Online safety bill risks being ‘as shallow as a puddle’, warns campaigner

first_imgThe report highlights the government’s commitment to ‘promote a free, open, peaceful and secure cyberspace’. According to Tom Ascott, policy manager at the London-based Online Harms Foundation, the review stops short of detailing how the government plans to tackle a number of fundamental issues. Wider issue “By clearly identifying what is and is not legal when it comes to online harms will give companies the ability to act consistently, we know what offline harms are in our day to day lives, we need that clarity online as well” Ascott added. However, “it is unfortunate then that the language the government has used of ‘appropriate protections against online harms’ is not clear enough, it isn’t a meaningful solution” he added. “What developing countries need from the UK is the same thing that UK companies need from it: detail. It is detail that drives certainty and stability .” Also Read: Online safety bill risks being ‘as shallow as a puddle’, warns campaigner Details Finally, he also stressed that the government cannot continue to leave women or BAME citizens “on the fringe of technology policy,” as Ascott put it. However, “the online safety bill risks being as broad as an ocean and as shallow as a puddle. We’ve got to focus on clear examples of extremely harmful content before we cast a wider net. Where the bill has a focus of process, the government has shown the ability to ability to get stuck in the weeds with the legislation” Ascott shared. If the government does indeed want to implement its ‘far beyond self-regulation’ policy in the tech sector, Ascott argued serious and mature regulation is needed. “It is by having a rigorous framework that the UK will have an idea that it can export, and the government will have a considerable job on their hands to whip the forthcoming Online Safety Bill into a position where it can be the flagship internationally that it desires it to be,” he stressed. Also Read: Online safety bill risks being ‘as shallow as a puddle’, warns campaigner Share Tags: Cybercrime “British citizens are increasingly toxic in the way they communicate online. A lot of this is harmful behaviour by people up and down the country. Friends and family are subject to this kind of abuse, and worryingly, they can be part of perpetuating it. Society needs to take a deep hard look at itself. These are issues deep in society,” he explained. Michiel Willems “Media literacy is not a magic bullet. By incorporating it into the curriculum it does nothing to help older citizens – or those without access to traditional, curriculum- based education -who are still vulnerable to online harms,” Ascott argued. In the recently published Integrated Review, a detailed policy document setting out the UK’s national security and international policies, the government identifies online harms as one of the most serious threats to our way of life. “The UK must  set norms at the international level” he went to add,  “or else risk losing control of the internet. The internet will be fragmented, and it will undermine the prosperity of Britain because of that.” “Yes, the government has taken a step in the right direction by understanding that state censorship of our online space is not the solution that anyone is after.” “While there may be vows to ‘tackle online violence, directed against women and girls, a clearer understanding is needed of how the government intends to do this. Societal issues are hard to solve, and those solutions are even harder to export,” Ascott noted. Show Comments ▼ “Government capability in terms of monitoring the internet is limited, and we have seen with the spread of misinformation online what happens if we simply open the floodgates,” he said. “But ‘systems and processes’ is a phrase that could hold a multitude of regulations.” According to Ascott, what is needed is not “the flowery language of defending democracy” but the detail oriented, and often dull, legalese of regulation. “Companies are often not able to enforce their terms and conditions consistently and transparently, as the government wishes they would, because they are under huge amounts of public scrutiny and pressure,” he said. For example, companies may be required to set out standards for what legal material is and what content is not acceptable on their platforms and services. Rules and regulation whatsapp Also Read: Online safety bill risks being ‘as shallow as a puddle’, warns campaigner Moreover, he thinks the government “must do better” than offering vague solutions such as ‘media literacy strategy’.  However, it does not reflect the amount of time people currently spend online, not does it offers any solutions to the problems and issues it analyses, an online harms campaigner told City A.M. Online harms, as a whole, challenge the way that we as a society think about certain key issues. This can be as broad as our understanding of democracy, but they can also be much more narrow and therefore personal, according to Ascott. Also Read: Online safety bill risks being ‘as shallow as a puddle’, warns campaigner Thursday 15 April 2021 2:42 pm Freedom of speech becomes increasingly complicated when a more holistic, global view is taken. There are clear ambitions that this is to become a foreign policy objective, with a focus on developing countries. Online safety bill risks being ‘as shallow as a puddle’, warns campaigner whatsapp “While some commentators might think that this is simply a social policy that is not true. A more diverse internet is a stronger internet,” he concluded. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeLivestlyPlugs Have These Two Holes At The End, Here’s WhyLivestlyAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsFactableAluminum Foil Uses You’ll Want to KnowFactableDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyThe Legacy ReportMan Who Predicted 2020 Crash 45 Days Early Issues Next Major WarningThe Legacy ReportBleacherBreaker41 Old Toys That Are Worth More Than Your HouseBleacherBreakerDrivepedia30+ Funny Photos Of Car Owners Having A Rough DayDrivepediaBrake For It40 New Features In The 2021 Ford BroncoBrake For ItPast Factory”Waltons” Actress Says Magazine Ended Her CareerPast Factory “We don’t want a situation where the internet is being blamed for criminal activity. Internet platforms shouldn’t be solely held responsible for this. Tech is part of the solution. But they are not a scapegoat for better laws,” he said. Also Read: Online safety bill risks being ‘as shallow as a puddle’, warns campaigner “The vast majority of extremely harmful and illegal activity does not take place on big platforms. The Online Safety Bill is likely to carve out different tiers of platforms, as suggested by the White Paper.” The government needs to focus on what is illegal and why, and then go on to provide support for smaller platforms, so they can moderate content better. Also Read: Online safety bill risks being ‘as shallow as a puddle’, warns campaigner “The wider issue is there are criminals who are online, and they are not being held to account. Deleting their content won’t change their underlining behaviour, we have to police that behaviour online and offline, too.” In fact, Ascott believes the UK has an opportunity to be a world leader in the area of online harms. last_img read more

