MiHoYo reportedly discloses Genshin Impact players phone numbersUpdate: The studio said they took “immediate action to fix the problem,” which should now be resolvedMarie DealessandriAcademy WriterTuesday 10th November 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareOriginal story: MiHoYo’s Genshin Impact has reportedly been leaking its players’ mobile phone numbers as part of its password recovery process.A Reddit user reported that when trying to recover the password associated with their MiHoYo account by asking to be sent a code on their phone, their number would be fully displayed. Such information is usually partially censored for security reasons.That means that anyone knowing your username could have access to your phone number by going through the password recovery process. This didn’t seem to impact all players, but several users were affected in various territories in Asia, Europe and North America. In an update to their Reddit post, the user pointed out that the issue had now been resolved for them, with their phone number now being hidden when going through the process again. They called for MiHoYo to implement two factor authentication to better protect users and recommended Genshin Impact players to unlink their phone numbers for the time being.The issue didn’t seem to impact being sent a recovery code via email, with the address in this case being correctly censored. The problem was already mentioned in another Reddit thread last month, but it didn’t get much traction then. GamesIndustry.biz has reached out to MiHoYo for comment.Related JobsSenior QA Engineer Gaming Studio Baltic Region UK & Europe Big PlanetLead Game Programmer – Quebec Province Quebec Big PlanetSenior Build Engineer – AAA Studio – Yorkshire UK & Europe Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games It’s not the first time MiHoYo is criticised for breaching users’ privacy. A day after Genshin Impact released, PC players expressed concerns as the game’s anti-cheat program would always run in the background even after exiting the game or uninstalling it. MiHoYo then fixed the issue very quickly and apologised for any inconvenience caused.Update: In a statement provided to GamesIndustry.biz, MiHoYo said they took “immediate action to fix the problem,” which should now be resolved for all users.”[The] team has already noticed the systematic issue which might accidentally reveal users’ phone number,” the statement read. “[The] team took immediate action to fix the problem, and so far the issue should be resolved now.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesDeveloper wins against Grand Theft Auto DMCA takedownTake-Two loses claim to reversed-engineered source made by fansBy Danielle Partis 3 hours agoFirst-party Ubisoft titles will now be branded as ”Ubisoft Originals”Change was made alongside the announcement of new Tom Clancy titleBy Danielle Partis YesterdayLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
AN AGREEMENT signed in Islamabad on May 11 should see 40 coaches of a new design delivered to Pakistan Railways from China by the end of 2002. Under the US$100m funding package, a further 135 coaches are to be assembled in Pakistan to the same design with Chinese technical assistance.The deal was announced jointly by Pakistan’s Minister for Communications & Railways, Lieutenant-General (rtd) Javed Ashraf Qazi, and President of China Technology Corp Chen Wei Gin. China Machinery Import & Export Corp is supplying the coaches, which will raise capacity and comfort on long distance trains.The purchase forms part of PR’s short-term rehabilitation plan that could also see China supply 69 locomotives under a similar deal now being negotiated. Another agreement would provide US$44m in soft loans to fund the plan, which includes the procurement of 300 wagons, and renewal of 300 km of track and communications cables laid on trunk routes.CAPTION: During a recent visit to Pakistan, Moroccan Transport Minister Abdelsalam Znined was invited by his Pakistani counterpart Lt-Gen (rtd) Javed Ashraf Qazi to inaugurate a new rake of refurbished inter-city coaches on PR’s Rawalpindi – Lahore service
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn Police are appealing for information following a housebreaking at a farmhouse on the B794 road near to Corsock, Castle Douglas.Between 2330 hours on Thursday 2 June and 0100 hours on Friday 3 June 2016 entry was forced to the house by two men who stole various items of property, including a number of war medals, gold watches and antiques. Detective Sergeant Graeme Robertson, Dumfries CID, is appealing for information. He said:“I believe that whoever broke into this house knew what they were looking for – that is the medals, watches and antiques.“The monetary value of the items stolen has not been established yet but we believe it runs into thousands of pounds.“Thankfully the householder, a woman, who was in the house at the time, was not injured but she is very upset by what has happened.“The men responsible are described as being well spoken, Scottish accents, average height and build and wearing dark clothing. One of the men was wearing a balaclava and gloves.“Due to the rural location of the house and the items taken, we believe that the two men would have had to have the use of a car. It is also entirely possible that they may have been in the area before the break in ‘casing’ the house so I would ask anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious behaviour around the area during this time, or anyone who may have been offered these items for sale, to contact police.”Anyone with any information that can assist the ongoing investigation is urged to contact the CID at Dumfries Police Office via 101 or alternatively, Crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.
