News of the Week; October 18, 2017


  1. Blizzard takes Chinese dev to court over alleged mobile Overwatch clone
  2. Overwatch hits 35 million players: The player base continues to grow, but it’s slowing
  3. Activision patents matchmaking tech that can push players to buy upgrades
  4. Activision Patents Matchmaking That Encourages Players To Buy Microtransactions
  5. Patent that pushes microtransactions through multiplayer granted to Activision: The “exploratory” systems have not been implemented into any games as of yet, publisher says
  6. Activision’s patented method to drive microtransactions with matchmaking: Unused system could push newbies to “emulate the marquee player” in pairings.
  7. Activision Researched Using Matchmaking Tricks to Sell In-Game Items: In-game purchases are a multi-billion dollar business for Activision.
  8. Fortnite developer reportedly suing cheating players: Epic is looking to hit Fortnite cheaters hard.
  9. Epic Games sues alleged Fortnite cheaters over EULA violations
  10. Report: WB winding down Lego Dimensions ahead of schedule
  11. Lego Dimensions dropped – Report: Toys-to-life genre loses another player as Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment pulls the plug a year earlier than planned
  12. PUBG has doubled total banned players in a month: BattlEye has banned 322,000 players, with as many as 13,000 banned every day
  13. Fortnite’s free-to-play battle royale mode passes 10M players
  14. Does anyone own the Battle Royale genre?: Current law gives developers little more than “a headstart” over potential imitators, says Harbottle & Lewis’ Kostyantyn Lobov
  15. Exclusive: Even Pokémon Go used by extensive Russian-linked meddling effort
  16. iLife wins $10.1 M from Nintendo
  17. Nintendo Reportedly Encouraging Mature Titles On Switch
  18. Why aren’t there more “Mature” games for Nintendo Switch?: Nintendo reportedly encouraging more adult fare but still won’t create it.
  19. Sony Music to publish games on Switch and PC through new Unties label
  20. Sony to publish Nintendo Switch games with new label Unties: Indie publisher operated by Sony Music Entertainment, first title Tiny Metal releases in November
  21. Nintendo Switch tiptoes toward letting users back up their data: Latest system update also enables video capture for… four games. Yes, four.
  22. Super Nt is a $190 FPGA, HDMI SNES (and probably other acronyms): High-end “clone” console could be hacked to support other classic systems.
  23. Ex-Naughty Dog dev levies sexual harassment allegation: Developer accuses studio of firing him after he spoke up; studio says it has no evidence he ever notified it of inappropriate conduct
  24. Naughty Dog responds to sexual harassment allegation
  25. CD Projekt Red responds to scathing Glassdoor reviews: After complaints of mismanagement, senseless crunch, and poor pay, Witcher studio says its approach to development “is not for everyone”
  26. CD Projekt Red talks company values in wake of employee complaints
  27. PC Shadow of War players cheat to get around loot box grind: Higher tier “Golden” chests still largely protected behind paywall.
  28. Thinking outside the loot box: Business model innovation is necessary despite the friction it causes – but the industry needs to recognise when it’s overstepping a line
  29. PEGI is leaving the verdict on loot boxes up to gambling commissions
  30. Loot boxes aren’t gambling – ESRB: European ratings board PEGI says it’s gambling commissions responsibilities to define loot box rules
  31. The Origin of Loot Boxes and why They are a Form of Gambling
  32. Loot box petitions have forced the UK government to respond
  33. Loot box petition prompts response from UK government: Department for Culture recognises risk and will keep matter under review
  34. UK government comments on rising loot box-related gambling concerns
  35. Loot boxes: Future of AAA or a monetisation misfire? – Developers discuss the reasoning behind the recent rise of microtransactions in full-price games
  36. EA Addresses Battlefront 2 Loot Crates, Shares Beta Feedback
  37. EA’s Access service is losing its first game, for undisclosed reasons
  38. EA is closing Visceral Games, changes direction of studio’s Star Wars game: It sounds like EA is pretty much starting over.
  39. EA closing Visceral Games and overhauling its Star Wars game
  40. EA shuts down Visceral, will reboot its Star Wars game due to “marketplace”: Dead Space’s creators are gone; outlook fuzzy on Amy Hennig’s single-player SW game.
  41. EA closing Visceral Games: Star Wars project delayed and moved to EA Vancouver as studio behind Dead Space, Battlefield Hardline shutters
  42. Big-budget, single-player gaming isn’t dead (yet): Despite industry pressures, the narrative adventure isn’t going anywhere.
