Police force defends use of volunteers to do forensics work

West Midlands police have defended their decision to use volunteers for forensics work after being warned that it was “a disaster waiting to happen”. The force was criticised after advertising unpaid roles in its digital forensics team, with an advert that warned volunteers would “routinely come across distressing imagery including …

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E3 2019: Dungeon Crawler Torchlight 2 Coming To Consoles This Fall

The dungeon-crawler Torchlight 2 is coming to consoles with extra content this fall. The original game was a PC exclusive, but now it will come to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. It’s due on September 3 for $20. Torchlight 2 was originally developed by Runic Games, and the …

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Oil prices spike by 4 percent after Gulf tanker attacks

Suspected attacks on two tankers off the coast of Iran saw oil markets erupt out of their recent slump on Thursday and kept traders gobbling up ultra-safe government bonds, gold and the Japanese yen. Brent surged as much 4 percent after reports of the attacks added to already heightened tensions …

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Chelsea owner Abramovich donates $5m to fight anti-Semitism

The Russian billionaire’s donation is the largest ever received by the body, which helps Jewish communities across the world, according to a spokesperson. Isaac Herzog, chairman of JAFI, said Abramovich’s generous donation came as “Jews are once again unsafe on the streets of Europe.” “I applaud Roman Abramovich for taking …

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Ditch the data scientists and weaponize your data with AI tech (VB Live)

Presented by Bold 360 by LogMeIn A significant investment in AI technology doesn’t guarantee a positive return. Join this VB Live webinar to learn about the five biggest mistakes companies make when they bring cutting-edge customer service technology to their workflows, and how to leap over these pitfalls and into …

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Patient dies and thousands unwell after water contamination

A patient has died and thousands of people have fallen ill after coming into contact with contaminated water. The victim was taken to hospital with gastrointestinal symptoms on the island of Askoey in southern Norway and later died. Health spokesman Erik Vigander said campylobacter was found in the patient’s system. …

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Square Enix working to preserve and release entire game library

Square Enix has been making games for over three decades, birthing huge franchises like Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest, and now the company is looking to digitize and preserve each and every one of them.  In a recent interview with Game Informer, Square Enix president and chief exec Yosuke Matsuda said the Japanese developer-publisher …

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How Hong Kong protesters are evading China’s digital crackdown

Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Hong Kong in recent days to protest a proposed law that would make it easier to extradite people to the Chinese mainland. The Hong Kong legislature has postponed further consideration of the measure, which critics say could compromise the …

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