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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

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Angry Tech News #23: Cocaine Lesbians

Police use dark web biometrics, MoviePass back, with 100% more user hostility, Cent halts NFT transactions, Tesla deals with fart apps, and EA virtue signals!

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MoviePass now with 100% more user-hostility
https://www.independent.co.uk/tech/moviepass-track-eyes-phone-cameras-b2013273.html

Cocaine dealer identified by palm image on dark web chat
https://metro.co.uk/2022/02/11/drug-dealer-busted-after-picture-of-his-hand-showed-fingerprints-16091399/

Cent marketplace halts all NFT transactions
https://www.reuters.com/business/finance/nft-marketplace-shuts-citing-rampant-fakes-plagiarism-problem-2022-02-11/

EA refuses to sell Sims expansion in Russia
https://www.ea.com/en-au/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/news/our-commitment-to-you

Tesla platform moves past the fart app stage
https://www.inputmag.com/culture/tesla-owners-cant-make-cars-fart-pedestrians-us

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Angry Tech News #22: Evolve Battery

GoFundMe loses trust, interesting Mac malware, California struggles with the weight of their own virtue signalling, and NFTs reach a milestone!

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Wash trading NFTs
https://www.engadget.com/nft-wash-trading-scams-chainanalysis-report-202537095.html
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/nft-sales-show-evidence-wash-trading-researchers-say-rcna14535

CA struggles with used EV batteries
https://www.ocregister.com/2022/01/27/what-happens-when-millions-of-electric-car-batteries-get-old/

Mac Malware Evolution
https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/2022/02/02/the-evolution-of-a-mac-trojan-updateagents-progression/

Go Fund Yourself
https://www.theepochtimes.com/gofundme-says-wont-give-10m-to-truck-protest-organizers-will-give-to-charity-instead_4257991.html

IRS facial recognition
https://www.theverge.com/2022/2/7/22922212/irs-id-me-facial-recognition-end-privacy-concerns

UK revives age verification bill… again
https://www.engadget.com/uk-revives-age-verification-online-safety-bill-113839546.html

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Angry Tech News #21: Homework Destiny

Sony+Bungie, Dark Souls hack, Apple emojis, and Google Drive’s algo copyright-strikes an output file. Plus Activision/Msft producer feedback

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Sony to buy Bungie
https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/31/sony-to-buy-video-game-maker-bungie-in-3point6-billion-deal.html

Dark Souls networking code RCE exploit
https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/the-person-whose-exploit-took-souls-servers-offline-is-worried-about-elden-ring/

New ios 15.4 emojis
https://mashable.com/article/ios-15-4-new-emoji-2022-sexting

Google vs output04.txt
https://torrentfreak.com/google-drive-flags-text-files-with-1-or-0-as-copyright-infringements-220125/

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Angry Tech News #20: Recursive Carrier

Activision Blizzard passes beyond the event horizon, Pour one out for IBM Watson, Mobile carriers declare war on VPNs, Rust vulnerability, and Google in legal hot water all over the world

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MSFT buys Activision Blizzard
https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/18/microsoft-to-buy-activision.html

Apple’s built-in VPN rustles some jimmies
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/01/09/apple-fire-iphone-encryption-tech/

T-mobile blocks icloud privacy
https://9to5mac.com/2022/01/10/t-mobile-block-icloud-private-relay/

IBM selling off Watson Health division
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/21/business/ibm-watson-health.html

Rust standard library race condition can delete all of your files
https://github.com/rust-lang/rust/security/advisories/GHSA-r9cc-f5pr-p3j2

Texas, Indiana, Washington, and DC sue Google saying it invades users’ privacy
https://apnews.com/article/de23ecc89b7f113de4e8fd49cda1305c

Google Analytics declared illegal in EU
https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/google-analytics/

Google preaches doom if AUS court ruling is let stand
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/jan/24/google-warns-of-devastating-impact-if-court-ruling-on-defamatory-hyperlinks-not-overturned

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Angry Tech News #19: Shatterproof Database

Another Y2k bug, NFT Paparazzi, Crow lasers, Safari data leak, Woke word processors, the end of SGX, and the Cybertruck delayed.

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y2k22 Exchange server bug
https://www.bitdefender.com/blog/hotforsecurity/microsoft-rolls-out-emergency-fix-for-exchange-y2k22-bug-that-affects-email-delivery/

NFT-enabled paparazzi
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2022-01-17-gaming-youtubers-have-had-their-likenesses-stolen-and-sold-as-nfts

Sunnyvale crows about crows
https://nypost.com/2022/01/18/california-town-resorts-to-lasers-to-stop-1000-pooping-crows/

Safari data leak
https://fingerprintjs.com/blog/indexeddb-api-browser-vulnerability-safari-15/

Microsoft Word Woke Checker feature
https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2022/01/microsoft-offices-new-woke-spellchecker-is-perfectly-fine-and-will-cause-nobody-to-freak-out/
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10398999/Blacklist-postman-mankind-just-words-wont-fly-Microsofts-woke-filter.html

SGX Deprecation
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-intel-chips-wont-play-blu-ray-disks-due-to-sgx-deprecation/

Cybertruck delayed
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10398845/Tesla-removes-promise-2022-production-maligned-Cybertruck-website.html

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Angry Tech News #18: Cartridge Leather

Radio Shack is back, Backfiring printer DRM, Crypto-mining security suite, and a rarely-spotted Powershell bug

Links:

Radio Shack to become a crypto brand
https://docs.radioshack.com/radioshack-defi/fundamentals/why-radioshack-in-crypto

Canon sells chipless ink, tells customers to bypass DRM
https://boingboing.net/2022/01/08/forced-by-shortages-to-sell-chipless-cartridges-canon-tells-customers-how-to-bypass-drm-warnings.html

Norton Crypto FAQ
https://community.norton.com/en/forums/faq-norton-crypto

Krebs on 7-month-old news
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2022/01/norton-360-now-comes-with-a-cryptominer/

Grumpy Old Bens #165
https://grumpyoldbens.com/2021/06/04/episode-165-woke-donuts/