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Angry Tech News #19: Shatterproof Database

Another Y2k bug, NFT Paparazzi, Crow lasers, Safari data leak, Woke word processors, the end of SGX, and the Cybertruck delayed.

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y2k22 Exchange server bug
https://www.bitdefender.com/blog/hotforsecurity/microsoft-rolls-out-emergency-fix-for-exchange-y2k22-bug-that-affects-email-delivery/

NFT-enabled paparazzi
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2022-01-17-gaming-youtubers-have-had-their-likenesses-stolen-and-sold-as-nfts

Sunnyvale crows about crows
https://nypost.com/2022/01/18/california-town-resorts-to-lasers-to-stop-1000-pooping-crows/

Safari data leak
https://fingerprintjs.com/blog/indexeddb-api-browser-vulnerability-safari-15/

Microsoft Word Woke Checker feature
https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2022/01/microsoft-offices-new-woke-spellchecker-is-perfectly-fine-and-will-cause-nobody-to-freak-out/
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10398999/Blacklist-postman-mankind-just-words-wont-fly-Microsofts-woke-filter.html

SGX Deprecation
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-intel-chips-wont-play-blu-ray-disks-due-to-sgx-deprecation/

Cybertruck delayed
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10398845/Tesla-removes-promise-2022-production-maligned-Cybertruck-website.html

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Angry Tech News #18: Cartridge Leather

Radio Shack is back, Backfiring printer DRM, Crypto-mining security suite, and a rarely-spotted Powershell bug

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Radio Shack to become a crypto brand
https://docs.radioshack.com/radioshack-defi/fundamentals/why-radioshack-in-crypto

Canon sells chipless ink, tells customers to bypass DRM
https://boingboing.net/2022/01/08/forced-by-shortages-to-sell-chipless-cartridges-canon-tells-customers-how-to-bypass-drm-warnings.html

Norton Crypto FAQ
https://community.norton.com/en/forums/faq-norton-crypto

Krebs on 7-month-old news
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2022/01/norton-360-now-comes-with-a-cryptominer/

Grumpy Old Bens #165
https://grumpyoldbens.com/2021/06/04/episode-165-woke-donuts/

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Angry Tech News #17: Waterproof Fahrenheit

CES Rundown of useless crap, Tumblr app censorship, and AAA discovers what EV owners already know.

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CES 2022 shortened one day
https://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/how-to-watch-ces-2022-big-reveals-live-from-home/

Samsung grasping for features for its new TVs
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/01/samsungs-2022-tvs-get-144-hz-support-and-a-built-in-nft-marketplace/

Kohler combines plumbing and apps
https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/3/22858257/kohler-ces-2022-smart-bathroom-perfectfill

Tumblr ios app censored
https://9to5mac.com/2021/12/30/tumblr-ios-app-search/

AAA study shows EVs far less useful outside California
https://anewspost.com/electric-cars-useless-in-cold-weather/

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Angry Tech News #16: Browse Driving

Alexa engagement, new DuckDuckGo browser, and Tesla in hot water for giving its customers more choice.

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Amazon Echo’s high attrition rates
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-12-22/amazon-s-voice-controlled-smart-speaker-alexa-can-t-hold-customer-interest-docs

DDG to release “private” browser
https://spreadprivacy.com/duckduckgo-2021-review/

NHTSA investigating Tesla for accidentally allowing freedom of choice
https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-opens-investigation-into-580000-tesla-vehicles-over-game-feature-2021-12-22/

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Angry Tech News #15: Disney Radiation

Youtube TV drops Disney, F-Secure breaks another IoT device, Protecting yourself from ionizing radiation, and “miscellaneous” headlines

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No deal between Youtube TV and Disney
https://www.theverge.com/2021/12/18/22836949/disney-youtube-tv-channels-deal
Sports cable numbers
https://www.killthecablebill.com/blog/cable-subscribers-paid-3-5-billion-live-sports/
F-Secure vs home COVID test
https://labs.f-secure.com/blog/faking-a-positive-covid-test
ANVS warning about radioactive products (Dutch)
https://www.autoriteitnvs.nl/actueel/nieuws/2021/12/16/heeft-u-een-quantum-pendant-anti-5g-hanger-of-negatief-ionen-sieraad-of-slaapmasker-leg-deze-veilig-weg
BBC write-up about ANVS story
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-59703523
TP-Link routers hidden SSID
https://jahed.dev/2021/12/19/hidden-networks-in-tp-link-routers/
California solar bait and switch
https://apnews.com/article/science-business-environment-and-nature-california-utilities-1bc5070157e0fb4f0c216f8b1dd1daee
Reddit IPO
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-59678451
5G interferes with airplanes
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-59737194

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Angry Tech News #14: Logging Emergencies

Log4j vulnerability explained, Android system is vulnerable to its own apps, Qualcomm finds yet another way to creep you out, and a new feature in the No Agenda podcast community.

