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UK Antitrust Investigation Is Latest Microsoft-Activision Acquisition

Microsoft announced its nearly $69 billion purchases of massive gaming company, Activision Blizzard in January. But the road to acquisition hasn’t been smooth for the two companies, and the deal isn’t sealed yet. Now, another speedbump has appeared. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), a United Kingdom regulatory agency, is undertaking a formal investigation into …

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Avoid These ‘Toll Fraud’ Apps on Android

photo: Stokkete (Shutterstock) Older Android phones are a known security risk, but recent research from Microsoft’s 365 Defender Research Team shows just how vulnerable the outdated devices are vulnerable to a serious form of malware known as “toll fraud.” Toll fraud malware hides in normal-looking apps, quietly signing up users for premium subscription services through …

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Phishing Scam Reportedly Behind $540 Million Axie Infinity Hack

Image: Sky Mavis NFT Pokémon clone Axie Infinity went from being famous for players profiting off its “play-to-earn” gaming scam to infamous for getting hacked out of $540 million in cryptocurrency. Now according to a new report by The Block we know what made the security breach possible: a sophisticated phishing attempt socially engineered on …

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EA’s Terrible Meme Tweet Angered Many Devs, Execs

Image: EA / Kotaku Remember last week? It happened about 34 years ago, so if you don’t, I understand. But last Thursday, the official EA Twitter account tweeted a bad joke about single-player games that led to an internet-wide roasting and eventually an apology from the battlefield publisher And apparently, EA is still dealing with …

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Your Next Android Phone’s Lock Screen Could Be Filled With Ads

Glance shows dynamic content on the lock screen. But who asked for that? screenshot: Glance While it’s true that the Android lock screen could use a little perking up since Apple revealed what it’s doing for iOS, this isn’t what we were thinking. according to TechCrunchmobile ad company, Glance, is planning to launch its lock …

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Xbox Game Pass Adds Yakuza Games For July 2022

screenshot: sega If you didn’t beat them the first time around (fair, they’re huge), you now have a second chance. three of the best Yakuza entries are coming back to Microsoft’s games-on-demand service, alongside a handful of more family-friendly games. here’s everything coming to Xbox Game Pass over the coming weeks. July 5 Last Call …

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