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Diablo Immortal whales face massive orb debt after third-party refunds

Diablo Immortal whales face massive orb debt after third-party refunds

Many Diablo Immortal whales – players who have spent hundreds or thousands of dollars in Blizzard’s fantasy game – are finding themselves left with massive in-game ‘debt’ after purchases made through third-party websites are revoked. Diablo Immortal’s Eternal Orbs are one of the primary currencies in the RPG game, are bought with real money, and …

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How a Third-Party SMS Service Was Used to Take Over Signal Accounts

How a Third-Party SMS Service Was Used to Take Over Signal Accounts

Image: Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Last week, hackers broke into the systems of Twilio, a cloud communications company that provides infrastructure to other companies to automate sending text messages to their users. By breaking into Twilio systems, hackers could have sent text messages to victims, and read their text messages as well. This potentially …

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People Trying to Dodge Legal Usury: Credit Card Balances, Delinquencies, Third-Party Collections, and Bankruptcies in Q2

People Trying to Dodge Legal Usury: Credit Card Balances, Delinquencies, Third-Party Collections, and Bankruptcies in Q2

Buy-Now-Pay-Later (BNPL) Lenders Face Tougher Reality. By Wolf Richter for WOLF STREET. Credit card balances jumped by $46 billion to $887 billion in the second quarter, which was still down by 4.3% from the peak in Q4 2019 and was just a hair above where they had been in 2008, despite 14 years of population growth and inflation. …

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Google removing third-party Assistant voice apps and Nest Hub games amid Android focus

Google removing third-party Assistant voice apps and Nest Hub games amid Android focus

All of Google’s major consumer platforms, like Android and ChromeOS, allow for third-party developers. In the case of Assistant, Google is making a change to focus on Android and will essentially no longer allow third-party voice experiences – including apps and games with visual interactions – on Smart Displays or speakers. Google announced today that …

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