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Angry Tech News #72: Unpatchable Substrate

Tesla jailbreak, a new type of keylogger, and new circuts to make your devices even LESS resistant to water

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Water-soluble circuit boards
https://www.techspot.com/news/99625-water-soluble-circuit-boards-promise-drastic-reduction-e.html
Tesla jailbroken
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/tesla-mcu-amd-asp-flaw-jailbreak
Acoustic keylogger
https://gizmodo.com/ai-acoustic-cyberattack-deep-learning-hackers-1850714550

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Angry Tech News #71: Watchdog Trolling

Google presents an existential threat to the open web. Plus, gaming news!

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Ubisoft update
https://www.techspot.com/news/99529-ubisoft-now-claims-wont-delete-inactive-accounts-purchased.html

Web Environment Integrity
https://github.com/RupertBenWiser/Web-Environment-Integrity/issues/28
https://vivaldi.com/blog/googles-new-dangerous-web-environment-integrity-spec/

Modern Warfare II matchmaking servers taken down due to worm
https://www.techspot.com/news/99573-hackers-infecting-modern-warfare-2-players-self-spreading.html
Blizzard: Any mod to Diablo IV will get a permanent ban
https://us.forums.blizzard.com/en/d4/t/a-notice-regarding-unauthorized-game-modifying-software-in-diablo-iv/102121
Activision trolling cheaters, bans 14k accounts
https://www.techspot.com/news/99594-call-duty-bans-more-than-14000-cheaters-24.html
Pizza-scented controllers
https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2023/07/24/pizza-scented-xbox-and-tmnt-mutant-mayhem-controller/

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Angry Tech News #70: Pixelated Grace

New EU battery regulations, Ubisoft does another bad thing, NFTs aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on, and a Native Ad for porn!

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EU requires all phones to have replacable batteries
https://www.androidauthority.com/phones-with-replaceable-batteries-2027-3345155/

Ubisoft deletes accounts, digital libraries, if you haven’t logged in recently
https://www.techspot.com/news/99507-ubisoft-delete-account-game-library-if-inactive-long.html

$2.9M Dorsey tweet NFT for sale, $2k OBO
https://www.techspot.com/news/99510-auction-29-million-jack-dorsey-tweet-nft-has.html

Unstable Diffusion releases AI porn generator
https://techcrunch.com/2023/07/21/as-ai-porn-generators-get-better-the-stakes-raise/

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Angry Tech News #69: Captain Predictable

A vehicular episode! Airseas re-invents sailing ships for climate change. Modern cars are expensive to repair. Tesla finally has a truck. San Francisco becomes the battle ground for humans vs robot cars. And Microsoft passes a regulatory hurdle

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Tech startup Airseas re-invents the sail
https://www.techspot.com/news/99278-french-startup-claims-state-art-sail-cut-shipping.html

Rivain R1T fenderbender repair costs half the price of the vehicle
https://www.businessinsider.com/rivian-owner-fender-bender-repair-bill-shocking-expensive-42000-2023-7

Tesla finally makes a cybertruck
https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/tesla-builds-first-cybertruck-after-two-years-delays-2023-07-15/

Judge sides with MSFT in activision injunction battle
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2023/07/judge-denies-ftc-injunction-improving-microsofts-activision-purchase-prospects/
https://www.theverge.com/2023/7/16/23792215/sony-microsoft-call-of-duty-cod-deal-signed
https://www.middletownpress.com/business/article/microsoft-and-activision-extend-deadline-to-close-18208371.php

Activists killing robotaxis in SF
https://techcrunch.com/2023/07/06/robotaxi-haters-in-san-francisco-are-disabling-waymo-cruise-traffic-cones/
https://techcrunch.com/2022/06/30/cruise-robotaxis-blocked-traffic-for-hours-on-this-san-francisco-street/
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2023/jun/12/san-francisco-robotaxi-hinder-emergency-crews-shooting

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Angry Tech News #68: Unpaywalled Pings

AI injected into everything; hilarity ensues! Also, patched vulnerabilities in FortiGate firewalls and Mastodon servers. Plus, a rumor that suprises no-one

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OpenAI enables, disables Browse-With-Bing feature
https://www.techspot.com/news/99297-openai-yanks-bing-integration-chatgpt-after-users-exploit.html
MDN Web adds AI hallucinations to online docs
https://www.techspot.com/news/99285-mozilla-ai-help-infects-web-documentation-gpt-hallucinations.html
https://github.com/mdn/yari/issues/9208
More than 300k Fortinet firewalls still vulnerable to RCE, a month after patch
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/300-000-plus-fortinet-firewalls-vulnerable-to-critical-fortios-rce-bug/
TootRoot and other mastodon vulnerabilities
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/critical-tootroot-bug-lets-attackers-hijack-mastodon-servers
Rumor: Windows 12
https://www.techspot.com/news/99301-windows-12-rumored-arrive-next-fall-floating-taskbar.html

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Angry Tech News #67: Shoveling Independence

Reddit implosion update, gfycat to close, breach at USPTO, and AI comes to e-bikes

