100829418 97914c25 4c0e 4a6e 8dd3 377bf8e627e0 - Fortnite Battle Royale faces server outage
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Fortnite Battle Royale faces server outage

Image copyrightEpic Games Image caption A total of 100 gamers face off in Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode trying to be the last survivorThe hit video game Fortnite is facing a major server outage following a problem which arose after Wednesday’s update to its free Battle Royale mode. The title, which was developed by US-based Epic […]

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Racism allowed on Reddit, says chief

Image caption Reddit chief Steve Huffman says racism is allowed on site Reddit chief executive Steve Huffman has been accused of supporting racism in his commitment to free speech. After being questioned directly by one Reddit user, Mr Huffman said that racial slurs are not against the site’s rules. Reddit user chlomyster had asked Mr […]

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TED 2018: Technology reveals fear and other emotions

Image copyright Bret Hartman/TED Image caption Prof Crum believes we should give away more data The fear levels of an audience have been measured to show how machines are beginning to reveal people’s deepest feelings. The demonstration was part of a talk given by Dolby Labs chief scientist Poppy Crum at the TED conference in […]

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Tim Schafer: My games suffered 'bit rot'

Award-winning games designer Tim Schafer says many of his classic titles have suffered “bit rot”, as the old code is no longer playable on modern machines. On Thursday, Mr Schafer will be awarded a Bafta Fellowship in recognition of his creative contribution to video games. Source link

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Children's Commissioner criticises Amazon over Child Sex Dolls

Image caption This child sex doll was removed by Amazon but was back on the website days later England’s Children’s Commissioner says Amazon should remove “disgusting” child sex dolls from its website, after a BBC investigation found they continue to be sold on its platform. More than a dozen child sex dolls were found for […]

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UK carries out cyber-attack on Islamic State

Image copyright PA The UK has conducted a “major offensive cyber-campaign” against the Islamic State group, the director of the intelligence agency GCHQ has revealed. The operation hindered the group’s ability to coordinate attacks and suppressed their propaganda, former MI5 agent Jeremy Fleming said. It is the first time the UK has systematically degraded an […]

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Amazon patents 'voice-sniffing' algorithms

Image copyright Amazon Image caption Amazon launched its Echo speakers in 2014 Amazon says it does not eavesdrop on customers’ conversations to target advertising at them, after it emerged it had patented “voice-sniffing” tech. The patent describes listening to conversations and building a profile of customers’ likes and dislikes. Reports speculated that Amazon would deploy […]

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Facebook's Zuckerberg faces second day of questions

Image copyright US Congress Image caption In his opening remarks Mr Zuckerberg said that Facebook was an “idealistic” company Facebook’s chief is answering US politicians’ questions about the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal for a second day in Washington. Mark Zuckerberg began by apologising again for having failed to take a “broad enough view of […]

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Great Western Railway accounts breached

Image copyright PA Image caption GWR says that its customers payment card details were protected by encryption A British rail operator has reset more than a million customer accounts after discovering hackers had successfully breached a small percentage of them. Great Western Railway said that about 1,000 of its passengers’ details had been exposed. The […]

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TED 2018: Tech pioneer wants end to free net services

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jaron Lanier is a computer scientist and pioneer in the field of virtual reality An influential tech evangelist has called at the TED 2018 conference for an overhaul of Facebook and Google’s business models. Jaron Lanier, who is often referred to as a “father of virtual reality”, told the […]