With record low sea ice, crack forces Navy camp evacuation

first_imgArctic | Climate Change | Federal Government | Military | Science & TechWith record low sea ice, crack forces Navy camp evacuationMarch 30, 2016 by Emily Russell, KNOM – Nome Share:Ice Camp Sargo on March 13, 2016. The camp was located in the Arctic Circle and served as the main stage for the Navy’s Ice Exercise, also known as ICEX 2016. (Creative Commons photo by Tyler Thompson/U.S. Navy)A camp constructed by the U.S. Navy on a sea ice floe in the Arctic was evacuated last week in an early closure that coincides with a record low sea ice extent in the Arctic.Located about 200 miles off the coast of Prudhoe Bay, the camp was host to American sailors and scientists from the around the world.The Navy has held its Ice Exercise, or ICEX for short, to test military readiness and conduct scientific research in the far north every few years since 1960.Commander Tommy Crosby is the public affairs officer for the Navy’s submarine forces.“The camp itself is a temporary camp that is built on an ice floe that is moving,” explained Crosby. “With currents and wind direction and ice rubbing up against each other and moving, cracks do form and refreeze.”The Navy’s exercise was scheduled to wrap up at the end of this week, but Crosby said changes in sea ice caused the camp to close early.“We had a crack that got close to camp,” Crosby said, so “for the safety of everyone … we demobilize(d) a little early.”The crack shouldn’t come as a big surprise. Last week, the National Snow & Ice Data Center reported the lowest maximum sea ice extent in the Arctic in satellite history.Ted Scambos is the NSIDC’s lead scientist. He says warmer than normal temperatures in the region led to the record low.“It was unusually warm near the North Pole, up to 6 degrees centigrade,” Scambos explained. “When you’re averaging, over three months, something like an 11 or 12 degree above average mean temperature, (it’s) a huge deal.”Scambos said the warmer temperatures didn’t just affect the sea ice extent.“Not only did the ice not spread out very far from the Arctic Ocean and out into the Bering (Sea) and North Atlantic, but it’s also probably thinner than it has been in decades past,” explained Scambos.The U.S. Navy should expect thinner ice conditions. This year’s early closure mirrors what happened two years ago almost to the day, when rapidly changing sea ice forced them to pack up ahead of schedule.The camp’s more than 200 participants were evacuated safely. The two submarines involved in ICEX will continue their operations under the thinning Arctic sea ice through early April.Share this story:last_img read more

