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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 #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 #24: Nutshell Jammer

Dad vs Internet, Roblox vs porn, Facebook vs human nature, Opera � Yat, and the end of 3G

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Paypal new user agreement
https://ca.news.yahoo.com/paypal-excludes-nft-transactions-over-124006173.html

HMRC seizes crypto tokens
https://www.theverge.com/2022/2/14/22932824/hmrc-nft-seizure-fraud-investigation

Dad takes out internet
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/technology/dad-takes-down-towns-internet-by-mistake-to-get-his-kids-offline/

Roblox: The seedy underbelly of the internet
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-60314572

Facebook mandates virtual social distancing
https://www.theregister.com/2022/02/05/meta_grope_gap/

Opera � Yat
https://blogs.opera.com/news/2022/02/opera-emoji-links-yat/

No more 3G
https://www.axios.com/att-3g-sunset-wireless-disrupt-devices-728228cf-e15e-48b4-9896-d32dfd93e0ce.html

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Angry Tech News #8: Spat Verification

Zuckerverse name change, Bad privacy laws come in threes, Google vs Roku, and a huge e-commerce blunder

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Neal Stephenson had nothing to do with Facebook’s meta naming
https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/metaverse-term-creator-neal-stephenson-distances-himself-from-facebook-zuckerberg-2021-10

UK’s ominously named “online safety bill”
https://www.computerweekly.com/feature/Online-Safety-Bill-puts-user-protection-onus-on-platform-providers

Brazil adds personal data protection as a constitutional right
https://www.zdnet.com/article/personal-data-protection-to-become-a-fundamental-right-in-brazil/

Aus wants to protect privacy by forcing everyone to give personal info to social media
https://www.zdnet.com/article/australian-online-privacy-bill-to-make-social-media-age-verification-mandatory-for-tech-giants-reddit-zoom-gaming-platforms/

Ozon.ru price glitch
https://evolvera.tech/2021/11/01/russias-amazon-has-a-98-drop-in-prices-due-to-failure/

Roku vs Google pissing match
https://9to5google.com/2021/10/21/youtube-will-be-removed-from-roku-as-of-december-9-existing-users-unaffected/

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Angry Tech News #5: Concrete Inductor

A deep-dive into wireless EV charging, plus obligatory commentary on Facebook outage, Windows 11, Twitch and Nieman Marcus data breaches

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Windows 11 Launch
https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2021/08/31/windows-11-available-on-october-5/

Twitch leak
https://www.androidpolice.com/twitchtv-just-got-leaked-in-its-entirety-heres-what-you-should-do/

Nieman Marcus leak https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20211004/06290247692/neiman-marcus-breach-exposes-data-46-million-users.shtml

Whitmer announcement
https://www.michiganbusiness.org/press-releases/2021/09/whitmer-announces-initiative-nation-leading-wireless-ev-charging-infrastructure-michigan/

Indiana project
https://techxplore.com/news/2021-07-indiana-magment-magnetized-concrete-electric.html

Cambridge transit zero-emissions
https://www.cambridgeday.com/2021/10/09/mbta-plans-removal-of-buses-overhead-wires-and-a-fleet-overhaul-transit-group-isnt-aboard/

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Angry Tech News #1 – Friday, 10 September 2021

Ray-Ban re-releases Google Glass, a trio of laws directed at tech companies, NASA takes the fight to the asteroids, and China doubles down on killing the video game industry

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Ray-Ban re-releases Google Glass
https://www.axios.com/facebook-ray-ban-wayfarer-stories-5f113bfa-797f-4e2d-b99c-7d65a8726607.html

Texas passes HB-20 to regulate social media censorship based on viewpoint
https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/872/billtext/html/HB00020F.htm

California AB-701 slaps Amazon
https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB701

Australia High court makes websites liable for user comments
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-24/court-finds-media-liable-for-facebook-comments-by-public/11240826

NASA is going to slam a spacecraft into an asteroid
https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/09/09/1035166/dart-nasa-spacecraft-asteroid-protection-dimorphos/

China reportedly bans all new video games
https://www.dailystar.co.uk/tech/china-announces-blanket-ban-new-24943641