For a ‘free speech social network,’ Parler isn’t that free

For a 'free speech social network,' Parler isn't that free

I’m proud to join @parler_app — a platform gets what free speech is all about — and I’m excited to be a part of it. Let’s speak. Let’s speak freely. And let’s end the Silicon Valley censorship. Follow me there @tedcruz! pic.twitter.com/pzUFvhipBZ — Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 25, 2020 The app has been downloaded more … Read more

Law enforcement arrests hundreds after compromising encrypted chat system

Law enforcement arrests hundreds after compromising encrypted chat system

The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has made 746 arrests and dismantled dozens of organized crime groups after intercepting millions of encrypted text messages, BBC reports. The messages were sent through EncroChat, a subscription-based phone system popular among career criminals. The NCA said in a press conference on Thursday that the operation has had “the … Read more

Kongregate is shifting away from Flash gaming

Kongregate is shifting away from Flash gaming

No more user-submitted video games can be added to Kongregate, the company announced Wednesday. The website as players knew it will change as the company shifts its focus toward “internal game development and acquisitions,” a spokesperson said in a statement to Report Door. Kongregate launched in 2006 and has grown to include more than 120,000 … Read more

Westworld showrunners are creating a Fallout show for Amazon

Westworld showrunners are creating a Fallout show for Amazon

Amazon is making a new Fallout TV series based on the popular post-apocalyptic RPG games from Bethesda. There are virtually no details on the project, except that it’ll be an Amazon Prime original produced by Kilter Films. A report from The Hollywood Reporter adds that the project is coming from Westworld creators Lisa Joy and … Read more

Amazon is making a Fallout series with the creators of ‘Westworld’

Amazon is making a Fallout series with the creators of 'Westworld'

Amazon’s latest sci-fi series will be a familiar one to gamers — the company is partnering with Bethesda to make a show based on the post-apocalyptic Fallout series. Tweets from both Bethesda and Amazon confirmed this, and Bethesda also confirmed that Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy are developing the show through their Kilter … Read more

Twitter engineers reportedly pushing to replace ‘master’ and ‘slave’ programming terms

Twitter promises to fine-tune its 5G coronavirus labeling after unrelated tweets were flagged

Twitter engineers have been working since January on an internal effort to replace problematic yet commonplace programming language like “master” and “slave,” CNET reported. It’s part of a larger effort among open-source developers who have been working to remove references to slavery from the programming community. Microsoft-owned GitHub made a similar move last month when … Read more

Bethesda teases Fallout adaptation for Amazon Prime

Bethesda teases Fallout adaptation for Amazon Prime

The Fallout franchise started in 2008, spanning half a dozen games, and now it is heading to the small screen for an adaptation. Today, the official Fallout twitter account posted a teaser for the series. There’s not a lot of content to dig in there, besides an old-school TV broadcast that advertises the involvement of … Read more

Palmer Luckey’s surveillance startup Anduril signs contract for ‘virtual border wall’

Palmer Luckey’s surveillance startup Anduril signs contract for ‘virtual border wall’

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has signed a deal with Anduril, the “virtual border wall” startup launched by Oculus founder Palmer Luckey. The Washington Post reports that the agency awarded Anduril a five-year contract to deploy portable surveillance towers meant to detect moving vehicles and human figures across the US border. The deal will … Read more