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The Video Game History Foundation published an essay about Van Mai, a Vietnamese woman credited with creating Wabbit, the first console game featuring a named female playable character. Four years ago, Polygon published a feature that asked what happened to video game pioneer Ban Tran, a Vietnamese woman credited with creating Wabbit, the first console game to feature a named playable female human character. After years of digging

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Telehealth startup Cerebral under investigation over prescriptions for controlled substances

The DOJ issued a subpoena for documents related to Cerebral’s practices prescribing controlled substances like Adderall and Ritalin that treat ADHD. The company has been under scrutiny for its distribution of the drugs. Mental health startup Cerebral is under investigation by the US Department of Justice over its prescribing of controlled substances like Adderall and Xanax. The company received a grand jury subpoena asking for documents from the US Attorney for the

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Go read this STAT investigation into the risk of elder abuse in psychedelic therapy

A psychedelic therapist allegedly stole millions from an elderly Holocaust survivor, according to a STAT News investigation, a situations that highlights the risks of introducing mind-altering substances to a vulnerable group. Older adults who turn to psychedelic therapies to treat psychiatric conditions like depression and PTSD are uniquely vulnerable to financial abuse, according to a STAT investigation. The substances could make people feel more emotionally connected

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Okta ends Lapsus$ hack investigation, says breach lasted just 25 minutes

Secure authentication platform Okta has concluded a forensic investigation into a breach by hacking group Lapsus$, finding that the scope of compromised access was far smaller than initially believed. Three months after authentication platform Okta was breached by hacking group Lapsus$, the company has concluded its internal investigation after finding that the impact was less serious than initially believed. In a blog post published Tuesday,

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Sony and Nintendo update gaming subscription auto-renewals after UK investigation

Sony and Nintendo are making changes to their PlayStation Plus and Nintendo Switch Online subscriptions in the UK after working with the country’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Sony and Nintendo are making changes to their gaming subscriptions in the UK after working with a regulator in the country (via Engadget). The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has raised concerns about how people may be charged for

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EU and UK launch antitrust investigation into Google and Meta’s adtech dealings

Google and Meta are being investigated by antitrust regulators in the EU and UK over "Jedi Blue" — a 2018 deal that prosecutors in the US say helped the firms carve up the online advertising market between them and block out smaller rivals. Google and Meta are being investigated by antitrust regulators in the EU and UK over “Jedi Blue” — a deal between the two firms that critics say allowed them to block smaller tech companies from gaining a foothold in the online ad market. In

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TikTok faces investigation into its impact on young people’s mental health

A group of state attorneys general has announced an investigation into the impact TikTok has on the physical and mental health of children, teens, and young adults. A coalition of state attorneys general from California, Florida, Kentucky, and more is investigating TikTok for its potential effect on young people’s mental and physical health (via CNBC). The group of AGs is looking to see if the way TikTok

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk and his brother are under investigation for alleged insider trading

Elon Musk and his brother Kimbal Musk are being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission for possible insider trading. The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into whether recent stock sales by Tesla CEO Elon Musk and his brother Kimbal Musk potentially violated insider trading rules, according to The Wall Street Journal. The investigation began late last

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Elon Musk tells a judge the SEC’s ‘endless’ investigation is stifling his free speech

The Tesla CEO says in a new letter that the Securities and Exchange Commission is engaged in a "calculated" harassment campaign against him to "chill" his exercise of First Amendment rights. Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, one of the wealthiest men in the world (depending on the day) says the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has tried to “chill” his free speech in an “unrelenting investigation” of him and the automaker

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Netflix has picked up Heartstopper for two more seasons

Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Alice Oseman’s Heartstopper graphic novel has been renewed for two more seasons of romance. Though it’s only been a few weeks since Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Alice Oseman’s Heartstopper graphic novel began airing, the streaming platform’s already made the move to renew the show for two more seasons. Variety reports that

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Lenovo Legion 5i Pro (2022) review: very speedy, very serious

Lenovo’s biggest changes for the 2022 Legion 5 Pro are inside of it. It features the latest Intel 12th Gen processors and up to the RTX 3070 Ti. It also brings a bigger price while ignoring some annoyances, like lousy speakers. The 2021 Lenovo Legion 5 Pro was my favorite gaming laptop of last year. I loved its keyboard, its 16-inch QHD 16:10 aspect ratio display, and, of course, its powerful RTX 3070 GPU. What I loved the most was that Lenovo achieved in a $1,599.99

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