It’s a sad day for Telltale Games, the studio behind many notable video games, including the episodic The Walking Dead series and more.
Telltale released its statement in a tweet today, revealing that has initiated the process of a “majority studio closure,” one that involved the “majority of the company’s employees” being dismissed from their jobs this morning.
It’s been an incredibly difficult year for Telltale as we worked to set the company on a new course.
The studio has produced a notable lineup of video games, most of them with a unique style readily identifiable as a Telltale title.
Twitter went into more detail about the bug on its Developer Blog, explaining that it could have allowed data to be sent to the wrong developer's webhook URL (the mechanism that some Twitter applications use to retrieve data).
For this to occur, two or more registered developers had to share API subscriptions tied to the same public IP, URL paths had to match exactly across those IPs, and the information sent to developers had to originate from the same server in Twitter's datacenter.
Hundreds of apps are able to scan and share data from the email inboxes of Gmail accounts, Google has revealed.
In a letter to US lawmakers, which was made public on Thursday, Google explained that third-party developers are able to both access and share data from Gmail accounts – though the company said it thoroughly vets any third parties that are granted access.
The inbox scanning takes place despite Google ending its own controversial email-scanning practice a year ago.
"Developers may share data with third parties so long as they are transparent with the users about how they are using the data," Susan Molinari, Google's head of US public policy, wrote in the letter, which was first seen by the Wall Street Journal.
Google scrambled to delete an internal memo circulating among employees with details about its proposed censored search app for China that showed that plans were farther along than company executives had previously indicated, The Intercept reports.
The memo, written by a Google engineer who was asked to work on the product, started circulating earlier this month, before human resources contacted employees believed to have read or saved it, and told them to immediately delete any copies.
"We are not close to launching a search product in China and whether we would do so or could so so is all very unclear," Pichai said at an internal all-hands meeting in mid-August, according to a transcript obtained by CNBC.
However, the memo indicated that employees working on the project were told in late July to prepare to get it in "launch-ready state" to roll out upon approval from Beijing officials, according to The Intercept.
The five-minute video provides an overview of various swiping gestures for navigating iOS 12, Face ID authentication, Portrait Mode with Depth Control, Dual SIM functionality, Memoji, group FaceTime, and more.
The video is especially useful for those who have not used an iPhone X, and are upgrading directly to the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR, as the lack of a home button can take a bit of getting used to.
Apple has used Guided Tours to help users adjust to new devices for years, including the original iPhone in 2007, the original iPad in 2010, and the original Apple Watch in 2015.
Emails between Google employees appear to show them discussing ways to alter the company's search engine algorithm so that results pages detailed ways of countering President Donald Trump's travel ban, after his administration restricted immigration from several Middle Eastern and African countries in January 2017.
The messages, seen by the Wall Street Journal, discussed ways to "leverage" the search algorithm to counter "Islamophobic, algorithmically-biased results from search terms 'Islam,' 'Muslim,' 'Iran,' etc."
The emails were a brainstorm of ideas and none of the suggested tweaks was ever implemented, Google told the Journal.
A company spokeswoman said in a statement: "Google has never manipulated its search results or modified any of its products to promote a particular political ideology — not in the current campaign season, not during the 2016 election, and not in the aftermath of President Trump's executive order on immigration.
The New York Times has sued the Federal Communications Commission over the agency's refusal to release records that the Times believes might shed light on Russian interference in the net neutrality repeal proceeding.
The Times made a Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) request in June 2017 for FCC server logs related to the system for accepting public comments on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's repeal of net neutrality rules.
This led to a months-long process in which the Times repeatedly narrowed its public records request in order to overcome the FCC's various objections.
Amazon and a Mumbai-based private equity firm, through an investment entity, is acquiring a company in India that operates 523 supermarkets and 20 hypermarkets under the name “More.” The acquisition is expected to help give Amazon a brick-and-mortar grocery presence in India.
According to the India-based news site Mint, Amazon and Samara Capital are purchasing More by acquiring a controlling interest in its parent, Aditya Birla Retail Ltd., through a joint Amazon-Samara venture called Witzig Advisory Services Pvt.
Mint reports that, due to foreign ownership regulations in India, Amazon holds a 49 percent stake in the joint venture with Samara.
The purchase comes as Amazon faces Walmart-owned Flipkart in India, which has no offline presence.
Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif is the latest to be hacked, reporting that 6.7 billion yen ($59.5 million) in crypto had been stolen from its service, including 5,966 bitcoins.
In a media release Tuesday, the exchange did not provide details on how the hack took place.
Of the cryptocurrency stolen, 2.2 billion yen ($19.5 million) belonged to parent company Tech Bureau Corp.
The exchange went on to note that it has informed police and Japan’s Financial Services Agency and hired Kaichi Corp., a communications equipment supplier that “makes richness and aspirations come true while focusing on co-existence and co-prosperity with our customers,” to assist it in a forensic investigation of the hack.