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An NYPD officer and US Army reservist has been arrested and accused of spying on Tibetan New Yorkers for China

The Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in New York is seen as spectators line the Hudson River in 2010 for the annual July 4 fireworks display. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images Baimadajie Angwang, a 33-year-old NYPD officer and US Army reservist, was arrested on Monday and accused of spying for China, multiple reports say. Federal prosecutors that Angwang spied on Tibetans living in New York and offered Chinese officials access to NYPD officials and information about the...
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The billionaire behind 'Fortnite' has played over 1,600 matches without anyone knowing it was him

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney. Rachel Luna / Getty Images "Fortnite" is one of the most popular games all over the world, with hundreds of millions of players. One of those hundreds of millions of players, it turns out, is Epic Games' billionaire CEO Tim Sweeney. He has logged over 1,600 games of the Battle Royale giant, he told NPR. "I just go play randomly with groups of people and they have no idea who I am and we just have a good time together," Sweeney said.  Visit Business Insider's hom...
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Apple Has 'Lost Sight of the Tech Industry's Founding Principles,' Says Epic Games CEO

Following Apple's countersuit on Tuesday, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has now responded to Apple's new request for damages for breach of contract. Sweeney says that Apple's claim that the legal dispute is "nothing more than a basic disagreement over money" is an indication that it has "lost sight of the tech industry's founding principles," although he does not explicitly state what these founding principles are. He also assumes that Apple is "posturing for the court." Presumably they're...
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Apple Doubles Down in Fight With Fortnite Creator Epic Games, Seeks Damages for Breach of Contract

Apple on Tuesday shot back in its legal battle with Fortnite creator Epic Games, filing a response and counterclaims alleging that the gaming company breached its contract with Apple, and seeking an unspecified amount in damages. From a report: "Epic's lawsuit is nothing more than a basic disagreement over money," Apple said in a filing with the District Court for the Northern District of California. "Although Epic portrays itself as a modern corporate Robin Hood, in reality it is a multi-billio...
Tags: Apple, Robin Hood, Tech, Epic, Sweeney, Fortnite, Apple Epic


Apple Accuses Epic Games of 'Willful, Brazen, and Unlawful Conduct' in Countersuit Asking for Breach of Contract Damages

As Apple and Epic Games prepare for a hearing on a preliminary injunction to decide whether Fortnite will be allowed back on the App Store as the legal battle between the two companies plays out, Apple has filed a countersuit against Epic requesting damages for breach of contract. In a court filing today, Apple says that Epic's lawsuit is "nothing more than a basic disagreement over money," highlighting the revenue that Epic Games has earned through the Fortnite iOS app and Apple's developer ...
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The Future Of Zdeno Chara In Boston

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe, Less than a week after the Bruins closed up shop for 2019-20, all we know for sure is that free agent Zdeno Chara, their 43-year-old captain, would like another kick at the can. “I want to be a Boston Bruin,” Big Z proclaimed to one and all on Thursday, placing the negotiating puck squarely on GM Don Sweeney’s desk. What we don’t know is whether Sweeney cares to extend Chara that opportunity, particularly if he wants to make a bold play ...
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Judge Says Owner Of San Francisco Bay Area Island Broke Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The owner of a San Francisco Bay Area island violated the federal Clean Water Act when he destroyed marshland by building a levee and dumping dredged material while building duck-hunting ponds, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. The ruling is the latest in a years-long battle between regulators and John Sweeney, who owns an island in Suisun Bay, a tidal channel and marsh area northeast of San Francisco. Kimberly J. Mueller, chief judge for the U.S. District Court for the ...
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ODOT says Highway 30 will get biking upgrades after major repave project

ODOT says they’ll pave driveway approaches to reduce gravel in bike lanes.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Thanks to outside pressure, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) now says a major repaving project on U.S. Highway 30 will include several elements that should lead to better cycling conditions. “Our design team is working now to find creative ways to improve the roadway for people using bikes.”— Ellen Sweeney, ODOT As we shared back in February 2019, ODOT’s $8.5 mi...
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Apple and Epic Games are mired in a bitter legal battle, and 'Fortnite' is in the middle of it. Here's how Apple found itself in Epic's crosshairs.

