Pornhub sued for allegedly serving “under-age, non-consensual” videos

Enlarge / A Pornhub logo at the company’s booth during the 2018 AVN Adult Expo on January 25, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (credit: Getty Images | Gabe Ginsberg ) Pornhub was sued yesterday by 34 women alleging that the site hosted videos without their consent and profited from other nonconsensual content involving rape, child …

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Ring gave cops free cameras to build and promote surveillance network

Enlarge (credit: Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images) When Ring wanted to boost sales of it surveillance cameras and burnish its self-styled image as a crime-fighting company, it embarked on a brand-ambassador marketing campaign that would be familiar to many startups. But rather than chase down the Instagram influencers or beat bloggers, the company instead wooed …

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Arcade1Up pinball cabinet review: Fine for families, interesting for modders

Enlarge / Say hello to the Arcade1Up Attack From Mars physical pinball cabinet. The chassis is physical; its games are all virtual. Read below to understand what the heck that means. (credit: Sam Machkovech) If you’re of a certain generation, chances are you have imagined (or, at this point in your adulthood, built) your own …

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Apple and Google’s AI wizardry promises privacy—at a cost

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Since the dawn of the iPhone, many of the smarts in smartphones have come from elsewhere: the corporate computers known as the cloud. Mobile apps sent user data cloudward for useful tasks like transcribing speech or suggesting message replies. Now Apple and Google say smartphones are smart enough to do some …

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Rocket Report: China launches crew mission, SpaceX runs into road troubles

Enlarge / A Falcon 9 rocket goes supersonic on Thursday, launching a GPS III satellite for the Space Force. (credit: US Space Force) Welcome to Edition 4.03 of the Rocket Report! This week saw two significant launches back-to-back. On Wednesday evening, US time, China launched its first crewed mission to its new space station, which …

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Ukraine arrests ransomware gang in global cybercriminal crackdown

Enlarge / A Colonial Pipeline facility in Woodbridge, New Jersey. Hackers last month disrupted the pipeline supplying petroleum to much of the East Coast. (credit: Michael M. Santiago, Getty Images) Ukrainian police have arrested members of a notorious ransomware gang that recently targeted American universities, as pressure mounts on global law enforcement to crack down …

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Game Boy Advance game gets split-screen multiplayer through new FPGA core

Developer Robert Peip shows off some split-screen Game Boy Advance multiplayer gaming through his new FPGA core. Here at Ars, we’re big fans of situations where emulation creates a classic gaming experience that’s actually better than what you could get with original hardware in some way or another. In the past, that has meant upsampling …

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Newly discovered Vigilante malware outs software pirates and blocks them

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) A researcher has uncovered one of the more unusual finds in the annals of malware: boobytrapped files available on sites frequented by software pirates that rat out downloaders and try to prevent unauthorized downloading in the future. Vigilante, as SophosLabs Principal Researcher Andrew Brandt is calling the malware, gets installed when …

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A number of recommended Nintendo Switch games are on sale today

Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Earlier this week, we highlighted an excellent deal on Nintendo Switch Online memberships. Today’s Dealmaster is headlined by a range of discounts on Nintendo Switch games, including several titles we’ve recommended in the past. The deals are currently available at several retailers—including Amazon, Target, Walmart, GameStop, Best Buy, and Nintendo’s own …

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