Valve has removed a controversial game pitched as "school shooting simulation" and its developer from the Steam online store ahead of its release. The description of Active Shooter (now removed,) called it a "dynamic SWAT simulator in which dynamic roles are offered to players.

People's quick mental checklist of "phones, keys, wallet" before leaving the house could soon be narrowed down to "phone, wallet."

This is owing to the information that Apple may soon announce a major overhaul to its NFC chip, allowing users to open their house and car doors with a simple swipe of their phones. Used primarily to finalize Apple Pay purchases, the tech giant's employees have enjoyed the groundbreaking feature for quite some time, able to unlock doors and buildings in the organization's Cupertino-based HQ.

Instagram is allowing new features to help people manage what they see and how much time they spend on the app. Instagram is adding the option to mute people from appearing in your feed. With an update rolling out “over the coming weeks,” you’ll be able to choose to remove someone’s posts, or both their posts and their stories, from appearing on Instagram’s main screen.

Cambridge Analytica, the firm at the center of this year’s Facebook privacy row, filed for voluntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy in a New York court late on Thursday.

Cambridge Analytica LLC listed assets in the range of $100,001 to $500,000 and liabilities in the range of $1 million to $10 million.

The researchers found adware installed on devices not certified by Google from manufacturers like ZTE, Archos and myPhone. That's actually the case with hundreds of different smartphones, according to Avast Thread Labs. Even if you're careful about avoiding sketchy websites and apps, there's nothing you can do if your smartphone has malware built in. Low cost devices not certified by Google are mostly affected.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has apologised to European Parliament lawmakers on Tuesday, for its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal and for allowing fake news to proliferate on its platform.

Several Members in the European Parliament (MEPs) asked the Facebook chief if he felt that the firm was a monopoly. He was also questioned about whether the company could be trusted to implement necessary changes.

Guy Verhofstadt MEP asked Mr Zuckerberg if he wanted to be remembered as "the genius who created a digital monster."

Facebook purge 583 million fake accounts in the first three months of 2018, demonstrating the amount of spam, violent content and hate speech that gets smeared across the social network.

In its first quarterly Community Standards Enforcement Report, Facebook said the overwhelming majority of moderation action was against spam posts and fake accounts: it took action on 837m pieces of spam, and shut down a further 583m fake accounts on the site in the three months.

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