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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!

Links

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/

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Bemrose Review #0: Total Recall (2012)

Today we review the now-ten-year-old remake of the 1990 Paul Verhoeven classic Total Recall. Spoiler: He liked it as an action movie. I had rant.

Posting here as a sneaky backdoor pilot for a new show concept I’m doing with my brother Tony (aka Bemlet). If you like it, please comment here, or on the fediverse (I’m @SirBemrose on noagendasocial.com) and you might get more. And if you hated it, please comment, as this may be your only chance to kill this thing before it gets off the ground.

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Angry Tech News #26: Transmissible Groupthink

Silicon Valley vs Russia, Nvidia and Samsung hacks, Discord goes full Facebook, and my rants go a little bit off the rails!

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Western companies jumping on the “Hate Russia” bandwagon
https://www.theverge.com/2022/3/5/22962848/paypal-pauses-service-russia-ukraine-invasion
https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/04/russia-blocks-access-to-facebook.html
https://www.investopedia.com/microsoft-oracle-join-tech-exodus-from-russia-5221297
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/visa-mastercard-russia-ukraine-invasion/
https://www.theverge.com/2022/3/6/22964418/tiktok-suspends-creation-new-video-content-russia-ukraine
https://www.theverge.com/2022/3/5/22962822/internet-backbone-provider-cogent-shuts-off-service-russia
https://www.pcmag.com/news/nvidia-to-stop-all-product-sales-to-russia
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/samsung-suspends-shipments-phones-chips-230648742.html
https://www.bloombergquint.com/onweb/coinbase-blocks-25-000-crypto-wallets-linked-to-russian-users
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10579301/Social-media-platform-Reddit-block-links-coming-Russian-domain-name.html

Russia “fake news” law
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2022/03/01/russian-lawmakers-eye-15-year-prison-terms-for-fakes-about-ukraine-invasion-a76687

NVidia hacked
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/nvidia-data-breach-exposed-credentials-of-over-71-000-employees/
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/malware-now-using-nvidias-stolen-code-signing-certificates/

Samsung hacked
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/samsung-confirms-hackers-stole-galaxy-devices-source-code/

Discord joins the censorship bunch
https://discord.com/blog/addressing-health-misinformation

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Angry Tech News #25: Ukraine Skylines

AI Copyright, Malware in the Windows store, Malware in game mods, and more Ukraine news than I ever wanted to report

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Disney coasts on old IP
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Walt_Disney_Studios_films_%282020%E2%80%932029%29

Google knows better than Ukrainian citizens
https://www.reuters.com/technology/google-blocks-russias-rt-app-downloads-ukrainian-territory-says-rt-2022-02-27/
https://nypost.com/2022/02/28/google-disables-maps-tools-in-ukraine-to-track-troops-civilians/

Federov calls for censorship
https://www.theverge.com/2022/2/25/22951413/ukraine-russia-apple-app-store-block-fedorov

Netflix virtue signals
https://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Netflix-Defies-Russian-Law-And-Refuses-To-Air-16969242.php

No copyright for robots
https://www.theverge.com/2022/2/21/22944335/us-copyright-office-reject-ai-generated-art-recent-entrance-to-paradise

Electron-Bot malware
https://research.checkpoint.com/2022/new-malware-capable-of-controlling-social-media-accounts-infects-5000-machines-and-is-actively-being-distributed-via-gaming-applications-on-microsofts-official-store/

Cities Skylines mods found to contain malware
https://threatpost.com/cities-skylines-modder-banned-over-hidden-malware/178403/

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Angry Tech News #24: Nutshell Jammer

Dad vs Internet, Roblox vs porn, Facebook vs human nature, Opera � Yat, and the end of 3G

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Paypal new user agreement
https://ca.news.yahoo.com/paypal-excludes-nft-transactions-over-124006173.html

HMRC seizes crypto tokens
https://www.theverge.com/2022/2/14/22932824/hmrc-nft-seizure-fraud-investigation

Dad takes out internet
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/technology/dad-takes-down-towns-internet-by-mistake-to-get-his-kids-offline/

Roblox: The seedy underbelly of the internet
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-60314572

Facebook mandates virtual social distancing
https://www.theregister.com/2022/02/05/meta_grope_gap/

Opera � Yat
https://blogs.opera.com/news/2022/02/opera-emoji-links-yat/

No more 3G
https://www.axios.com/att-3g-sunset-wireless-disrupt-devices-728228cf-e15e-48b4-9896-d32dfd93e0ce.html