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Roblox responds to the hack that allowed a child’s avatar to be raped in its game

There’s a special place in Hell for people who think it’s funny to rape a 7-year-old girl’s avatar in an online virtual world designed for children. Yes, that happened. Roblox, a hugely popular online game for kids, was hacked by an individual who subverted the game’s protection systems in order to have customized animations appear. This allowed two male avatars to gang rape a young girl’s avatar on a playground in one of the Roblox games. The company has now issued an apology to the victim and its community, and says it has determined how the hacker was able to infiltrate its system so it can prevent future incidents. The mother of the child, whose avatar was the victim of the in-game sexual assault, was nearby when the incident took place. She says her child showed her what was happening...

Van Vicker’s Wife Kicks Him Out Of Home As Actor Loses World Cup Bet

     Tweet     Ghanaian actor Van Vicker suffered the consequences of his action on Sunday after he lost his bet on Croatia vs France 2018 World Cup grand finale. The actor and his son, VJ supported Croatia while his wife Adjoa and their two daughters, J-ian and J’dyl supported France. Vicker and VJ were immediately kicked out after the match that favoured France. According to him, he slept outside on Sunday after losing his bet to the France supporters in his home. Here is a video of the actor serving his punishment in a hammock on Sunday Cute family!. Related Posts

Hands on with the Echo Dots Kids Edition

Earlier this year, Amazon introduced an Echo Dot for kids, with its $80 Echo Dot Kids Edition device, which comes in your choice of a red, blue, or green protective case. The idea is to market a version of Amazon’s existing Dot hardware to families by bundling it with an existing subscription service, and by throwing in a few extra features – like having Alexa encourage kids to say “please” when making their demands, for example. The device makes sense in a couple of scenarios – for helicopter parents who want to fully lock down an Echo device before putting it in a kid’s room, and for those who were in the market for a FreeTime Unlimited subscription anyway. I’ve been testing out an Echo Dot Kids Edition, and ran into some challenges which I thought I’d share. This is not a hardware revie...

Amazon FreeTime Unlimited finally lands on Apple’s App Store

Five and half years after it launched, one of the more popular apps for kids’ reading and entertainment has finally arrived on the iOS. Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, the e-commerce giant’s subscription service for children 3-12 that gives unlimited access to 10,000 books, movies and TV shows starting at $2.99 for one user per month for Prime members, and going up to $9.99 per month for non-Prime members for a family plan of up to four users across tablets, phones, e-readers, and smart speakers, is now available on the App Store. Apple is promoting the new app at the moment on the home page of the App Store, where a reader saw it and flagged it to us. Prime members get a discount to $6.99 per month for the family plan, but you’d need to buy that via Amazon’s site, not iTunes. “We launch new pr...

Google’s Family Link software now recommends ‘teacher-approved’ apps

Google today is expanding the capabilities of its Android parental control software, Family Link, to go beyond helping parents better manage their child’s device and app usage. Now, the Family Link app will also help parents learn about what apps they may want to install for their kids, as well. In a new discovery section, Family Link will feature a list of educational apps for children ages six through nine that parents can install with a tap. The apps are “recommended by teachers,” the section proclaims. Google explains that it worked with teachers from across the U.S. to come up with this curated list of apps with educational value. The teachers were recruited to rate content based on their expertise in learning and child development, and had a diverse background in terms of things like...

Man Detained By ICE After Delivering Pizza to Military Base in Brooklyn

New York (AP) — He went from delivering pizza to being detained by immigration officers. An Ecuadorean restaurant worker making a delivery to an Army garrison in Brooklyn wound up being detained June 1 after a routine background check at the gate revealed there was a warrant for his arrest for immigration law violations, officials said. Now, Pablo Villavicencio is in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody pending removal from the country, ICE spokeswoman Rachael Yong Yow said. “Villavicencio-Calderon was detained by military police officers and turned over to ICE,” Yong Yow said. Villavicencio’s wife, Sandra Chica, said he went to deliver pizza to Fort Hamilton last week and was asked for identification by the guard who received him. Villavicencio, who worked a...

