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  1. cageymaru

    Huawei Ousted from Associations That Create Global Standards

    The Nikkei Asian Review is reporting that Huawei Technologies has been removed from several global standards-setting bodies. These include JEDEC (semiconductor standards), SD Association (memory cards), and the Wi-Fi Alliance. Huawei is still able to create products based on the standards that...
  2. S

    US Senator Proposes a Ban on "Manipulative" Video Games

    Yesterday, US senator Josh Hawley announced a bill to legalize banning of so-called "manipulative" video game design in the United States. The decision was proposed yesterday to US Congress. The "Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act" would prohibit all games geared towards children, that...
  3. cageymaru

    Twitch Drinking Stunt Turns into 7 Day Ban

    Twitch personality and professional Smash player Joseph "Mango" Marquez has been issued a 7 day ban from Twitch for "violating the community guidelines by displaying "dangerous consumption of drugs or alcohol" on stream." In the video clip that got the Twitch streamer banned, C9 Mango is seen...
  4. cageymaru

    How Scammers in China Manipulate Amazon and Its Shoppers

    Scammers in China will do anything to move up the list of bestsellers on Amazon. They will attack other sellers on the eCommerce site with fake reviews by purchasing the competitor's products and then returning them with complaints. This will kill sales for weeks until Amazon realizes what is...
  5. cageymaru

    PUBG Esports Pro Banned for Cheating

    Dakota "Exko" MacLeod is a professional PUBG Esports personality that has been banned for cheating. The ban starts December 7, 2018 and lasts for a full calendar year. He admitted to being banned for the use of unauthorized programs on two other accounts when questioned during investigations by...
  6. cageymaru

    Tumblr Bans All Porn from Its Service

    The staff at Tumblr has announced a ban on all explicit sexual adult content and nudity on the website starting December 17, 2018. The explanation behind the change is to create a more diverse and welcoming community. The community guidelines can be found here. Over the past several months, and...
  7. cageymaru

    The Chinese Social Credit Score System Has Already Been Implemented

    The Independent is reporting that the dystopian Chinese Social Credit system that is scheduled for implementation in 2020 is already in use in parts of the country. The Chinese government had already barred discredited citizens from taking 11.14 million flights and 4.25 million high-speed train...
  8. cageymaru

    Fallout 76 Has Built in Speed Hacks Because the Physics Engine Is Tied to Its Framerate

    According to PC beta testers for the game Fallout 76, Bethesda has tied the physics engine of the multiplayer game to its framerate. By simply editing a .ini file or pointing the camera at the ground, players are able to attack and run at bionic man speeds. Bethesda promises to have a fix for...
  9. cageymaru

    U.S. Restricts Exports to Fujian Jinhua for Stealing Trade Secrets from Micron

    Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Company, Ltd. (Jinhua) has been added to the list of Chinese companies that cannot receive exports from American companies. Jinhua and United Microelectronics Corp (UMC) have been accused by Micron Technology of stealing trade secrets by poaching its employees...
  10. cageymaru

    Treyarch Banned Battlefield V Designer from Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

    Treyarch banned and later rescinded the ban on Florian 'DRUNKKZ3' Le Bihan; a DICE employee and Battlefield V Designer for presumably cheating. The former Fnatic team member exonerated himself by putting out a highlights video of him playing Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Please find attached to...
  11. cageymaru

    PayPal Ban on Game Cheats Website Leads to a Spike in Sales

    PayPal has banned an undisclosed game cheats website from using their payment service after the PUBG Corporation issued a copyright complaint against the cheat maker. This caused the company to lose access to its PayPal funds for a period of six months. But an unintended consequence of this...
  12. cageymaru

    NHL Team Bans Fortnite on Road Trips

    The Vancouver Canucks have banned the game Fortnite on road trips as a punishment for team struggles. Other hockey teams have suggested that they would ban their members from carrying their prized PlayStation consoles on the road if they were to have a losing streak. Some said that other teams...
  13. cageymaru

    Blizzard Bans Third Party Data-Tracking Tools in Overwatch

    Blizzard has lowered the banhammer on third party data-tracking tools in the esports game Overwatch. These tools supposedly only allowed users to see extra statistics, but Blizzard stated otherwise in a forum post. "To provide more clarity, any third-party application that impedes on the...
  14. DooKey

    Google Bans Cryptocurrency Mining Apps From the Play Store

    Google has decided they will no longer allow cryptomining apps on the Play Store. They've updated their policy to reflect this and the only cryptomining apps allowed now are those that monitor mining operations on remote devices. This banning of cryptomining follows the steps of Apple who banned...
  15. DooKey

    Twitter Drops the Ban Hammer on Kaspersky Ads

    Twitter is claiming that Kaspersky is "...using a business model that inherently conflicts with acceptable Twitter Ads business practices." and they have banned all Kaspersky ads on Twitter. To back up their statement they have referenced the DHS order to remove all Kaspersky products from...
  16. FrgMstr

    Hawaii Looks to Ban Loot Box Games

    Loot box games have drawn all sorts of ire lately, from the fairly innocuous to those that are basically pay-to-win types. State legislators from Hawaii have introduced two bills that would not allow minors, or even your adults under the age of 21 to purchase games with these loot box...
  17. DooKey

    Overwatch Will Tell You in-Game if your Report Resulted in Action

    Most online games these days have more than their fair share of idiots that want to do nothing but harass and irritate people just because they can. Blizzard wants to slow some of this down in Overwatch and are going to introduce a new feature that will let you know in-game if your report...
  18. FrgMstr

    Youtube Bans Bump-stock Gun Mod Videos

    While The Telegraph is reporting that Youtube has banned bump-stock modification videos, these are still not hard to find as shown below. Maybe this is all still in the process of happening. Thanks cageymaru. Check out the video. The video sharing site deleted content explaining how to make...
  19. FrgMstr

    Qualcomm Pushes Forward on iPhone and iPad Sales Ban

    So the squabble between Qualcomm and Apple has not exactly been a secret, but Qualcomm upped the stakes a bit yesterday by filing lawsuits for patent infringement in order to get sales injunctions against many of Apple's products in the U.S. as reported by The Register. We will keep our eyes...
  20. Schtask

    Turkey Drops the Ban Hammer on Wikipedia

    Early Saturday morning, Turkey's Information and Communication Technologies Authority implemented an order under Law No. 5651, effectively banning all access to Wikipedia from within the countries borders. In case you were wondering, Law No. 5651 gives the Turkish government complete control...
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