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California on June 4, 2018. AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez On August 13, the wildly popular game "Fortnite" got an update on Apple and Android smartphones that allowed players to bypass the companies' digital payment systems and pay Epic Games directly.In response, Apple and Google pulled "Fortnite" from their digital storefronts and cited the update as a terms-of-service...
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Epic Games' big battle with Apple isn't the first time 'Fortnite' has been used to pressure a tech giant into changing its ways. And last time, it worked.

Epic Games launched a parody of Apple's iconic "1984" ad in a swipe at the company. Epic Games/YouTube Epic Games has been caught in a legal battle with Apple over the tech giant's decision to remove "Fortnite" from the App Store after Epic violated its policies.It's not the first time "Fortnite" has been at the center of a controversial policy imposed by large tech firm.In 2018, "Fortnite" played an instrumental role in getting Sony to enable cross-play compatibility, which allowed "Fo...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Video Games, California, Trends, Tech, Analysis, Epic, Sony, Nintendo, Playstation 4, Minecraft, App Store, Press Association, Epic Games, Sweeney


Before Apple yanked 'Fortnite' from the App Store, Epic asked Apple to put its own digital game store on iPhones and iPads (AAPL)

In mid August, the wildly popular game "Fortnite" got an update that allowed players to submit payment directly to Epic Games, rather than go through app stores' payment systems on Apple and Android. Apple and Google subsequently pulled "Fortnite" from their digital storefronts, citing the update as a terms-of-service violation, and Epic sued both companies.  New documents show that in late June, Epic's CEO asked Tim Cook to publish a, "competing Epic Games Store app available through the iOS ...
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Read the emails Epic's CEO sent Apple execs that set up the legal battle over 'Fortnite' being yanked from the App Store (AAPL)

"Fortnite" maker Epic Games and Apple are embroiled in a bitter legal battle, after the developer took aim at the so-called App Store tax.  New legal documents show Epic CEO Tim Sweeney reached out to Apple as early as June 30 to see if the company would allow a "competing Epic Games Store app" on the App Store.  After Apple declined to reach an agreement, Sweeney sent a declaration of war on August 13 to Apple CEO Tim Cook and other execs. Hours after the email was sent, Epic updated the wild...
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Epic's CEO sent Apple declaration of war over 'Fortnite': 'Epic will no longer adhere to Apple's payment processing restrictions' (AAPL)

Last week, the wildly popular game "Fortnite" got an update on Apple and Android smartphones that allowed players to bypass the companies' digital payment systems. Instead of going through Apple and Google, payments went directly to the "Fortnite" studio, Epic Games. In response, Apple and Google pulled "Fortnite" from their digital storefronts and cited the update as a terms-of-service violation — which caused Epic to sue both companies.  In a new legal filing, Apple revealed that Epic Games ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Trends, Epic, Washington Dc, Tim Cook, App Store, Business Insider, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Ben Gilbert, Fortnite, Apple Developer Program


Read the email that Epic's CEO sent Apple execs declaring war over 'Fortnite' (AAPL)

Last week, the wildly popular game "Fortnite" got an update on Apple and Android smartphones that allowed players to bypass the companies' digital payment systems. Instead of going through Apple and Google, payments went directly to the "Fortnite" studio, Epic Games. In response, Apple and Google pulled "Fortnite" from their digital storefronts and cited the update as a terms-of-service violation — which caused Epic to sue both companies.  In a new legal filing, Apple revealed that Epic Games ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Trends, Epic, Tim Cook, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Fortnite, Fortnite AAPL, Dear Tim Phil Craig Matt Douglas


Read the 2 a.m. email that Epic's CEO sent Apple execs declaring war over 'Fortnite' (AAPL)

In a new legal filing, Apple revealed that Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney sent a declaration of war to Apple CEO Tim Cook and other execs. "I'm writing to tell you that Epic will no longer adhere to Apple's payment processing restrictions," Sweeney said. "We choose to follow this path in the firm belief that history and law are on our side." Hours after the email was sent, Epic updated the wildly popular game "Fortnite" on Apple and Android smartphones that allowed players to bypass the companies'...
Tags: Apple, Google, Trends, Epic, Tim Cook, App Store, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Fortnite, Fortnite AAPL, Dear Tim Phil Craig Matt Douglas


Epic's CEO sent Apple a 2 a.m. declaration of war over 'Fortnite': 'Epic will no longer adhere to Apple's payment processing restrictions' (AAPL)