  43. Battlegrounds becomes first Steam game to hit 2M concurrent users
  44. More games released on Steam this year than whole of 2016: Steam Direct fails to halt over population as total number of games expected to exceed 6,000
  45. Microsoft hooks up Minecraft to export buildings as 3D models
  46. Microsoft finally pledges to update Halo: Master Chief Collection… next year – Better incredibly late than never; will include Xbox One X functionality.
  47. Xbox chief wants Sony to explain its cross-platform play stance
  48. Xbox head says cross-platform talks with Sony go nowhere: Sony “should talk about what their view is,” says Spencer
  49. Xbox chief says Sony won’t allow cross-platform Minecraft, probably never will: Sony still doesn’t want to give up its platform lock-in.
  50. NIS America chief: Microsoft isn’t very supportive of Japanese devs: “Honestly speaking, Microsoft’s approach to Japanese games hasn’t been very supportive.”
  51. Gran Turismo Sport is extremely limited in offline mode: If servers or Internet are down, you’re stuck in “Arcade” mode with no saves.
  52. Gran Turismo Sport’s high-end bonuses: HDR is incredible, but VR is not
  53. Video: A game designer’s overview of the neuroscience of VR
  54. PUBG passes two million concurrent players milestone: Battle royale shooter’s record is now 700,000 players beyond Dota 2
  55. Football Manager 2018’s Medical Centre is the best thing to happen to injured players:  Learn more about injuries and, crucially, how to avoid them.
  56. Broadcasting Dota 2
  57. NBA: “Esports is a massive industry, and we think we have a place in it” – The basketball league’s esports boss discusses decades-long plans for professional competitions with 2K Games
  58. How Rick Fox is changing the culture, strategy of eSports — at least at one team
  59. The New York Yankees are getting into the eSports business
  60. eSports on the Rise as Collegiate Sport 
  61. Adidas Files Lawsuit Against ELEAGUE for Stealing Its “3 Stripes” Logo
  62. Adidas Opposes Turner Broadcasting’s ELEAGUE Logo Trademark Because Of Lines
  63. Real Life Soccer Player Besieged By Requests To Play For Foreign Team Due To Video Game Error
  64. Full scale of Apple’s patent loss to VirnetX is now clear: $440 million – Judge – Apple’s decision to sell after losing a 2012 trial was “unreasonably risky.”
  65. Apple asked to remove Philippines drug war games from App Store: Anti-drug organisation ANPUD demands an apology from Apple for handling “insensitive content”
  66. Apple CEO on AR Headsets: ‘We don’t want to be first, we want to be the best’
  67. Apple: “Quality” AR headsets aren’t possible with current tech – CEO Tim Cook believes “anything you would see on the market any time soon” won’t provide a good experience
  68. VR chasm of disappointment becoming more of an abyss?: Analysts weigh in on whether the latest Oculus announcements this week will move the needle for VR adoption
  69. John Carmack encourages VR devs to ’embrace the grind’
  70. Oculus Santa Cruz hands-on: The greatest trick the VR devil ever pulled
  71. New Blade Runner VR game foretells a Sega CD-styled story revolution: Technically impressive Oculus freebie has awful story, but it’s otherwise a must-play.
  72. Bought an Oculus Rift Just Before Last Week’s Price Cut? 5 Ways to Get a $100 Refund
  73. Eye Doctors Can Now Prescribe VR Lazy-eye Treatment for Home Use
  74. Magic Leap lands another $502 million: Startup’s series D funding round ends up roughly half the size previously reported
  75. Humble Bundle has been acquired by media giant IGN
  76. IGN buys Humble Bundle: Pay-what-you-want game storefront to retain office, staff, charitable focus as it joins consumer gaming site
  77. Humble Bundle: IGN deal’s value will be proved through action, not words – Humble co-founder John Graham and IGN’s Mitch Galbraith on balancing editorial integrity and commitment to charity
  78. Indiegogo opens digital marketplace for successfully crowdfunded projects
  79. How Bungie localized Destiny for the world
  80. Bungie Pulls Destiny 2 Emote After Players Discover Wall Glitch
  81. Hard games as a disempowerment fantasy: Bennett Foddy explains why he made his latest, Getting Over It, to hurt a certain kind of person
  82. Video Game Tutorials: How Do They Teach?
  83. 21 years later, original developer works to fix 16-bit Sonic: Downloadable mod aims to patch decades-old issues with Sonic 3D Blast.
