Apple, Facebook, Google and other major technology companies asked the Supreme Court late on Monday night to rule that their users’ data should be protected from warantless search and seizure by the government.
The companies filed a brief in the case Carpenter v. United States, which the court has taken up to decide whether certain cellphone data is protected under the Fourth Amendment.
“Whether email, cloud computing, location-based tracking, or any other digital functionality is at issue, users consider many types of collected electronic data to be private—particularly given the personal details that information can reveal—regardless of whether transmission to a third party has occurred behind the scenes in the creation or processing of that data,” the group argues
North Korea’s apparent walk back of its threat to fire missiles near the U.S. territory of Guam could mean military tensions with the United States have been diminished—or at least postponed.
Or it could indicate that much of the seeming escalation in tensions between the two sides last week was more rhetoric than reality to begin with. State media reported Tuesday that Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader, made the decision following a meeting with military commanders, but he reserved the right to fire the Hawsong-12 near Guam if the U.S. grows “more reckless.”
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Also headlining this week’s batch of releases is the long-awaited PS4 port of Undertale, the touching RPG that was originally released for PC in 2015. The game is Cross-Buy compatible with Vita and runs for $15/£12. Undertale was met with critical acclaim when it first released; GameSpot awarded it a 9/10 in our original Undertale review and called it “one of the most progressive and innovative RPGs to come in a long time.”
Other notable releases this week include Sega’s new 2D Sonic adventure, Sonic Mania (which is also available today on Switch and Xbox One); Saints Row dev Volition’s new open-world action game, Agents of Mayhem; the acclaimed new sword-dueling game, Nidhogg 2; and the disturbing “cyberpunk horror game” Observer. Also arriving this week is Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma, a dark visual novel/adventure game that was previously available on Vita and 3DS. That game releases on August 18. You can find the full list of this week’s new titles below
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Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor (born 7 November 1996), known by her stage name “Lorde” (pronounced (/ˈlɔrd/) (IPA) or “lord” in standard English), is a New Zealand singer-songwriter and multiple Grammy Awards winner. She released her first EP, The Love Club EP, in March 2013 and her first single, “Royals”, in June 2013. Her début album, Pure Heroine, was released on September 27, 2013. She was born in Auckland, New Zealand. Her father, an Irish-New Zealander, is a civil engineer, and her mother, Sonja Yelich, a Croatian-New Zealander, is a prize-winning poet. She was raised in Devonport, a suburb of Auckland. At the age of 12, she was spotted by A&R scout Scott Maclachlan when he saw her singing in a video of a talent show at her school, Belmont Intermediate. Later, when Yelich-O’Connor was 13, Maclachlan signed her to Universal Music and, at the age of 14, she began working with their songwriters in 2012. Officially released digitally in March 2013 and on CD in May 2013