Fox delays ‘Cosmos’ season 2 premiere over misconduct investigation

National Geographic didn’t wait to take at least some action, pulling Tyson’s StarTalk show from the air soon after the initial claims emerged. The investigation started when two women, Dr. Katelyn Allers and former assistant Ashley Watson, alleged that Tyson made unwanted gestures that included groping and sexual overtures. It also followed a 2014 accusation … Read moreFox delays ‘Cosmos’ season 2 premiere over misconduct investigation

Researchers blame YouTube for the rise in Flat Earthers

According to Asheley Landrum, assistant professor of science communication at Texas Tech University, all but one of 30 Flat Earthers interviewed said they hadn’t considered the Earth to be flat until watching videos promoting the theory on YouTube. Presenting her results at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in … Read moreResearchers blame YouTube for the rise in Flat Earthers

The Morning After: Razer will close its game store

It’s a reminder that even big names face tough odds selling games. Razer closes its game store after 10 months Razer is closing its Game Store on February 28th at 4AM Eastern as part of “realignment plans.” It’ll still honor pre-orders and notes that games will still work as long as you have their Steam … Read moreThe Morning After: Razer will close its game store

UK parliament calls Facebook leaders ‘digital gangsters’

The damning report also reprimands Mark Zuckerberg for twice refusing to testify before the committee. “By choosing not to appear…and by choosing not to respond personally to any of our invitations, Mark Zuckerberg has shown contempt towards…the UK Parliament,” the report states. The committee also released internal Facebook documents that originate from a US lawsuit … Read moreUK parliament calls Facebook leaders ‘digital gangsters’

‘Apex Legends’ will make it easier to report cheaters

Apex Legends already has cheaters just two weeks into its existence, and Respawn wants to be sure they don’t become too much of a problem. The studio has dropped not-so-subtle hints that it’s incorporating a cheat reporting tool in its battle royale shooter, calling it a “very good idea” in a community update. Right now, … Read more‘Apex Legends’ will make it easier to report cheaters

Game streamer Ninja will have his own toy line

Other streamers will get nods as well. WCT is launching an augmented reality-enhanced set of four-inch vinyl figurines ($10 each) that will use a QR code to unlock a virtual experience based on top streamers. Ninja is unsurprisingly part of the mix, but he’ll also be joined by well-known streamers like Lirik, Summit1G and Tim … Read moreGame streamer Ninja will have his own toy line

Mueller subpoenas Cambridge Analytica director in Russia probe

Kaiser had also told the UK Parliament in April 2018 that Cambridge Analytica had conducted extensive work for Leave.EU, a pro-Brexit campaign. The country’s Electoral Commission said Leave.EU hadn’t received contributions from Cambridge Analytica beyond “scoping work,” but Kaiser had also appeared at the start of the Leave.EU campaign alongside Arron Banks, a key donor … Read moreMueller subpoenas Cambridge Analytica director in Russia probe

Chinese surveillance company found tracking 2.5 million people

The data has been exposed for months, Gevers noted. SenseNets hasn’t commented on the findings, but it did start locking down its database after Gevers reported the security hole. He didn’t know what he’d come across before disclosing the vulnerability, though, and has since regretted the move knowing that it provided insight into Chinese oversight. … Read moreChinese surveillance company found tracking 2.5 million people

UK parliament report will call for ‘sweeping’ regulation of Facebook

The company has routinely rejected the committee’s assertions that the documents (seized from a third party) reveal widescale problems. It claimed the documents only covered a small slice of time, and that they lacked important context about how Facebook was using data. It may have gathered call and text logs from Android users, for instance, … Read moreUK parliament report will call for ‘sweeping’ regulation of Facebook

Congress oversight body recommends GDPR-style privacy laws

As the office mentioned in its report, the FTC is already in charge of internet privacy-related cases. But because its power is pretty limited, it’s only been able to close 101 cases over the past decade, and almost all of them ended in settlements. A set of GDPR-like rules would give the agency more power, … Read moreCongress oversight body recommends GDPR-style privacy laws