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Apple Is Blocking an App That Detects Net Neutrality Violations From the App Store

Update: Apple backed off.<p><b>Update:</b> After this article was published, Apple told Dave Choffnes that his iPhone app, designed to detect net neutrality violations, will be allowed in the iTunes App Store. According to Choffnes, Apple contacted him and explained that the company has to deal with many …

Net Neutrality

ISPs won’t promise to treat all traffic equally after net neutrality

Lots of talk, little promise<p>The FCC voted to put an end to net neutrality, giving internet providers free rein to deliver service at their own discretion. There’s really only one condition here: internet providers will have to disclose their policies regarding “network management practices, …

Net Neutrality

An 8-year-old transgender student is suing a California private school for not recognizing her as a girl

The lawsuit, filed Aug. 2, alleges that Heritage Oak Private School violated the Unruh Civil Rights Act which outlaws discrimination based on sex or sexual orientation because it wouldn't allow Nikki Brar to wear the girls' uniform, use the girls' bathroom, or be called a "she."<p>His lawyers said he …

LGBTQI

You'll soon be able to use PayPal to fund Samsung Pay purchases

Samsung Pay will soon accept PayPal as a payment method in addition to bank accounts, credit cards, and gift cards. It’s a tiny update that could be useful for PayPal customers who want more avenues to spend their PayPal balance in stores, as Samsung Pay is widely accepted anywhere a credit card is.<p>…

FinTech

North Korea claims US 'biochemical' plot to kill Kim Jong Un

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korea has accused the US and South Korea of attempting to assassinate leader Kim Jong Un with a "bio-chemical substance."<p>In an extraordinary 1,800-word report Friday, which offered no evidence other than account laced with fantastical language, North Korean state news agency KCNA said …

North Korea

China bans religious names for Muslim babies in Xinjiang

Many couples fret over choosing the perfect name for their newborn, but for Muslims in western China that decision has now become even more fraught: pick the wrong name and your child will be denied education and government benefits.<p>Officials in the western region of Xinjiang, home to roughly half …

Religion

10-year-old with autism arrested at Florida school

<b>(CNN) —</b> When John Haygood, a 10-year-old boy with autism, was arrested last week at a school in Florida, he kept repeating that he didn't know what was happening, as seen in shaky cellphone video taken by his mother.<p>"I don't know what's going on. I don't understand," he cried out. In the video, his …

Crime
Crime

This Might Be Why Valve Stopped Making Console Games

Valve has released some notable console games for last-generation systems, including Portal 2, The Orange Box, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and the Left 4 Dead series. However, the developer has focused more on PC in recent years. Now we may know why.<p>Valve founder Gabe Newell said during a …

Police: Woman in custody after throwing child in front of oncoming NJ Transit train

A 20-year-old woman is being charged with attempted murder after police say she threw a child in front of an oncoming train.<p>It happened on Friday around 8:30 p.m. near the Burlington Town Station on High and Broad streets.<p>A patrol officer located a woman on the Light Rail platform after a bus …

Crime

Classic puzzle adventure 'Myst' comes to Android

<i>Myst</i> needs little introduction. The puzzle adventure game was a smash hit when it originally released on the Macintosh in 1993. Now, it's available on Android too. The latest port, developed by mobile studio Noodlecake, is called <i>realMyst</i> and features a bunch of improvements, including "dynamic …

Russian embassy trolls UK prime minister with Pepe cartoon

Twitter trolling helped Donald Trump become the US president-elect, and now it’s infecting international diplomacy. The Twitter account for Russia’s embassy in London sent a message yesterday taunting UK prime minister Theresa May, suggesting that that the prospect of closer ties between the US and …

Barack Obama

Anders Breivik Makes Nazi Salute at Rights Appeal Case

SKIEN, Norway — Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik made a neo-Nazi salute as he walked into a courtroom at a high-security prison where judges on Tuesday began reviewing a ruling that his solitary confinement is inhumane.<p>Dressed in a dark suit, the bearded Breivik stared briefly at reporters …

Rights & Freedoms

Erdogan accuses US of backing 'IS'

The Turkish President's comments have come amid the military's fierce offensive against Islamist jihadists in the fight for the Syrian town of …

