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Submission + - What is Gamergate?

kamapuaa writes: "Gamergate" has been called everything from the future of civil rights to massively overblown. But it's not always easy to explain what it actually is. Clickhole explains it gives the best summary I've seen yet.
Privacy

Submission + - Companies using new technology to track cars. (nytimes.com) 3

kamapuaa writes: MVTRAC, is one of several new companies in the process of automatically tracking car license plates to make private databases. They're for use in helping banks re-possess them, or helping police find stolen cars, or really whatever the companies feel like, as the new-found industry lacks government oversight. The New York Times has an article about how it's changing the car repo industry
Education

Submission + - Average gamer is 35, fat and bummed 1

kamapuaa writes: According to a study published in the upcoming October issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, US Video game players average 35, are fatter than average, and tend towards depression. Specifically, women video games players tended towards depression, while male video game players tended towards large BMIs. While the study itself points to several conclusions, one researcher noted: "habitual use of video games as a coping response may provided a genesis for obsessive-compulsive video-game playing, if not video-game addiction."
Music

Submission + - Radiohead vows not to repeat music giveaway

kamapuaa writes: Radiohead has said they will not repeat their marketing stunt of giving free copies of their album over the Internet, while merely asking fans to leave money in a virtual tip jar. '"I think it was a one-off response to a particular situation," Thom Yorke said of the band's decision last October to let viewers pay what they wanted for digital downloads of the new album "In Rainbows."'

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