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A 'Narcos' video game is on the way for PC and consoles

A 'Narcos' video game is on the way for PC and consoles

A video game version of Pablo Escobar could grace your monitors, asking a poor guy whether he prefers "plata o plomo" (silver or lead), as soon as next year. Narcos producer Gaumont has forged a deal

Facebook search briefly suggested sexual content involving kids

Yesterday, Facebook users reported that the website's search function began suggesting autofills of their searches that included sexually explicit phrases. After typing "videos of," the predictive

Microsoft tests forcing Windows Mail users to open links in Edge

Edge might be Windows 10's built-in browser, but it definitely isn't the most popular browser -- NetMarketShare reported just under 4 percent usage share as of February 2018, slipping well below
Karlie Kloss' coding camp covers more cities and languages this year

Karlie Kloss' coding camp covers more cities and languages this year

Kode with Klossy, Karlie Kloss' coding camp for girls, is expanding this year. Last year, the program offered 15 camps in 12 cities, but this summer, it's running 50 camps in 25 cities and will teach

Drake breaks new streaming record—in video games

Hip-hop superstar Drake has broken a new record in streaming—this time in video games.
A 'Narcos' video game is on the way for PC and consoles

A 'Narcos' video game is on the way for PC and consoles

A video game version of Pablo Escobar could grace your monitors, asking a poor guy whether he prefers "plata o plomo" (silver or lead), as soon as next year. Narcos producer Gaumont has forged a deal

Tumblr Has a Massive Creepshots Problem

After Reddit famously banned the creepshots sub-reddit, which shared non-consensual, revealing photos of women, Tumblr now has a slew of users pushing out similar photos across at least dozens of
Looks Like Someone Hid a Weed Joke on Home Depot's Website

Looks Like Someone Hid a Weed Joke on Home Depot's Website

If you’re shopping for a “garden and kitchen scale with 0.5 gram precision weighing technology,” you might be a drug dealer. And evidently some joker at Home Depot knows this. Buried in the website’s
Facebook Announces Plan To Combat Fake News Stories By Making Them Actually Happen

Facebook Announces Plan To Combat Fake News Stories By Making Them Actually Happen

MENLO PARK, CA—Responding to widespread criticism over the hoaxes and political disinformation featured on its platform, Facebook announced at a press conference Friday a new initiative to combat fake
How pioneering Mediapart has set the French news agenda

How pioneering Mediapart has set the French news agenda

In its 10 years, the website funded wholly by reader subscription has made waves and moneyIt began with a handful of journalists disillusioned with the state of the country’s established media, a
A Blockchain-Based Approach to Smart Cities

A Blockchain-Based Approach to Smart Cities

Blockchain may well form the basis for a secure, distributed application platform; here's how blockchain-based technology might be used to empower cities. The post A Blockchain-Based Approach to Smart
Bali to Switch Off Internet Services for ‘Sacred Day of Reflection’

Bali to Switch Off Internet Services for ‘Sacred Day of Reflection’

Internet services in Bali, Indonesia, will be switched off for 24 hours on Saturday to mark Nyepi, an annual "sacred day of reflection," according to the Guardian.

Facebook suspends Trump-linked data firm Cambridge Analytica (update: response)

Late Friday night, Facebook has announced it's suspending Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL) from its site. While you may not have heard of SCL, its political analytics firm Cambridge
The rise and rise (and rise) of ’Fortnite'

The rise and rise (and rise) of ’Fortnite'

When a video game that counts Drake among its fans has breakfast TV shows around the world discussing its effect on younger players, it has truly made it. No, we're not talking about Grand Theft Auto,

Democrats aim to subpoena Apple, Twitter over private chats

The House of Representatives' investigation into Russia's election interference may have ended, but Democrats are still discussing what they'd like to do if and when they regain a House majority --
The rise and rise (and rise) of ’Fortnite'

The rise and rise (and rise) of ’Fortnite'

It's safe to say that when a video game that counts Drake among its fans has breakfast TV shows around the world discussing its effect on younger players, it has truly made it. No, we're not talking

Amazon hires former FDA exec for secret health care team

Amazon has made a big hire for its secret health care division internally known as 1492, according to CNBC: FDA's first chief health informatics officer Taha Kass-Hout. The e-commerce giant reportedly

Whistleblower explains how Cambridge Analytica 'exploited' Facebook

Last night Facebook announced bans against Cambridge Analytica, its parent company and several individuals for allegedly sharing and keeping data that they had promised to delete. This data reportedly
‘I made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower

‘I made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower

For more than a year we’ve been investigating Cambridge Analytica and its links to the Brexit Leave campaign in the UK and Team Trump in the US presidential election. Now, 28-year-old Christopher

Australia warns on encrypted apps as Southeast Asia vows terror cooperation

Use of encrypted messaging apps to plan terrorist attacks is the greatest threat facing intelligence agencies in modern times, Australia warned Saturday as Southeast Asian leaders vowed closer