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Inside the Chicken Drumstick video game cheating empire, which made $70M+ from selling cheats for PUBG Mobile before Chinese police and Tencent busted the ring (Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai/VICE)

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / VICE: Inside the Chicken Drumstick video game cheating empire, which made $70M+ from selling cheats for PUBG Mobile before Chinese police and Tencent busted the ring  —  The cheat-making group known as “Chicken Drumstick” made more than $70 million selling cheats for PUBG Mobile.  This is the story of its rise and fall.

UN report: a Turkish-made autonomous weaponized drone "hunted down" and attacked a human target without instructions to do so during a 2020 conflict in Libya (Alyse Stanley/Gizmodo)

Alyse Stanley / Gizmodo: UN report: a Turkish-made autonomous weaponized drone “hunted down” and attacked a human target without instructions to do so during a 2020 conflict in Libya  —  A “lethal” weaponized drone “hunted down” and “remotely engaged” human targets without its handlers´ say-so during …

As big financial industry players like Fidelity Investments push SEC to approve Bitcoin-linked ETFs, crypto lobbying efforts meet resistance from US lawmakers (Kellie Mejdrich/Politico)

Kellie Mejdrich / Politico: As big financial industry players like Fidelity Investments push SEC to approve Bitcoin-linked ETFs, crypto lobbying efforts meet resistance from US lawmakers  —  Bitcoin is the biggest of the virtual assets, which unlike the dollar are distributed outside of government control and often operate on a decentralized basis.

Via Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, and its Buy Box algorithm, Amazon forces third party Marketplace sellers to keep prices high for consumers across the web (Matt Stoller/BIG)

Matt Stoller / BIG: Via Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, and its Buy Box algorithm, Amazon forces third party Marketplace sellers to keep prices high for consumers across the web  —  A new antitrust case shows that Prime inflates prices across the board, using the false promise of ‘free shipping’ that is anything but free.
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