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  1. AlphaAtlas

    UK Will Require Age Verification for Porn Sites in April

    The United Kingdom recently passed a law requiring citizens to verify their age before they can access porn sites, and recent reports claim that law will go into effect in April. A spokesperson for the AgeID system designed to enforce the law said "When a user first visits a site protected by...
  2. AlphaAtlas

    China Freezes New Game Applications Again

    Last year, China stopped approving new video games in an effort to (this is a direct translation) "protect children's eyesight," which created quite a bit of anxiety in the gaming industry. Eventually, the government started approving games again, but the pace was relatively slow, and many...
  3. AlphaAtlas

    UK Parliament Report Calls Facebook 'Digital Gangsters'

    Facebook's stock price has recovered from a low of about $124 in December to ~$162 right now, which is about there the stock was in mid 2018 and early 2017. But if you think that means Facebook's bad news train is slowing down, think again. The Guardian says that a report from the UK...
  4. AlphaAtlas

    Fortnite, PUBG and Other Games Allegedly Banned in China

    Citing a Reddit thread, PCGamesN reports that popular games like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Paladins, Fortnite, and H1Z1 have been been banned in China, while others like World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo and League of Legends require "corrective action." According to the Reddit post, the...
  5. AlphaAtlas

    Netflix Invests More in European Production

    In a press release, Netflix announced that they're investing more in European production. Ragnarok, a drama rooted in Norse mythology, and Alma, a Spanish supernatural drama, are among a slew of new content being produced in Europe. The company claims that they want to work with a wider pool of...
  6. DooKey

    Bitcoin Approaches Year Low as Japan Cracks Down on Venues

    Bitcoin's value took a big hit today when Japan told six of the trading venues in the country to improve their business operations to help cut down on money laundering and other criminal activity. As a result some of the exchanges have quit taking new customers and are working to provide plans...
  7. DooKey

    India Puts the Brakes on Cryptocurrency Trading

    Yesterday the central bank of India released new monetary policy that forbids regulated entities from dealing with individuals or business that's buying or selling cryptocurrencies. Basically, they can't facilitate any kinds of transfers of funds to digital wallets or private banks for purposes...
  8. DooKey

    US Government Nowhere Close to Regulating Bitcoin

    According to the US cybersecurity czar, Rob Joyce, the US government has a long way to go before it starts regulating bitcoin. He believes the government needs to understand all the benefits and risks of the cryptocurrency first. However, he did note that the bitcoin trail is hard to follow...
  9. R

    Canadian Anti-Piracy Coalition Calls For Website Blocking

    For the first time in North America, a coalition of Canadian companies is calling for regulators to establish a piracy site blocking program. The coalition called "Fairplay Canada" consists of members including Bell, Cineplex, Directors Guild of Canada, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Movie...
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