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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/

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Angry Tech News #29: Supply Chain Advisor

Malicious OSS, Netflix conjecture, A win in the right to repair fight, and yet another Chrome zero-day yawn

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node-ipc malicious update
https://www.wired.com/story/developer-altered-open-source-software-to-wipe-files-in-russia/
https://www.zdnet.com/article/corrupted-open-source-software-enters-the-russian-battlefield/
https://github.com/advisories/GHSA-97m3-w2cp-4xx6

Malicious Azure-targeting NPM packages
https://www.zdnet.com/article/malicious-npm-packages-target-azure-developers-to-steal-personal-data/

Netflix offers way to pay more if you share passwords
https://about.netflix.com/en/news/paying-to-share-netflix-outside-your-household

John Deere repair program
https://www.deere.com/en/news/all-news/john-deere-expands-access-to-self-repair-resources/

Yet another critical Chrome vulnerability
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/emergency-google-chrome-update-fixes-zero-day-used-in-attacks/

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Angry Tech News #28: Prank Driving

Telegram in Brazil, Mercedes leapfrogs Tesla, Apple forever, and why we can’t have nice holidays anymore

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Telegram booted from Brazil
https://www.reuters.com/technology/brazil-court-gives-telegram-sunday-deadline-comply-with-order-2022-03-20/

Apple subscription rumors
https://www.mercurynews.com/2022/03/25/apple-is-working-on-a-hardware-subscription-service-for-iphones/

Mercedes self-driving
https://www.popsci.com/technology/drive-pilot-mercedes-benz-test-ride/
https://www.jdpower.com/cars/shopping-guides/levels-of-autonomous-driving-explained

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Angry Tech News #27: Inexplicably Microwave

Duck Duck Go seppuku; Steps toward a new Russian internet; California’s newest grid storage scheme; Ford sells incomplete cars; UK cracks down on BCH ATMs; IoT + auto updates = hilarity; and Linux where it shouldn’t be!

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DDG plays with fire
https://mashable.com/article/duckduckgo-search-engine-russian-disinformation

Search engines
https://qwant.com
https://search.brave.com
https://startpage.com
https://searx.github.io/searx/

Russia creates TLS cert authority
https://www.techradar.com/news/russia-creates-its-own-tls-certificate-authority-to-bypass-sanctions

GM tests bidirectional charging
https://www.npr.org/2022/03/08/1085233003/gm-electric-vehicles-home-power

Ford ships incomplete vehicles
https://www.autonews.com/nada/ford-will-ship-and-sell-vehicles-without-chips-controlling-non-safety-critical-features

UK shuts down crypto ATMs
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-60709209

AEG Microwaves think they’re steam ovens
https://thenextweb.com/news/update-brainwashes-microwaves-thinking-theyre-steam-ovens

Linux on M1 chip
https://www.zdnet.com/article/asahi-linux-for-m1-apple-silicon-gets-its-first-alpha-release/