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Angry Tech News #43: Type-C Credentials

A rare live-to-tape ATN!

Reddit misses the point. Apple is in hot water over privacy, but at least they’re saving the earth by inconveniencing you. iOS devs aren’t doing much beter. And India jumps on the USBandwagon

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Reddit helps people reinforce their information bubbles
https://old.reddit.com/r/reddit/comments/yqrdjs/announcing_community_muting_on_mobile/
Apple sued over privacy setting that doesn’t add any privacy
https://gizmodo.com/apple-iphone-privacy-analytics-class-action-suit-1849774313
iOS apps hardcoding AWS credentials (9/1)
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/over-1-000-ios-apps-found-exposing-hardcoded-aws-credentials/
India to require USB-C charging
https://www.theregister.com/2022/11/18/india_usb_c_requirements/
ios Clean Energy Charging
https://www.macworld.com/article/1065566/ios-16-clean-energy-charging.html
Also…
https://www.bitchute.com/video/Os3NkVKsyiPw/

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Angry Tech News #36: Cringe Conference

WWDC roundup and Seth’s Ape

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Seth misplaces his NFT
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/seth-green/ar-AAXTHT9
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/spoke-owner-seth-greens-stolen-133938735.html
https://www.wired.com/story/seth-green-bored-ape-nft-stolen/

WWDC new features
https://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/ios-16-release-date-new-features-everything-we-know-from-wwdc/

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Angry Tech News #35: Department Availability

End of a pod era, Apple enables rate inflation, iphone and bluetooth vulnerabilities, and Coinbase spooks its customers

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Apple stops making ipods
https://www.reuters.com/technology/apple-pull-plug-ipod-after-20-years-2022-05-10/

Apple changes app price hikes from opt-in to opt-out
https://www.businessinsider.in/tech/apps/news/a/articleshow/91612137.cms

iphone low-power-mode vulnerabilities
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2022/05/researchers-devise-iphone-malware-that-runs-even-when-device-is-turned-off/

Bluetooth link-level relay attack
https://electrek.co/2022/05/17/tesla-singled-out-bluetooth-hack-unlock-cars/

Coinbase almost fulfils its own prophecy
https://nypost.com/2022/05/11/coinbase-warns-customers-they-may-lose-crypto-if-company-goes-bankrupt/

Netflix begins layoffs
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/digital/netflix-layoffs-1235148614/

Google Russia warns bankruptcy
https://www.usnews.com/news/technology/articles/2022-05-18/googles-russian-subsidiary-files-for-bankruptcy-document

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Angry Tech News #33: Ponzi Cinema

Russian theaters do what they must to survive, Google has a bug, Apple hates developers, Browser numbers, New Google AMP features from Brave, and the most disgusting NFT story I’ve ever told

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Russian cinemas turn to piracy
https://torrentfreak.com/russian-cinemas-are-showing-pirated-movies-downloaded-from-torrents-220502/

Russia pulls out of ISS
https://www.ibtimes.com/russia-pulls-out-international-space-station-amid-mounting-sanctions-report-3491322

Google store credits are smaller than they appear
https://9to5google.com/2022/05/01/google-store-credit-500/

Apple hates stable niche apps
https://developer.apple.com/news/?id=gi6npkmf

Statcounter browser share numbers
https://gs.statcounter.com/browser-market-share/desktop/worldwide/#monthly-202103-202204

Anti-AMP features from Brave and DDG
https://www.theregister.com/2022/04/21/brave_duckduckgo_google_amp/

Yuga breaks ethereum
https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/crypto/how-bored-ape-yacht-club-broke-ethereum/

BAYC Instagram hacked
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/k/ar-AAWAJ0j

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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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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 #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