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Bungie officially joins PlayStation as $3.6B deal closes

Nov 26, 2022

(PlayStation/Bungie image) Bungie, the Bellevue, Wash.-based development studio behind the Destiny franchise of video games, has officially been acquired by PlayStation makers Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE). Under the terms of the $3.6 billion deal, which was announced Jan. 31 and closed July 15, Bungie joins the PlayStation Studios network as an independent subsidiary of SIE. It will retain its previous management team and executive board, with Pete Parsons keeping his spot as CEO. T ...read more

Rolls-Royce and Hyundai partner on air taxi hydrogen fuel system

Nov 26, 2022

Rolls-Royce and Hyundai are partnering to develop a fuel-cell electric propulsion system for advanced air mobility. The collaboration, announced Tuesday at the Farnborough Airshow in the U.K., will combine Rolls-Royce’s aviation expertise with Hyundai’s hydrogen fuel cell technology. Together, the automakers aim to deliver a joint fuel-cell electric aircraft demonstration by 2025. Aerospace could be the next frontier for automakers that can find ways to apply electric and hydrogen pro ...read more

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Nov 26, 2022

from the so-sayeth dept This week, our first place winner on the insightful side is Toom1275 with a comment about the GOP’s push to force Google to stop filtering political spam: This sounds like great idea if you’re a malware spammer – just dress up your payload delivery like a political email to get straight in everyone’s inbox, and bonus if you make the “unsubscribe” link point to your exploit server. In second place, it’s an anonymous comment about Arizona’s law agains ...read more

Strac plugs into Slack, OneDrive and more to automatically redact sensitive info

Nov 26, 2022

Increasingly, absent a federal framework, U.S. states are passing privacy and security laws aimed at protecting people’s data. The California Consumer Privacy Act is perhaps the best known, followed by the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, the New York Privacy Act and the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act. While the laws are a step in the right direction from a consumer standpoint, for startups, it can be tricky to navigate the patchwork of policies they’ve codified. Incompati ...read more

Brief Reprieve: UK Puts Online Safety Bill On Hold While It Sorts Out Its Boris Johnson-Shaped Mess

Nov 26, 2022

from the brexit-delayed-again dept I guess it’s only natural that the UK’s Online Safety Bill — brilliantly dubbed the bill to Brexit the internet by Heather Burns — is getting delayed, just like the regular Brexit. And, no surprise, Boris Johnson is part of the issue again. As you’ll have likely heard, if you haven’t been under a rock, Johnson is on his way out and is currently in the lamest of lame ducks periods as we wait to figure out what other nutty character will replace hi ...read more

FBI warns hackers are using fake crypto apps to defraud investors

Nov 26, 2022

The FBI has issued a public warning about fraudulent cryptocurrency investment apps after hackers posing as legitimate services stole tens of millions of dollars from U.S. investors. In an advisory published on Monday, the law enforcement agency said hackers have been posing as legitimate cryptocurrency investment organizations in an effort to convince investors to download fraudulent apps. After downloading the apps — which use the names, logos and other identifying information of leg ...read more

Russia hits Google with a $375M fine for allowing ‘prohibited’ Ukraine news on its platforms

Nov 26, 2022

Russia fined Google 21.1 billion rubles ($374 million) on Monday for repeatedly failing to “remove prohibited information” — content related to the country’s invasion and subsequent war in Ukraine. The country’s telecommunication watchdog Roskomnadzor cited a court order and said Google (particularly YouTube) didn’t take down content that discredited “the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.” The watchdog’s press release also accused Google of not deleting “material ...read more

Did you know that Amazon will recycle your old small electronic devices for free?

Nov 26, 2022

Why it matters: What do you do with your old phones, corrupted hard drives, and other electronic devices? My family has a junk drawer. I always promise to clean out and take the e-waste to a recycler, but I never do. The closest recycler is an hour's drive from me, so it's not very convenient to make the side trip. Some day maybe. Fortunately, Amazon has had an easier way to rid yourself of electronic junk for a while — aside from throwing it in the landfill. Please don't do that. Over the ...read more

Democrats Hope To Gotcha The GOP With Doomed New Net Neutrality Bill

Nov 26, 2022

from the performative-gibberish dept Tue, Jul 19th 2022 05:21am - Karl Bode As we’ve long noted, the Trump era attack on net neutrality was one of the more grotesque examples of regulatory capture and corruption in Internet policy history. The rules, which imposed some very modest restrictions on giant telecom monopolies to prevent them from abusing market power, were very popular among consumers of all political stripes. And the Trump FCC’s repeal involved using a lot of outright li ...read more

Casavo, an Opendoor-style proptech from Italy, raises $410M to expand its instant buyer platform across Europe

Nov 26, 2022

Opendoor opened the door, so to speak, to the idea of applying technology to the concept of house flipping to both scale the opportunity and make it considerably more efficient. And while its share price is being hammered at the moment in a wider downturn for tech stocks overall, it’s a strong enough concept that it’s inspired a number of others to follow in its footsteps. In the latest development, an Opendoor-style startup called Casavo, out of Italy, is announcing that it has raised €4 ...read more