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Angry Tech News #39: Broadband Gasoline

Streaming quarterly reports, Smarthomes working for the government, another reason to turn off wi-fi, and some headlines

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Google and Amazon pillage your data in an “emergency”
https://www.cnet.com/home/security/ring-google-and-the-police-what-to-know-about-emergency-requests-for-video-footage/

Ring E2EE
https://support.ring.com/hc/en-us/articles/360054941511-Understanding-Video-End-to-End-Encryption-E2EE-

Spotify Q2: Users up, revenue down
https://www.engadget.com/spotify-q2-2022-113946036.html

Disney beats subscriber growth projections, raises prices to compensate
https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/10/media/disney-price-ads/index.html

Wifi smartphone probing exposes a ton of data
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/wifi-probing-exposes-smartphone-users-to-tracking-info-leaks/

Starlink bid for $885M in public funds rejected
https://techcrunch.com/2022/08/10/fcc-denies-starlinks-application-for-885m-subsidy/

Google Fiber resumes rollout
https://fiber.google.com/blog/2022/08/whats-next-for-google-fiber.html

VLC banned in India
https://analyticsindiamag.com/why-was-vlc-banned/

Meta sues Facebook
https://www.theverge.com/2022/7/19/23270164/meta-augmented-reality-facebook-lawsuit

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Angry Tech News #38: Iconic Faceprint

TikTok, Twitter, and Ubisoft screw their users, European government screws everyone, a way to defeat air gaps, yet another NPM supply chain attack, and a new product that will help you reach your inner cyborg!

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TikTok bends over your privacy
https://www.engadget.com/fcc-commissioner-google-facebook-ban-tik-tok-064559992.html
https://www.pandasecurity.com/en/mediacenter/security/tiktok-privacy-faceprints/

Firefox starts stripping tracking tags from URLs
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-firefox-privacy-feature-strips-urls-of-tracking-parameters/

Smart contact lenses
https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnkoetsier/2022/05/18/mojo-visions-smart-contact-lens-ready-for-real-world-testing/

Ubisoft shows who really owns your games
https://www.pcgamesn.com/assassins-creed-liberation-steam

Twitter has no ethics
https://therecord.media/twitter-apologizes-for-abusing-user-security-information-after-150-million-ftc-settlement/

Iconburst NPM supply chain attack
https://blog.reversinglabs.com/blog/iconburst-npm-software-supply-chain-attack-grabs-data-from-apps-websites

DMA, DSA pass EU parliament
https://epic.org/european-parliament-adopts-dsa-dma/

ETSC mandates black boxes
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/today-all-new-vehicles-eu-will-have-surveillance-black-boxes

Using SATA cable to defeat air gaps
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/air-gapped-systems-leak-data-via-sata-cable-wifi-antennas/

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Angry Tech News #37: Unlocking Deathtraps

Tesla vs. Bluetooth, T-Mobile vs. Privacy, Netflix vs. the circling drain, Internet Explorer vs. Oblivion, and Toyota vs. Physics

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Tesla hack allows new keys to be authorized when NFC card is used
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2022/06/hackers-out-to-steal-a-tesla-can-create-their-very-own-personal-key/
https://www.teslakee.com/

Goodnight, Internet Explorer
https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2022/06/15/internet-explorer-11-has-retired-and-is-officially-out-of-support-what-you-need-to-know/

Netflix to introduce ad tier
https://metro.co.uk/2022/06/27/n-16896753/

T-Mobile sells you via your app usage
https://www.adexchanger.com/mobile/t-mobile-rebrands-its-ad-biz-and-navigates-the-perilous-line-between-programmatic-and-privacy/
https://youradchoices.com/appchoices

Toyota EVs recalled
https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/toyota-recalls-2700-electric-vehicles-2022-06-23/

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Angry Tech News #36: Cringe Conference

WWDC roundup and Seth’s Ape

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Seth misplaces his NFT
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/seth-green/ar-AAXTHT9
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/spoke-owner-seth-greens-stolen-133938735.html
https://www.wired.com/story/seth-green-bored-ape-nft-stolen/

WWDC new features
https://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/ios-16-release-date-new-features-everything-we-know-from-wwdc/

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Angry Tech News #35: Department Availability

End of a pod era, Apple enables rate inflation, iphone and bluetooth vulnerabilities, and Coinbase spooks its customers

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Apple stops making ipods
https://www.reuters.com/technology/apple-pull-plug-ipod-after-20-years-2022-05-10/

Apple changes app price hikes from opt-in to opt-out
https://www.businessinsider.in/tech/apps/news/a/articleshow/91612137.cms

iphone low-power-mode vulnerabilities
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2022/05/researchers-devise-iphone-malware-that-runs-even-when-device-is-turned-off/

Bluetooth link-level relay attack
https://electrek.co/2022/05/17/tesla-singled-out-bluetooth-hack-unlock-cars/