In Pictures: More brilliant snow photos from around the county

first_img Emo Court Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining SEE ALSO – LIVE: See latest closures and event cancellations ahead ‘blizzard’ Community Facebook 1 of 24 Council We also seem to be very good at making igloos!Keep sending in all your photos and we will add them to the website.Check out some more of them below: Twitter Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Home Lifestyle In Pictures: More brilliant snow photos from around the county LifestyleOut and About Pinterest The games are off In Pictures: More brilliant snow photos from around the county RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest TAGSSnowfall in Laois Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Twitter PJ Daly of The Heath has made a brilliant igloo WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleThe show must go on as popular radio programme is broadcast from the bedNext articleWATCH: Laois men go skiing in the Cullenagh mountains Julie Anne MillerLaoisToday’s main photographer Julie Anne Miller is a graduate from GMIT. Despite her young age, Julie Anne has years of experience in the food industry. She has worked in Tynan’s at the Storeyard in Portlaoise, Ballymaloe House in Cork and Beach Point Country Club in New York. She has also contributed a food column to the Irish Country Living section of the Irish Farmers Journal. She’s willing to talk about anything – except football! PJ Daly of The Heath has made a brilliant igloo Some more fantastic photos have been sent in from people around the county.The Beast from the East and Storm Emma are sending the whole country into shutdown.There is still lots of fun happening in the snow around Laois. Flood risk WhatsApp By Julie Anne Miller – 1st March 2018 Rugby Some of the most picturesque landscapes around the county  including Emo Court look picture perfect ad they are covered under a blanket of snow.From snowmen, to sleigh rides, to picturesque landscapes, we love sharing any photos that have been taken.last_img read more

Laois garage site up for auction at almost €1 million

first_img Twitter Council Laois garage site up for auction at almost €1 million Community Community By Siun Lennon – 4th October 2018 WhatsApp Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Twitter New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Previous articlePortlaoise manager Fennelly hoping his side will peak at right timeNext articleMultiple All-Ireland winning Laois man appointed Limerick minor hurling boss Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Pinterest Facebook Facebook Pinterest Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ WhatsApp Home News Laois garage site up for auction at almost €1 million NewsProperty A site consisting of a both commercial and residential units is going up for auction at a guide price of almost €1 million.The site in Graiguecullen consists of a garage forecourt, petrol pumps, a convenience store, take-away unit, office unit, retail unit and five apartments.The 0.5 acre lot is for sale on BidX1 with a guide price of €900,000.Further details on each building The first building is arranged over ground floor only to provide a filling station, retail unit and forecourt with four petrol pumps.The second building is arranged over ground and first floors only to provide a ground floor office unit and retail unit together with 5 two-bedroom apartments overhead.Registration opens on Friday, October 5 and bidding closes on Friday, October 12 at 10am. A bidding deposit of €10,000 is required.The lease expiry on the petrol pumps and convenience store expires in 2036 while the take-away unit expires in 2037.The office unit let to the Office of Public Works lease expires in 2027. Apartments subject to tenancies.For inquiries contact Gillian Earley on [email protected] at 01 667 3388.SEE ALSO – Revenue seize drugs worth €249,000 in Portlaoise TAGSBid X1GraiguecullenGraiguecullen garage RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Party Dusts Off “Special Distribution” for 65th Anniv.

