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Plague Inc is getting a mode that lets you save the world from a virus instead of spreading it

Ndemic Creations has been in the news a bunch lately, all because the developer made a game about a virus outbreak eight years ago. Back in February, Plague Inc was banned by the Cyberspace Administration of China during the coronavirus outbreak in the country. While the administration never confirmed a reason for banning the game, it was pretty clear the country's government wasn't a fan of a game where infecting the world with a virus is the goal. Well, as an answer to these strange events, Ndemic Creations has announced that a new mode is in the works for Plague Inc, and this time around, you'll be able to save the world from a virus instead of being tasked to infect it.

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If you binge watch enough Shark Week on your Fire tablet or TV, Amazon will give you $25

If you like seeing aquatic animals with sharp teeth using their enamel to great effect, Discovery is hosting another of its annual Shark Weeks right now and it's taking the opportunity to let Fire TV and tablet viewers "Stream it Forward." It has partnered with Amazon to donate up to $75,000 to the Discovery Oceana Shark Fund. If you happen to go for a swim by August 4, you might get a sweet $25 out of it, too, though you will have to navigate through some catches — and we're not talking about prawns.

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[Update: Assistant, too] You can now donate to charity from the Play Store on your phone

Google is rolling out a new feature to the Play Store, but this one isn't aimed at getting you to install more apps or give Google more money. Check out the new donation hub in the Play Store, and you can give money directly to charities doing good things in the world. Google says that 100% of your donation goes right to the organizations you choose.

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HELP is a new puzzle game collection that's raising money for War Child UK

HELP is a brand new puzzle game collection that contains titles from the likes of Gameloft, Sports Interactive, Wooga, Featherweight Games, and a couple of ex-Rovio developers. It has an upfront price of $2.99 that will grant you access to five different puzzlers, and the net proceeds will go to a charity called War Child UK.

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Facebook isn't all bad, brings in $1 billion for charities via fundraising tools

When a company has the reputation that Facebook has, it's unsurprising that it will want to point to anything positive it does when the opportunity arises. Today, the company has announced that its fundraising tools have been responsible for more the $1 billion making its way to various charitable causes.

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Facebook will allow select companies and organizations to post in 'Community Help' during a crisis

Facebook rolled out a special Community Help section last year to do some good during a crisis. It's intended as a way for users to offer assistance to each other including food, shelter, and so on. Now, Facebook is going to let certain businesses and organizations post in Community Help to do the same.

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BEAM is a $99 smart wearable button with an AMOLED screen

Every once in a while, you want to make sure that your opinion on a subject is perfectly clear. Pins have long been used for protests, elections, and other favored causes. The idea might not be for everyone, but I'm sure we're all familiar with the concept, at least. And now a company called BEAM Authentic has released a self-titled product that lets you broadcast anything from a customized message or logo to an endless stream of cat GIFs from a battery-powered AMOLED screen on your chest. 

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Racelink from the makers of Zombies, Run! is a virtual racing platform for brands and charities

Finding the motivation to put on your running shoes and get out to the street and, worse, start running can be tough. Zombies, Run! makes it fun by providing a back story and a "reason" for your run: Zombies are chasing you and your survival depends on running. It's thrilling and different enough that it could be the thing you need to start running and keep doing it every day. You might even get so passionate about it that you'd participate in the app's virtual races where you compete with real runners around the world.

Now the team behind Zombies, Run! is releasing a standalone app for these virtual races, but it's aimed at brands and charities.

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TraffickCam app fights human trafficking with crowdsourced photos of hotel rooms

Each year in the US, it's estimated that somewhere between ten and twenty thousand people are victims of human trafficking, mostly for some form of prostitution or abusive labor. A disproportionate amount of these victims are women, children, and immigrants. Law enforcement agencies and non-profit groups all over the country attempt to stop the trade of human lives, but the clandestine nature of the operators and the cooperation of apparently legitimate businesses makes actual tracking and prosecution difficult, and only a tiny fraction of the estimated victims are freed.

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Humble Bundle Teams Up With Cartoon Network To Offer New Mobile Bundle Including Ski Safari: Adventure Time, Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake, And More

Are you ready to buy some new games at a very reasonable price? Are you ready to support charity while you do it? Do you like cartoons? If you answered yes to any of the above, have we got something for you—the new Humble Mobile Bundle features a ton of games from Cartoon Network and it's a good selection.

2015-02-02 13_21_43-Humble Cartoon Network Mobile Bundle (pay what you want and help charity)

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