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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!

Links

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 #22: Evolve Battery

GoFundMe loses trust, interesting Mac malware, California struggles with the weight of their own virtue signalling, and NFTs reach a milestone!

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Wash trading NFTs
https://www.engadget.com/nft-wash-trading-scams-chainanalysis-report-202537095.html
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/nft-sales-show-evidence-wash-trading-researchers-say-rcna14535

CA struggles with used EV batteries
https://www.ocregister.com/2022/01/27/what-happens-when-millions-of-electric-car-batteries-get-old/

Mac Malware Evolution
https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/2022/02/02/the-evolution-of-a-mac-trojan-updateagents-progression/

Go Fund Yourself
https://www.theepochtimes.com/gofundme-says-wont-give-10m-to-truck-protest-organizers-will-give-to-charity-instead_4257991.html

IRS facial recognition
https://www.theverge.com/2022/2/7/22922212/irs-id-me-facial-recognition-end-privacy-concerns

UK revives age verification bill… again
https://www.engadget.com/uk-revives-age-verification-online-safety-bill-113839546.html

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Angry Tech News #17: Waterproof Fahrenheit

CES Rundown of useless crap, Tumblr app censorship, and AAA discovers what EV owners already know.

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CES 2022 shortened one day
https://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/how-to-watch-ces-2022-big-reveals-live-from-home/

Samsung grasping for features for its new TVs
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/01/samsungs-2022-tvs-get-144-hz-support-and-a-built-in-nft-marketplace/

Kohler combines plumbing and apps
https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/3/22858257/kohler-ces-2022-smart-bathroom-perfectfill

Tumblr ios app censored
https://9to5mac.com/2021/12/30/tumblr-ios-app-search/

AAA study shows EVs far less useful outside California
https://anewspost.com/electric-cars-useless-in-cold-weather/