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There May Never Be A ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ Sequel, Says No Other Than PlayerUnknown Himself : CULTURE : Tech Times

Video game news round-up: Destiny 2 launch, LA Noire returns and PUBG passes 10 million PlaeyrUnknown himself, Brendan Greene, said that a “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” sequel is not in the plan for the next five years. “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds 2” might even never happen at all.  ( PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds ) PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds may never get a sequel, according to PlayerUnknown himself, Brendan Greene. The possibility that there will be no PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds 2 is not due to performance though, as the Battle Royale-inspired multiplayer…

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New FBI director: Mobile encryption is ‘huge problem’

File photo – FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies before a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing on “Threats to the homeland” on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., Sept. 27, 2017. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque) Encryption has stopped the FBI from accessing almost 7,000 mobile devices, according to the agency’s new director, Christopher Wray. “To put it mildly, this is a huge, huge problem,” he reportedly said in a Sunday speech at a police conference in Philadelphia. “It impacts investigations across the…

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Cheesy tips for winning board games / Boing Boing

Nick Douglas sounds like the reason no-one ever wants to play board games at Douglas family gatherings: “Dick Moves for Winning Board Games. In chess, for example, after skipping over the amusing but practically useless Fool’s Mate: The slightly less obvious Scholar’s Mate delivers the game in four moves with the queen and bishop; with the right victim, From’s Gambit can deliver it in five. And in the Légal Trap, White lures in Black with a queen sacrifice before making…

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How Federal Law Protects Online Sex Traffickers

It is a stain on our national character that sex trafficking is increasing in this country, in this century, and experts say it is happening because of the internet and the ruthless efficiency of online sex trafficking. WIRED OPINION ABOUT Senator Rob Portman (@senrobportman) (R-Ohio) is a member of the Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs, where he chairs the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Sex trafficking has moved from the street corner to the smartphone, and online sex trafficking…

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France, Ireland ready to discuss tax on Internet giants

French President Emmanuel Macron and Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar say they are ready to discuss the contentious issue of taxing internet giants after a meeting in Paris. Macron is leading the tax charge in Europe, saying it’s not fair that internet companies don’t pay taxes where they make most of their money. Countries that serve as tax shelters for companies like Apple, including Ireland, have resisted the proposed measure. Macron acknowledges disagreement on the issue but says in the…

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Couple finds 65 pounds of marijuana in Amazon order

Amazon logo(Photo: Reed Saxon, AP) It’s safe to say marijuana is one of the things you can’t order on Amazon. Tell that to the Orlando couple who received 65 pounds of weed in a recent shipment, reports local ABC affiliate WFTV. The couple, who WFTV said did not want to be identified for safety reasons, said they ordered plastic storage bins. They received the bins, but with the added bonus of 65 pounds of marijuana stuffed inside. “They were extremely…

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How to ‘deep clean’ your online activity

Image copyright House of Commons Image caption Jared O’Mara made degrading jokes about pop stars Jared O’Mara is not the first person to have old comments he posted online come back to haunt him. The Labour MP resigned from the Women and Equalities Committee after misogynistic remarks and degrading jokes he posted more than 10 years ago resurfaced. The scandal begs the question: what steps can you take to avoid old online posts – that may no longer reflect your…

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Elon Musk’s East Coast Hyperloop will launch digging in Maryland, state and company say

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R), Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn, and Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh (R) joined representatives of the Boring Company at initial tunnel site in Anne Arundel County, Md. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) — taking a cue from the big splash, low information PR strategy of Elon Musk — tweeted Thursday that Musk’s Boring Company is going to build a Hyperloop tunnel from Baltimore to Washington. “So, get ready,” Hogan said in a rough video…

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Facebook: no current plans to make ‘catastrophic’ news feed change worldwide | Technology

Facebook is testing whether or not people prefer “personal and public content” being separated as part of its test in which it hid all non-paid posts, said the company’s head of news feed, Adam Mosseri. Speaking after a Guardian report revealed the radical change, forced on six small nations around the world, Mosseri said Facebook “currently” has no plans to roll the experiment out further. But he did not address whether or not the test would become general policy worldwide…

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