Computer

Virgin Media breach disclosed details about adult content and gambling habits

British telecom provider Virgin Media experienced a data breach that allowed unauthorized access to highly personal information about hundreds of customers. “We recently became aware that one of our marketing databases was incorrectly configured which allowed unauthorized access,” Lutz Schüler, CEO of Virgin Media said in a statement. “We immediately solved the issue by shutting […]

Gears & Gadgets

Gambling, porn, and piracy on iOS: Apple’s enterprise certificate woes continue

Enlarge / Apps on an iPhone X. Samuel Axon Rival tech giants like Google and Facebook aren’t the only companies abusing Apple’s enterprise certifications to distribute unapproved apps in the Apple App Store on iOS, according to reports from Reuters and TechCrunch. Apple’s Enterprise Developer Program is intended to facilitate distribution of apps across devices […]

Gaming

EA defies Belgian loot box decision, setting up potential “gambling” lawsuit

Enlarge / The Belgian government says these kinds of randomized in-game cards are a form of gambling. EA is standing firm in its disagreement. In the months since the Belgian Gaming Commission determined that certain video game loot boxes constituted illegal gambling, publishers like Blizzard, Valve, and Take-Two have removed loot boxes from their games […]