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Get Packed Fully Loaded – Dispatching Explosive Removals Chaos on July 29

Summary

  • Get Packed Fully Loaded is coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on July 29!
  • In Get Packed: Fully Loaded, you must help the residents of Ditchlington who have been evicted by the hostile Salt Corp Incorporated.
  • Relocating has never been so much fun!

Get Packed: Fully Loaded is the expanded edition of the couch co-op removals game that’s full of calamity and physics-based carnage for 1-4 players and is coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on July 29!

So what makes Get Packed: Fully Loaded a must have game for 2021? Read on to find out more about this explosively fun removals game.

What makes Get Packed: Fully Loaded fun?

The mixture of carnage and competition between friends in Get Packed: Fully Loaded is really what makes this game fun to play. Split into teams in versus mode to see who can pack more in the time you’ve been given, play through the story and pack to save your town in campaign mode, or if you just want to break stuff and set off a bunch of fireworks then destruction mode is the one for you.

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The silly physics and sheer silliness of the scenarios that you and your friends can create are guaranteed to be a fun time with lots of laughs spread over 18 levels of explosive carnage!

What is Get Packed: Fully Loaded?

Get Packed Fully Loaded takes place in the charming town of Ditchlington, but when a greedy salt mining company takes over the town, Last Ditch Removals must handle the hostile eviction. With little time and even less caution, your ragtag removals team gets to work rapidly relocating the entire town… leaving a trail of destruction, explosions, and debris in your wake!

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The ’90s, Cats, and a Few Surprises

The ’90s backdrop and zany customizable character outfits really add some nostalgia and eccentricity to the game (and keep you looking hella’ fresh of course). The local cats aren’t the only ones who will try and make things difficult for you either, there have been rumors about hauntings over at the old Manor House for years and even some UFO sightings…

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Author: Laura Barnwell, Digital Acquisition Manager, Coatsink
This post originally appeared on Xbox Wire

Hillicon Valley: Supreme Court rules Facebook text alerts not akin to robocalls | Republicans press Google, Apple, Amazon on Parler removals | Texas Senate blocks social media platforms from banning users based on politics

Welcome to Hillicon Valley, The Hill’s newsletter detailing all you need to know about the tech and cyber news from Capitol Hill to Silicon Valley. If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up for our newsletter by clicking HERE. [1]

Welcome! Follow our cyber reporter, Maggie Miller (@magmill95), and tech team, Chris Mills Rodrigo (@chrisismills) and Rebecca Klar (@rebeccaklar_), for more coverage.[2][3][4]

The Supreme Court issued an unanimous ruling Thursday siding with Facebook over the platform’s notification system to alert users of suspicious logins. Meanwhile, Google, Apple and Amazon received letters from two Republicans questioning the companies’ actions taken against the social media platform Parler. Top tech platforms were also the target of a Texas Senate bill that passed Thursday that aims to block social media platforms from banning residents based on political views.

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SIDING WITH FACEBOOK: The Supreme Court on Thursday sided unanimously with Facebook, ruling that a notification system the social media giant employs to alert users to suspicious logins does not run afoul of a federal law aimed at curbing robocalls and automated text messages.

The decision derailed a proposed class-action lawsuit that sought to hold Facebook liable under a 1991 law that imposed a general ban on automated calls.

The justices found that Facebook’s opt-in security notification feature fell outside the law, even though the program was found to have transmitted unwanted text messages.

The court rejected an argument from a recipient of unwanted Facebook texts, who claimed that the company’s messaging program amounted to an “autodialer,” which generally involves the use of a random or sequential number generator. 

Read more about the ruling.[5]

PRESSED ON PARLER: Rep. Ken BuckKenneth (Ken) Robert BuckHouse panel advances bill to repeal 2002 war authorization 14 Republicans vote against resolution condemning Myanmar military coup Bipartisan group of lawmakers backs bill ‘to save local news’ MORE[7][8][9][10][11][6] (R-Colo.) and Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeThe Hill’s Morning Report – Biden shifts on filibuster GOP looks to squeeze Biden, Democrats on border Senate passes extension of popular small-business loan program MORE[13][14][15][16][17][12] (R-Utah), the top Republicans on the House and Senate antitrust subcommittees sent letters to Google, Apple and Amazon pressing the tech giants over their actions to remove from their platforms the fringe social media site Parler after the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. 

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The Republicans questioned whether the companies followed “procedural fairness” in pulling Parler, and framed the actions as “three of the largest technology companies in the world” targeting “one small business.” 