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Urtopia e-bikes, now with ChatGPT
https://gizmodo.com/urtopia-e-bike-chatgpt-ai-hype-1850582746
Mojaing to drop r/minecraft as official channel
https://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/14kj3z7/so_long_and_thanks_for_all_the_feedback/
Gfycat to shut down on Sept 1
https://www.ghacks.net/2023/07/02/gfycat-com-shuts-down-on-september-1-and-all-gifs-will-be-taken-down/
USPTO discovers data leak in its trademark tools
https://techcrunch.com/2023/06/28/uspto-trademark-data-api-leak/

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Angry Tech News #66: Density Exclusive

Sony wields the FTC against Microsoft in injunction hearing, Tecnam scraps plans for EV airplane, and Edge helpfully leaks your privacy

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Sony v. MSFT battle while FTC watches
https://www.techspot.com/news/99184-here-biggest-revelations-microsoft-vs-ftc-hearing.html
Tecnam scraps plans for commercial EV airplane
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2023/06/15/pioneering-electric-plane-shelved-batteries/
New Edge feature helpfully sends images you view to Microsoft
https://uk.pcmag.com/browsers/147299/enhance-image-function-in-edge-browser-sends-image-urls-to-microsoft
https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/privacy-whitepaper/

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Angry Tech News #65: Granny Echolocation

Apple trademarks images of fruit, SMS can track you (duh), ChatGPT really wants to be helpful, even when its handlers won’t let it, and the EU Parliament sticks its fingers in the battery market

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Apple is trying to trademark all images of apples
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/apple-vs-apples-trademark-battle
ChatGPT tricked into giving out Win11 activation keys
https://www.techspot.com/news/99126-chatgpt-can-tricked-supplying-windows-11-keys-but.html
“Freaky Leaky SMS” vuln uses SMS delivery reports to locate recipient
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/sms-delivery-reports-can-be-used-to-infer-recipients-location/
New onerous EU battery rules
https://www.carscoops.com/2023/06/large-carmakers-come-together-for-eus-battery-passport-plan/
https://www.pcmag.com/news/eu-smartphones-must-have-user-replaceable-batteries-by-2027

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Angry Tech News #64: Flagrant Settlement

MOVEit enterprise hack, Microsoft dumps original Xbox One, Google dumps Domains, Skript kiddies taste their own medicine, and Redd-idiocy 3: The Return to Reddit

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MOVEit hack catches dozens of big orgs with their pants down
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-moveit-transfer-zero-day-mass-exploited-in-data-theft-attacks/
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/moveit-transfer-customers-warned-of-new-flaw-as-poc-info-surfaces/
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/millions-of-oregon-louisiana-state-ids-stolen-in-moveit-breach/
Dammit, reddit
https://www.reddit.com/r/ModSupport/comments/14b5q1f/how_to_request_an_abandoned_community_or_a_mod/
https://www.reddit.com/r/help/comments/135tly1/helpdid_reddit_just_destroy_mobile_browser_access/jim40zg/
https://www.techradar.com/opinion/the-reddit-blackout-has-left-google-barren-and-full-of-holes
Get in on Google Search settlement windfall!
https://www.pcmag.com/news/how-to-claim-your-share-of-googles-23-million-search-privacy-settlement
MSFT drops development for original Xbox One
https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-stops-development-of-games-for-older-xbox-one
Google Domains getting the axe
https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-is-getting-rid-of-another-service
Pushing malware to people trying to download zero-day proof-of-concept exploits
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fake-zero-day-poc-exploits-on-github-push-windows-linux-malware/

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Angry Tech News #63: Bukkit Snowball

Reddit holds fast to the sinking ship, Headlines, headlines, headlines, FTC sues to stop Microsoft+Activision deal, some unsubstantiated rumors, and Minecraft mods can offer danger for your PC

Podcast shout-outs: bandrewsays.com, lotuseffect.show, podcastindex.org, ai.cooking

Links

More reddit bullcrap
https://www.theverge.com/2023/6/9/23755640/reddit-api-changes-apps-apollo-shut-down-ama-spez-steve-huffman
Blue mic brand being phased out
https://techcrunch.com/2023/06/09/blue-owned-the-consumer-podcast-mic-market-now-the-brand-is-being-phased-out/
Barracuda email appliances hacked
https://techcrunch.com/2023/06/09/barracuda-rip-out-replace-hardware-exploited-by-hackers/
Ios 17 does … something… with podcasts
https://techcrunch.com/2023/06/07/ios-17-will-connect-your-content-subscriptions-from-apps-to-apple-podcasts-for-exclusive-benefits/
GM to use Tesla chargers
https://techcrunch.com/2023/06/08/gm-follows-fords-lead-and-adopts-tesla-chargers/
Amazon considering ads for Prime Video
https://techcrunch.com/2023/06/07/amazon-prime-video-reportedly-plans-ad-supported-tier/
Bing chat locked to Edge browser; Vivaldi browser already spoofs
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/vivaldi-is-spoofing-edge-browser-to-bypass-bing-chat-restrictions/
Google Drive ending support for Windows 10 32-bit
https://www.techspot.com/news/99005-google-drive-ending-support-windows-8-81-windows.html
US FTC sues to halt MSFT+Activision deal
https://www.thurrott.com/games/284297/ftc-files-temporary-restraining-order-and-preliminary-injunction-against-microsoft
Fracturizer malware hits Minecraft mods
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-fractureiser-malware-used-curseforge-minecraft-mods-to-infect-windows-linux/