Beijing mandatory Winter Olympics app security app ‘fixed’, say organizers

Winter Olympics App - Olympic Rings

Researchers had previously announced that they had identified a “simple but devastating” flaw. Chinese officials have announced that the Winter Olympics app, which is mandatory for use, has now had a recently identified security flaw patched. Researchers stated that a “simple but devastating” flaw they’d found made certain data leaks possible. The Beijing games, which will begin in just over a week, are being held within a bubble that keeps participants separate from the rest of the population. This strategy was established to comply with the country’s strict zero-COVID-19 policy.…

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Batman-themed cell phone alert accidentally issued by Missouri State Highway Patrol

Cell phone alert - Batman logo

The message blast was sent by mistake, cautioning “residents of Gotham City” about the Joker. The Missouri State Highway Patrol issued a hilarious cell phone alert by mistake, providing a detailed description of the Joker’s car, in a Batman-themed test that was accidentally blasted to the “residents of Gotham City.” Of course, authorities have assured message recipients that the Joker is not rampaging through Missouri. Still, fans of the DC comic franchise got a real kick out of the cell phone alert goof. The message specifically addressed residents of Gotham…

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FTC reportedly investigating Meta virtual reality division

Virtual Reality - Federal Trade Commission Building

Reports show the Federal Trade Commission and several US states are looking into the VR division. The Federal Trade Commission and a number of US states are investigating the virtual reality division at Meta, according to a recent Bloomberg report. The specific number of states were not identified in the report, but they are being led by New York. New York is leading the undisclosed number of states across the country that are questioning the Meta virtual reality Oculus app developers. The investigation has been ongoing across the last few…

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Microsoft to purchase Activision Blizzard in $70 billion cash acquisition

Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard

The tech giant says that it intends to purchase the struggling video game company due to the metaverse. Microsoft has announced its intentions to purchase the massive but troubled Activision Blizzard video game company for almost $70 billion. This will represent the largest deal ever at a time when people will be spending more time in the digital universe. In its Activision Blizzard purchase, Microsoft is betting that people will be spending a great deal more time in the digital world also known as the metaverse. This massive acquisition was…

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Ubisoft is developing a VR game for fighting the Notre-Dame fire

VR game - Notre Dame Fire

The French company will have players joining the Parisian firefighters to battle the cathedral’s 2019 blaze. Ubisoft is reportedly developing a VR game in which players will join the Parisian firefighters that battled the massive 2019 blaze that devastated the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral. The virtual reality experience is designed to be an hour long and is made in partnership with a docudrama. According to a Variety report, Ubisoft is developing the VR game to provide a one-hour virtual reality experience associated with an IMAX docudrama directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud,…

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