Google and Apple removed Parler from their app stores just days after the deadly riot at the Capitol, after the platform was found to be rife with posts about storming the building. The companies cited Parler’s lack of content moderation policies and public safety concerns in making the decision. 

Shortly afterward, Amazon Web Services suspended Parler’s platform, citing concerns the platform could not adequately screen out potential incendiary content, including material that incites violence. 

Read more about the letter[18]

TEXAS TARGETS TECH: The Texas Senate on Thursday passed a bill blocking social media platforms from banning residents based on their political views.

The Texas Tribune reported that Senate Bill 12 passed shortly after 2 a.m. on Thursday. The measure now heads to the state House, where there are two identical bills that have not moved out of their committee, according to the Tribune.[19]

The bill bans platforms from censoring a “user, a user’s expression, or a user’s ability to receive the expression of another person” based on their viewpoints or geographical location, according to its text. The measure also requires social media companies to publicly disclose information regarding their practices around how they target content for users, promote content and services and moderate content.[20]

Read more about the bill[21]

GOOGLE’S LATEST EFFORT TO FIGHT MISINFO: Google on Wednesday announced that it will be spending nearly $ 30 million in Europe to combat misinformation and fake news.

“Google is contributing €25 million to help launch the European Media and Information Fund to strengthen media literacy skills, fight misinformation and support fact checking,” Matt Brittin, the president of Google in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said in a blog post.[22]

The money is coupled with a commitment over the next five years to work with the European University Institute, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the European Digital Media Observatory.

Read more here[23]

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Lighter click: Ooh yuh get it I guess[24]

An op-ed to chew on: Flying blind: Data infrastructure needed to fight the next pandemic[25]

NOTABLE LINKS FROM AROUND THE WEB: 

Facebook Built the Perfect Platform for Covid Vaccine Conspiracies (Bloomberg / Sarah Frier and Sarah Kopit)[26]

Asian Americans in tech say they face ‘a unique flavor of oppression’ (Protocol / Megan Rose Dickey)[27]

The Right Curriculum? How PragerU Infiltrates Schools. (The American Prospect / Amelia Pollard)[28]

[email protected] (Rebecca Klar,Maggie Miller and Chris Mills Rodrigo)

Republicans press Google, Apple, Amazon on Parler removals

Top Republicans on the House and Senate antitrust committees sent letters to Google, Apple and Amazon pressing the tech giants over their actions to remove the fringe social media site Parler after the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. 

In a letter sent[1] Wednesday by Rep. Ken BuckKenneth (Ken) Robert BuckHouse panel advances bill to repeal 2002 war authorization 14 Republicans vote against resolution condemning Myanmar military coup Bipartisan group of lawmakers backs bill ‘to save local news’ MORE[3][4][5][6][7][2] (R-Colo.) and Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeThe Hill’s Morning Report – Biden shifts on filibuster GOP looks to squeeze Biden, Democrats on border Senate passes extension of popular small-business loan program MORE[9][10][11][12][13][8] (R-Utah), the lawmakers question whether the companies followed “procedural fairness” in pulling Parler. 

“The timing of steps taken against the Parler social network by your companies and that the actions seem to lack any of the procedural fairness typically afforded in the case of an alleged breach of contract create the appearance of close coordination,” they wrote.

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The Republicans also frame the actions as “three of the largest technology companies in the world” targeting “one small business.” 

Parler similarly leveled allegations that Amazon sought to limit the app’s market power in a complaint filed last month in Washington state court. The lawsuit was filed the same day Parler filed to dismiss its federal case against Amazon over the suspension. 

Google and Apple removed Parler from their app stores just days after the deadly riot at the Capitol, after the platform was found rife with posts about storming the building. The companies cited Parler’s lack of content moderation policies and public safety concerns in making the decision. 

Shortly afterward, Amazon Web Services suspended Parler’s platform citing concerns the platform could not adequately screen out potential incendiary content, including material that incites violence. 

Spokespeople for Amazon, Google and Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment in response to Buck and Lee’s letter. 

In their letter, the Republicans also note that Parler last week told the House Oversight Committee that the company flagged material[14] posted on its platform to the FBI before the violent insurrection at the Capitol. 

The Republicans are looking for detailed responses on the companies’ content policies and processes about reviewing or terminating deals with businesses. They also requested details about the notice given to Parler and further information about the decisions to take action against the platform. 

They requested a response no later than April 15. 

[email protected] (Rebecca Klar)