  84. Japanese mobile market outgrows US three years in a row: RPGs account for 65% of mobile revenue in Japan, App Annie report shows
  85. Saving Japan’s Games
  86. Understanding the challenge facing Japan’s game preservationists
  87. Design approach in citizen science games, until EVE Online
  88. Brexit fears resurface at Westminster games panel: “We’re not getting a response from government that will prevent companies from deploying their contingency plans now”
  89. Two charities unite to help hospitalized disabled kids play games
  90. Google Play devs giving away IAP revenue to combat hunger crisis
  91. Google Play apps with as many as 2.6m downloads added devices to botnet – Your periodic reminder: Google is chronically unable to detect untrustworthy apps.
  92. IGDA Foundation grants the National Videogame Museum $4k to help pay for student visits


  1. It’s 11 p.m., do you know where your ads are?:
  2. B.C. businesses and schools hurry to distance themselves from controversial media organizations after activists raise alarm over advertising with Breitbart and others
  3. An open letter to Mr Bezos, Mr Pichai and Mr Zuckerberg to tear down Breitbart News
  4. New Whistleblowers Highlight How Russia’s Information War On U.S. Was Larger Than Initially Reported
  5. The mysterious group that wants to kill Breitbart’s ad revenue, one tweet at a time
  6. Amazon isn’t one of the 2,575 companies to pull ads from Breitbart
  7. Amazon Suspends Video Head Roy Price Over Sexual Harassment Claims
  8. Due to legal settlement, Amazon customers now get a few extra bucks: Ars staffers got as little as $0.76 and as much as $12.02. How much did you get?
  9. Memo To Facebook: How To Tell If You’re A Media Company
  10. Sheryl Sandberg’s Russia talk was an insult to our intelligence
  11. Did Facebook delete Russian bought ads because of a bug? 
  12. Facebook apologizes for allowing Russian ads to interfere with 2016 campaign – COO: Company must “prevent everything we can from this happening on our platforms.”
  13. What Facebook Did to American Democracy: And why it was so hard to see it coming
  14. Facebook is testing a resume feature to take on LinkedIn
  15. How Facebook’s Ad System Works
  16. Man acquitted of felony charge over Facebook police parody page sues: Fake account said police would offer abortions and anybody could become a recruit.
  17. Court To Guy Who Sued News Stations Over His Facebook Live Video: Pay Their Legal Fees… And Maybe Sue Your Lawyers
  18. U.S. Supreme Court Rejects CFAA Appeal by Power Ventures against Facebook 
  19. The Problem With #MeToo And Viral Outrage
  20. Nova Scotia introduces new Cyber-bullying Legislation
  21. Incentivizing Better Speech, Rather Than Censoring ‘Bad’ Speech
  22. Cheap Speech and What It Has Done (To American Democracy) (Richard Hasen)
  23. Ninth Circuit Upholds Enforceability of Arbitration Agreements in Click-Through Agreements
  24. Age of consent in the GDPR: updated mapping
  25. Ex-workers: Supervisors at Tesla factory routinely called us the n-word – Tesla slams such abuse but expresses doubts regarding the men’s claims.
  26. There’s Blood In The Water In Silicon Valley: The bad new politics of big tech.
  27. African rulers’ weapon against web-based dissent: the off switch
  28. Saskatchewan Court of Appeal confirms that emails can extend limitation periods under the Limitations Act
  29. China congress: How authorities censor your thoughts
  30. DOJ indicts Chinese fentanyl distributors selling to Americans online: “They use multiple identities to disguise their activities and their shipments.”
  31. Reddit’s unlikely first edit partner: Time magazine
  32. Supreme Court refuses to hear case questioning Google’s trademark: Lawsuit claimed “google” had become synonymous with “search the Internet.”
  33. Google Bombs Are Our New Normal
  34. Google Offers Help To Industries It Helps To Destroy
  35. Google’s Learning Software Learns To Write Learning Software
  36. Twitter Says It Will Finally Do Something About Those Hordes of Nazis
  37. Harvey Weinstein Is Hollywood’s Silicon Valley Moment
  38. Eight takes on sexual harassment and Harvey Weinstein 
  39. Twitter Says Rose McGowan Account Was Suspended Over Phone Number in Tweet
  40. Twitter’s suspension of Rose McGowan epitomizes the site’s most infuriating problem: It’s a double standard at its most divisive.
