A Democrat lawmaker in Chicago has proposed a new bill to ban the sale of violent video games in Illinois. Similarities between carjackings in real-life and those done in video games were observed.
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Twitter has announced that it has banned hundreds of state-affiliated propaganda accounts from Russia, Iran, and Armenia. The problematic accounts were engaged in platform manipulation.
Sony has announced that its upcoming racing title has been delayed to 2022 due to COVID-19. The company says that there have been some production-related challenges due to the uncertain situation.
Paradox Interactive has announced yet another delay for Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2. The game will not arrive this year and the lead development studio has been replaced as well.
Microsoft has announced that it will enforce throttling for Exchange mailboxes which receive over 3,600 messages per hour. This threshold was previously treated as a "soft limit" by the company.
Numerous entities from the technology and media sector such as BBC, Intel, Microsoft, and Arm have joined forces to form the Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity (C2PA).
Microsoft is partnering with US-based investment firm MSCI to offer Investment Solutions as a Service. Throughout 2021, four new services will launch built on top of Azure and Power BI.
Clubhouse has confirmed a security breach which allowed live audio to be siphoned. This follows concerns raised by multiple researchers around the integrity of the backend platform for the app.
Recently, a mysterious new macOS malware was spotted in the wild which has infected nearly 30,000 Intel and M1 Macs. Apple is now deploying countermeasures to mitigate the potential threat.
A new strain of macOS malware is raising some alarms in the security industry due to its highly sophisticated mechanisms of distribution, self-destruction, and the mysterious lack of a payload.
According to internal documents, Apple is actively investigating an issue where "pink squares" appear on the display when the M1 Mac mini is connected to it via HDMI rather than Thunderbolt.
Microsoft may be working on a low-code language designed to enable users familiar with Excel to write customized logic across the Power Platform. It may also offer integration with Dataverse.
Multiple developers have recently complained about their submissions being rejected from the App Store with Apple stating that the app contains "irrationally high prices" set by the developer.
Microsoft has concluded that the Solorigate attacker was only able to get access to a small number of code files for Azure, Exchange, and Intune, and those did not contain live customer data.
Microsoft-incubated open source runtime Dapr is now enterprise-ready. It allows developers to build microservice applications without worrying about the challenges posed by distributed systems.