Friday, July 3

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Everyone in my family now looks forward to game night thanks to Jackbox
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Everyone in my family now looks forward to game night thanks to Jackbox

Source: Jeramy Johnson / Android Central If the past few months of social distancing and quarantine have taught this introvert anything, it's that I really miss get-togethers with friends and family. Even silly things like Friday night trivia at a local bar or playing Cards Against Humanity with friends in the neighborhood sound like extravagant getaways to me right now. My family has been pretty good about making time for fun when we can during this gloomy period, and we've even cracked open the occasional old board game like Monopoly or Sorry a few times. Still, as classic as those games are, they've just become tired. Since we've all been cooped up working from home or preparing for final exams, we just want something fun, fresh, and not overly mentally taxing to entertain us. Thankful...
Mr Maximum. Snooker Loopy. The Great Willie Thorne
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Mr Maximum. Snooker Loopy. The Great Willie Thorne

Willie Thorne (left) with Chas and Dave (centre) and his Matchroom Mob colleagues Tony Meo, Terry Griffiths, Dennis Taylor and Steve DavisMr Maximum. Snooker Loopy. The Great Willie Thorne.He was all of these. One of snooker's most popular players, a respected television commentator and a much-loved figure, although he had a gambling addiction which left him heavily in debt.Thorne, who has died aged 66, was perhaps recognised for his premature bald head and manicured moustache as much as his break-building prowess.His soothing tones endeared him to a generation of TV viewers, and he was a popular contestant on Strictly Come Dancing. In a career that spanned snooker's boom in the 1980s, he was part of the Matchroom Mob that featured in the surprise 1986 chart hit Snooker Loopy.Thorne went f...
Apple Reportedly Set to Pull Thousands of iOS Games From App Store Over Chinese Licensing Issue
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Apple Reportedly Set to Pull Thousands of iOS Games From App Store Over Chinese Licensing Issue

Image: GizmodoApple is reportedly gearing up to pull thousands of games from its App Store in China because they lack licenses from Chinese regulators, a move that could see the removal of popular games like Grand Theft Auto.Citing sources familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reported Monday that the crackdown on unlicensed games will begin in July. Potentially tens of thousands of games that are paid for or offer in-app purchases will be removed, per China’s regulatory policy that was initially introduced in 2016 and strengthened last year over concerns of gaming addiction and offensive content. The review processes can be lengthy, however, as regulators vet games for things like depictions of violence.The crackdown will almost certainly target unlicensed but wildly popular games like Gran...
How to Help a Clingy Child Play Independently
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How to Help a Clingy Child Play Independently

Your clingy child won't play independently? In this post, you'll learn how play therapists help increase kids capacity for play – and how you can too at home.   A parent I was working with once said, “My child would still want more from me if I was watching over her and doing nothing else for 24 hours per day!” What parent doesn’t feel that way?! Children have a huge need for our undivided attention, and an appetite for us that can never be completely filled. But to stay sane and be able to parent from a centered place, parents need times when they aren’t focusing on their kids. Parents need breaks too. So how can you meet your child’s needs for play and your attention? When is it reasonable to ask them to play on their own? What do you do when they can’t play without you? Let’s star...
Co-Parenting: Use this 5-minute trick to reconnect with your kids when they come home from your ex
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Co-Parenting: Use this 5-minute trick to reconnect with your kids when they come home from your ex

Even if you and your ex are on good terms, transitions that occur during a separation or divorce can be tough on kids.  Think of all the things going on for them: Different rules Different expectations Moving belongings back and forth Different surroundings Change in routine Want more? Read Helping Children with Divorce These challenges are often reflected in your child’s behavior. In upsets and tantrums, whining and moaning. Oh. And full-on attitude.  “Dad says I can watch whatever I want.” “YOU never let me do ANYTHING!”. “I can’t wait to get out of here again!” Sound familiar? And transitions can be just as tough on co-parents too.  After that time away, all you want is a smooth return.  You want to know that things are OK. That you can trust your ex. Instead you get accusations a...
5 Ways to Improve Customer Loyalty Marketing with Social Media
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5 Ways to Improve Customer Loyalty Marketing with Social Media

