• During Covid, Eating Disorder Patients Turn to Apps

    Heather was 14 years old when an eating disorder took over her life. Twelve years and one global pandemic later, mandated shelter-in-place orders terminated the in-person care she had come to rely on. “As soon as Covid happened, I wasn’t able to go into the clinic anymore to meet with my clinicians,” she says of the team of doctors, therapists, psychiatrists, and nutritionists who often work collaboratively in traditional treatment settings. “Outpatient treatment was four days a week. After I finished, I went from a lot of contact to just having one appointment once a week—that’s something I really struggled with.” With many medical facilities indefinitely closed, there was only one practical option: Head to the App Store.

    In February, Heather, who asked to be identified only by her first name, downloaded Recovery Record, perhaps the best-known eating disorder treatment app. Launched in 2011, the app uses cognitive behavioral

  • Epic’s decision to bypass Apple’s App Store policies were dishonest, says US judge

    A US judge hearing arguments in Epic’s antitrust lawsuit against Apple has criticized the game developer’s decision to breach its contract with the iPhone maker by pushing a version of Fortnite with a custom payment system onto the App Store. The decision resulted in Apple removing Fortnite from the App Store.

    During a hearing on Monday with both companies, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California expressed skepticism about Epic’s arguments, particularly its claim that it did not pose a security threat to Apple because it is a well-established company and partner.

    “You did something, you lied about it by omission, by not being forthcoming. That’s the security issue. That’s the security issue!” Rogers told Epic, according to a report from CNN. “There are a lot of people in the public who consider you guys heroes for what you guys

  • Over 500 people were scammed by this Malaysian couple with fake holiday packages

    The Malaysian police have recently caught a husband and wife duo behind a syndicate that targets and scams people into purchasing fake holiday “deals” and “packages”.

    Although many were victims to the syndicate, Malaysian police were able to make the link when many victims came forward. Some of the victims even included medical frontliners.

    According to the Selangor Commercial Crime Investigation Department, a total of 519 people had fallen prey to the scam just in the state of Selangor.

    In The Star, Superintendent Shafa’aton Abu Bakar said that the police were on high alert when a nurse was scammed by purchasing one of the “special packages” on September 13, 2020.

    The nurse saw an advert on WhatsApp via a group with her colleagues about a holiday package to Port Dickson for between RM88 and RM499 and she contacted the company.

    The syndicate then offered her a place as an