionage Database on America

It Appears China is Building a Massive Espionage Database on America

Summary China is owning us with impunity, and they’re building massive databases to help them target high-value individuals and companies for information and/or leverage Most people aren’t aware of this level of organization and strategic, long-term thinking on their part, and they should be I’m not sure how to fault them for doing this, other than to point out that much of it is illegal.

The Tech Industry’s Psychological War on Kids – Richard Freed – Medium

The Tech Industry’s Psychological War on Kids – Richard Freed – Medium

This alliance pairs the consumer tech industry’s immense wealth with the most sophisticated psychological research, making it possible to develop social media, video games, and phones with drug-like power to seduce young users.

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From search engines, browsers, and email providers to cloud storage, chat apps, and social media, you’re being exploited and exposed online. To make the Internet a safe place to conduct business, browse the web, and store sensitive data.

This Thermometer Tells Your Temperature, Then Tells Firms Where to Advertise

This Thermometer Tells Your Temperature, Then Tells Firms Where to Advertise

This flu season, Clorox paid to license information from Kinsa, a tech start-up that sells internet-connected thermometers that are a far cry from the kind once made with mercury and glass.

Lawyers for 'GTA: Online' Get Court Order to Search Homes of Alleged Cheat Makers

Lawyers for 'GTA: Online' Get Court Order to Search Homes of Alleged Cheat Makers

Infamous is one of several “mod menus” or third-party cheat programs that players access by loading specific files onto a PC or a modified last-gen console, letting users do pretty much anything they can imagine in GTA 5’s online and offline modes, ranging from creating clone armies to making money rain from the sky.

Honour of Kings uses facial recognition to check ages

Honour of Kings uses facial recognition to check ages

Tencent highlighted that many users had previously voiced concerns about the idea of it using facial ID checks in games and said it would evaluate the results of the real-world trial "in depth".

91 “child friendly” Android apps accused of exploitation

91 “child friendly” Android apps accused of exploitation

Last week, Attorney General Hector Balderas filed a lawsuit charging Tiny Lab, as well as Twitter’s and Google’s advertising platforms, with surreptitiously grabbing kids’ information so as to profile them and target them for “commercial exploitation.”

Fortnite Android App Vulnerable to Man-in-the-Disk Attacks

Fortnite Android App Vulnerable to Man-in-the-Disk Attacks

They refused, creating an unnecessary risk for Android users in order to score cheap PR points," Sweeney said on Twitter, referring to one of his engineers' request to Google to hold off from publishing for 90 days so Fortnite users could update their apps.

Steam improves Windows game support for Linux

Steam improves Windows game support for Linux

Valve Software, the company behind the successful game distribution service Steam, announced the release of a new version of Steam Play today that improves Windows game support for Linux.

Pokémon Go is scanning phones for evidence of root and locking players out

Pokémon Go is scanning phones for evidence of root and locking players out

But with v0.115.2 of the game, it looks like Pokémon Go is scanning the device’s storage for any files that might be involved in the rooting process (via Android Police) and locking players out.

How to improve your gaming experience with a VPN

How to improve your gaming experience with a VPN

There are many webpages that you can read online which will detail why you should use a VPN whilst gaming with claims such as it will solve latency (ping) issues, allow access to regional DLC and games earlier and various other claims.