Annual Family Vacation

     Tweet   MIA Notice Apology for our no show in the past 24 hours. Just wrapped up our annual family vacation in Niagara Falls, Canada. Bear with me my lovely people. Will catch una in few hours. Here are some lovely night view of the fall and some tourist attraction centers around the fall for your viewing pleasure. Why This Update? This is my routine anytime am on vacation, my sweethearts on this blog can testify to it, this is how I keep in touch with them when they notice slow updates. We arrived Niagara Falls a day before Aisha Abimbola died and left on Saturday. This is why I have not been updating since Sunday Morning. Will arrive home in approximately 12 hours from the time of this update. Updated @1:30am at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. #Naija on my mind Related Posts

Court Shakeup Fuels Fears That Congo’s Leader Plans Another Term

Changes at the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Constitutional Court could clear the way for President Joseph Kabila to run for a third term, opposition politicians and activists said, deepening the central African nation’s political crisis. Kabila, in power since 2001 and constitutionally barred from seeking another term, a week ago announced the appointment of three new judges to the court. Two are well-known allies, fueling concern among the president’s critics that his supporters could press for rulings permitting him to run in elections scheduled for December. “The Kabila clan will now do everything to push big decisions and big questions to the Constitutional Court and the court will respond in favor of Kabila’s political family,” opposition lawmaker Martin Fayulu said by phone from th...

It’s a Great Time to Be a Wealthy Heir After Trump Tax Overhaul

Many of the biggest beneficiaries of President Donald Trump’s tax overhaul haven’t even been born yet. The new law doubles the amount that can be passed to heirs without worrying about estate and gift taxes, to about $22 million for a married couple. But the thresholds are in place only until 2025, and the ultra-rich are turning to a key tool—the dynasty trust—to secure the financial futures of their grandchildren, great-grandchildren and beyond. “For the mega wealthy, it’s really a window of opportunity that’s limited,” said Joan Antoniello, a principal at Mazars USA Wealth Advisors. Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin views an uncut sheet of $1 notes bearing his name at the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington last year. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg Dynasty trusts l...

Battle to Survive in Congo Republic as Wages, Pensions Dry Up

If it wasn’t for two sons in France sending money, pensioner George Kimbembe says he’d have joined the ranks of the dead in the Republic of Congo’s capital, Brazzaville. That foreign cash is a lifeline for the 76-year-old former civil servant who hasn’t received his pension for 13 months. It’s a shortfall emblematic of a fiscal crisis engulfing the oil-producing central African country that was battered by lower crude prices, owes creditors more than $9 billion and is seeking an International Monetary Fund bailout. “How does the government expect us to survive?” Kimbembe said in an interview. “Some of my fellow pensioners have died because they couldn’t pay for their medication or feed themselves.” Such complaints are echoed throughout Brazzaville and the broader country of 4.2 million peo...

Now Out of Power, Najib Faces Malaysia Wrath Over 1MDB Secrets

As Malaysia’s most powerful man, Najib Razak worked hard to keep the public from accessing information about a multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB. Now they just might find out all the juicy details. Only three days after 92-year-old Mahathir Mohamad secured a shocking election win, he barred Najib from leaving Malaysia and said he’d reopen a graft probe targeting the fund. He also said he was replacing the attorney-general who cleared Najib and instructed the auditor-general to declassify a 1MDB report that was protected by the Official Secrets Act. It’s a stunning turn of events for Najib, who has long denied any wrongdoing and aggressively hit back at detractors after 2015 revelations that around $700 million — alleged to be 1MDB funds — appeared in his personal ...

Malaysian Leader Tightens Net Around Ousted Najib Over 1MDB

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad moved swiftly against predecessor Najib Razak just days after his shock election win, banning him from leaving the country and planning to reopen a probe into a multi-billion dollar scandal at a state fund that Najib helped set up. Even as a chastened Najib said he would support a smooth transition of power and relinquished his dual roles as chief of his party and the broader Barisan Nasional coalition, Mahathir made clear he wouldn’t be lenient after a bitter and intensely personal election campaign. Mahathir, who was prime minister from 1981 to 2003 and defected to the opposition to stand as their candidate for premier, repeatedly called Najib, his former protege, a “thief” before the vote and pledged to revisit the 1MDB funding issue. His victor...