All publications for 08.12.2021
Report: Snap and Facebook still collecting data from iOS users despite Apple’s privacy changes
As we all know, the world of mobile ads has changed forever since the release of iOS 14.5. Apple let users say no to tracking their personal data. Some apps, however, are still collecting information using a looser interpretation of Apple’s privacy rules.
Scammers extorting money from developers by impersonating Riot Games and other big studios
Young developers who tried to get jobs at Riot Games, Rockstar, and Manticore Games fell victim to an unknown group of scammers. The impostors presented themselves as recruiters, showing devs what looked like authentic paperwork, to extort money from them.
Flazm on Time Loader, indiedev, and publishers: “Only a few survive the valley of death”
Time Loader is a new story-driven and physics-based puzzle game created by small indie team Flazm. We spoke to the studio’s head Alexey “Flazm” Davydov about the development process, the game’s mechanics, publishers, budgets, and the indie dev space in general.
200 Activision Blizzard employees join walkout to protest layoffs of contract testers
Developers at different Activision Blizzard studios have joined a walkout in protest of the latest layoffs at Raven Software. They oppose the arbitrariness in the workplace and demand that all contract testers receive full-time positions.