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Quora reports a data breach of up to 100 million users

Another day, another data breach but this time it isn’t the ever-infamous social network. No, this time it’s the community-run question-and-answer website Quora, which has revealed that a hacker has managed to thieve data from up to 100 million users. Following a weekend of investigation, Quora began notifying affected users …

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Local players shun Steam China release in Shanghai

China has had to wave goodbye to websites like Google, Facebook and Twitch, yet Steam has miraculously remained accessible over the years – albeit without all of its features. It seems as though local players have grown accustomed to the level of freedom the platform provides, going as far as …

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Elgato unveils Cam Link 4K for Ultra HD recording

Last year, Elgato took another step in becoming a one-stop-shop for live streaming and video, expanding into Ultra HD with its 4K60 capture card. Now, content creators can match their high-resolution gameplay with Ultra HD camera footage courtesy of the newly unveiled Cam Link 4K. While the Corsair-owned company has …

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Logitech’s Plantronics buyout falls through

Peripheral manufacturers Logitech entered negotiations with Plantronics last week, offering a staggering $2.2 billion to acquire the US communications company. Although inside sources explained that the buyout could come as early as this week, Logitech has abruptly ended talks and removed its offer from the table. Logitech isn’t shy of …

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YouTube begins bundling multiple ads into a single block

Throughout November, YouTube has been experimenting with its advertisements, effectively doubling the entry requirement to watch content on the platform. Officially announced last week, “ad pods” showcase two back-to-back commercials in an effort to move away from interruptions in the middle of a video while retaining a similar level of …

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Nvidia Shield TV is 25% off for Black Friday

Android boxes are a dime a dozen nowadays, with relatively unknown brands wanting a slice of the pie. None offer the premium experience of the Nvidia Shield TV, which is shedding a little of its price in time for Black Friday. Designed as a gaming and television hybrid device, Nvidia’s …

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Facebook appeals “unjustified” £500,000 ICO fine

Following a maximum £500,000 fine issued by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in July, Facebook began reviewing ways to contest the punishment. It seems the appeal is finally under way, with the social network labelling the effort as “unjustified.” ICO’s reasoning for pushing its top fine was due to …

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