first_img US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again Facebook Twitter By Yoo Gwan Hee – 2010.10.08 2:23pm News News AvatarYoo Gwan Hee There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img “Special distribution” will be provided for the first time in a number of years to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the founding day of the Chosun Workers’ Party on October 10th.A source from North Hamkyung Province reported the news to The Daily NK yesterday, saying, “This morning the chairman of my people’s unit announced door-to-door that on the 8th and 9th there would be food distribution for the holiday, so we should get the food allocated to us from the state-run store on these two days.” Since the ordinary people of North Korea have not been given “special distribution” for a long time, people naturally wondered what was so special this time, the source added, saying that the chairman replied, “We are providing you with liquor and cooking oil because a decree has been handed down by the upper telling us to ‘deliver holiday distribution to the people,’ commemorating the Party Delegates’ Conference and the founding day of the Party.” According to the source, the chairman added, “Since we have the twin joy of having the General again as Secretary General through the Delegates’ Conference and at the same time having the successor, this is a part of magnificently welcoming the anniversary of the founding day of the Party. As Comrade General Kim Jong Eun has become the successor, this is to arouse a celebratory atmosphere among the people.” The source reported, “It is a relief that local cadres are going to supply at least cooking oil and liquor to us, reportedly owing to their being intimidated by the need to prepare to leave their positions if they don’t manage to distribute holiday supplies.”Meanwhile, the source said that the details of the distribution are unclear. “Although the chairman of the people’s unit said they are giving cooking oil and liquor, he did not let us know how much,” he explained, continuing, “In the past, they provided us with 100 grams of cooking oil each, but that is an old story. If they give us 50 grams, it will be amazing. If so, a family of four would receive almost half a bottle of oil and at least a bottle of liquor.” On February 16th this year, even though the authorities declared a rare four-day holiday since it included the lunar New Year’s Day and Kim Jong Il’s birthday, they provided people with nothing, and military officials and cadres only received a bottle of liquor and a kilogram of meat.Additionally, over the traditional Korean thanksgiving holiday in September, the authorities issued a decree declaring another four days off so people could “enjoy the biggest national holiday”, and instructing work places and Party organs to distribute special products. However, this was only propaganda; internally the authorities told cadres to deal with the holiday according to their provincial situation, according to the source. Until the March of Tribulation in the mid-1990s, the North Korean authorities provided people with special products on national holidays such as the birthdays of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, New Year’s Day and the founding day of the Party. However, going through the hardships of the late 1990s, holiday distribution slowly but surely disappeared. Thereafter, with the notable exception of Pyongyang, the authorities left special distribution on national holidays to provincial committees and/or work places. Therefore, in some regions people got corn or potatoes. However, nobody ever received pork, liquor or cooking oil from Pyongyang. Of course, in local Party organs and strategic enterprises, cadres continued to receive regular gifts of this sort. The Daily NK has also just received news that the authorities also plan to provide a small amount of meat to each household as part of this special distribution. North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) SHARE News NewsEconomy Party Dusts Off “Special Distribution” for 65th Anniv.last_img read more

Women missing out on investment opportunities

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter ISS to boost Canadian board diversity benchmarks Related news Where’s the gender diversity on smaller boards? Keywords Women Macklem points to child care, education to help ease protracted employment recovery The bank says it’s not surprising that women, on average, tend to own fewer financial products than men, “as this ultimately reflects structural differences in their professional careers.” It points to lower labour force participation and higher part-time employment for women, coupled with the fact that women, on average, earn lower incomes, which, it says, “simply translates into lower chances of building up financial assets during their working lives.” Not only do these factors restrict women’s opportunities to accumulate wealth during their working lives, “but they also tend to go hand in hand with lower entitlements in the statutory pension scheme,” it says. And, it notes that low income in old age is a particular problem for women, given their statistically higher life expectancy “combined with the risk of being alone and in need of care when growing old.” “Against this backdrop, there is a particular need for informed investment strategies for women,” it says. However, it also notes that what’s needed is individual solutions, “as the question as to whether certain financial products are suitable should not depend on whether a person is male or female but rather on existing wealth structures, individual preferences regarding yields and risks and the time horizon for the investments.” There’s a notable gap between men and women when it comes to their use of financial products, particularly investments, reports Deutsche Bank Research reports, and this leaves women at particular risk for insufficient retirement income. Based on Eurobarometer survey data, the firm says that the gender gap in financial product usage is most pronounced for investment products, such as stocks, bonds and investment funds. The women surveyed say they own shares or bonds at less than two-thirds the rate of men; and, they report owning investment funds at just over half the rate of men. Also, only 3% of female respondents had bought shares or bonds in the previous five years (2006-2011), compared with 6% of the men questioned. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media James Langton read more

