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Hatforce: your friendly crowd of hackers

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… the same thing happened to gaming distribution platform Steam. Details are still emerging but Gabe Newell, Steam co-founder and beloved guru of the gaming industry, gave this not-very-reassuring advice: “watch your credit card.”

Clearly, the gaming industry has serious security issues. So, will we gamers soon be forced to abandon our consoles and (shock horror) face reality? Luckily, there may be a less drastic solution. Question: what’s the best way to make your system …

Tags: crowd crowdsourcing Gabe Newell Hatforce microwork Security testing Sony Steam testing vulnerability Wikileaks

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Down on MyFarm: gamification goes rural

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

Picture the pioneers of gamification. Trend-leaders, people who are prepared to really “get their hands dirty” promoting online engagement. Who do you see? A fast-talking baby-faced Princeton drop-out ? A well-groomed San Francisco game-developer ? A good old-fashioned geek’s geek ? Or how about a middle-aged English farmer ? Okay, the clue is in the title. Farmer …

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