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Apple Unveils Game Subscription Service

Apple has unveiled a game subscription service - dubbed Apple Arcade - that it says will feature more than 100 new and exclusive games, including original titles from popular game creators Will Wright, Hironobu Sakaguchi and Ken Wong at launch. The new games subscription service will focus on paid games, and feature other games from the likes of Cartoon Network, Annapurna Interactive, Bossa Studios, Giant Squid, Konami, Lego, Snowman, Finji and more.

To make it simple, Apple Arcade will be sort of a Spotify for games, with users able to access several paid games on the iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV for a monthly fee. That entails players getting the opportunity to try various paid games without breaking bank. Apple says every game available on the upcoming service will be playable offline, with users able to pick up where they left off in a game, even if they switch to other Apple devices. The company says new games will be added regularly to the service.



Apple Arcade will launch in…

Facebook Preps New Detection Tech To Fight 'Revenge Porn'

Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer

image: JD Lasica on Flickr

According to a Facebook announcement, the company is testing a new detection technology to combat 'revenge porn', that involves an "emergency option (for users) to securely and proactively submit a photo to Facebook", with Facebook in turn creating a "digital fingerprint" of that image to prevent it from being shared on its platform.

Facebook says it'll expand this pilot over coming months so "more people can benefit from this option in an emergency". The company is also launching “Not Without My Consent,”, a "victim-support hub" in its Safety Center that it says was developed together with experts. It says victims of revenge porn will be able to find organizations and resources to support them, including steps that can be taken to get "non-consensual intimate images" off Facebook and prevent further sharing.

Facebook chief operating officer (COO) Sheryl Sandberg
Photo by Nadine Rupp/Getty Images

"We’re also going to make it easier and more intuitive for victims to report when their intimate images were shared on Facebook. And over the coming months, we’ll build a victim support toolkit to give people around the world more information with locally and culturally relevant support." Facebook said in a statement.

It's partnering with Revenge Porn Helpline (UK), Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (US), Digital Rights Foundation (Pakistan), SaferNet (Brazil) and Professor Lee Ji-yeon (South Korea) for this effort.



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