May 17, 2020

Gambling-style apps offered on Facebook without age checks

Fears grow over children’s risk of addiction as fixed-odds betting terminal supplier offers ‘social games’ aimed at young people The company behind thousands of the UK’s fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) is offering gambling-style apps on Facebook without age checks, prompting allegations that children are being exposed to the risk of addiction. Earlier this month, the [...]
May 17, 2020

France investigates Apple over claims of planned obsolescence

French fraud watchdog opened investigation into technology giant on Friday Apple acknowledged reducing power demands in older models A French prosecutor has launched a preliminary investigation of US tech giant Apple over alleged deception and planned obsolescence of its products following a complaint by a consumer organisation, a judicial source said on Monday. The investigation, [...]
May 17, 2020

Four ways to avoid being a victim of Russian cyberwarfare

Don’t be duped by a bot or phished like Hillary Clinton’s campaign – follow these four simple steps to outflank Putin’s digital foot soldiers Russian cyberwarfare is the new threat to the nation, according to Nick Carter, the head of the British army, which means that the new frontline is, well, you. So it’s now [...]
May 17, 2020

Fortnite Party Royale is the most fun you can have in the metaverse

The in-game party where you can listen to DJs, do cartoonish challenges or hurl burgers while dressed as a banana is a mass-participation godsend My son is dressed as a giant banana and he is throwing hamburgers at me. I am making my getaway on a solid gold quad bike. For once, neither of us [...]
May 17, 2020

Facebook to prioritize ‘high quality’, trustworthy news, Zuckerberg says

Facebook chief to change news feed to combat ‘sensationalism’ ‘There’s too much misinformation and polarization in the world’ Facebook will begin to prioritize “trustworthy” news outlets on its stream of social media posts as it works to combat “sensationalism” and “misinformation”, its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, said on Friday. The company, which has more than [...]