Luis Barriga, developer and director of Diablo 4, its lead designer Jesse McCree, along with World of Warcraft designer Jonathan LeCraft, have all been dismissed from Activision Blizzard on August 11th, following president J. Allen Brack’s resignation and the departure of the head of human resources Jesse Meschuk. All of this amidst allegations of sexual harassment. The reason for the recent departures is currently unknown.
In recent days, a legal case had been filed by the State of California against Activision Blizzard for the charges of widespread sexual harassment and discrimination in the studio. None of these departures were mentioned in the filing.
Blizzard originally rejected the allegations, deeming them distorted and false on many grounds. Senior Management had to admit that the former response was rushed and promised they would investigate.
BINANCE HAS BEEN ORDERED TO TRACE HACKERS BEHIND THE $2.6M FETCH.AI ATTACK
According to Reuters in its Friday report, the London Royal Courts of Justice had ordered Binance to track and identify the hackers behind the $2.6M attack on Artificial Intelligence research lab Fetch.ai and recover the stolen assets, after the latter’s request has been granted.
Syedur Rahman, a partner from Fetch.ai’s legal team at Rahman Ravelli, said with regards to this case that he considered it necessary to dispel the notion that crypto assets were anonymous and that, with the correct regulations, they could be traced and identified.
He also claimed that Binance was already tracking down the hackers and froze some of the funds. Even though the Chinese exchange may still ask Fetch.ai for proof of the account’s hacking prior to depositing the assets.
A Binance spokesperson affirmed that Binance always tracks accounts that have suspicious activities and blocks them whenever necessary to secure the platform.
Binance has been getting a lot of heat recently due to alleged regulation concerns in various countries worldwide, including the United Kingdom and Malaysia, and many banks worldwide have blocked users from withdrawing and depositing their funds. In June, Binance Markets Limited was ordered by the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority to halt “regulated activity.”
REDMI 10 ACCIDENTAL LEAK SHOWS A POTENTIALLY BIG UPGRADE OVER REDMI 9
It’s not usual for companies to leak information about their products ahead of release, but this time it happened to Xiaomi. In an official blog entry that was shortly after deleted, the details of the upcoming Xiaomi Redmi 10 were disclosed, and the specs looked quite better in comparison to the current iteration, the Redmi 9.
One of the key features that captured a lot of attention was the design. Despite still being a budget phone, it has aesthetic traits that resemble Xiaomi’s flagship devices and it will be released in 3 colors, a shiny Sea Blue option and 2 matte options in Pebble White and Carbon Gray. Other features include a 6.5″ adaptive 90Hz display with an FHD+ resolution, a 50MP main camera (a big jump from the Redmi 9’s 13MP camera), and a 5,000mAh battery.
The announcement post is originally due August 18, which may or may not match the planned release date.