The Heritage City was a beehive of activity as Nelson Minor Baseball hosted the West Kootenay Major and Rookie Playoffs this past weekend.Trail Orioles defeated the Nelson Angels 9-5 in the tournament final to capture the West Kootenay title.The Angels, which managed to defeat the Orioles during the preliminary round, had a chance to make it two straight in the final but failed with the bases loaded.Nelson Angels opened the tournament with wins over Castlegar Stingers and Trail to advance to the final.“(This was) truly an honor for Nelson to host this tournament as the hosting rights go to the previous year’s champion,” said Nelson Minor Baseball board member Griffin Augustin, adding the tournament attracted 11 teams and close to 125 players during the weekend.The other Nelson teams entered in the tournament had the Giants losing two games to strong squads from Castlegar and Trail while the Nelson Cardinals lost out after being eliminated from the double-knockout tournament by Trail Padres.The Cardinals opened the tournament with a close 10-7 loss to the Beaver Valley Jays Friday. Saturday the Cards edged Castlegar 9-8 before dropping the heartbreaker to the Padres.“The tournament was success as a whole with very competitive games throughout,” Augustin said.“The feedback we received from all visiting was positive and complimentary.”More than 25 games were played at Lions and Queen Elizabeth Parks as well as the Lakeside Ball Diamonds.Teams from Beaver Valley, Castlegar and Trail joined host Nelson for the weekend event.Augustin said the sport in Nelson has grown over the past few years with more than 150 players registering in the Heritage City.“The town is producing some great baseball players at all levels,” he said.“This year we have two kids from Nelson that have made the Trail All-star team —12-year-old Koa Wintraub and 11-year-old Brady Augustin.“These two players are destined for four tournaments in the US and Canada including the nine days of provincials in Victoria.Augustin said there are also six to eight players from Nelson trying out for a Castlegar tournament team.
By Paul LeckerSports Reporter MADISON – Spencer/Columbus Catholic sophomore Hunter Luepke dropped his quarterfinal match but came back with a win in the consolation bracket on Friday afternoon to guarantee a spot on the medal stand at the 2016 WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament at the Kohl Center.Luepke lost 3-2 to Tomahawk’s Kaleb Kaminski (44-1) in a Division 2 182-pound quarterfinal early Thursday afternoon.Luepke used an escape 19 seconds into the third period to pull to within a point but couldn’t get a takedown of the Tomahawk senior at the end.It was the third time this season Kaminski beat Luepke, all by a total of five points.Luepke (41-6) responded with a 7-1 win over Jon Litersky (36-8) of Ashland in a consolation bracket match to advance to the consolation semifinals. He will face the loser of tonight’s semifinal between Trent Smith (40-2) of St. Croix Central and Matt Blome (44-2) of Mount Horeb on Saturday morning. The winner of consolation semifinal wrestles for third place with the loser going into the fifth-place match later Saturday afternoon.The top six in each divisional weight class earns a state medal.Spencer/Columbus’ Austin Post was eliminated from the state tournament on Thursday with a preliminary round loss at 132 pounds.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)2016 WIAA State Individual Wrestling ChampionshipsFeb. 25-27, Kohl Center, MadisonFriday, Feb. 26 7 p.m. – Semifinals, all divisionsSaturday, Feb. 2711 a.m. – Consolation wrestlebacks, all divisions; followed by fifth-place and third-place matches in all divisions6 p.m. – Championship matches, all divisionsSpencer/Columbus matches (Saturday)182 pounds: Division 2 consolation semifinal, Hunter Luepke (41-6) vs. TBA, approximately 12:15 p.m.
