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China gaming giant Tencent to verify all players' identities by 2019

World Nov 7, 2018

China gaming giant Tencent to verify all players' identities by 2019

Tencent Holdings Ltd. will expand its age-verification system to encompass its entire games lineup, the firm has announced, in an unprecedented response to growing criticism that it encourages addiction among youths. The Chinese social media and entertainment titan intends to check all gamers' identities against ...

Business / Tech Oct 26, 2018

U.K. fines Facebook over Cambridge Analytica's use of users' data

British regulators on Thursday slapped Facebook with a fine of £500,000 ($644,000) — the maximum possible — for failing to protect the privacy of its users in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The Information Commissioner Office found that between 2007 and 2014, Facebook processed the personal ...

New dating app for Trump fans leaks data: report

World Oct 16, 2018

New dating app for Trump fans leaks data: report

New dating app DonaldDaters was supposed to help lonely conservatives find each other discreetly. But the app leaked its database of users on launch day, a report said Monday. With the slogan "Make America Date Again," the app targets the "American-based singles community connecting lovers, ...

New Zealand's digital searches raise concerns

Asia Pacific Oct 5, 2018

New Zealand's digital searches raise concerns

New Zealand's civil rights watchdog has raised concerns over new laws allowing customs officers to demand passwords for electronic devices such as laptops or mobile phones at the border. Failure to comply with the "digital strip search" rules, which came into effect this week, can ...