Customer loyalty marketing is more important today than ever. Given the current global situation, many businesses are rethinking or reinvesting in their social media marketing strategies, as they make the shift from brick-and-mortar to digital. There are a few other things that have never been more important: customer retention and brand loyalty. As discussed in my previous article, loyalty marketing centers on retaining existing customers, rather than acquiring new ones. When it comes to customer loyalty marketing, there is no shortage of ways social media can be utilized for: – increasing FOV (frequency of visit) – upsizing ATV (average transaction value) – strengthening the emotional connection between businesses and customers Social media is one of the many touchpoints between busines...
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DDoS-for-hire gang escape with light community service sentence

Two men who ran a service making it easy for anybody to launch distributed denial-of-service attacks, capable of knocking websites offline, have been given a six month community service sentence by an Israeli court.As Brian Krebs reports, Yarden Bidani and Itay Huri ran vDOS, a notorious DDoS-for-hire service offering monthly subscriptions ranging from $20 to $200 per month that is estimated to have earned them over $600,000 up until mid-2016,What happened in mid-2016? The vDOS booter service was hacked, and its customer list fell into the hands of law enforcement.Seeing as most of vDOS’s DDoS-hiring clients were likely to have had a strong incentive for retaining their privacy, that was clearly bad news for online criminals and good news for the police.Bidani and Huri – who went by the on...
The Hitchhikers Guide to Web App Pen Testing
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The Hitchhikers Guide to Web App Pen Testing

Time on your hands and looking to learn about web apps? Here's a list to get you started.Six months ago, I started my own journey learning web app penetration testing from scratch. Several people have asked me to compile these resources into one compendium aimed at those with little or no experience in information security. This list features free and open source learning materials. Build a FoundationFor those purely interested in finding vulnerabilities for bug bounty programs, there are open source scripts you can use to quickly scan web apps. Pen testing, however, is a methodical process that requires fundamental knowledge. To find trickier vulnerabilities, like business logic flaws or race conditions, you must have a complete understanding of how the Internet and web applications func...
FBI Says Sudden Increase in Mobile Banking Is Heightening Risks For Users
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FBI Says Sudden Increase in Mobile Banking Is Heightening Risks For Users

Mobile malware and fake apps purporting to be legitimate banking software are big risks, law enforcement agency says. A recent surge in the use of mobile banking apps in the US prompted the FBI this week to warn smartphone users to be on the lookout for increased mobile malware and fake apps. In a public service announcement Wednesday, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center cited US financial data indicating a 50% increase in mobile banking since the beginning of the year. With COVID-19-related social distancing mandates in place at state, city, and local levels, many more individuals have begun carrying out bank transactions — such as check cashing and funds transfers — over their mobile devices in recent months. Thirty-six percent of Americans, in fact, said they plan on using mobile ...
ICFO Niche Marketing – Increasing Internet Crime Awareness [Video]
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ICFO Niche Marketing – Increasing Internet Crime Awareness [Video]

ICFO Niche Marketing The Internet Crime Fighters Org [ICFO], was founded by Dr. Don Yates Sr Ph.D., online since 2004 investigating and reporting Internet Crimes. Author "The Internet Users Handbook, 2009-2013" What is Niche Marketing?  A niche market is the subset of the market on which a specific product is focused. The market niche defines the product features aimed at satisfying specific market needs, as well as the price range, production quality, and the demographics that it is intended to target. It is also a small market segment. Wikipedia Why ICFO Niche Marketing? Niche Marketing expands the reach of Our Cause. The Best of The Web Content for each niche is overlayed and indexed on our Internet Crime Fighters content foundation. ICFO and related, groups, for...