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Angry Tech News #80: Artist Proxy

Apple wants to control your digital life, Google wants to control the entire internet, and artists finally get a weapon in the war against AI

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AI data poisoning tool “Nightshade”
https://www.zdnet.com/article/data-poisoning-tool-lets-artists-fight-back-against-ai-scraping-heres-how/

Apple makes biometrics authoritative with “Stolen Device Protection” feature
https://www.macrumors.com/2023/12/12/ios-17-3-stolen-device-protection-feature/

Google’s latest move to control the whole world-wide-web
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/google-chromes-new-ip-protection-will-hide-users-ip-addresses/

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Angry Tech News #75: Plonked Stratum

Breaches, breaches, breaches! Google solves meetings. And a Microsoft service becomes a liability in time

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UMich attack
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2023/08/30/um/70716806007/

Forever 21 breach
https://techcrunch.com/2023/08/31/forever-21-data-breach-half-million/

Callaway breach
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/golf-gear-giant-callaway-data-breach-exposes-info-of-11-million/

Google Duet AI vs meetings
https://metro.co.uk/2023/08/31/googles-ai-will-go-to-your-boring-meetings-for-you-19423340/

Windows Secure Time feature
https://arstechnica.com/security/2023/08/windows-feature-that-resets-system-clocks-based-on-random-data-is-wreaking-havoc/

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Angry Tech News #73: Identity Bubble

News Flash: CAPTCHAs are worthless! Plus, Food AI wants to kill us all. Microservices security is more scary and complicated than we imagined. And copyrights are eroding our culture

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Bots can solve CAPTCHAS faster than humans
https://www.theregister.com/2023/08/15/so_much_for_captcha_then/

NZ supermarket chain Pak ‘n’ Save AI meal planner suggests poison recipes
https://www.techspot.com/news/99750-supermarket-ai-meal-planner-suggests-chlorine-gas-ant.html

Shadow Access Impact Report
https://stackidentity.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/Shadow-Access-Impact-Report.pdf

Music labels only want culture preserved if they can control it
https://www.engadget.com/sony-and-other-music-labels-sue-internet-archive-for-digitizing-old-records-110108988.html

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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 #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 #52: Oreo Demographic

AI and TikTok, TikTok and AI. Also, Right to Repair, Tesla security, and HP printers are still an ink scam

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Anthropic releases Claude AI
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2023/03/anthropic-introduces-claude-a-more-steerable-ai-competitor-to-chatgpt/
AI-powered Clippy
https://www.theverge.com/2023/3/16/23642833/microsoft-365-ai-copilot-word-outlook-teams
Baidu demos ErnieBot
https://www.technologyreview.com/2023/03/16/1069919/baidu-ernie-bot-chatgpt-launch/
Tesla faces right-to-repair suit
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tesla-faces-new-lawsuit-over-monopoly-power-in-repairs-parts-business-174255450.html
HP Dynamic Security
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2023/03/customers-fume-as-hp-blocks-third-party-ink-from-more-of-its-printers/
Man drives off in wrong Tesla
https://globalnews.ca/news/9541040/bc-tesla-driving-wrong-car-app/

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Angry Tech News #48: Cupcake Bloatware

Microsoft’s Reboot Tuesday, Android 14, Windows 11 and Android bloat, Google AI biffs it, and a Mastodon alternative from Cloudflare

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Reboot Tuesday highlights
https://heimdalsecurity.com/blog/patch-tuesday-february-2023/
Edge, IE11 to be permanently disabled
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-edge-update-will-disable-internet-explorer-in-february/
Tiny11 = Win11 stripped of bloat
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/tiny11-lean-windows-11
MSFT store offers even more ads
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2023/02/the-newest-feature-in-the-microsoft-store-is-more-ads/
Android 14 features
https://www.tomsguide.com/news/android-14
Android 14 blocks installation of old apps
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2023/02/android-14-preview-1-is-out-will-officially-ban-installation-of-old-apps/
Galaxy S23 bloats system image to 60Gb
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2023/02/the-samsung-galaxy-s23s-bloated-android-build-somehow-uses-60gb-of-storage/
Netflix on sharing crackdown
https://about.netflix.com/en/news/an-update-on-sharing
Google Bard’s fake news
https://www.npr.org/2023/02/09/1155650909/google-chatbot–error-bard-shares
Cloudflare presents ActivityPub as a service
https://blog.cloudflare.com/welcome-to-wildebeest-the-fediverse-on-cloudflare/

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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/