From the archives: Fake it till you make it: meet the wolves of Instagram – podcast | News- Tempemail

We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week, from 2018: Their hero is Jordan Belfort, their social media feeds display super-rich lifestyles. But what are these self-styled traders really selling? By Symeon Brown Continue Reading

Hackers Spread BIOPASS Malware via Chinese Online Gambling Sites – Tempemail

Cybersecurity researchers are warning about a new malware that’s striking online gambling companies in China via a watering hole attack to deploy either Cobalt Strike beacons or a previously undocumented Python-based backdoor called BIOPASS RAT that takes advantage of Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) Studio’s live-streaming app to capture the screen Continue Reading

Facebook is gambling Australia can’t live without it. Imagine if we prove them wrong | Facebook

Some commentators reckon Facebook has called Australia’s bluff. They may be about to discover that Australia isn’t bluffing. The platform’s own irresponsible and chaotic implementation of its Australian news “ban” appears to have rallied the country – citizens and politicians from across the aisles – and governments from around the Continue Reading

UK could class loot boxes as gambling to protect children | Games

Loot boxes – a controversial element of video games – could be reclassified as gambling products over concern they are training children to gamble. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport will this week launch a call for evidence on the increasingly common feature of games such as the Continue Reading

NSW govt pilots NPP for liquor, gambling transactions – Strategy- Tempemail

The NSW government has started offering citizens the option to pay for some online government services in near real-time using the New Payments Platform (NPP). The Department of Customer Service began piloting the payment method on the Liquor and Gaming portal last week, alongside existing options like BPAY. The portal Continue Reading

FIFA is under fire again for loot box gambling with two lawsuits filed in France

In context: Despite their controversial nature, loot boxes in video games continue to be a thing. Companies make millions from transactions that do not guarantee anything of real value. Likewise, governments and individuals continue to fight game makers over the stained mechanic. The battle over the ethics of using loot Continue Reading