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September 3, 2016

Recommended Reading: Gaming’s gender problems continue in VR

by John_A

With VR mode,
‘Dead or Alive’
goes from creepy
to harassment

Allegra Frank,
Polygon

Earlier this week, we caught a glimpse of Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 in virtual reality that’s set to launch the same day as PlayStation VR. The game allows the user to continually touch a female character in a bikini even after she repeatedly asks them to stop. Dead of Alive has already garnered its share of attention for how it depicts and treats women, but now it rekindled the debate about what is and isn’t okay when it comes to these virtual worlds.

The twilight of Fox News
Derek Thompson, The Atlantic

Fox News is in the midst of an internal battle with the departure of Roger Ailes, but it also faces a huge hurdle with the cord-cutting pay TV downswing. The Atlantic asks: Does it try to attract new viewers or double down on its “hyperpartisan infotainment?”

The man who lit the dark web
Charles Graeber, Popular Science

Popular Science tells the story of Chris White, a data miner who helped battle terrorism, weapons sales and human trafficking by trolling the dark web.

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