Last week, the wildly popular game "Fortnite" got an update on Apple and Android smartphones that allowed players to bypass the companies' digital payment systems. Instead of going through Apple and Google, payments went directly to the "Fortnite" studio, Epic Games. In response, Apple and Google pulled "Fortnite" from their digital storefronts and cited the update as a terms-of-service violation — which caused Epic to sue both companies.  In a new legal filing, Apple revealed that Epic Games ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Trends, Epic, Tim Cook, App Store, Business Insider, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Ben Gilbert, Fortnite, Apple Developer Program


Apple contends Epic’s ban was a ‘self-inflicted’ prelude to gaming the App Store

Apple has filed legal documents opposing Epic’s attempt to have itself reinstated in the iOS App Store, after having been kicked out last week for flouting its rules. Apple characterizes the entire thing as a “carefully orchestrated, multi-faceted campaign” aimed at circumventing — perhaps permanently — the 30 percent cut it demands for the privilege of doing business on iOS. Epic last week slyly introduced a way to make in-app purchases in its popular game Fortnite without going through Appl...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Mobile, Apps, Lawsuit, Microsoft, Tech, Epic, Nintendo, App Store, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Schiller, Microsoft Sony, Fortnite, Phil Schiller Epic


The life and rise of Tim Sweeney, the billionaire CEO behind 'Fortnite' who's now taking on Apple in a lawsuit that could have huge implications for the whole industry

Tim Sweeney is the CEO and founder of Epic Games, the company that brought the world "Fortnite." Despite having a net worth just shy of $10 billion, according to Bloomberg, Sweeney enjoys the simpler things in life like Diet Coke and fried chicken from Bojangles'. Read on to learn about the life and rise of Sweeney as he changes the way the world thinks about video games.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  In many ways, on paper, Tim Sweeney is an average guy. He likes hiki...
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Bruins Have Options to Fill Pastrnak’s Spot on the Top Line

For the third straight game, Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak is out of the lineup for Game 4 of their Eastern Conference first-round series against the Carolina Hurricanes. Losing the during the regular season is not something that can be replaced. Per #NHLBruins coach Bruce Cassidy, David Pastrnak is not available for Game 4. Anders Bjork will play with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand. pic.twitter.com/b3itWBIb6A— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) August 17, 2020 In Games 2 ...
Tags: Boston, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Bjork, Robin, Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, Bruins, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Sweeney, David Krejci, Don Sweeney, David Pastrnak


NHL Rumors: Bruins, Oilers, Maple Leafs, Penguins, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, the Boston Bruins are losing goaltender Tuukka Rask for the remainder of the playoffs. Why is Rask leaving in the midst of a series with the Hurricanes? There is also buzz that perhaps the Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs might be a good fit to make a trade. Finally, is there friction between Evgeni Malkin and coach Mike Sullivan? Rask Leaving Bruins Mid-Playoffs, Opts Out of Return Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask has opted out of the remainder o...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers, Brian Burke, Bruins, Oilers, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Sweeney, Athletic, Don Sweeney, Pittsburgh Penguins


Epic Games vs. Apple: Timeline of Events Surrounding Fortnite's Removal From App Store

Apple has faced increasing scrutiny over its App Store practices from both developers and regulators in recent months. One particularly vocal critic has been Fortnite creator Epic Games, which has repeatedly referred to the App Store as a monopoly. In August 2020, Apple removed Fortnite from the App Store after Epic Games introduced a direct payment option in the app for its in-game currency V-Bucks, defying the App Store rules. In what appears to have been an orchestrated move, Epic Games pr...
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Fortnite maker Epic Games just set an antitrust trap for Apple, and Tim Cook walked right into it (AAPL)

Apple on Thursday removed the popular game Fortnite from its App Store, and in doing so, fell right into the trap set by Fortnite's maker, Epic Games. Epic set its snare by intentionally breaking one of Apple's rules, offering Fortnite players an alternative way to pay for its virtual currency than through the App Store. Apple's response of banning Fortnite is likely to help Epic win public relations battle — and served as a case in point for the lawsuit it immediately filed charging the iPhon...
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The developer behind 'Fortnite' is suing Apple after the iPhone maker yanked the game from the App Store (AAPL, GOOGL)

