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1. School Introduces Gaming Curriculum

Gaming may have a reputation for being a time-waster, but a school in the UK is thought to be the first one to introduce a gaming curriculum to its school.

For one student, Jack, who struggles to maintain relationships in school, the games have brought him a step closer to making life-long friends. He says playing with his friends makes him feel happy. He says “It’s more interesting and more fun.”

The Richard Cloudesley School for special educational needs says it helps with pupils’ communication and problem-solving skills. Check out this video to meet more of the students who are benefitting from this new program.

(Source: BBC)

2. MoviePass Resorts to Fraud

Struggling theater subscription service MoviePass reportedly resorted to extreme tactics to prevent users from taking advantage of core features, according to a new report from Business Insider. The company went as far as changing account passwords to prevent ticket purchases that might cost it money it didn’t have.

This isn’t the only thing they did to try to cut customers off.

The company tried other tactics to actively make its service hard to use, like when it limited the ability for users to see high-profile films like Avengers: Infinity War and Mission Impossible: Fallout. The company also implemented a “trip wire,” which would cut off users once the company reached a certain monetary threshold each day. Users were told “there are no more screenings at this theater today,” when in reality MoviePass was disabling its services to prevent it from burning through too much cash.

How much further are they willing to go to stay alive?

(Source: The Verge)

3. Google Lets You Use Your Fingerprint

Google now lets you sign in to some of its services on Chrome on Android using just your fingerprint, rather than having to type in a password. Android phones already let you use your fingerprint to authenticate Google Pay purchases and log in to apps. What’s new here is being able to use that same fingerprint to log in to one of Google’s web services within the Chrome browser.

What does this mean for users?

Not having to remember a password means this is a much more convenient way to log in, and it’s also much more secure.  Using a password manager along with two-factor authentication helps mitigate a lot of these vulnerabilities, but the new method Google is using removes them entirely.

Security at its finest!

(Source: The Verge)

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