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Gamers Fight for Rights as Billion-Dollar Esports Market Matures

About the photo: Lights illuminate the arena during the League of Legends World Championship Finals hosted by Riot Games Inc. in Incheon, South Korea, on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. League of Legends is the world’s most popular video game in …

Missouri’s Freshman Senator Taking on Candy Crush

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley is taking on the tech industry, including apps and tools aimed at children. Hawley last week introduced legislation that would ban “pay-to-win” apps like Candy Crush that he said are targeted …

Smartphones May Tempt, but May Also Prevent Selfie Deaths

Smartphones might ironically be the answer to selfie-related deaths, two wilderness medicine specialists say. Hundreds of people have lost their lives in pursuit of daring selfies to impress their social media followers. But smartphone technology that uses global positioning system …

2nd Circuit Uphold’s Defeat of Harassment Suit Against Gay Dating App

A U.S. federal appeals court refused to hold Grindr liable to a New York man who said his former boyfriend used the gay dating app to post fake profiles, in a harassment campaign that caused more than 1,000 men to …

No Panic in Hawaii After False Alarm about Missile Attack

Newswise — When Hawaiians received a false alarm text message that said “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill,” in January 2018, the result was not panic, according to new research from the …

Claims Journal’s Top 10 Contributed Articles of 2018

An emphasis on current laws and focus on insurtech were some of the highlights of Claims Journal’s top read contributed articles of 2018. Slower Traffic Keep Right: A Summary of State ‘Keep Right’ Traffic Laws by Gary L. Wickert, Matthiesen, …

#Resilience: How Zurich Used Social Media to Respond to Customers Affected by Hurricane Michael

You might think that when a major hurricane makes landfall in the United States, Zurich North America employees have more important things to do than to peruse Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For the most part, that’s true. But a small …

Social Media Caused Confusion in Wisconsin Refinery Blast Evacuation

Social media caused confusion during evacuation efforts following a refinery explosion and fire in Wisconsin, according to a report. Douglas County has created an 18-page report examining the emergency response to the Husky Energy refinery fire in April, Wisconsin Public …

4 Tips to Successfully Use Social Media Discovery to Prove Insurance Fraud

Fraud steals $80 billion a year across all lines of insurance, according to the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud. The number of fraud cases has been rising over the last few years, primarily because of the increase of “soft” insurance fraud, …

Lexington Police Post Videos on Social Media to Solve Crimes

Hours after video showing a woman’s wallet being stolen at a store was posted on YouTube, the suspect came forward and was identified, Lexington police said. The video taken in February showed the woman leaving her wallet on the counter …