Video game aims to engage disabled players

CLOSE In ‘The Last of Us Part II’ video game there are 60 accessibility settings, including hearing options, features for low-vision and blind players. USA TODAY The video game “The Last of Us Part II” is already proven to be a hit for the Sony PlayStation 4. But for some gamers, the much-hyped release means more – the cinematic thriller breaks …

Fish more vulnerable to warming water than first thought

A new study has scientists more worried about survival of the world’s fish species with global warming By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer July 2, 2020, 10:30 PM 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article Global warming looks like it will be a bigger problem for the world’s fish species than scientists first thought: A new study …

The Meaning of Hong Kong

China’s decision to impose its national-security law on Hong Kong is a seismic event that goes well beyond the sad fate of its 7.5 million people. The illegal takeover shows that Beijing’s Communist rulers are willing to violate their international commitments with impunity as they spread their authoritarian model. We say this with regret because we were among those who …

Boogaloo Ads Have Been Making Facebook Money For Months

Jeff Kowalsky / Getty Images Armed protesters outside the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan, May 20. Their aloha shirts are a kind of uniform for members of the Boogaloo extremist groups. On Sunday, the @docscustomknives Instagram account placed an ad on the popular photo-sharing social network advocating that people “join the militia, fight the state.” As clips from action …

China’s Software Stalked Uighurs Earlier and More Widely, Researchers Learn

The malicious apps mimicked so-called virtual private networks, which are used to set up secure web connections and view prohibited content inside China. They also targeted apps frequently used by Uighurs for shopping, video games, music streaming, adult media and travel booking, as well as specialized Uighur keyboard apps. Some offered Uighurs beauty and traditional-medicine tips. Others impersonated apps from …

Boogaloo banned by Facebook, designated ‘dangerous’ organization

CLOSE Facebook says it will flag all “newsworthy” posts from politicians, including President Donald Trump, that may incite violence, suppress voting or break its other content rules. (June 26) AP Domestic Facebook has removed a network of accounts, groups and pages on Facebook and Instagram connected to the “boogaloo” anti-government movement that encourages violence in the United States.  The social …

India bans TikTok, other Chinese apps amid border standoff

NEW DELHI — Indian TikTok users awoke Tuesday to a notice from the popular short-video app saying their data would be transferred to an Irish subsidiary, a response to India’s ban on dozens of Chinese apps amid a military standoff between the two countries. The quick workaround showed the ban was largely symbolic since the apps can’t be automatically erased …

One Man’s Supreme Court – WSJ

So much for all those crocodile fears about the end of abortion rights. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday that a state can’t even require abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a hospital. And the logic of the concurring opinion from Chief Justice John Roberts, who provided the fifth vote, suggests not even de minimis regulation of abortion will …

A Tech Company Spied On Police Brutality Protesters

Kerem Yucel / Getty Images Demonstrators march outside of the state capital building on May 31, 2020 in Saint Paul, Minnesota as they protest the death of George Floyd. (Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images) On the weekend of May 29, thousands of people marched, sang, grieved, and chanted, demanding an end to police brutality and the defunding of …

Facebook Adds Labels for Some Posts as Advertisers Pull Back

Facebook has also been grappling with an internal uproar over Mr. Trump’s inflammatory posts. Employees staged a virtual walkout this month in protest of Mr. Zuckerberg’s position of allowing the posts to remain. Some of the company’s earliest workers have also implored the chief executive to change his mind in an open letter. Mr. Zuckerberg has refused to budge, though …