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Rockstar is shutting down GTA and Red Dead Online servers for #BLM

The company is making this move as a sign of solidarity.

What you need to know Rockstar Games is shutting down the servers for GTA Online and Red Dead Online from 2:00 p.m. ET to 4:00 p.m. ET today. The move is intended as a sign of solidarity with Black Lives Matter, honoring the death of George Floyd. Several reccent gaming events have been pushed back as a result of the ongoing protests.

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Don’t panic, your steps will sync when Fitbit’s servers come back online

OMG, are my steps going to count?

What you need to know Fitbit’s website and syncing services are currently down. The problem seems to be affecting North America the most right now. Fitbit support is aware of the issue and is working on a quick resolution.

Can’t get your steps to sync with your Fitbit app? It’s not just you or your devices. Fitbit appears to be offline in much of North America, Europe, and Australia, according  [Read More…]

Battleborn’s servers are shutting down in January 2021

Genre-busting heroes have died.

What you need to know Battleborn is a 2016 first-person hero shooter developed by Gearbox Software. Today, Gearbox announced that the game has been pulled from online storefronts. Gearbox is disabling microtransaction purchases on February 24, 2020. The game’s servers will be taken offline in January 2021 and it will then be completely unplayable.

While Gearbox Software’s latest game, Borderlands 3, is doing quite well with over 7 million copies sold, the studio’s  [Read More…]

The Nokia 7 Plus was accidentally sending user data to Chinese servers

Nokia left Chinese telecom code on the international model of the phone.

For the past couple of years, Nokia’s been establishing itself as one of the go-to brands for high-quality, reliable mid-range smartphones. The Nokia 7 Plus, one of Nokia’s many handsets, was released in February 2018 to widely positive reviews. However, as reported by Norwegian site NRK, it was accidentally sending user data to Chinese servers.

Per NRK:

In February, we got a tip from Henrik  [Read More…]

Anthem servers at maximum capacity? It’s not just you.

Anthem players are experiencing a rocky start to its early demo.

Electronic Arts just kicked off the early access demo for Anthem, its upcoming shared-world role-playing shooter. Accessible to a limited pool of players under the “VIP demo,” the session serves as the first public opportunity to play. However, as typical with today’s top titles, Anthem is experiencing server issues.

Budding Anthem players on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PCs are all facing a common error message  [Read More…]

OnePlus 3T on OxygenOS beta was sending clipboard data to Alibaba servers

Thankfully, this ‘feature’ will be removed soon.

There’s no such thing as a perfect company, and that’s something OnePlus learned firsthand throughout 2017. During just the last few months of the year, it was discovered that certain OnePlus phones had a root backdoor and that the company was collecting an exorbitant amount of user data without giving customers a clear way to opt out of it.

In the latest entry of this saga, a user on the  [Read More…]

Pokémon Go developer reveals why it is banning third-parties from accessing its servers

Pokémon Go developer Niantic Labs has offered an explanation on why it has decided to ban third-party apps and services from accessing its servers.

Many developers have tried to access that data ever since the popular augmented reality game launched in July. Some of those apps were made for cheating in Pokémon Go. In a blog post, Niantic says those efforts actually delayed the launch of the game in Central and South America  [Read More…]

Next-generation Pebble smartwatch with color screen found on company’s servers

This might just be what the next-generation Pebble smartwatch will look like. The render of the smartwatch was found on the company’s servers, hidden away with its wider design and color screen. Pebble is expected to officially announce the device Tuesday, February 24, at 10 am Eastern time, which is when the current countdown on their website reaches “zero”.

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Facebook acquires PrivateCore, aims to better secure your data on its servers

Facebook, the world’s biggest social network, is buying online security company PrivateCore for an undisclosed amount of money. It’s almost certainly not Instagram or Oculus levels of cash, never mind the tens of billions thrown at Whatsapp, but it will, apparently, help Facebook secure all of the data — the personal, private social data that all of us who use Facebook choose to share with them — on its servers.

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WhatsApp servers are down — it’s not just you!

WhatsApp, the incredibly popular instant messaging service recently purchased by Facebook for almost $ 20 bilion, is offline at the moment. So, yeah, it’s not just you. It’s the WhatsApp servers. There’s no word yet on how long the outage will last, so let us know in the comments whether it’s working for you yet, and if not, when it starts working again!

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