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Microsoft’s massive online gaming service, Xbox Live, is down for millions of people

&quotFortnite”/Epic Games On Wednesday afternoon, core components of Microsoft’s Xbox Live online service went offline. Microsoft warned of issues with core functionality, including “signing in; creating, managing, or recovering an account; and search.” The issues aren’t affecting all Xbox Live users – we were able to sign in on an Xbox One console in Brooklyn. […]

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U.S. senators call on Google, Amazon and eBay to halt online gun accessory sales

Demonstrators hold signs during an El Paso Strong Community Action event in Texas. (Luke E. Montavon/Bloomberg News) Greg Bensinger Reporter covering algorithms and artificial intelligence August 9 at 5:00 PM Eight Democratic U.S. senators signed letters on Friday to the chief executives of Google, Amazon and eBay demanding they close the loopholes allowing the sale […]

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White House declines to back Christchurch call to stamp out online extremism amid free speech concerns

The United States on Wednesday broke with 18 governments and top American tech firms by declining to endorse a New Zealand-led response to the live-streamed shootings at two Christchurch mosques, saying free-speech concerns prevented the White House from formally signing onto the largest campaign to date targeting extremism online. The “Christchurch Call,” unveiled at an […]