  41. Women Are Boycotting Twitter Today in Solidarity with Rose McGowan
  42. Twitter CEO after Rose McGowan account suspension: ‘We need to be a lot more transparent’
  43. Rose McGowan back on Twitter
  44. @jeffbezos I told the head of your studio that HW raped me. Over & over I said it. He said it hadn’t been proven. I said I was the proof. (rose mcgowan)
  45. Rose McGowan says Amazon knew Weinstein had raped her
  46. Silicon Valley Can’t Handle Its Own Toxic Culture. Is It Really Ready to Tackle Hollywood’s, Too?
  47. Black members of Congress push for more diversity in Silicon Valley hires – Rep. Barbara Lee: “Coding jobs will become the blue collar jobs of the future.”
  48. We should stop tech firms from screening extremist videos: Internet giants have a duty to help counter-terrorism efforts
  49. Another Ridiculous Lawsuit Hopes To Hold Social Media Companies Responsible For Terrorist Attacks
  50. The ‘Gawker Effect’ Is Chilling Investigative Reporting Across The US
  51. Inside The Weird World Of Social Media Marathon Cheating
  52. Dutch privacy regulator says Windows 10 breaks the law: Regulator says Microsoft doesn’t offer enough information to enable informed consent.
  53. Judge Agrees – YouTube Mockery Protected by Fair Use 
  54. AT&T Researchers Share Map Depicting Top YouTube Channels In Each State
  55. Blame The Cord-Cutters For AT&T’s Sudden Drop In Share Price
  56. YouTube Revamps Website For Creators, Rolls Out ‘Master Class’ Video Advice Series
  57. Here’s Why YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki Started Her Very Own Channel
  58. Casey Neistat: YouTube Doesn’t Do Enough To Take Care Of Creator Community
  59. Advertising Practices Land Tinder in Hot Water
  60. Snapchat Stories Usage Among Top Influencers Has Dipped 33% In 6 Months 
  61. Influencers Sound Off on Why They Do Not Want to Disclose Sponsored Posts
  62. Vice Media To Launch Sub-Saharan African Operation In 2018
  63. Major Studios, Streamers Declare Legal War on TickBox: “What TickBox actually sells is nothing less than illegal access to Plaintiffs’ copyrighted content,” a lawyer for the studios and streamers says.
  64. Netflix, Amazon, movie studios sue over TickBox streaming device: TickBox TV says it’s a “100% legal” directory of everything ever made.
  65. Netflix Now Says It Will Spend Up To $8 Billion On Original Content Next Year 
  66. Two months after Disney split, Netflix pledges $8B for original content: What’s cooler than spending $6 billion (in 2017) on original content?
  67. Another German decision questions reasonableness of GS Media presumption if generally applied
  68. Revealed: How copyright law is being misused to remove material from the internet – When Annabelle Narey posted a negative review of a building firm on Mumsnet, the last thing on her mind was copyright infringement
  69. Copyright Isn’t a Tool for Removing Negative Reviews
  70. Sorry, You Can’t Abuse Copyright Law To Make A Negative Review Disappear
  71. New Copyright Trolling Operation Lowers The Settlement Demands And Calls Them Fines To Improve Conversion Rate
  72. Native American tribe sues Amazon and Microsoft over patents: Can “patent trolls” advance their cause using Native American legal rights?
  73. Vladimir Putin: Russia Will Issue its Own Cryptocurrency
  74. Sweden’s Tax Authority Accepts Bitcoin As Settlement: The Swedish government agency responsible for the collection of taxes has, for the first time, accepted bitcoin from a debtor.
  75. The Difference between Blockchain and Bitcoin
  76. Waymo’s staggering settlement demand for Uber: $1 billion: Holding fast on massive cash demand suggests Waymo wants to cripple its competitor.
  77. Uber And Lyft Haven’t Revolutionized The American City—Yet
  78. The Crowdsourced Maps Guiding Puerto Rico’s Recovery
  79. New neural network teaches itself Go, spanks the pros: This time, the Go-playing algorithm didn’t need any human players to help it.
  80. Artificial Intelligence – With Very Real Biases: According to AI Now co-founder Kate Crawford, digital brains can be just as error-prone and biased as ours
  81. Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence
  82. Stunning AI Breakthrough Takes Us One Step Closer to the Singularity
  83. The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions: Mistaken extrapolations, limited imagination, and other common mistakes that distract us from thinking more productively about the future.
