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DEFINITION: Internet addiction is a psychological disorder proposed for inclusion in DSM-V (the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth revision), which is scheduled for publication in 2011. Korean researchers are developing a standard psychological tool called the K-scale to diagnose Internet addiction and measure its severity.According to Dr. Jerald Block,  … 
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SG North Tackles Chargebacks and Terms of Service Violations
sponsored by iovation, Inc.
CASE STUDY: This case study features an online game development and publishing company who is on a mission to keep their games safe for players, and keep fraudsters away.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

iovation, Inc.

Dissecting the XWM Trojan Kit: A Peek at China's Growing Underground Online Gaming Economy
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This research paper introduces a popular online gaming Trojan kit known as the "Xiang Wei Ma (XWM) Kit," which roughly translates to "Rattle Trojan," that targets popular online games in China.
Posted: 26 Oct 2010 | Published: 26 Oct 2010

Trend Micro, Inc.

Social Gaming in the Cloud: A Business White Paper
sponsored by RightScale
WHITE PAPER: Major gaming publishers such as Zynga, Crowdstar and Playfish use RightScale to scale to tens of millions of players per day. RightScale has the experience and tailored solution for launching and managing social games on the cloud.
Posted: 01 Sep 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 2010

RightScale

Entraction Uses Device Reputation to Carry Out "Zero Tolerance" for Fraud
sponsored by iovation, Inc.
CASE STUDY: Entraction has no reservations about the effectiveness and efficiencies that are possible using device fingerprinting paired with device reputation; this is real data pulled from the user's computer, coupled with fact-based evidence of fraud from that computer's past. Read this case study to learn about how Entraction is fighting fraud.
Posted: 09 Jun 2009 | Published: 09 Jun 2009

iovation, Inc.

Akamai Insight: Time to Market Matters for Online Video Media
sponsored by Akamai Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Akamai, with Stream OS, provides a streamlined video distribution workflow and a scalable, global distribution platform to get more media to market, faster than ever.
Posted: 20 May 2008 | Published: 01 May 2008

Akamai Technologies
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ONLINE GAMING DEFINITION (continued): …  who recommends Internet addiction for inclusion in the manual, the proposed disorder exhibits four common characteristics of addiction:Excessive use, which may be accompanied by impaired sense of the passage of time and/or neglecting basic drives (such as hunger or the need for sleep).Withdrawal (when prevented from going online), which may be manifested as anger, tension or depression.Tolerance, which in the case of Internet addiction may be indicated by longer use or a perceived need for upgrades or new software.Negative repercussions to the behavior, which may include arguments, fatigue, … 
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