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Lawsuit accuses Disney of tracking children online without appropriate consent

Lawsuit accuses Disney of tracking children online without appropriate consent

According to the lawsuit, the practice violates the federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act , or COPPA , which prevents the collection of personal information of children under 13 without parental consent. It asks that Disney is forced through an injunction to stop tracking children without consent, but also that "appropriate relief" be awarded covering "actual and statutory damages and punitive damages, plus costs".


Blizzard Announces Two New Overwatch League Teams

Blizzard Announces Two New Overwatch League Teams

The owner of the London team is Jack Etienne, co-founder and CEO of the esports team organization Cloud9, with successful teams in League of Legends , Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Overwatch , and players in fighting games. The KSE outfit will actually be the Overwatch League's second Los Angeles-based team: The city is also home to an Immortals team, which was announced in July as one of the league's original seven teams.


Scientists from 13 agencies contradict Trump on climate

Scientists from 13 agencies contradict Trump on climate

That is a congressionally mandated analysis that seeks to build on the existing science and provide a snapshot of the current state of climate change. Thousands of studies conducted by tens of thousands of scientists around the world have documented changes in surface, atmospheric, and oceanic temperatures; melting glaciers; disappearing snow cover; shrinking sea ice; rising sea level; and an increase in atmospheric water vapor.


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Scientists "hack" a computer using malware encoded in DNA

In a odd first, the researchers at the University of Washington have found a way to infect DNA strands with malicious code while DNA sequencing. "Many were written in programming languages known to routinely contain security problems, and we found early indicators of security problems and vulnerable code".


2016 was Earth's warmest year on record, worldwide report shows

2016 was Earth's warmest year on record, worldwide report shows

The report's climate indicators show patterns, changes, and trends of the global climate system. The findings contradict the talking points of the Trump administration, which has openly questioned the science behind climate change and the degree that humans contribute to it, and which has moved to reverse the clean-air initiatives of the Obama White House.


Overwatch Is Adding Deathmatch to its Selection of Game Modes

Overwatch Is Adding Deathmatch to its Selection of Game Modes

Blizzard have announced that Deathmatch modes are on the way to the wildy popular team shooter, starting today. The new mode will include a new scoreboard to keep track of your kill count. Customization options will be available in both Team Deathmatch and FFA. The new Deathmatch mode will be available in two distinct flavors, "Free For All", an eight-way brawl with the belt going to the first player to get 20 kills, and " Team Deathmatch ", a 6v6 race to 30.