26 June 2012One of South Africa’s most famous hominins, Little Foot from the Cradle of Humankind world heritage site, has been incarnated in a play that has travelled around the UK – and is now headed for Grahamstown and Johannesburg.The play of the same name as our three-million-year-old ancestor, written by South African playwright Craig Higginson, was commissioned by the National Theatre in London for its 2012 Connections Festival, an initiative to showcase youth theatre groups across the UK.Higginson is one of 10 writers from around the world participating in the festival.Little Foot was staged at the National Theatre in London on 21 June, and by numerous youth groups from Edinburgh in Scotland to Bristol in southwest England between April and May.South African productionsThe National Theatre agreed to let Johannesburg’s Market Theatre, in association with the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, stage a play of their own, which will be an extended version of the original production.It will run at the National Arts Festival from 6 to 8 July and at the Market Theatre from 13 July to 19 August.The Cradle of Humankind, where many of the world’s earliest fossils have been found, serves as the focal point of the play as the audience is taken down into the Sterkfontein caves where Little Foot was found.“Out of sheer coincidence, the production will be released at the same time that Little Foot’s remains will finally be freed from the rock,” says the Market Theatre’s marketing manager, Lusanda Zokufa.“It has taken 13 years to extract the hominin’s calcified bones, using brushes and dentists’ drills.”Travelling back to where we all beganThe play uses the caves as the backdrop against which the story plays out. It features a group of university students who are having a reunion a year after they last saw each other, on New Year’s Eve.What begins as a practical joke on one of the students, Wizard, soon turns serious and seemingly tragic. “As the students delve deeper into the caves – and we travel ever deeper into their psyches and their shared histories – a chorus of ancient hominins steps through the walls of the caves,” Zokufa says.Ancient Greek and South African mythology are also drawn on throughout Little Foot to portray modern relationships. “Not only does the audience come to a deeper understanding of their common ancestry, but the play powerfully illustrates how the best and worst of us has its roots in the ancient past.”The Grahamstown and Johannesburg production of Little Foot is directed by Malcolm Purkey, who has collaborated with Higginson on plays originally produced by the Market Theatre, Dream of the Dog and The Girl in the Yellow Dress.Neil Coppen, 2011 Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year for theatre, contributed his skills as designer of the production. Screens will be used to create different spaces and surfaces, in addition to being used for video projections and shadow puppetry.“In both content and form, this promises to be a unique piece of storytelling that will redefine the boundaries of contemporary South African theatre,” says Zokufa.SAinfo reporter
The diversity of Suth African culture brings life to Carnegie Hall’s august stage.• Using the arts to build an inclusive South Africa • Shifting perspectives: a history of Shifty Records • Songbird Abigail Kubeka remembers songs for Mandela • McGregor’s music captures the African village • Films explore urban African tapestry Staff writerIt has been 20 years since South Africans of all colours queued for hours to cast the first democratic vote in the country’s history. At home, South Africans are building a noisy, questing identity built on the promise of an admired constitution. Internationally, there is still the perception that South Africa is the nation that apartheid built, a collection of colours divided into different tribes stumbling towards a future as one nation.A month-long festival of music and art hosted by New York City’s Carnegie Hall hopes to unpack the reality of South Africa today, through celebrating its music and the role of the arts in building a nation based on common values. Ubuntu: Music and Arts of South Africa Ubuntu, opening on 10 October, has a focus on the music, film and art created during the Struggle to end apartheid and in the infancy of democracy.Ubuntu is the community-minded philosophy that guides traditional South African society. At heart, it means “I am because you are”. Taking this as its cue, the festival celebrates the hope that is South Africa, the humanity and compassion of its people. The eclectic line-up includes pianist and composer Abdullah Ibrahim, who explains that ubuntu is a concept of humanity beyond borders. “Music always played an integral part of the Struggle; apartheid was not just a South African problem but a struggle of humanity. We had to use culture and music to put a humane face on our struggle.”Clive Gillinson, Carnegie’s artistic director, was inspired to create the festival by South Africa’s diversity and the cultural life that grew out of it. He wanted to honour more than the larger-than-life history of performers like Ibrahim, Hugh Masekela, and Miriam Makeba. He wanted to include the lesser-known stories. “The country’s landscape continues to evolve, and this makes for fascinating explorations through the arts. It is a nation with a dynamic, often surprising culture like no other and now, a seemingly endless array of vocal talent from every corner of the country.” Hannes Coetzee and David Kramer bring the magic of goema.This is underlined by trumpeter and composer Masekela, who says: “There is a deep abyss of content that needs to be seen. There is no society that has as much wealth, culturally and musically. This African heritage makes me feel like I come from major wealth.”Carnegie’s director of artistic planning, South African-born Jeremy Geffen, believes that this festival will give audiences outside the country a balanced insight into the art being created by South Africans. “An outside curatorial voice gave us an opportunity to shape something. Right now there is so much effort in South Africa in giving voice to people who didn’t have it. If we had left this in the hands of South Africans, they would have gone much more even-handedly through to make sure that everyone was given a shot.” Diverse cultureDedicated to Nelson Mandela, the Ubuntu Festival celebrates the various musical traditions that have taken root and grown in South Africa’s rich soil. It begins at the iconic Carnegie Hall with Twenty Years of Freedom, a programme celebrating South African democracy. On the bill is Masekela and singer Vusi Mahlasela, joined by special guests Paul Simon, long a friend of South African music, and Dave Matthews, who went to school in the country.Also on the programme are the powerful spirituality and ecstasy of Zulu maskandi music; music from the Cape, including a Cape Malay choir and folk musicians from remote regions of the Karoo; and two thrilling generations of jazz artists. Pretty Yende and Elza van den Heever, critically acclaimed sopranos, will make their New York City debuts.Ibrahim will perform solo to celebrate his 80th birthday before leading a master class for young jazz musicians at the Weill Music Institute. Kesivan Naidoo, a drummer, composer and heir to Ibrahim’s legacy, will also make his New York City debut with his band, Kesivan and the Lights. The future of South African jazz, Kesivan Pillay makes his New York City debut.>The festival will extend beyond Carnegie Hall, with performances and events planned for other prestigious partner organisations. The programme will include visual art, film and dance, as well as panel discussions on significant cultural issues featuring leading social and political voices. Artist and filmmaker William Kentridge will host an evening of his short films with live musical accompaniment.Violinist Daniel Hope will curate a music theatre production entitled A Distant Drum, joining forces with his father, pre-eminent South African writer Christopher Hope, for the Carnegie Hall-commissioned work on the life of short story writer and journalist Nat Nakasa, the brilliant, impassioned spirit of his generation who left apartheid South Africa in the 1960s for New York City, where he died in exile at the age of 28. His remains were repatriated earlier this year.Gillinson says: “It’s such an unbelievably diverse nation with so many different cultures, we just thought it was a really good time to bring together that real kaleidoscope of what the country is.”Ubuntu: Music and Arts of South Africa runs from 10 October to 5 November.
