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During Summer Game Fest, The Callisto Protocol director Glen Schofield talks about his new sci-fi horror game and how the genre has changed since the original Dead Space. When Glen Schofield left Call of Duty developer Sledgehammer Games back in 2018, he needed a break. The game designer, best known as the creator of the seminal sci-fi horror series Dead Space, decided to head out to the desert in Arizona for a

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How the Anchor protocol helped sink Terra

If a 20 percent interest rate sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Ultimately, Anchor weighed its investors down when Terra ran aground. If Do Kwon didn’t exist, someone would have had to invent him. For instance, there’s the bets he made — worth $11 million in total and held in escrow by Crypto Twitter influencer Cobie — that his token Luna would be worth more in a year than

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Kickstarter says it’s switching to crowdfunding via the blockchain

Kickstarter said Wednesday it will support the development of an open-source protocol that "essentially" makes a decentralized version of its "core functionality." The protocol will be built on the Celo blockchain. Kickstarter is announcing some big changes to the foundations of its technology. The company said Wednesday that it will support the development of “an open-source protocol that will essentially create a decentralized version of Kickstarter’s

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Midnight Protocol is a cyberpunk hacking RPG that cuts out all the filler

Midnight Protocol, developed by LuGus Studios and published by Iceberg Interactive, is a turn-based narrative hacking roleplaying game with a keyboard-only interface. Video games have taught me that hacking mainly involves two things: capturing little computer-shaped nodes and typing in a command line. Midnight Protocol is no exception. Released last month by Iceberg Interactive, it joins a glut of cyberpunk

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What is BGP, and how might it have helped kick Facebook off the internet?

Facebook went dark, and many said it was because of BGP. But what is this protocol that’s making the internet possible, how does it work, and how can it cause one of the biggest services to drop offline? On Monday, Facebook was completely knocked offline, taking Instagram and WhatsApp (not to mention a few other websites) down with it. Many have been quick to say that the incident had to do with BGP, or Border Gateway Protocol, citing sources from

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Cloudflare and Apple made a new DNS protocol to protect your data from ISPs

Cloudflare has launched a new protocol that it designed alongside Apple, and it aims to help protect user’s online privacy, especially from prying ISPs. But it’s not a silver bullet. Cloudflare is proposing a new DNS standard it developed with Apple that’s designed to help close a blindspot in my (and I’m sure many others’) internet privacy measures (via TechCrunch). The protocol is called Oblivious DNS over HTTPS (ODoH),

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EU strikes down key US data-sharing protocol, citing threat of mass surveillance

The European Court of Justice has invalidated the US-EU data-sharing protocol known as Privacy Shield, citing fears of mass surveillance by American intelligence agencies by the US. The ruling will affect thousands of US firms that process the personal data of EU citizens in America. The ruling upheld the validity of another form of data transfer known as Standard Contractual Clauses or SCCs. The European Union’s top court has invalidated a key data-sharing protocol that allows American companies to transfer personal information about EU citizens to the US for processing. The court says the regulation, known as Privacy Shield, cannot

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Google says attackers worked with ISPs to deploy Hermit spyware on Android and iOS

Researchers at Google’s Threat Analysis Group say attackers are working with internet service providers to deploy the commercial-grade Hermit spyware on both Android and iOS devices. A sophisticated spyware campaign is getting the help of internet service providers (ISPs) to trick users into downloading malicious apps, according to research published by Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) (via TechCrunch). This corroborates

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Apple Music’s student plan is getting more expensive in the US, UK, and Canada

Apple Music is increasing the price of its subscription for students in the US, UK, and Canada. Students in the US and Canada now have to pay $5.99 / month, while subscribers in the UK will have to pay £5.99. Apple Music has raised the subscription price of its student plan in the US, UK, and Canada, as first reported by 9to5Mac (via TechCrunch). While it’s increasing the price from $4.99 to $5.99 / month in the US and Canada, student users in the UK

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