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Angry Tech News #5: Concrete Inductor

A deep-dive into wireless EV charging, plus obligatory commentary on Facebook outage, Windows 11, Twitch and Nieman Marcus data breaches

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Windows 11 Launch
https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2021/08/31/windows-11-available-on-october-5/

Twitch leak
https://www.androidpolice.com/twitchtv-just-got-leaked-in-its-entirety-heres-what-you-should-do/

Nieman Marcus leak https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20211004/06290247692/neiman-marcus-breach-exposes-data-46-million-users.shtml

Whitmer announcement
https://www.michiganbusiness.org/press-releases/2021/09/whitmer-announces-initiative-nation-leading-wireless-ev-charging-infrastructure-michigan/

Indiana project
https://techxplore.com/news/2021-07-indiana-magment-magnetized-concrete-electric.html

Cambridge transit zero-emissions
https://www.cambridgeday.com/2021/10/09/mbta-plans-removal-of-buses-overhead-wires-and-a-fleet-overhaul-transit-group-isnt-aboard/

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Angry Tech News #4: Manifest Transit

Airtags as a security hole, ApplePay as a security hole, The end of useful browser extensions, and Down With Proprietary Charging cables

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Airtag phishing attack: https://medium.com/@bobbyrsec/zero-day-hijacking-icloud-credentials-with-apple-airtags-stored-xss-6997da43a216

https://screenrant.com/airtag-track-stalk-people-apple-privacy-features-explained/

ApplePay Express Transit mode hacked
https://threatpost.com/apple-pay-visa-hacked-locked-iphones/175229/

Google to kill Manifest v2
https://www.theregister.com/2021/09/27/google_chrome_manifest_v2_extensions/

Brazil fines Apple for not including charger
https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/09/27/brazil-will-fine-apple-again-for-not-including-charger-with-iphone-13

One charger to rule them all
https://www.reuters.com/business/media-telecom/eu-plans-one-mobile-charging-port-all-setback-apple-2021-09-23/

I wasn’t kidding about this one
https://www.komando.com/gadgets/iphone-11-charging-slower-and-why/602882/

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Angry Tech News #3: Polkadot Biometrics

Microsoft goes paswordless, Apple seeks to cure depression, another root cert expires, and China goes nuclear on crypto

Links:

IdenTrust vs. the Internet
https://scotthelme.co.uk/lets-encrypt-old-root-expiration/
https://crt.sh/?Identity=%25&iCAID=16418

Microsoft vs. Passwords

https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/2021/09/15/the-passwordless-future-is-here-for-your-microsoft-account/
https://puri.sm/posts/microsoft-ruined-passwords-now-aims-for-a-passwordless-future/

Apple vs. the mentally ill
https://www.rt.com/usa/535475-apple-mental-illness-detector-hypocrisy/
http://www.bing.com/news/search?q=Using+an+array+of+sensor+data+that+includes+mobility%2c+physical+activity%2c+sleep+patterns%2c+typing+behavior+and+more%2c+researchers+hope+they+can+tease+out+digital+signals+associated+with+the+target+conditions+so+that+algorithms+can+be+created+to+detect+them+reliably%2c+the+people+said.+Apple+hopes+that+would+become+the+basis+for+unique+features+for+its+devices%2c+according+to+the+people+and+documents

China vs. Progress
https://www.reuters.com/world/china/china-central-bank-vows-crackdown-cryptocurrency-trading-2021-09-24/

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Angry Tech News #2 – Friday, 17 Sep 2021

Apple vs Epic, Apple vs kiddie porn, Apple vs. the Environment, ProtonMail isn’t so private after all, and Tesla offers FSD only to drivers who don’t need it.

Links:

Epic v. Apple verdict
https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cand.364265/gov.uscourts.cand.364265.812.0_2.pdf

Apple abuses CSAM filter
https://www.apple.com/child-safety/

Apple censors Russian voting app
https://9to5mac.com/2021/09/17/apple-giving-into-russia-csam/

Apple shareholders pushing for right to repair
https://9to5mac.com/2021/09/16/aapl-shareholder-resolution-repair/

Protonmail gives up IP address of user
https://techcrunch.com/2021/09/06/protonmail-logged-ip-address-of-french-activist-after-order-by-swiss-authorities/

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/protonmail-scandal-tarnishes-swiss-privacy-reputation-/46952640

Tesla releases FSD b10 only for “good” drivers
https://electrek.co/2021/09/17/tesla-make-sure-good-driver-before-giving-access-full-self-driving-beta/

BONUS: Excited Tesla driver cheers drunken AI https://streamable.com/grihhc

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Angry Tech News #1 – Friday, 10 September 2021

Ray-Ban re-releases Google Glass, a trio of laws directed at tech companies, NASA takes the fight to the asteroids, and China doubles down on killing the video game industry

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Ray-Ban re-releases Google Glass
https://www.axios.com/facebook-ray-ban-wayfarer-stories-5f113bfa-797f-4e2d-b99c-7d65a8726607.html

Texas passes HB-20 to regulate social media censorship based on viewpoint
https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/872/billtext/html/HB00020F.htm

California AB-701 slaps Amazon
https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB701

Australia High court makes websites liable for user comments
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-24/court-finds-media-liable-for-facebook-comments-by-public/11240826

NASA is going to slam a spacecraft into an asteroid
https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/09/09/1035166/dart-nasa-spacecraft-asteroid-protection-dimorphos/

China reportedly bans all new video games
https://www.dailystar.co.uk/tech/china-announces-blanket-ban-new-24943641

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Angry Tech News #0 – Friday, 3 September 2021

Chinese government restricts video games to 3hrs per week for kids. Reddit continues its crusade against communities that don’t join the hivemind. Samsung shows that when you buy a TV, it’s not really yours. Security researcher turns memory bus into a wifi antenna.

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Chinese mandate – kids under 18 limited to 3hrs/wk of video games
http://www.news.cn/english/2021-08/30/c_1310157506.htm

2019 Chinese restrictions on video gaming
https://www.npr.org/2019/11/06/776840260/china-introduces-restrictions-on-video-games-for-minors

Writing games for China market under new restrictions
https://nikopartners.com/game-regulations-in-china-everything-you-need-to-know/

Reddit has banned r/NoNewNormal
https://www.reddit.com/r/OutOfTheLoop/comments/pek9e6/why_are_subreddits_going_privatepinning_protest/

Reddit admin “worstnerd” posted an “Analysis of Covid Denial”
https://www.reddit.com/r/redditsecurity/comments/pfyqqn/covid_denialism_and_policy_clarifications/

Samsung to remotely brick TVs stolen from warehouse
https://www.theregister.com/2021/08/24/samsung_tv_block/

ThreatPost reports “noted air-gap researcher Mordechai Guri created a proof-of-concept”
https://threatpost.com/air-gap-attack-turns-memory-wifi/162358/