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Epic Games Acquires Indie Music Company Bandcamp

The makers of Fortnite, Epic Games, have recently acquired Bandcamp, an online indie-focused music startup. This unorthodox move follows the gaming giant’s acquisition of Harmonix, a music gaming developer most well known for the Guitar Hero and Rock Band franchises. Why Epic is collecting these music-based companies is still unclear, but one potential purpose is […]

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Russia Fines Google Over Content Breach

A Moscow Court recently fined Google the equivalent of ~USD$98m for failing to delete “content deemed illegal”. Marking a first of its kind, this case shows a tech giant being hit with a large fine due to a failure to moderate content to a government’s demands. In Russia’s case, these demands focused primarily on the […]

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Privacy Focused DuckDuckGo Developing Standalone Web Browser

The privacy-centric DuckDuckGo has revealed that they are in the process of developing a web browser with its users’ privacy as a primary focus. While not a “privacy browser”, CEO of DuckDuckGo Gabriel Weinberg called the app a “everyday browsing app that respects your private because there’s never a bad time to stop companies from […]

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Wall Street Journal Report Uncovers “Eating Disorder Rabbit Holes” on TikTok Platform

Social media apps have recently received lots of well-deserved scrutinies for their reckless endangerment of the mental health of their users. Despite the changes social media giants like TikTok have been making in order to solve these issues, the Wall Street Journal has reported that a recent study gave shocking results. In the study, the […]

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Ultimate Kronos Group Hit With Debilitating Ransomware Attack

A major ransomware attack recently hit “Ultimate Kronos Group”, a multinational workforce management platform. Kronos is used for payroll management and other general information-tech, and is used by clients like Tesla, MGM Resorts International, Puma, and the YMCA. Kronos has stated that the attack could force the system offline for several weeks, leaving some hospitals […]

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iOS 15.2; What’s New?

Apple’s newest operating system update was released today, bringing a number of new features. Most notably, Apple Music Voice has been made available, a new Apple Music subscription that, for a lower price, allows users to play Apple Music songs via Siri, with no manual support whatsoever. Controversially, Apple has also released a new Messages […]

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Java Exploit Leaves Minecraft, Other Apps Vulnerable To Hacks

A broadly-used Java logging library “Apache Log4J” has been revealed to include dangerous vulnerability within it, leaving users of popular Java-based apps like Minecraft exposed to hacks. The hack was given a severity rating of 10 on Apache Software Foundation’s Common Vulnerability Scoring System, the highest possible score. In order to protect yourself from this […]

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Instagram Releases Set Of New Features Ahead Of Senate Hearing

Instagram has pushed forward a set of new features just days before its’ senate hearing about the Facebook Files, a set of internal reports stating how the app, as well as its partner Facebook, have distinctly negative effects on teens and young adults. The changes include a “Take a break” feature, allowing users to set […]

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Family Tracking App “Life360” Reportedly Sells Precise Location Data To Buyers

One of the largest “family safety platforms”, Life360, has been reportedly revealed to be one of the largest providers of location data, frequently selling location data from both adult and child users to a variety of data brokers. These data brokers then provide the information to other, third-party customers. Life360 CEO Chris Hulls said in […]

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“Pegasus” Spyware Found On 37 Prominent Figures’ Phones

In a shocking case of digital privacy breaches, security researchers have discovered evidence of attempted or successful installations of “Pegasus”, a Software designed by the Israeli cybersecurity company NSO Group meant for spying. The program consists of a number of features, including the ability to access text messages, photos, emails, videos, and contact lists, as […]

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