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Security

European privacy regulators to discuss Uber’s data breach

(Reuters) — European Union privacy regulators will discuss ride-hailing app Uber’s massive data breach cover-up next week and could create a task-force to coordinate investigations. Uber faces regulatory scrutiny after CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said the company covered up a data breach last year that exposed personal data from around 57 million accounts. The chair of…

Culture & Gaming

Marvel Heroes publisher Gazillion shuts down after Disney severs ties

Gazillion Entertainment shut down on Wednesday just ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, according to Kotaku . The move to lay off all staff came after Disney severed ties with the company and announced that Gazillion’s Marvel Heroes game would shut down. The game was originally due to shut on December 31, but the company also…

Culture & Gaming

The IndieBeat: How Rhythm Doctor was 1 second away from losing its pulse

Rhythm Doctor ‘s catchy riffs and clever one-button gameplay have mesmerized a few notable indie game events this year. It was an official nominee at IndieCade and earned a spot at Double Fine’s Day of the Devs festival. It also won the award for best audio at the Indie Prize Showcase in Asia, the Busan…

Tech

Swedish band taps Google Translate to perform song in 3 new languages

Online translation tools have gotten pretty good at converting words between languages and, if not always perfect, can usually be relied on for a decent approximation of the original message. With that in mind, Google has now enlisted Swedish indie band Vita Bergen to demonstrate how good its translation technology has become. Vita Bergen’s new…

Cloud

Google to launch Hong Kong cloud region in 2018

Google has announced that it’s opening a Google Cloud Platform (GCP) region in Hong Kong. Launching sometime in 2018, it will be Google’s sixth Asia-Pacific (APAC) region after Singapore, Sydney, Taiwan, Tokyo, and the recently announced Mumbai region . Above: Hong Kong: Coming in 2018 Hong Kong represents a notable addition to Google’s global roster…