Rumors that GTA 6 is in the early stages of development stretch back to 2016, and in 2018 we heard the setting could return to Vice City. There was also a rumor in 2019 that it would be set in multiple cities, and that the game would be a next-gen console/PC exclusive. … [Read more...] about GTA 6’s release windows possibly revealed by Take-Two
2) The Chemistry Set: GTA's best element has always been its mad mutation of Pac-Man, its chase-or-be-chased action, set across what used to be a mostly-urban grid. The genius of 2001's GTA III and its successors was their ability to give players an ever-flowing street-level version of this action and to give players an ever-increasing amount of freedom as to how they'd play it out. If you steal a car or shoot someone in these games, the police may well come after you. Whether you flee or fight back, you'll deal with an intensifying response. The cops start driving toward you. If you're on foot, you're in for a gunfight. If you're in a car, you're in for a crazy chase. You'll either get your character killed or manage to escape, but, usually, there will be a lot of chaos along the way. In GTA V, there are up to five "star" levels of notoriety, though when you're down to zero there are actually relatively few cops around. Get to three or four stars and the police will send helicopters … [Read more...] about Grand Theft Auto V Review
Another concern is the liability shift that will happen when EMV becomes the standard. Today in the US, law dictates that the card issuer will bear the responsibility for fraud. During the transition, that liability will shift to the merchants until the transition is complete, at which point liability will go back to the card issuer. Conway explained: "If there is counterfeit card fraud at the point of sale, issuers bear that liability. In a post-EMV enviroment, if the card itself was EMV capable, but the terminal at the merchant was not, the merchant is laibale. If both sides of the equation are EMV capable, the issuer will still bear liability for fraud." … [Read more...] about Chip-based credit cards are a decade old; why doesn’t the US rely on them yet?
Schiff's comments were significant because they came hours after Schiff had hashed out the text of the amendment with its lead co-sponsor, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.). Yesterday, we quoted a Lofgren statement claiming that the amendment would protect Americans from "incidental" collection of search and browsing records. But Schiff's own comments to The New York Times suggested a weaker interpretation of the text. And particularly given Schiff's role in drafting the text, Wyden worried that the courts would follow Schiff's reading of the amendment rather than Lofgren's. … [Read more...] about Trump tweet throws House surveillance debate into chaos
By now, you've probably heard the story: exemplary student Andrea Hernandez has decided to fight her San Antonio high school's plan to outfit every student with an RFID-equipped badge in order to better take attendance and track students while on school property. (Radio frequency identification tags are short-range tracking tags that can be scanned by local readers, though they don't enable any sort of GPS-style location tracking of a student's movements around town, at home, etc.) Hernandez objects to the plan, which the district instituted in order to better recover its daily per-pupil funding from the state of Texas, on the grounds that it was a terrific invasion of her privacy—and of her religious liberty. … [Read more...] about 666 chip? Why a Texas student thinks her school ID is the “Mark of the Beast”