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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

Links:

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

Links:

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

Links:

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