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Angry Tech News #39: Broadband Gasoline

Streaming quarterly reports, Smarthomes working for the government, another reason to turn off wi-fi, and some headlines

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Google and Amazon pillage your data in an “emergency”
https://www.cnet.com/home/security/ring-google-and-the-police-what-to-know-about-emergency-requests-for-video-footage/

Ring E2EE
https://support.ring.com/hc/en-us/articles/360054941511-Understanding-Video-End-to-End-Encryption-E2EE-

Spotify Q2: Users up, revenue down
https://www.engadget.com/spotify-q2-2022-113946036.html

Disney beats subscriber growth projections, raises prices to compensate
https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/10/media/disney-price-ads/index.html

Wifi smartphone probing exposes a ton of data
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/wifi-probing-exposes-smartphone-users-to-tracking-info-leaks/

Starlink bid for $885M in public funds rejected
https://techcrunch.com/2022/08/10/fcc-denies-starlinks-application-for-885m-subsidy/

Google Fiber resumes rollout
https://fiber.google.com/blog/2022/08/whats-next-for-google-fiber.html

VLC banned in India
https://analyticsindiamag.com/why-was-vlc-banned/

Meta sues Facebook
https://www.theverge.com/2022/7/19/23270164/meta-augmented-reality-facebook-lawsuit

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Angry Tech News #16: Browse Driving

Alexa engagement, new DuckDuckGo browser, and Tesla in hot water for giving its customers more choice.

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Amazon Echo’s high attrition rates
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-12-22/amazon-s-voice-controlled-smart-speaker-alexa-can-t-hold-customer-interest-docs

DDG to release “private” browser
https://spreadprivacy.com/duckduckgo-2021-review/

NHTSA investigating Tesla for accidentally allowing freedom of choice
https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-opens-investigation-into-580000-tesla-vehicles-over-game-feature-2021-12-22/

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Angry Tech News #12: Journalism Monopolist

Windows 11 adoption numbers: real and imaginary, Windows All vulnerabilities, Amazon and Visa spat all over UK citizens, and Quad9 is forced into censorship

Links:

Windows 11 adoption numbers
https://www.techradar.com/news/barely-anyone-has-upgraded-to-windows-11-survey-claims
https://www.onmsft.com/news/windows-11-inches-closer-to-10-market-share-in-latest-adduplex-survey
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/products/windows-10-home-and-pro

Zero-day in Windows installer
https://www.pcmag.com/news/all-versions-of-windows-are-vulnerable-to-a-new-zero-day-exploit
https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2021/11/29/microsoft-windows-10-windows-11-warning-zero-day-hack-new-attack-update-windows/
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/satya-nadella-sells-half-microsoft-224436215.html

Amazon vs Visa
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-59306200
https://techcrunch.com/2021/11/17/amazon-says-it-will-stop-accepting-uk-issued-visa-credit-cards-on-january-19th/

Quad9 and DNS censorship
https://torrentfreak.com/sony-wins-pirate-site-blocking-order-against-dns-resolver-quad9-210621/
https://www.quad9.net/news/press/german-court-rules-against/

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Angry Tech News #9: Independent Kilowatt

Apple repairs, Army lasers, and automated timepieces. Plus: Netflix enters mobile gaming, Yahoo exits China, Amazon steals from its employees, and Crypto scammers steal from fools.

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Netflix mobile games
https://gadgets.ndtv.com/games/news/n-2597216

FTC settles with Amazon over driver tips
https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2021/11/ftc-returns-nearly-60-million-drivers-whose-tips-were-illegally

Yahoo exits China
https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/02/tech/yahoo-china-exit/index.html

Crypto scam using Google ads
https://www.theverge.com/2021/11/4/22763015/cryptocurrency-fake-wallet-phishing-scam-google-ads-phantom-metamask

Apple uses DRM to kill repair shops
https://www.ifixit.com/News/54829/apples-new-screen-repair-trap-could-change-the-repair-industry-forever

Army laser platform
https://www.popsci.com/technology/military-defensive-laser-weapon/

WWVB description (fascinating!)
https://www.nist.gov/pml/time-and-frequency-division/time-distribution/radio-station-wwvb/help-wwvb-radio-controlled