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When 3,100 teachers were surveyed by the Gates Foundation in November 2015 about the biggest barriers to using digital resources, the most common response was “My students do not have access to technology outside of the classroom.”The lack of access to high-speed internet and its impact on learning
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UPDATE: Teams are now seeing their badges.  Thanks to +Niantic for listening to the community who cares so much about the game that they participate in every event however they can.  And thanks for the official responses in this thread acknowledging the POC's role in organizing and crediting agents.

As stated below, if anyone still has issues, I suggest reaching out to your the city/faction POCs for the site you were involved with.

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+Ingress +Niantic +NIA Ops We are hearing some troubling information about a decision announced Tuesday (3 days after the anomaly) to not grant (or even revoke) Abaddon badges for remote recharge teams and related off-site support.  This was supposedly said by someone from Niantic and we have confirmed agents have lost their badges they previously had - even folks who had been on ground teams in Boston but were remote recharge in Charlotte had their badges revoked!

I'd like to hear some official word on who exactly is getting their badges revoked or who no longer qualifies?  This decision was made after-the-fact.  Based on what we've heard - remote rechargers, operators, lane clearers, blockers, strategic fielders, shard teams, key mules and organizing leadership may all have their badges revoked or not granted if they weren't physically in one of the 4 cities on site the day of the anomaly -- IS THIS TRUE?
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Or why not switch up the cities so people that can't travel far have a chance at participating. They use the same cities all the time.
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TOS updated.  Several changes.  Officially, an age restriction is back (13+).
 
Niantic updated it's Terms of Service recently.
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1.85.1 is rolling out and includes the store... but they have to turn it on server side 
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The amazing work of Niantic on building the largest Augmented Reality world, Ingress, is now being pivoted and joined into one of the biggest gaming franchises and brands - the world of Pokémon!
Travel between the real world and the virtual world of Pokémon with Pokémon GO for iPhone and Android devices! With Pokémon GO, you'll discover Pokémon in a whole new world—your own! Pokémon GO will use real location information to encourage players to search far and wide in the real world to ...
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Great story where we (at Kajeet) are making a difference!!!  +KajeetforEdu
AFFTON, Mo. (KMOV.com) - Affton High School is helping students without access to wireless Internet at home stay connected to the worldwide web.Officials developed a program to give every high scho...
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Love this artwork and the spirit behind it!
 
Srsly guys. I'm tired of all of it.

Stop turning a blind eye to cheaters when their actions benefit your faction. And to the rest, please don't blame the rest of the team for a couple bad apples. 
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💚 it.

Some of the players I have met are delightful people, so that has been enough to keep me engaged.

But, the rampant cheating (spoofing, scraping, trespassing, multi-accounting) really sucks the enjoyment out of this game for me. That Niantic can't be bothered to address reports in a timely manner or implement some basic audit algorithms to highlight suspicious activity doesn't help.
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New intel on +Yuri Alaric Nagassa but I am not sure what to make of it.  Backstory: Yuri is the one that coined the term "Shapers" (http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/01/item/nagassa.html) and hasn't posted on his profile since February.  Perhaps he disappeared and is part of the Flash Shard event coming up?  +H. Richard Loeb has two posts that mention Yuri and connect him to +Hank Johnson (https://plus.google.com/u/0/+HRichardLoeb/posts/iuK9x3wrvgm and https://plus.google.com/u/0/+HRichardLoeb/posts/RRCf6BgD6Hd)

A local agent hacked a media linking what looks like one of +Hank Johnson 's breadcrumbs to +Yuri Alaric Nagassa :

http://storage.googleapis.com/objx/lrg/viatorjourney/qwBkuT690t5s7SvVqKr89sCi4k7QTs4xdnptpcBNA2r0dTapHKHhQxOrIB6MNye3.png
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Awesome. Thanks for the portal link and the history behind it, +Michael Flood . Sounds like we need to keep our eyes open still when we're visiting ancient american sites. 
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I love the idea behind this community and thus I don't intend to leave.  I honestly only get caught up here rarely, so it isn't any "burden" on me to be in here.  I love X-Faction events.  I love X-Faction banter too (the "smack talk" category here).  I'd love to see us work towards organizing bigger things like FS or Mission Days or campaigning for a primary anomaly site! There are lots of ways we can work together as a community.

