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UK agency violated privacy of webcams, explored Kinect surveillance

Classified documents published by The Guardian reveal that British surveillance agency GCHQ surreptitiously gathered webcam images from more than a million Yahoo user accounts, while also evaluating the surveillance potential of the Xbox 360's Kinect peripheral. "In one six-month period in 2008...

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Yahoo buys social gaming software company PlayerScale

While Yahoo was in the news recently for its acquisition of Tumblr, it was also busy buying up another company this week: PlayerScale. PlayerScale's CEO Jesper Jensen announced the company's acquisition on its official site. Founded in 2011, PlayerScale creates software that aids developers in...

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Yahoo and Zynga announce yet another partnership

A joint press release from Yahoo and Farmville creator Zynga has announced that the two have entered into a ... wait just a darn minute. Didn't we already write this post? We swear, we wrote this very post just last week. Oh, that was when Zynga partnered with Facebook? Now it's hopping in bed with...

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Class-action suit charges Microsoft with fraud

[Image credit: bloomsberries] In a lawsuit filed by Philadelphia-area lawyer Samuel Lassoff, Microsoft is being sued for allegedly taking money from consumers for Microsoft Points that were erroneously used during "incomplete and/or partial downloads of digital goods and services and refused...

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Online casual game portals grow??? ???27%

Chicken or the egg? Economic crisis or casual gaming at the office? ComScore, a digital marketing analyst firm, reports that online gaming portals supplied 86 million visitors in the US last year with a gentle gaming fix, a 27% increase from the previous year. Yahoo Games was the most trafficked...

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Rock Band 2 gets 2008 'best tech' nod from Yahoo

Yahoo's Christopher Null – who not only shares a first name with, but a striking resemblance to our own Chris Grant – has picked Rock Band 2 as the sole video game represented on the site's 2008 "best tech" list. Or, as Null says, "the products that really floated my boat in 2008."...

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Homebrew dev reveals AtYa, Yahoo Messenger on DS

Homebrew developer atomsoft is hard at work on his application, AtYa, which is the first working Yahoo Messenger client for the handheld. While it did pre-release, the files have been pulled due to an issue with the loading page. With fancy cell phones and other technological gadgets, instant...

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Valve: MS, Yahoo, others turned down chance to build Steam

Now that Steam is running 300 games and 15 million subscribers strong, Valve's grand experiment in digital distribution seems like a no-brainer. Some of the titans of the computer industry apparently didn't see it that way, though, when given a chance to get in on the ground floor years ago. "We...

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2008's April Fools' DS pranks

Oh man, is that Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime over there, bringing you a giant bag of popcorn? It must be your lucky day! Too bad it's April Fools' Day! You're not getting any popcorn at all! Nope, it's just another bag of the usual stuff -- disappointment, regret, and the simple...

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You Don't Know Jack to become part of Yahoo! Games

If in-game statistics are to be believed, most of you don't know jack about the new, online version of You Don't Know Jack. Something is seriously wrong with the state of gaming when even the most-played editions of the funniest, cleverest, and overall best trivia quiz ever created...

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