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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 ...

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 ...

Business / Tech Sep 28, 2018

Facebook admits phone numbers used to target ads

Facebook on Thursday confirmed that advertisers were privy to phone numbers given by members of the social network for enhanced security. A study by two U.S. universities, first reported by news website Gizmodo, found that phone numbers given to Facebook for two-factor authentication were also ...