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How to handle a data hack

How to handle a data hack When I think games and cyber security, my mind tends to wander back to time spent playing Uplink.Here I'll focus more on considerations relevant to data breach incident response and compliance.

Leslie Benzies incorporates five new studios amid Rockstar legal dispute

Leslie Benzies incorporates five new studios amid Rockstar legal dispute Ex-Rockstar North president Leslie Benzies is keen to establish a new foothold in the games industry since allegedly being forced out of the Grand Theft Auto firm, and has established not one but five new companies in order to do so.At least one of these companies, Royal Circus Games, intends to develop video games for consoles, PC and smart devices.

FBI reveals 173-page Gamergate file

FBI reveals 173-page Gamergate file The FBI has posted a heavily redacted file pertaining to its Gamergate investigation.It also features a lengthy segment on the shooting threat made against Utah State University, where Anita Sarkeesian was planning to give a talk.

“Immigration ban will harm us as a company” - Insomniac

“Immigration ban will harm us as a company” - Insomniac This is a deplorable, discriminatory act that we and many others across the nation believe is patently unconstitutional.If you agree with us, please do something about it, call or email your congress person expressing your opposition to this executive order.

Oculus verdict: Judge awards ZeniMax $500 million

Oculus verdict: Judge awards ZeniMax $500 million As reported by Polygon, a Dallas, Texas jury today awarded $500 million to ZeniMax after finding that Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey failed to comply with a non-disclosure agreement.That said, the court did not find that Oculus had misappropriated trade secrets, which was at the heart of the lawsuit.

John Carmack refutes "misdirection" of ZeniMax lawyers

John Carmack refutes "misdirection" of ZeniMax lawyers Yesterday, the big legal battle between ZeniMax and Oculus came to an end, resulting in a $500 million award for the former.You can read the post in its entirety here but the key point Carmack took issue with was how Zenimax's expert witness claimed he "non-literally copied" source code he had from ZeniMax.

SNJV takes issue with Steam investigation

SNJV takes issue with Steam investigation Yesterday, the European Commission announced that it is investigating Valve and a handful of major game publishers for anti-competitive practices on Steam.Today, the French gaming trade group Syndicat National du Jeu Vid�o pushed back at the Commission, offering an explanation as to why those companies may have undertaken the offending actions in the first place.

Trump Travel Ban Is Completely Legal

Trump Travel Ban Is Completely Legal Judge Blocks Trump Travel Ban Nationwide; White House Vows Te ChallengeOutrageous Order"Following a brief moment of 'success' for the Trump administration as a Boston judge ruled Trump' simmigration policy was not a Muslim ban, a federal judge in Seattle, whe said the states ofWashington and Minnesota can sue claiming their residents were harmed by the ban, granted a nationwidetemporary restraining order blocking Trump' s recent action.FEB 3, 2017 8: 52 PM 43, 092 ' ERIE:Boston Judge Unblocks Trump Travel Ban, Asks "Where Does It Say MuslimCountries?

Tech and gaming giants challenge Trump's immigration order

Tech and gaming giants challenge Trump's immigration order US President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration is proving unpopular in Silicon Valley.A group of 97 companies including tech giants like Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and Wikimedia yesterday filed a court brief lending their weight to the Washington Attorney General's lawsuit seeking to overturn the order.

Biometrics, Gaming & Privacy Laws

Biometrics, Gaming & Privacy Laws However, given that Illinois, Texas and Connecticut have biometric privacy laws on the books there is no doubt we will see similar litigation in the US in the near future.For game developers to mitigate and avoid similar complaints, a compliance review of federal and state privacy laws is recommended.

YouTuber behind FIFA gambling site avoids jail time

YouTuber behind FIFA gambling site avoids jail time The UK's first criminal prosecution regarding video game gambling has ended with fines for the two men involved.According to The Guardian, YouTuber Craig "Nepenthez" Douglas and business partner Dylan Rigby pleaded guilty to charges that their website FUT Galaxy allowed children to illegally bet on real-world sports using in-game currency from EA's FIFA series.

Unity takes stand against Trumpian immigration ban

Unity takes stand against Trumpian immigration ban Even beyond the 7 countries called out, developers and residents of other countries feel like they're potentially next and unwelcome.For Unity, if there is a shared value beyond our mission statement, I believe it is a belief in non-discrimination.

Google Maps images will be used to measure environmental damage in this city

Google Maps images will be used to measure environmental damage in this city The Bombay High Court is planning to put Google Maps to unique use.It has announced that old and new map images will be compared to assess the environmental damage caused by real estate development in Mumbai city.

Kesha says Dr. Luke tried to control her diet, and has the emails to prove it

Kesha says Dr. Luke tried to control her diet, and has the emails to prove it The emails between Dr.The 2012 correspondence allegedly shows how closely Gottwald monitored Kesha's diet and instructed those around her to do the same.

Nintendo Switch thieves fired after launch units appear online

Nintendo Switch thieves fired after launch units appear online The latter was uploaded by NeoGAF user Hiphoptherobot, who claimed to have been sent the console early by an unspecified retailer.However, this has proven to be false as Nintendo revealed the unit - and an unspecified number of its fellows - were stolen from a distribution partner and sold illegally.