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The FBI can't unlock the Texas church shooter's phone

Engadget

At a press conference today, an FBI official investigating the man who killed 26 people in a Texas church on Sunday said the agency can't open the shooter's encrypted phone. The agent painted the issue as a growing concern among law enforcement at all levels who can't access data on devices without their owner's credentials. It's essentially the same argument the FBI made two years ago when it demanded Apple help break into the phone of the San Bernardino shooter, a conflict that escalated into the courtroom. "With the advance of the technology and the phones and the encryption, law enforcement at the state, local, and federal level is increasingly not able to get into these phones," said FBI special agent Christopher Combs. FBI official, citing encryption tech, says federal agents have not been able to access the Texas shooter's phone https://t.co/CacbcOGFxq


The Latest: Oklahoma City Shooter Arrested Once as a Minor

U.S. News

Police on Friday said the shooting appeared to be random but noted that Tilghman drove to the restaurant and wore protective gear for his ears and eyes. A police spokesman says it "looked like his mind was made up that he was going to discharge his firearm once he got there."


Overwatch: A Laid-Back Shooter Without the Crappy Attitudes

WIRED

I can make out a Germanic language and Japanese for sure, alongside an array of women's vocal tones. This was the moment I knew Overwatch was different. As the latest venture from gaming superpower Blizzard, Overwatch has some lofty expectations to meet. For 20 years running, the developer has been leaning exclusively on characters, ideas, and themes it crafted in the 1990s: WarCraft, Starcraft, and Diablo. This is its long-awaited new world with new characters, launched yesterday on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.


'Active Shooter' video game simulating school shootings developed by 'a troll,' pulled from platform

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

A computer video game called'Active Shooter' would allow players to choose between a member of a SWAT team disarming an active shooter, or to become the shooter themselves. The owners of video game marketplace Steam said it has removed a game where players could simulate a school shooting either as police or the shooter themselves. Valve Corporation said it has pulled Active Shooter, which was scheduled to launch on the Steam platform June 6. Valve also said after investigating the controversy surrounding the game, it learned a person identified as Ata Berdiyev was behind the game's publisher, Revived Games, and developer Acid. "Ata is a troll, with a history of customer abuse, publishing copyrighted material, and user review manipulation," said Valve in a statement.


Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus review: A brilliant shooter

The Independent - Tech

Wolfenstein 2 picks up after the events of the first game, quite literally joining BJ Blazkowitcz seconds after his final boss fight. He's broken and battered, and you start the game in a pretty wrecked state, reflected in your health, which is set at a maximum of 50% in the early game. This means that the frantic enemy encounters are no joke for the first half, especially on harder difficulties. BJ's efforts have made a dent in the Nazi's regime, but there's still a lot more to do, and you must team up with the resistance to try and overthrow the occupiers once and for all. Not everyone in America has risen up against Nazi occupation.