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New esports campus

The British Esports Association will create a campus with classrooms and performance arena at the Riverside. A centre dedicated to competitive electronic gaming is set to open in a former car showroom in Sunderland. Competitive gaming, where teams of players pit their skills against rivals online, has tournaments with prizes of millions of pounds and

Apps Encryption

Messaging apps like WhatsApp and Signal already use E2EE, and Meta plans to deploy it in Facebook Messenger, but the No Place to Hide campaign says it makes it harder to detect child abuse. When messages are sent using E2EE, only the sender and receiver can read them, not law enforcement or the app owners.

Gavin Williams banned from teaching

A rugby coach has been banned from teaching after a panel found he asked girls as young as 13 for nude pictures. Gavin Williams, 34, was rugby partnership officer at Aberdare Community School, Rhondda Cynon Taf, for more than six years. A fitness to practise panel heard he messaged eight girls on Instagram and Snapchat

Beijing Olympics app vulnerability

The My2022 app will be used by athletes, audience members and media for daily Covid monitoring. The Beijing Winter Olympics app that all Games attendees must use contains security weaknesses that leave users exposed to data breaches, analysts say. But cybersecurity group Citizen Lab says the app fails to provide encryption on many of its

Microsoft to buy Activision Blizzard

Microsoft says it plans to buy major games company Activision Blizzard in a deal worth $68.7bn. It would be the biggest acquisition in the company’s history and is expected to be finalised in 2023.Microsoft claims it will help them grow their gaming business across mobile, PC and consoles along with providing building blocks for the

Lisbon council fined

Lisbon’s City Hall has been fined €1.25m for passing protesters’ details to the foreign embassies they had been picketing. Their details were shared with the the embassies of several countries, including Russia’s, by former Socialist Mayor Fernando Medina’s office. Several of the violations occurred just months before the scandal became public, when some of the

Tesla Starts Accepting Dogecoin

Tesla, the electric carmaker headed by billionaire Elon Musk, has started to allow people to buy brand merchandise using Dogecoin, a cryptocurrency initially started as a joke. The move, which sent Dogecoin prices more than 14% higher at one point, comes a month after Mr Musk said Tesla would test out the digital token as

Instagram Design Change

The Instagram grid currently displays all posts fixed in chronological order, with the newest posts at the top. If you want to draw attention to an older post, you have to repost it or share a direct, perhaps in your stories. Despite continual changes, one area of Instagram has always remained constant- the personal profile

Writing and Remote work

The pandemic has given a big shove to all forms of digital communication. Video-conferencing platforms have become verbs. A workplace dominated by time on screens may seem bound to favour newer, faster and more visual ways of transmitting information. But an old form of communication writing is also flourishing. The strengths of the written word

DeFi ecosystem

Pblic blockchains provide a second chance at building a digital economy. The fact that the applications built on top of such blockchains all work with each other, and that the information they store is visible to all, harks back to the idealism of the internet’s early architects, before most users embraced the walled gardens offered