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Steam Banhammers More Than 40,000 People After its Summer Sale

Steam’s Summer Sale officially concluded last week, but Valve had one last surprise in store for cheaters who had hoped to score cheap replacements on games (or to build up a larger stockpile of titles while cheating in others). On July 6, Steam banned more than 40,000 people — 40,426 according to — vastly exceeding its previous daily ban record. There’s a particular method to Valve’s timing here, as PC Gamer reports. Serial cheaters in popular titles will create multiple burner accounts to maintain access to their preferred titles, but…

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Tinder investigates after 40,000 profile pics snatched

Tens of thousands of dating profile pictures were taken from Tinder by a programmer who then made them publicly available on the web. The dataset contained 40,000 images – half of which were of men, half of women – but it is now offline. Stuart Colianni wrote a program to compile the cache of photos, intending to use them for machine learning research. Tinder accused Mr Colianni of violating its terms of service. Tech news site TechCrunch reported that the dataset originally contained many thousands of pictures from Tinder users…

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The 40-minute video that won £40,000

A video art installation inspired by migration and religious persecution has won a £40,000 prize. London-based film-maker John Akomfrah won the Artes Mundi award for his “substantial body of outstanding work”, including his latest video installation – the 40-minute film, Auto Da Fe. Will Gompertz went to meet him. Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC News – Entertainment & Arts

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