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Fortnite: A fortnight in my 40s in Battle Royale

Fortnite: A fortnight in my 40s in Battle Royale

Technology
I leap from the battle bus and land in the middle of what appears to be a deserted island, carrying only a pickaxe as a weapon. As I start running, I hear the sound of gunshots in the distance. Almost immediately I'm dodging bullets and suddenly I'm dead - shot by one of the other 99 players on the island.I'm playing Fortnite, the video game phenomenon. According to developer Epic Games, more than 125 million other players are also in its grip.It's the first time I've properly dedicated myself to a game since Tomb Raider in the 1990s, when I was a 20-something rather than the 40-something I am today. Battle Royale is Fortnite's most popular mode. One hundred of us collect weapons, build defences ...
RBI seeks update on payments data storage every fortnight

RBI seeks update on payments data storage every fortnight

Finance
NEW DELHI: Amid concern around data security, the Reserve Bank of India is learnt to have asked payment services firms to provide an update on action taken by them to store transaction data in the country in every fortnight. "You are hereby advised to inform the status of ensuring compliance...The same shall be submitted by June 8, 2018, followed by an update on progress at fortnightly intervals thereafter," the RBI said in the letter referring to its order dated April 6, 2018. A payment bank official on the condition of anonymity confirmed receipt of the RBI letter. According to the order issued on April 6, all payment system providers including payments bank, payment gateways are required to ensure that full end-to-end transaction details relating to payment systems operated by them a...