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Blizzard’s former ‘World of Warcraft’ lead is boycotting the firm for punishing a ‘Hearthstone’ competitor who supported the Hong Kong protests

Invent GlobalA still from the post-game interview in which Blitzchung voiced support for Hong Kong protesters.Invent Global A prominent former employee at Blizzard has said he is boycotting the firm after it banned gamer Chung Ng Wai, a pro esports player who voiced support for the Hong Kong protesters in …

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Biden proposes to make community college tuition-free

Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden reacts during a campaign Community Event at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire, U.S., August 24, 2019. Elizabeth Frantz | REUTERS Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden released his higher education plan on Tuesday, proposing to make two-year community …

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UK police handed over 7 people’s photos to a controversial facial recognition scheme

London’s King’s Cross station was revealed to have trialled some facial recognition technology.TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images A UK police report showed London’s Metropolitan Police gave photos of seven people to a controversial facial recognition scheme in the Kings Cross area in the centre of the capital. The photos were of “wanted …

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The Cambridge Analytica whistleblower explains how the firm used Facebook data to sway elections

Business Insider The Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie revealed how the firm targeted users on Facebook with political advertising. Donald Trump and Ted Cruz‘s campaigns paid over $5 million each to the firm, Wylie wrote. Cambridge Analytica targeted users that were “more prone to impulsive anger or conspiratorial thinking than …

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