New Toronto police cars getting stealthier

first_img PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca See More Videos Trending in Canada RELATED TAGSFordTaurusNewsAutomotive SafetyAutomotive TechnologyCanadaCrime and LawFord Crown VictoriaFord Motor CompanyFord TaurusHamiltonHewlett-Packard CompanyInsurance Institute for Highway SafetyLaw EnforcementNew ZealandOceaniaOntario Provincial PolicePoliceScience and TechnologyTechnologyTorontoToronto Police ServiceUnited States The colour of police cars has changed over time, and if anyone is lamenting the loss of more visible white ones, rest assured we’ll soon be mistaking other dark grey cars for cops now, just like we did with white sedans.  Trending Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Toronto Police Services’ new paint scheme for police cars is pictured in this handout photo As they maintain a fleet of about 500 vehicles, the Fleet Management Unit of the Toronto Police Service is integrating the new Ford Taurus to replace the outgoing Crown Vics. According to Constable Clint Stibbe, when Ford stopped production of the Crown Victorias in 2013, police forces throughout Canada and the U.S. were left without a viable option and began seeking its replacement. It was determined that the Taurus (with a police package called Interceptor) was the best value, so expect to see more of them as the Crown Vics age out. Most of the vehicles will sport the 3.5-litre Cyclone engine, putting out 288 horsepower.As for colour, the yellow was replaced because of lead content in the paint. Stibbe says the darker grey hides a lot of marks and dirt and, when it comes to replacing them, the colour has a higher resale value. The new cars sport signage on all four sides with highly reflective white decals. There are no upgraded costs involved in the switch to the newer models, as new acquisitions are being phased in under normal fleet replacement conditions and timelines. These cars are also different from the small number of Toronto’s “stealth cars” which are also dark grey but have reflective grey markings instead of white, which blend in without direct light. Regarding safety, many sources struggling to find the “safest” car colour point to a New Zealand study that suggested silver cars are safest. It’s been picked apart since then, as it failed to factor in differences in climate and topography. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety points to more concrete evidence that daytime running lights have more impact on collision statistics than car colour does. Sometimes we confuse “more conspicuous” with “safer.” Without being able to control for backgrounds, climate and time of day, safety is more about visibility due to lights than due to car colour.For those thinking the new dark grey cruisers will be a little too “camo” at first glance, you’ll know it’s a cop when those lights go on. What do the cops think? Stibbe is a fan of the Taurus, at least. “I personally like them, as they handle much better than the Crown Victoria and they are also all-wheel drive, where the Crown Victoria was a rear-wheel drive vehicle.” center_img advertisement COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Why are Toronto police cars going grey?They’ve recently – quietly – been rolling out the new replacements for the familiar white Crown Victorias with the snazzy blue and red stripes, which were introduced in 1986. For a while before that, most police and emergency services used yellow vehicles. Ontario Provincial Police cars remain black and white.There’s been some burbling that the new stealthy grey tone isn’t “fair,” whatever that means. Okay, I know what that means. Some of us prefer to see the cop before the cop sees us, as if that might be possible in an era where police can snap photos of you from over a kilometre away. ‹ Previous Next › Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Toronto Police Services’ new paint scheme for police cars is pictured in this handout photo We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information.last_img read more