Coinbase almost fulfils its own prophecy
https://nypost.com/2022/05/11/coinbase-warns-customers-they-may-lose-crypto-if-company-goes-bankrupt/

Netflix begins layoffs
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/digital/netflix-layoffs-1235148614/

Google Russia warns bankruptcy
https://www.usnews.com/news/technology/articles/2022-05-18/googles-russian-subsidiary-files-for-bankruptcy-document

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Angry Tech News #34: Quarterly Incomprehensible

Russia takes Silicon Valley to court, Investors take Silicon Valley to court, SEC takes Silicon Valley to court, Ransomware shuts down college, Ransomware shuts down planting season, Instagram gets NFTs, Discord Hackers get NFTs, and Xbox sucks!

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Angry Tech News #33: Ponzi Cinema

Russian theaters do what they must to survive, Google has a bug, Apple hates developers, Browser numbers, New Google AMP features from Brave, and the most disgusting NFT story I’ve ever told

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Russian cinemas turn to piracy
https://torrentfreak.com/russian-cinemas-are-showing-pirated-movies-downloaded-from-torrents-220502/

Russia pulls out of ISS
https://www.ibtimes.com/russia-pulls-out-international-space-station-amid-mounting-sanctions-report-3491322

Google store credits are smaller than they appear
https://9to5google.com/2022/05/01/google-store-credit-500/

Apple hates stable niche apps
https://developer.apple.com/news/?id=gi6npkmf

Statcounter browser share numbers
https://gs.statcounter.com/browser-market-share/desktop/worldwide/#monthly-202103-202204

Anti-AMP features from Brave and DDG
https://www.theregister.com/2022/04/21/brave_duckduckgo_google_amp/

Yuga breaks ethereum
https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/crypto/how-bored-ape-yacht-club-broke-ethereum/

BAYC Instagram hacked
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/k/ar-AAWAJ0j

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Angry Tech News #32: Absolutist Spark

The end of the Chevy Spark EV, the end of an era for Netflix, and the end of the world for Twitter!

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Musk purchases twitter
https://techcrunch.com/2022/04/24/elon-musk-twitter-offer-timeline/

No replacement battery for Chevy Spark EV
https://www.ev-resource.com/blog/gm-kills-support-for-the-spark-ev-no-battery-replacement-available

Netflix drops subscribers. Stock market piles on.
https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/20/netflix-plunges-trading-subscriber-loss.html

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Angry Tech News #31: Mute Gatekeeper

Dumb homes, How a mute button works, Riding the NFT hype wave all the way down, and a deeper analysis on European law than I ever wanted to do!

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Mute doesn’t necessarily mean mute
https://news.wisc.edu/youre-muted-or-are-you-videoconferencing-apps-may-listen-even-when-mic-is-off/
https://thenextweb.com/news/muting-your-mic-doesnt-stop-big-tech-recording-your-audio

Dorsey NFT flops
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/w/ar-AAWglx0

Insteon fails its existence-check
https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/334350-insteon-kills-servers-without-warning-bricks-smart-home-devices
https://www.wired.com/story/insteon-shutdown/

Digital Markets Act
https://www.msn.com/en-my/money/topstories/t/ar-AAW9LP8
https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20220315IPR25504/deal-on-digital-markets-act-ensuring-fair-competition-and-more-choice-for-users
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:52020PC0842&from=en
https://www.reuters.com/technology/exclusive-eu-regulators-send-extra-antitrust-charge-apple-music-streaming-probe-2022-04-11/
https://www.engadget.com/korea-kcc-app-store-law-google-external-payments-114054384.html

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Angry Tech News #30: Cluster Unthinkable

AI-generated text is spam, Isle of Wight finds a way to spice up vehicle charging, hacks, hacks, hacks, and hacks!

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Reboot Tuesday
https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-april-2022-patch-tuesday-two-zero-day-vulnerabilities-tackled/

Google confirms AIs create spam
https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-says-ai-generated-content-is-against-guidelines/444916/

Isle of Wight charging stations suddenly worth watching
https://news.sky.com/story/isle-of-wight-councils-electric-car-charging-points-hacked-to-show-porn-12584211

Hacking story that has almost nothing to do with adult sites
https://www.techradar.com/news/hackers-hijack-adult-websites-to-infect-victims-with-malware

Phishing Microsoft accounts using Microsoft’s own certificates
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/phishing-uses-azure-static-web-pages-to-impersonate-microsoft/

Microsoft vs Russian sovereignty
https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2022/04/07/cyberattacks-ukraine-strontium-russia/

US AG admits to computer espionage
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/06/us/politics/us-russia-malware-cyberattacks.html

VMWare zero-day
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hackers-exploit-critical-vmware-cve-2022-22954-bug-patch-now/