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“Sextortion” Via ‘Fortnite’: How Video Games Can Open Doors for Predators

Roughly 211 million Americans play video games, according to a 2018 NPD report. Of that group, 28 percent are under 18. “We [used to see] sextortion cases on Facebook because that was the medium children were using,” says Greenburg Glusker partner Priya Sopori, who previously worked at the Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood initiative, which combats technology-enabled crimes against children. “What we see now is a shift more to video games as the behavioral model changes for children.” – Patrick Shanley, The Hollywood Reporter » http://thr.cm/p0OwNN

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Microsoft’s Mixer introduces mobile game streaming apps for iOS and Android

The Mixer Create app, released this morning on the eve of the annual PAX West gaming convention in Seattle, lets people broadcast games, join streams with friends, pair with other devices like a PC or Xbox, engage in text chats and manage profiles. The app was previously in beta testing, but now it is widely available and works with all Android games and iOS games with the “ReplayKit” function enabled. – Nat Levy, GeekWire http://ift.tt/2iJHfDD