WhatsApp’s latest update stops spammers and scammers targeting you

One of the most useful features of the app is group chat, enabling you to share message, photos and more with several people at once. But group chat is also open to abuse. If you select 'Everyone', nothing will change, and anyone will be able to add you to a group chat. The final option is 'My contacts except', which lets you prevent certain contacts from being able to add you to chats. While the new privacy option is being made available immediately, the rollout is a gradual process, so you mig

By | 2019-11-06T15:41:43+00:00 November 6th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tumblr just added a group chat function

For the first time in Tumblr's history, users will experience the emotional highs and lows of a group chat. Tumblr product manager Scott Oltrogge tells Polygon that group chat is part of that mission. The Group Chat icon appears on the top right of the Tumblr mobile dashboard. To find a group chat, users utilize the Tumblr search function — for instance, looking up "writers on Tumblr" also displays possible group chats to join. Messages in Tumblr group chats can't be edited ("Just like talking i

By | 2019-11-05T16:00:00+00:00 November 5th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

20,000 toxic CS:GO players banned in six weeks by FACEIT and Google’s new chat AI

(Image credit: Valve)A new AI built to combat toxicity in online gaming has banned 20,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players within its first six weeks, solely by analyzing messages in the game's text chat. Minerva started examining CS:GO chat messages in late August, and in the first month-and-a-half marked 7,000,000 messages as toxic, issued 90,000 warnings, and banned 20,000 players. The AI, trained through machine learning, first issued a warning for verbal abuse if it perceived a toxi

By | 2019-10-26T18:52:01+00:00 October 26th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Amouranth Fans Think They Spot Man Secretly Taking Pictures of Her in Stream

Share Tweet Email Copy Link CopiedEver since controversial Twitch streamer Amouranth was banned at the beginning of September for a wardrobe malfunction, her channel has exploded in popularity. He then walks up to the Twitch streamer and asks to get by her and to some food. advertisingRELATED: Twitch Streamer Banned for Amouranth Wardrobe Mishap ParodyNow, we must stress that it's entirely possible the man in the clip wasn't actually taking a photo of Amouranth. Regardless, it can be added to th

By | 2019-10-23T12:10:45+00:00 October 23rd, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Twitch chat murdered The Outer Worlds’ first NPC

The Outer Worlds has come to Twitch, but probably not in the way you expect. The sci-fi-RPG from Obsidian Games has become the the first pre-release game to have a Twitch Plays stream, and chat has already murdered one poor, unsuspecting NPC. Twitch Plays provides a stream of The Outer Worlds, and other games, that is entirely controlled by Twitch viewers who input their commands through the chat window. Twitch Plays was first popularized with Twitch Plays Pokemon, but has since gone on to sligh

By | 2019-10-22T17:00:00+00:00 October 22nd, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Blizzard says it’s not banning Hearthstone viewers on Twitch for pro–Hong Kong messages

Hearthstone developer Blizzard Entertainment says it’s not censoring pro–Hong Kong messages on its official Twitch channel. Reports from earlier today suggested the company was banning Hearthstone viewers during its Hearthstone Masters Tour broadcasts, but Blizzard insists that’s not the case. Twitch viewers are getting banned, but for spamming the chat — not for posting a certain message, Blizzard said. This is evident when looking at the Twitch chat; it’s still getting spammed with messages in

By | 2019-10-17T17:00:00+00:00 October 17th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dota 2’s latest update makes more MMR changes and cuts off chat for toxic players

It appears that there were some issues with the Dota 2 matchmaking rating changes that were rolled out in September. Numerous bugs in the matchmaking system have been fixed, and there will be a greater emphasis on "having supports not be the highest MMR players in a game." The previous update included a wave of bans on players "at the very extreme edge" of toxic and negative behavior, but that only impacted a small percentage of the player base. "We also wanted a more gradual system to address p

By | 2019-10-11T23:10:02+00:00 October 11th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

PlayStation 4’s 7.00 system update drops this week

PlayStation 4 will be getting a software update to version 7.00 this week, which includes new features for parties and remote play. The blog post announcing the software update notes that network connectivity and audio quality in parties will also be improved. Remote Play will also be updated to fully support Android devices (5.0 and higher) and players will be able to use their DualShock 4 wireless controllers to play on Android, iPhones, and iPads. The controller will connect via Bluetooth and

By | 2019-10-06T17:00:00+00:00 October 6th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Here are some cheap SSDs so you can stop getting bullied in Rainbow Six Siege

I complained about this loading screen bullying in our work chat and then got bullied even more by Jarred, whose exact words were: "Shame on you HDD users! A 1TB SSD only costs $100 now. I'll upgrade so that Siege players stop calling my PC a potato! You've won, Jarred and Siege players. Once my new drive arrives, every quickly-disappearing loading screen will reek of coercion to me.

By | 2019-10-02T23:19:47+00:00 October 2nd, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Twitch Streamer KBubblez Says Reddit Has Ruined Her Life

Share Tweet Email Copy Link CopiedBack in June, Twitch streamer KBubblez was criticized for bad driving in a stream, which saw her mocked online on forums, most notably the LivestreamFail subreddit. "I want to be banned from Reddit," KBubblez said in the stream. advertisingClick here to watch a clip from the KBubblez stream, but be warned that it contains some harsh language. advertisinggoing live soon — KBubblez (@kaileybubz) September 27, 2019KBubblez is far from the only Twitch streamer to ge

By | 2019-09-27T11:09:25+00:00 September 27th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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