Drug Stores, Apparel, Hard Goods Retailers Get Full Range of Merchandise Availability Benefits Using Existing EAS InfrastructureCheckpoint Systems, Inc. a global supplier of merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, has announced patent-pending dual RF-RFID labels that incorporate UCODE 7 chips from NXP.The new loss prevention technology helps retailers protect health/beauty/cosmetics categories, hard goods and apparel merchandise using their current electronic article surveillance (EAS) infrastructures — while at the same time delivering radio-frequency identification (RFID) benefits in inventory cycle counting and merchandise management for omni-channel fulfillment and auto replenishment.- Sponsor – The technology solution requires less power for increased read and write sensitivity — providing faster performance in reading and encoding. It also provides greater broadband width, which enables improved functionality internationally, where the frequencies of readers’ RF signals vary from region to region. This means that regardless of the point of manufacture or destination location, the UCODE 7 will perform reliably.UNO labels were specifically developed to provide a more affordable upgrade path, allowing retailers currently utilizing EAS protection to transition to RFID by providing the option to apply it to certain merchandise categories and still leverage the EAS infrastructure they already have at stores.In fact, the first Checkpoint health & beauty retail customer has already begun implementing UNO labels with great success improving its inventory visibility and reducing out-of-stocks. This retailer stated that because of the accurate inventory visibility with this new technology, it has now reduced its inventory counts and still improved out-of-stock metrics. A majority of Checkpoint EAS pedestals are already easily upgradeable with an available RFID kit.“Most retailers have already begun moving or are already planning for RFID implementations in the near future,” said Uwe Sydon, Senior Vice President of Innovation, Checkpoint. “But many are wary of the migration path. UNO can be used immediately to simultaneously support loss prevention and merchandise visibility rather than having to switch labels and then upgrade later. This provides a straightforward, cost-effective path to RFID, eliminating the time and costs associated with starting from scratch.”“With Checkpoint Systems leadership in EAS we see this as an excellent strategy and opportunity to drive increased RAIN RFID adoption throughout the global retail space,” said Suresh Palliparambil, Director of Sales, NXP Semiconductors. “This unique approach of combining the technologies in UNO resolves a retailer’s challenges of loss prevention and inventory management with one integrated solution, utilizing the EAS/RFID system expertise from Checkpoint and leading IC technology from NXP.” Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
Jack Rodwell isn’t the only free agent undergoing medical tests with Roma, as Marcel Buchel is also ‘auditioning’ for a contract. The Giallorossi are in the middle of an injury crisis, with long-term problems for Lorenzo Pellegrini, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Amadou Diawara, Bryan Cristante and Davide Zappacosta. There is above all a lack of midfielders, so the club is going back on the market for free agents who can sign immediately rather than wait for the January transfer window. It has already been reported that English player Rodwell is in Rome for medical tests, but it seems he is not the only one. According to Il Messaggero newspaper, Liechtenstein international Buchel is also in the Italian Capital for a series of medicals. Coach Paulo Fonseca will decide over the next few days whether to sign one or both of these midfielders. Unlike Rodwell, Buchel spent practically his entire career in Italy with Siena, Cremonese, Juventus, Lanciano, Bologna, Verona and Empoli. He has 66 Serie A appearances under his belt, plus 80 in Serie B and 24 at Serie C level. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/