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No Agenda Stream
https://noagendastream.com

Log4Shell
https://www.lunasec.io/docs/blog/log4j-zero-day/

Microsoft Teams bug disables emergency calls on Android
https://9to5google.com/2021/12/10/android-emergency-calling-bug/
https://redd.it/r4xz1f
https://www.androidpolice.com/notifications-feeling-sluggish-this-popular-android-game-may-be-to-blame/

Qualcomm Snapdragon Creepycam
https://www.techradar.com/news/why-qualcomm-believes-its-new-always-on-camera-for-phones-isnt-a-security-risk

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Angry Tech News #13: Stolen Onion

Google Censorship, Tor not as secret as you thought, Airtags in auto theft, and 70% of a broadband prices rant

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Google voluntarily memoryholes TPB in NL
https://torrentfreak.com/google-removes-pirate-bay-domains-from-search-results-citing-dutch-court-order-211130/

KAX17 network of Tor nodes
https://therecord.media/a-mysterious-threat-actor-is-running-hundreds-of-malicious-tor-relays/

Apple Airtags used for auto theft
https://www.yrp.ca/en/Modules/News/index.aspx?newsId=167fa5b3-3583-431d-8cc0-91e49aee3bff

Broadband costs per month, by country
https://www.comparethemarket.com/broadband/content/global-broadband-index/

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Angry Tech News #12: Journalism Monopolist

Windows 11 adoption numbers: real and imaginary, Windows All vulnerabilities, Amazon and Visa spat all over UK citizens, and Quad9 is forced into censorship

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Windows 11 adoption numbers
https://www.techradar.com/news/barely-anyone-has-upgraded-to-windows-11-survey-claims
https://www.onmsft.com/news/windows-11-inches-closer-to-10-market-share-in-latest-adduplex-survey
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/products/windows-10-home-and-pro

Zero-day in Windows installer
https://www.pcmag.com/news/all-versions-of-windows-are-vulnerable-to-a-new-zero-day-exploit
https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2021/11/29/microsoft-windows-10-windows-11-warning-zero-day-hack-new-attack-update-windows/
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/satya-nadella-sells-half-microsoft-224436215.html

Amazon vs Visa
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-59306200
https://techcrunch.com/2021/11/17/amazon-says-it-will-stop-accepting-uk-issued-visa-credit-cards-on-january-19th/

Quad9 and DNS censorship
https://torrentfreak.com/sony-wins-pirate-site-blocking-order-against-dns-resolver-quad9-210621/
https://www.quad9.net/news/press/german-court-rules-against/

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Angry Tech News #11: Fungible Modders

Fingerprint hacks, DNA harvested from COVID tests, A massive NFT leak, cranky but ineffective Activision employees, and what happens when a company decides to take back a modding community (hint: lawyers get involved)

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Spoofing a fingerprint scanner with a laser printer and some elmers glue
https://blog.kraken.com/post/11905/your-fingerprint-can-be-hacked-for-5-heres-how/

The NFT Bay “pirates” every NFT
https://www.vice.com/en/article/xgdxvw/someone-made-a-pirate-bay-for-nfts
https://thenftbay.org

Cignpost covid testing company sells DNA data taken from nasal swabs
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/11/14/covid-test-firm-sell-swabs-carrying-customers-dna/

Take-Two and Rockstar Take their own modding community to court
https://torrentfreak.com/gta-modders-to-court-our-game-fixes-enhancements-are-fair-use-211116/
https://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/grand-theft-auto-the-trilogy—the-definitive-edition

Bobby Kotick petition
https://www.theverge.com/2021/11/18/22789679/activision-blizzard-ceo-bobby-kotick-employees-petition-removal

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Angry Tech News #10: Weed Zombie

The world’s most sought-after iPhone, a Call of Duty hotfix, unspecified BIOS vulnerabilities, a fully-autonomous gardening laser, and supercharger slumming!

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USB-C iphone sells for $86001
https://www.theverge.com/2021/11/12/22777988/usb-c-iphone-x-lightning-ebay-auction-86001
https://github.com/kenp-io/not-for-iphone-usb-c/tree/master/ip-x

Call of Duty Vanguard hotfix to remove pages of Quran
https://www.pcgamer.com/activision-apologises-as-call-of-duty-vanguard-removes-bloodstained-quran-pages/

Intel processor vulnerabilities – update your BIOS if you’re able
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/high-severity-bios-flaws-affect-numerous-intel-processors/

Using lasers to control weeds
https://www.agweb.com/news/crops/crop-production/weed-wars-laser-beam-technology-may-fundamentally-change-farming
https://carbonrobotics.com/laserweeding-technology

Tesla opens superchargers to other EVs in NL
https://www.tesla.com/support/non-tesla-supercharging

GM to install 40k EV stations in US/CA
https://www.engadget.com/gm-community-level-2-ev-charging-stations-201232330.html
https://media.gm.com/media/us/en/gm/news.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2021/oct/1026-ultium-charger.html