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PubG creator says games need ‘better protection’ from copycat titles

“Look at movies, Armageddon came out then 20 other comet disaster films came shortly after,” Brendan Greene explains. He claims elements of his game, Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PubG), have been ripped off by other titles and he wants better insurance from copycats. Newly expelled on the Xbox One, PubG almost singlehandedly combined a new genre, the Battle Royale game. “I …

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Facebook to renovate Irish taxation scheme

Image copyright AFP Facebook is to renovate its taxation structure so that it pays taxation in the country where increase are earned, instead of using an Irish subsidiary. The online promotion hulk is to make the change in every country outward the US where it has an office. In 2016, Facebook pronounced it would stop routing UK sales by Ireland …

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US regulator halts Munchee digital-token sale

Image copyright Getty Images The US Securities and Exchange Commission has halted a multi-million dollar digital token sale by California-based grill examination app organisation Munchee. The US regulator also warned consumers of the dangers of investing in crypto-currencies released by firms. SEC authority Jay Clayton pronounced there were almost some-more opportunities for rascal from initial silver offerings. It’s the latest …

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‘You are being programmed,’ former Facebook executive warns

Image copyright PA A former Facebook executive has criticised the social network for ripping multitude detached during a doubt and answer session. Chamath Palihapitiya, who worked as Facebook’s clamp boss for user growth, was speaking at an eventuality run by the Stanford Graduate School of Business on 10 Nov in which he described feeling “tremendous guilt’ in assisting the company …

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Objective reality exists, says UK apportion Matt Hancock

Image copyright Getty Images Facts that everybody can determine on are the cornerstone of democracy and do exist – despite the arise of “fake news”, a UK apportion has said. Matt Hancock pronounced it was “something of a disappointment” that he had to state publicly that “objective reality exists”. But it was “incredibly important” to hang on to that element …

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Skin betting: ‘Children as immature as 11 introduced to gambling’

Media captionUniversity tyro Ryan Archer’s adore of gaming spiralled into gambling when he was 15 Thousands of children and immature people are losing income on websites which concede them to trade virtual items, gambling experts have warned. The Gambling Commission’s annual report has, for the first time, looked at the problem of supposed “skin betting”. The equipment won – customarily …

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Does Bitcoin use some-more electricity than Ireland?

Image copyright Getty Images Can something which has no earthy participation devour as much electricity as an whole country? The internet has recently been awash with claims that the digital banking Bitcoin could be using some-more electricity than a series of grown nations. So Reality Check wants to know: how did they work it out, and is it true? Although …

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MoneyTaker hackers reportedly steal £7.5m from ATMs

Image copyright Reuters Russian-speaking hackers are suspected of hidden scarcely $10m (£7.5m) from 20 companies in Russia, the UK and US. The MoneyTaker organisation private overdraft boundary on repel cards and took income from cash machines, according to a report by cybersecurity organisation Group-IB. It also stole support for record used by some-more than 200 banks in the US and …

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Tech firms could be held probable for extremism and abuse

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption MPs have formerly pronounced that Facebook, Google and Twitter were not doing adequate to tackle abuse and extremism Google, Facebook and Twitter should be held probable for illegal and dangerous calm on their platforms, an ethics physique has said. The BBC understands that the Committee on Standards in Public Life (CSPL) will titillate the …

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Netflix defends A Christmas Prince tweet

Image copyright Getty Images Netflix has shielded a twitter that suggested 53 people had watched its new Christmas film every day for 18 days in a row. “Who harm you?” review the tweet, addressed to them. The twitter caused controversy, with some observant it was “creepy” of the height to keep such close tabs on its audience, and ridicule their …

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