Middle East

Military veteran says video games fueling violent culture

National and local news cycles seem to be dominated by horrific stories of violence and murder. In fact, according to the FBI there were nearly 15,000 murders in 2015 alone, leaving many wondering what’s behind the rise in violent crimes and what can be done to stop it.<p>Lt. Col. Dave Grossman spent …

Armed Forces

Tennessee woman who attempted coat hanger abortion faces three new felony charges

When Anna Yocca was first arrested for using a coat hanger to induce a “self abortion” in a water-filled bathtub in 2015, Tennessee law enforcement charged her with first-degree attempted murder.<p>It was a case that drew national attention from advocates on both sides of the abortion debate, …

Data Protection

FCC fines Comcast $2.3 million for shady billing practices (updated)

Comcast is no stranger to customer complaints, but today the service provider's practices cost it $2.3 million. That fine will settle an FCC investigation into whether the company was charging its customers for services and equipment that they didn't authorize. The practice of so-called "negative …

No Man's Sky investigated over 'misleading' adverts

<b>Video game No Man's Sky is being investigated by the UK's Advertising Standards Authority after complaints from gamers.</b><p>They say that promotional material does not reflect the finished product.<p>Some of it dates as far back as 2014, but is still being used to promote the game.<p>The complaints are …

No Man's Sky

Gears of War 4 PC Game Requires 80GB Of Free Space To Play (video)

Pre-ordering and preloading the highly anticipated fourth game in the ongoing series Gears of War is now available for the Xbox One and will be …

Gears of War

Valve Remove Digital Homicide’s Games From Steam For Suing Users Over Comments

Digital Homicide are known for two things: releasing a great many janky, junky games; and being fiercely, litigiously protective of those games. The …

PC Gaming

Woman sues parents over embarrassing childhood Facebook photos

I can’t stand it when parents upload Facebook photos of their kids in the bath, or on the toilet. You know who else will probably hate that? The kids, 15 years later.<p>So it makes sense that an 18-year-old woman in Carinthia, Austria is actually suing her parents to get such photos taken down.<p>“They …

Get this fan-made Metroid 2 remake before Nintendo kills it (UPDATED)

Thirty years ago, Nintendo released its first Metroid game for the Famicom platform. Since then, we’ve seen a few refreshes of the franchise, but none since 2004.<p>Not content with waiting it out for Nintendo to release a version for the current-gen consoles — or the upcoming NX — a group of fans …

Fake Pokémon Go app on Google Play infects phones with screenlocker | Ars Technica

"Pokemon Go Ultimate" requires battery removal or Device Manager to be uninstalled.<p>Badware purveyors trying to capitalize on the ongoing <i>Pokémon Go</i> …

Google Play

What you need to know about GPU coolers

GeForce or Radeon, cooling designs matter.<p>Buying a new graphics card can be intimidating to someone who’s new to PC building, or even someone who …

VLC gets picture-in-picture support on Android

Streaming’s nice and all, but when you need to watch a good-old local file, VLC is one of the most popular choices around. The Android app was just updated to version 2.0, with a few features make power-users giddy.<p>Perhaps most notably, you can now watch videos in a pop up windowed mode. It’s …

Google's two-factor authentication is now a breeze to use

Two-factor authentication, while basically essential for protecting important aspects of your online life nowadays, can also be annoying, especially …

Big History

Beacons help pregnant women get seats on Korean trains

It's a perennial problem; do you give up the seat to the fifty-something year-old that just walked on the train, or will they be offended at the suggestion? Is that person pregnant and in need of respite, or just overweight? Chances are if you're having those internal discussions you could just …

Busan

Uber fires driver after passenger records homophobic tirade

Uber has "removed" a driver from its platform after an Australian woman recorded the man making homophobic slurs against her and her girlfriend, threatening to drag them from the car.<p>An Australian Uber driver has been fired after recordings emerged online of the man allegedly making homophobic …

Homophobia

Geek Squad employee allegedly searched PCs for the FBI

An astute PC technician is supposed to report any illegal content they see while fixing a machine, but one employee of Best Buy's Geek Squad <i>might</i> have gone too far. The defense in a child pornography case alleges that the FBI paid Geek Squad agent Justin Meade to search customers' computers for …