Epic Games has filed an injunction against Apple, claiming it engages in anticompetitive behavior through its App Store. The legal paperwork was filed after Apple pulled "Fortnite" from the App Store. The company said Epic violated App Store guidelines after Epic Games began offering a new way to make in-app purchases that bypassed the controversial 30% fee charged by Apple's and Google's app stores.  The company announced Thursday that players will get a permanent 20% discount on V-Bucks, the...
Tags: Apple, Google, North Korea, Trends, Epic, House, Tim Cook, Play Store, App Store, Stubhub, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Congress Lawmakers, Fortnite, V Bucks, Apple Developers


Apple has yanked 'Fortnite' from the App Store after Epic Games let players bypass Apple to make in-game purchases (AAPL, GOOGL)

Apple pulled "Fortnite" from the App Store after Epic Games began offering a new way to make in-app purchases that bypassed the controversial 30% fee charged by Apple's and Google's app stores.  The company announced Thursday that players will get a permanent 20% discount on V-Bucks, the in-game currency in "Fortnite," if they pay directly through Epic.  "Thousands of apps on the App Store approved by Apple accept direct payments, including commonly used apps like Amazon, Grubhub, Nike SNKRS, ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Trends, Epic, House, Tim Cook, Play Store, App Store, Stubhub, Epic Games, Business Insider, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Congress Lawmakers, Fortnite, V Bucks


The maker of 'Fortnite' is now letting players bypass Apple's and Google's app stores, the latest escalation in an ongoing battle between the tech giants and app developers (AAPL, GOOGL)

Epic Games, the company behind "Fortnite," is offering a new way to make in-app purchases that bypasses the controversial 30% fee charged by Apple's and Google's app stores.  The company announced Thursday that players will get a permanent 20% discount on V-Bucks, the in-game currency in "Fortnite," if they pay directly through Epic.  But Epic's new system appears to be in direct violation of Apple's and Google's app store policies. Neither company immediately responded to a request for commen...
Tags: Apple, Google, Trends, Epic, House, Tim Cook, Play Store, App Store, Stubhub, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Congress Lawmakers, Fortnite, V Bucks, Apple Developers, AAPL GOOGL


The Bizarre Story of a Far-Right Activist Taking COVID Trutherism to Mexico

On April 22, American Gavin Seim caused a minor media firestorm in Mexico when he posted a video on social media showing him flouting COVID-19 restrictions in the city of Santiago de Querétaro. The maskless Seim insisted that the government had no right to close a plaza he was visiting as part of its efforts to limit large gatherings, nor to manage his health. Several media outlets and commentators brushed him off as a disgruntled tourist. The American ambassador to Mexico, Christopher Landau, c...
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Bruins News & Rumors: Bjork, Coyle & More

In this edition of Bruins’ News & Rumors, Anders Bjork has signed a three-year contract extension, Charlie Coyle has been named the winner of NESN’s 7th Player Award for the 2019-20 season and the Bruins expect Ondrej Kase to join them soon. Bjork Signs Contract Extension The Bruins took care of some housekeeping Wednesday when they’d sign Bjork to a three-year contract extension worth $4.8 million. This contract will carry a cap hit of $1.6 million for the next three seasons. Bjork ...
Tags: Boston, Massachusetts, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, Bjork, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Sweeney, Coyle, Don Sweeney, David Pastrnak, Chris Wagner, Conor Ryan, Charlie Coyle, NESN


Epic Games, maker of 'Fortnite,' saw its value rise by $17 billion in just 8 years — a more than twentyfold increase

Epic Games, the studio behind "Fortnite," has skyrocketed in value across the past eight years. In 2012, Chinese conglomerate Tencent invested $330 million and got a 40% stake. Sony's $250 million investment earlier this month nabbed the company only a 1.4% stake in Epic. That means Epic's valuation has exploded: The company was worth approximately $1 billion in 2012, and is worth nearly $18 billion just eight years later. Epic Games remains privately owned, and the majority stake is held by T...
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LADOT general manager used encrypted messaging for controversial tracking program

The general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation used an encrypted messaging application, designed to conceal conversations, while planning out a controversial vehicle tracking program that has resulted in lawsuits from Uber and the American Civil Liberties Union, according to records obtained by this news organization. The use of Signal, a popular messaging app capable of deleting messages automatically, isn’t inherently problematic, but Seleta Reynolds did not keep copies of...
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