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Instagram is trying to shut down stalking app Like Patrol

Whether it's a parent checking in or a jealous boyfriend keeping tabs on his ex, stalkers are going to stalk. There are several apps that enable this type of behavior, and Like Patrol is one of them. The app scrapes … Read the rest of this entry

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Visa Checkout to shut down in 2020

Visa is completely rehauling its online payment system to add more security. 9to5 Google reports today that Visa Checkout, a competitor to Paypal which integrated with the Google Pay digital wallet, is shutting down in 2020. The move isn't an … Read the rest of this entry

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Blizzard will shut down ‘Overwatch’ matches when it spots cheating

Blizzard thinks it has a straightforward way to prevent Overwatch cheaters from wrecking others' matches: bring those matches to a screeching halt. As part of a developer update, Game Director Jeff Kaplan has revealed that Blizzard will automaticall… Engadget RSS … Read the rest of this entry

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‘Driveclub’ online features shut down March 31st, 2020

Driveclub has struggled despite its early hype and eventual refinement, and now Sony is ready to end its troubled saga. The company has announced that the servers for Driveclub, Driveclub VR and Driveclub Bikes will all shut down just before … Read the rest of this entry

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‘Runescape Classic’ will shut down after almost two decades

One year after revealing plans to port both RuneScape and Old School Runescape to mobile and tablet, developer Jagex has announced that the original RuneScape's PC servers will be going offline permanently. To be clear, that's Runescape Classic — th… … Read the rest of this entry

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Malware scare forces five-year-old MMO to shut down chat

Tera, a Korean MMO that debuted in the US in 2012, has shut down its in-game chat system after some players discovered a potentially serious vulnerability. According to the players' report (Google docs), Tera's chat interface uses HTML, which people… … Read the rest of this entry

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Facebook’s Paper news-reading app to shut down next month

Facebook has announced that it is shutting down its news-reading app Paper. The application was introduced in 2014 as an alternative to the main Facebook app, featuring a sleek layout with a complete focus on showcasing articles — rather than … Read the rest of this entry

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Uber and Lyft to shut down in Austin after failed vote

When Uber and Lyft threatened to leave Austin if a vote over ridesharing rules didn't work in their favor, they weren't joking around. Both companies say they'll shut down their Austin operations on the morning of May 9th after 56 … Read the rest of this entry

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Free-to-play racer Ridge Racer Driftopia to be shut down at end of beta

Bandai Namco’s free-to-play – sorry *vomits* free-to-drift – racing game Ridge Racer Driftopia’s year-long beta will come to an end in around 60 days. Normally that would be the time when a game graduates from beta to, er, ‘the one … Read the rest of this entry

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BioWare announces plans to shut down APAC servers for The Old Republic

BioWare has announced plans to shut down its Asia-Pacific servers for Star Wars: The Old Republic. Players on those servers will be migrated to North American servers, in what SW:TOR Community Manager Eric Musco calls a “multistep process“. The move … Read the rest of this entry

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