I also realize that in any community you sometimes have to discuss the "bad apples".  It sucks, but is perhaps a necessity at times.  When we do, let's all remember that anyone posting here is A) a real person and B) cares enough to be active in this community. Beyond that, our opinions of each other may vary as much as we vary as individuals.  Just keep it friendly. 

In any community I have been in, it is also a good idea to discuss things with individuals personally (hence why more X-Faction events would be good) than online.  If the first someone hears of an accusation is in a public forum, expect them to get defensive - its natural.

Now, how about that Primary Anomaly Site Campaign?
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+Michael Flood we don't control whether or not we're picked for anomaly sites, however Atlanta has been one of the lucky cities to be chosen as an anomaly site on multiple occasions.  First we were a Satellite location for Minotaur, then shortly after we were a Primary for 13Magnus (the repercussions of that story are still lingering for those who follow).  The last anomaly series, Shonin, had us as a Secondary site and I wouldn't be surprised if we were chosen as a Primary within the next 3 series to come.  There are a lot of cities out there to choose from and everyone wants a chance to be involved.  Our time will come ... again.

Regarding IngressFS and MissionDay ... we don't lack interested players.  What we lack are people willing to step up and organize.  Many of us have the time to attend, but not necessarily the time to organize.  I encourage anyone interested in organizing these events to speak up and gather your support team.  I'd love to see these happen more often.
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Intel suggestions for +NIA Ops

As someone routinely laughed at for never using IITC (since it is a supposedly ban-worthy offense) I have always relied on stock Intel for everything from planning a day of hacking to planning ops (I cheered when the link tools were put in).  I can no longer do these things due to the changes to Intel - which is now even slower than it was before portals were taken away.

But, I want to make some positive suggestions... So here goes... apologies if these have been suggested before.

1. Provide an option to disable the COMM.  This would remove load times on the COMM within the map view.

2. Make showing portals, links or links of a certain length into optional layers you can turn on or off.  This would include the option to only show portals and NOT links (useful for building links using the link tools).

3. Get this out of the browser and make an app for Intel.  It doesn't need to be in the Ingress scanner but that would be cool too.  Alternatively, just bless IITC so rule-abiding ppl like me have a real option.

4. When you draw a link using the draw tools, make it so that mousing over that link will show the number of blocking links.  This helps you know if you need to zoom in and follow the entire lane to find a tiny unshown link or not.

5. Provide a version (or option) of the intel map with the portals but without live status info.  I.e. - allowing you to build your dream fields without the constant refreshing.  Then you could turn on the "live" view to see what is in the way.  This should significantly reduce load times to scroll around the map and build your links.

6. Since you are logged into Intel and it knows you, have an option to highlight (as a layer or separate symbol/color/whatever) portals for which you have a key in your inventory.

For me, one of Intel's biggest problems is that it is trying to be too many things for too many people instead of allowing the user to determine how they want to use it.  If my goal is to find portals or portal clusters in my city, that is very different from wanting to plan a fielding op over my state or from wanting to scan for enemy fields to take down.  Allowing the users to determine the content they want to see, vs. pre-determining that based on "zoom level" would be a better UX and would also reduce load times and server load for many use cases.
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It would also be useful to be able to "set" the origin portal using the built in draw tools and clear it separately. This is useful if you need to draw to many destinations far away without scrolling and zooming as much. Eliminating that also reduces server drain. 
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Alumnus of Georgia Tech, Emory, AIESEC and AFS.  Still volunteering with AIESEC on their Board of Advisors. Worked in Telecom since 2000, mostly for Tier-1 carriers (Nextel, Sprint, AT&T) and now for a start-up (Kajeet) from whence the worlds change will emanate. ;)

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