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'We've Made Some Mistakes': Bungie Backtracks On Locked Destiny 2 Content
Kotaku Shortly after last week's Destiny 2 expansion Curse of Osiris came out, it became evident that players who hadn't bought the DLC were locked out of activities they'd previously been able to play. Today, Bungie acknowledged they'd made mistakes with the ... ---

Startup Affirm Nears $2 Billion Valuation After Investment
Financial-technology startup Affirm Inc. said Monday that it raised $200 million in new equity as it battles larger players getting into its core business of lending to consumers for retail purchases.

Skin betting: 500,000 children gamble every week, Gambling Commission warns
Gamers as young as 11 bet using virtual weapons within video games which are then exchanged for cash.

The Shift: The ‘Alt-Right’ Created a Parallel Internet. It’s an Unholy Mess.
Hard-right activists, censored and banned by Twitter and Facebook, tried to create their own digital services. But they appear to have hit obstacles.

Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial Slur
Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial SlurNicomi Stewart, a mother in Rochester, New York, is “disgusted” after an automated call sent to her phone from the city’s school district mispronounced her daughter’s name as a racial slur.

Amazon's cloud unit expands in China, with new partner in Ningxia
BEIJING (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it was expanding its cloud computing business in China with a new local partner, aiming to win share in an increasingly crowded and highly regulated market.

Former Facebook executive: social media is ripping society apart
Chamath Palihapitiya, former vice-president of user growth, expressed regret for his part in building tools that destroy ‘the social fabric of how society works’A former Facebook executive has said he feels “tremendous guilt” over his work on “tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works”, joining a growing chorus of critics of the social media giant.Chamath Palihapitiya, who was vice-president for user growth at Facebook before he left the company in 2011, said: “The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops that we have created are destroying how society works. No civil discourse, no cooperation, misinformation, mistruth.” The remarks, which were made at a Stanford Business School event in November, were just surfaced by tech website the Verge on Monday. Continue reading...

U.S. Angles to Retake Supercomputer Lead
IBM, Intel, and AMD supercomputing platforms aim to beat China to exabyte computing, obsoleting the Top500's distributed-memory version of the Linpack benchmarks in the process.

DNA Captured From 2,500-Year-Old Phoenician
Analysis of the ancient man's DNA reveal he had European ancestry.

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SEC chairman urges 'extreme caution' with cryptocurrencies - CNET
Chairman warns of scams and market manipulation as Bitcoin hits record valuations on a near-daily basis.