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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)

Links:

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

One reply on “Angry Tech News #11: Fungible Modders”

Ryan,
Congratz on joining the ranks of the proud, the few, the intrepid solo podcasters. I knew you’d eventually find your way to this exclusive club.
Your show is terrific. Keep it going.
Happy Thanksgiving!

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