  84. AI Experts Want To End ‘Black Box’ Algorithms In Government
  85. Can we teach robots ethics?
  86. You Aren’t Ready For The Weirdness Of Working With Robots
  87. Love in the Time of Robots: Hiroshi Ishi­guro builds androids. Beautiful, realistic, uncannily convincing human replicas. Academically, he is using them to understand the mechanics of person-to-person interaction. But his true quest is to untangle the ineffable nature of connection itself.
  88. Apple’s Tim Cook On iPhones, Augmented Reality, And How He Plans To Change Your World: In a wide-ranging interview, the CEO of the biggest tech company in the world explains how AR will change our lives, and why he thinks the world is actually getting better
  89. First iPhone X batch reportedly only contains 46,500 units: Apple’s TrueDepth camera may be holding things up.
  90. Apple and GE partner to make industrial analytics iOS-accessible: GE thinks the software will result in $12 billion in revenue by 2020.
  91. Udacity to focus on individual student projects 
  92. Many patent-holders stop looking to East Texas following Supreme Court ruling: Can Delaware handle the incoming caseload?
  93. The Case for CASL: My Appearance Before the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (Michael Geist)
  94. First Circuit Rejects Copyright Workaround to Section 230–Small Justice v. Ripoff Report (Eric Goldman)
  95. Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?: More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.


  1.  Statute Of Limitations Has Run Out On Trump’s Bogus Promise To Sue The NY Times
  2. At Core of 5Pointz Trial: Is Graffiti Art Protected by Law?
  3. Will Recent Court Rulings Endanger the Future of Biopics and Documentaries?: A Lynyrd Skynyrd movie ban and Olivia de Havilland’s recent legal victory are causing Hollywood studios, press organizations and others to speak up, lest they lose that right.
  4. Disney: The Only Fun Allowed At Children’s Birthday Parties Is Properly Licensed Fun
  5. Internet Archives Liberates Old Books Using Never Used Before Provision Of Copyright Law
  6. Freedom of panorama: would it hurt architects? Survey among Italian-based architects says NO
  7. “Haters Gonna Hate, Hate . . . .” Can Taylor Swift “Shake it Off”?
  8. CEIPI Opinion on copyright limitations’ reform in the European Digital Single Market
  9. (The cult of) personality rights in Canada
  10. Guide to Doing Business in Canada: Intellectual property
  11. Prioritizing the Public Interest: My Submission on Copyright Board of Canada Reform (Michael Geist)
  12. NDAs: A Logistical and Legal Nightmare


  1. Trump’s threats amount to a First Amendment violation
  2. Trump May Not Be Serious About His NBC Threats… But He May Have Violated The First Amendment
  3. FCC Chair Ajit Pai’s Silence On Trump Tweets Speaks Volumes
  4. Tom Wheeler to Ajit Pai: “Why the silence” about Trump’s media threats? – Meanwhile, Trump continued attacks on NBC, media: “Sadly, they and others are Fake News.”
  5. FCC chair “refused” to rebuke Trump over threat to take NBC off the air: Lawmakers want Pai to “publicly disavow President Trump’s repeated threats.”
  6. Six days later, FCC chair says Trump can’t order FCC to revoke TV licenses: Pai response is “better than nothing,” but critics want stronger rebuke of Trump.
  7. FCC Republican says Trump is “rightfully venting” anger at the press: O’Rielly sympathizes with Trump but says “politics” shouldn’t affect TV licenses.
  8. Republican fight against municipal broadband heats up in Michigan; Michigan bill says no “federal, state, or local funds” can pay for broadband.
  9. FCC’s DDoS claims will be investigated by government: GAO will investigate after Democrats asked for evidence that attacks happened.
  10. ISPs don’t want to tell the FCC exactly where they offer Internet service: Better data collection could tell us which homes have broadband and which don’t
  11. Big ISPs Lobby To Kill Attempts At More Accurate Broadband Mapping
  12. Groups Battle Trump FCC’s Claim That One ISP In A Market Means There’s Effective Competition
  13. Charter accuses its employees of cutting cables 125 times during strike – Lawsuit: Tens of thousands of New Yorkers lost service because of vandalism.
