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Belgian Gaming Commission Decides Battlefront II-Style Loot Boxes Are Gambling, Wants Them Banned
Gizmodo • Tom Mckay
'Very uncertain' Yellen still predicts U.S. inflation rebound
Reuters • Jonathan Spicer
Uber reveals cover-up of hack affecting 57M riders, drivers - Tue, 21 Nov 2017 PST
Spokesman.com: Latest stories
Twitter user trolls ‘Breitbart’ in one genius move
Mashable • Sasha Lekach
UK budget 2017 live: Predictions and updates as Chancellor Philip Hammond delivers make or break Autumn financial statement
The London Evening Standard • Tom Powell
Catherine McKenna Receives Barbie In The Mail From Some Jerk
huffingtonpost.ca • Emma Paling
Facebook still allowing discriminatory housing ads - CNET
CNET • Richard Nieva
Uber covered up massive hack that exposed data of 57m users and drivers
The Guardian • Julia Carrie Wong
Uber Reveals Cover-Up Of Hack Affecting 57M Riders, Drivers
CBS St. Louis • Cbs Baltimore
Apple Acquires Augmented Reality Headset Company Vrvana [Report]
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Gambling Industry, Gaming Software
Belgian Gaming Commission Decides Battlefront II-Style Loot Boxes Are Gambling, Wants Them Banned
GizmodoTom Mckay
Electronic Art’s Star Wars Battlefront II, one of the biggest video game titles of the year, debuted to disaster in recent weeks after both consumers and the gaming press revolted against the $60 game’s reliance on microtransaction-fueled, pay-to-win loot boxes. At launch,...
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Economic Policy, Federal Reserve
'Very uncertain' Yellen still predicts U.S. inflation rebound
ReutersJonathan Spicer
NEW YORK () - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen stuck by her prediction that U.S. inflation will soon rebound but offered on Tuesday an unusually strong caveat: she is “very uncertain” about this and is open to the possibility that prices could...
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Digital Media
Uber reveals cover-up of hack affecting 57M riders, drivers - Tue, 21 Nov 2017 PST
Spokesman.com: Latest stories
SAN FRANCISCO – Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service’s customers and drivers. The revelation Tuesday marks the latest stain on Uber’s reputation....
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Net Neutrality, Social Media Industry
Twitter user trolls ‘Breitbart’ in one genius move
MashableSasha Lekach
Image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Breitbart thought it had nailed a joke about the impending end to net neutrality. Then it was owned by the Twitter user it retweeted. With the Federal Communications Commission set to stop treating the internet as a public...
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Digital Media, Politics & Policy
UK budget 2017 live: Predictions and updates as Chancellor Philip Hammond delivers make or break Autumn financial statement
The London Evening Standard Tom Powell
will today reveal how the Government will spend the 2017 Budget. In a keynote speech, given to MPs in the Commons, Mr Hammond is expected to signal he will use the funds to “invest to secure a bright future for Britain”. He...
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Climate Change, Social Media Industry
Catherine McKenna Receives Barbie In The Mail From Some Jerk
huffingtonpost.caEmma Paling
It's not every day a woman gets to donate a sexist insult to charity. Normally, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna speaks up or tweets when she's called "Climate Barbie." On Monday, when someone actually sent her a doll, she said she'd donate it...
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Digital Advertising, Facebook Inc
Facebook still allowing discriminatory housing ads - CNET
CNETRichard Nieva
A ProPublica investigation last October into Facebook's automated advertising platform demonstrated people could target housing advertisements to -- and away -- from specific races and ethnicities. In response, the world's largest social network said it was revamping policies and tools to prevent...
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Digital Media, Green Transportation
Uber covered up massive hack that exposed data of 57m users and drivers
The GuardianJulia Carrie Wong
Uber concealed a massive global breach of the personal information of 57 million customers and drivers in October 2016, failing to notify the individuals and regulators, the company acknowledged on Tuesday. According to Bloomberg, which first reported on the breach, Uber paid...
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Copyright, Digital Media
Uber Reveals Cover-Up Of Hack Affecting 57M Riders, Drivers
CBS St. LouisCbs Baltimore
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service’s customers and drivers. The revelation Tuesday marks the latest stain on Uber’s...
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Apple Inc, Social Media Industry
Apple Acquires Augmented Reality Headset Company Vrvana [Report]
iClarified - Apple News and TutorialsIclarified
Apple has acquired augmented reality headset company Vrvana, according to a new report from TechCrunch. The startup behind the Totem headset is based in Montreal, Canada. Apple is said to have acquired the company for around $30 million. The deal is significant...
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