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You must resist Big Brother in upcoming Ubisoft video game 'Watch Dogs: Legion'

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

If you're a fan of Ubisoft's popular Watch Dogs video game series – a 5-year-old action-adventure franchise played out in real-world cities like Chicago and San Francisco – you'll no doubt want to get your hands on the next installment, slated for March 5, 2020, for PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Google Stadia. "Watch Dogs: Legion," which earned several "Best of Show" awards at the recent Electronic Entertainment Expo, the video game confab known as E3, looks to be the most ambitious title in the series to date. Is Facebook listening to me?: Why those ads appear after you talk about things One of the most ambitious games of 2020, Ubisoft's'Watch Dogs: Legion' takes place in a post-Brexit London, which has become an all-seeing surveillance state. The following is what you need to know about the game – based on what I saw (and played) at E3, along with some details provided by Joel Burgess, world director at Ubisoft Toronto, which is taking the reins on this title with portions of the game being developed simultaneously at Ubisoft studios in Montreal, Paris, Newcastle, England; Bucharest, Romania; and Kiev, Ukraine. One of the most ambitious games of 2020, Ubisoft's'Watch Dogs: Legion' takes place in a post-Brexit London, which has become an all-seeing surveillance state.


12 cities to receive Justice Department aid to fight crime

PBS NewsHour

BETHESDA, Maryland -- The Justice Department says it will offer its resources to help 12 U.S. cities fight violent crime. The department said Tuesday it will help local authorities study crime patterns and come up with plans to reduce violence. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says officials will come up with "data-driven, evidence-based strategies" that can be measured over time. The cities are: Birmingham, Alabama; Indianapolis, Indiana; Memphis, Tennessee; Toledo, Ohio; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Buffalo, New York; Cincinnati, Ohio; Houston, Texas; Jackson, Tennessee; Kansas City, Missouri; Lansing, Michigan; and Springfield, Illinois. The department did not immediately explain how they were selected.


EU leader warns Trump on Brexit: I'll support breaking up the US

FOX News

The head of the European Union's executive arm warned President Donald Trump to mind his own business when it comes to Brexit. "The newly elected U.S. president was happy that the Brexit was taking place and has asked other countries to do the same," European Commission President Jean-Claude Junker said Thursday. He warned: "If he goes on like that, I am going to promote the independence of Ohio and Austin, Texas." Junker, a Luxembourg politician who has been president of the European Commission since 2014, advised that every leader should focus on his or her own job and urged the EU's remaining 27 nations to unite. He was speaking at a conference of his EPP Christian Democrat group in Malta, AFP reported.


Trump to check on golf courses in Scotland

PBS NewsHour

Republican U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Houston, Texas, on June 17, 2016. NEW YORK -- Facing questions about meager fundraising, slipping poll numbers and campaign instability, Donald Trump is tending to business -- in Scotland. In his first international trip since becoming the presumptive Republican nominee, Trump plans to check on a pair of his championship golf resorts. Some Republicans worry that the billionaire's attention is divided between his businesses and his campaign "I'm not sure what the purpose of the trip is," said Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., who added that he hopes Trump "would get back here quickly." Trump's son, Eric, who oversaw the two-year, more than 300 million renovation at the Trump Turnberry golf course, dismissed those concerns, saying "the eyes of the world" will be on his father during a two-day stay in Scotland that begins Friday.


California, Wisconsin Deny Election Systems Targeted by Russian Hackers

U.S. News

DHS told states including Ohio, Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Minnesota, Texas, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Iowa, Maryland and Washington state they were targeted by Russian hackers but said the hackers were not successful. Arizona and Illinois confirmed last year that they were targets.