Here’s what Ontario’s new license plates will look like

first_img The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Though it kind of sounds like something meant to encourage the blossoming of legal cannabis business in the province, the line “A Place to Grow” is actually borrowed from the song A Place to Stand, A Place to Grow, which was written to celebrate Ontario during the nation’s centennial festivities at Expo 67 in Montreal. Still, we won’t be surprised to see people slapping pot-leaf stickers over that trillium. Commercial vehicles will also be getting a redesigned plate with the slogan “Open for Business,” one of the Ford government’s favourite catchphrases. The updates were officially revealed during the provincial budget announcement on Thursday, which included a broader plan to update the province’s branding to the tune of $600,000. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The new plates will begin to be screwed onto cars once the current inventory has been depleted. RELATED TAGSNews Trending in Canada See More Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca center_img advertisement We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative government released its designs for Ontario’s new license plates April 11, including a slogan that will replace the former “Yours to Discover” motto, which has graced plates in the province for 37 years. The new plates feature white lettering on a blue background (as opposed to the blue lettering on the white background of the outgoing plates), the tri-petal Ontario Trillium logo in the centre, and of course the new slogan, “A Place to Grow.”The new plate will no longer have stamped, raised lettering, instead going for a flat sticker-type surface. Trending Videos ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Minister reassures that Mica Redress is proceeding as planned

first_img Facebook Previous articleTwo men due in court over Strabane INLA probeNext articleAlmost 30 people awaiting admission to LUH News Highland Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest Twitter Facebook Google+ Google+ Minister Damien English has moved to reassure homeowners in Donegal affected by mica that a redress scheme is going ahead as planned. It follows speculation and concern locally that the overspend of the National Children’s Hospital may result in the scheme being shelved indefinitely.However, the Minister clarified that while the scheme had been bumped off the table temporarily due to ‘urgent Brexit business’, it will proceed in the near future.Donegal Senator Padraig MacLochlainn is hopeful that it will be brought before cabinet without any further delay.He spoke with Minister English last night:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/padbcvbcvbcvmica.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Minister reassures that Mica Redress is proceeding as planned News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – April 11, 2019 DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 last_img read more

Another tester is being sued by Epic Games for leaking Fortnite Chapter 2

first_imgAnother tester is being sued by Epic Games for leaking Fortnite Chapter 2Keywords Studio employee was fired day after leak, now faces claim for over $85,000 in damagesJames BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefWednesday 13th November 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleEpic GamesKeywords StudiosEpic Games has taken more legal action against the people that revealed secrets of Fortnite Chapter 2 ahead of the game’s reset.The Canadian Press reports the company filed a claim in the Quebec Superior Court last month against Lucas Johnston, a game tester who worked in Keywords Studios’ Montreal branch.Court documents found by the publication claim Johnston took a screenshot of new content from the game while testing it on August 30. On September 12, this image appeared on an official user forum for Fortnite Competitions — over a month ahead of Fortnite Chapter 2’s launch on October 15.An internal investigation by Keywords Studios reported traced the origins of the image to Johnston, who was spotted taking the screenshot on security camera footage. He was fired on September 13.The court documents claims Johnston has admitted to taking the screenshot and emailing it to himself, but says he doesn’t know how it came to be posted on the forum. The investigation by Keywords found that the user who posted it had three friends in common with an account linked to Johnston’s email.Related JobsGerman speaking Player Support Agent Katowice (Poland) Keywords StudiosGerman Community Manager Remote, Poland Keywords StudiosSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Epic Games claims the leak “deprived [us] of the element of surprise” for Chapter 2, as well as alerting competitors to its plans and affecting its reputation among peers.The company is claiming Johnston violated his non-disclosure agreement and wants unspecified damages of over $85,000.Last month it emerged Epic Games has also filed a lawsuit against another tester, Roland Sykes, who allegedly broke his NDA by leaking several details about Fortnite Chapter 2.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEpic vs Apple – Week One Review: Epic still faces an “uphill battle”Legal experts share their thoughts on the proceedings so far, and what to expect from the coming weekBy James Batchelor 9 hours agoEpic Games claims Fortnite is at “full penetration” on consoleAsserts that mobile with the biggest growth potential as it fights for restoration to iOS App StoreBy James Batchelor 13 hours agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more