Activision ignores accessibility guidelines, skips Spyro subtitles

More than 35 minutes of Spyro Reignited Trilogy cut scenes, none of which can be enjoyed by deaf or hard-of-hearing gamers (or those with the TV on mute). Last week’s release of the Spyro Reignited Trilogy disappointed many, including deaf and hard-of-hearing gamers, by not including subtitles in the games’ many spoken cut scenes. Now, […]

US can spy on journalists domestically using FISA warrants, declassified guidelines show

Newly declassified Department of Justice memos show guidelines for the US government spying on journalists and their sources using FISA warrants – the same method used to spy on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Two documents reveal the rules the FBI would have to follow in obtaining warrants to spy on reporters under the Foreign […]

23andMe, Ancestry and others agree to genetic privacy guidelines

A number of genetic testing companies, including 23andMe and Ancestry, have signed onto a set of guidelines that aim to address consumer privacy concerns, the Washington Post reports. The privacy best practices, drafted alongside the Future of Privacy Forum, state that companies should acquire “separate express consent” from customers before handing over their individual-level information […]

Steam updates game-content guidelines, will include “something that you hate”

(credit: Valve Software) Steam, the long-running PC games marketplace operated by Valve Software, has consistently run into issues with approved and restricted content, and arguments about those guidelines have heated up in recent weeks. After Valve removed various “ero” games and then approved the sexualized, violence-against-women simulator Agony, users began asking what was up with Steam’s content […]

The EU gives Spain a Brexit deal veto over Gibraltar in leaked guidelines

REUTERS/Hannah McKay The EU will give Spain the power to veto the Brexit deal in negotiating guidelines on the future relationship to be published on Friday. The guidelines — leaked to Business Insider — say Britain must convince Spain to support the Brexit deal. The Spanish government wants more say over the fate of Gibraltar […]

SEC guidelines push for clearer data breach disclosures

American companies haven’t always been forthright about disclosing data breaches in a responsible way, and regulators want to encourage better behavior. The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued “interpretive guidance” that it hopes will both promote clearer disclosures and fewer ethical conflicts. The guidance asks companies to share more information about cyberattacks and other risks, […]

New US customs guidelines limit agents from accessing remote data on electronic devices

In response to a nearly 60 percent spike in searches of electronic devices, customs agents are now prohibited from accessing information that is not stored on the device itself, such as cloud data. US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) issued a new policy directive on Friday that creates a distinction between “basic” and “advanced” searches […]