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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 #11: Fungible Modders

Fingerprint hacks, DNA harvested from COVID tests, A massive NFT leak, cranky but ineffective Activision employees, and what happens when a company decides to take back a modding community (hint: lawyers get involved)

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Spoofing a fingerprint scanner with a laser printer and some elmers glue
https://blog.kraken.com/post/11905/your-fingerprint-can-be-hacked-for-5-heres-how/

The NFT Bay “pirates” every NFT
https://www.vice.com/en/article/xgdxvw/someone-made-a-pirate-bay-for-nfts
https://thenftbay.org

Cignpost covid testing company sells DNA data taken from nasal swabs
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/11/14/covid-test-firm-sell-swabs-carrying-customers-dna/

Take-Two and Rockstar Take their own modding community to court
https://torrentfreak.com/gta-modders-to-court-our-game-fixes-enhancements-are-fair-use-211116/
https://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/grand-theft-auto-the-trilogy—the-definitive-edition

Bobby Kotick petition
https://www.theverge.com/2021/11/18/22789679/activision-blizzard-ceo-bobby-kotick-employees-petition-removal