  14. Comment Dates Set on FCC Proposal to Abolish Requirement for Paper Copies of FCC Rules
  15. DOJ Staffers: The T-Mobile Sprint Merger Will Reduce Competition And Should Be Blocked
  16. T-Mobile Dials Back Major ‘Un-carrier’ Perk
  17. AT&T Spent Hundreds Of Billions On Mergers And All It Got Was A Big Pile Of Cord Cutters
  18. Comcast found a way to raise other cable companies’ prices, rivals say: Comcast/NBC contract demands allegedly make it hard to sell basic TV package.
  19. Google Fiber Gives Up On Traditional TV, And Won’t Be The Last Company To Do So
  20. Weather Forecast Title Not Significantly Inaccurate, Says Canadian Broadcast Standards Council
  21. Ah Statism, how we love thee! (Timothy Denton) 


  1. Details Emerge Of World’s Biggest Facial Recognition Surveillance System, Aiming To Identify Any Chinese Citizen In Three Seconds
  2. Supreme Court to decide if US has right to data on world’s servers: Feds claim legal right to reach into the world’s servers with a valid US warrant.
  3. Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Case Involving US Demands For Emails Stored Overseas
  4. Justices to Hear DOJ Appeal on Microsoft Ruling: Is Email Stored Abroad Subject to a U.S. Warrant?
  5. Microsoft never disclosed 2013 hack of secret vulnerability database: Database contained details required to carry out highly advanced software attacks.
  6. Attack of the Hack Back: The worst idea in cybersecurity is back again.
  7. “OK, Google. Send a Letter to the CPSC.”: Privacy Groups Request Recall of Google Home Mini 
  8. Judge shocked to learn NYPD’s evidence database has no backup: City says cash forfeitures not in flagship PETS system; police say PETS backed up.
  9. DreamHost Wins Challenge Against DOJ’s Overbroad Data Demands
  10. DOJ Continues Its Push For Encryption Backdoors With Even Worse Arguments
  11. There’s No Good Decision in the Next Big Data Privacy Case
  12. Could a child sue their parents for sharenting?
  13. Viral video of man being dragged from United flight gets officers fired: “Our cell phones are the best deterrent to ensure mistreatment becomes a rarity.”
  14. It Takes Just $1,000 To Track Someone’s Location With Mobile Ads
  15. Millions of high-security crypto keys crippled by newly discovered flaw: Factorization weakness lets attackers impersonate key holders and decrypt their data.
  16. Details around controversial surveillance unknown
  17. Equifax website borked again, this time to redirect to fake Flash update: Malware researcher encounters bogus download links during multiple visits.
  18. After second bungle, IRS suspends Equifax’s “taxpayer identity” contract
  19. Federal watchdog tells Equifax – no $7.25 million IRS contract for you: Equifax-IRS ordeal exposes the strangeness of the government contracting system.
  20. There’s No Good Decision in the Next Big Data Privacy Case
  21. Equifax rival TransUnion also sends site visitors to malicious pages: People visiting TransUnion’s Central American site redirected to potpourri of badness.
  22. Accenture The Latest To Leave Sensitive Customer Data Sitting Unprotected In The Amazon Cloud
  23. Don’t Panic, But Wi-Fi’s Main Security Protocol Has Been Broken
  24. How the KRACK attack destroys nearly all Wi-Fi security: Android 6.0 hit especially hard, but all devices are vulnerable.
  25. Serious flaw in WPA2 protocol lets attackers intercept passwords and much more: KRACK attack is especially bad news for Android and Linux users.
  26. The Flawed System Behind The Krack Wi-Fi Meltdown
  27. Why The Krack Wi-Fi Mess Will Take Decades To Clean Up
  28. Australian defense firm was hacked and F-35 data stolen, DOD confirms
  29. Australian Police Ran A Dark Web Child Porn Site For Eleven Months
  30. Australian Government Claims That Facial Recognition Systems Increase Privacy…
  31. Google’s ‘Advanced Protection’ Locks Down Accounts Like Never Before
  32. Google now offers special security program for high-risk users: The new opt-in program requires authentication with a physical security key.
  33. The search for painless Internet privacy gets another boost with InvizBox 2: Successor to Tor “travel router” focuses on protecting traffic from “harvesting” by ISPs.
  34. In 3-1 vote, LA Police Commission approves drones for LAPD – ACLU: new policy “fails to take into account public mistrust” of police surveillance.
  35. Would the United States Be Responsible for Private Hacking? (Kristen Eichensehr)