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Angry Tech News #44: Multiplayer Scarf

FTC makes its presence known, Apple and Google want you to trust them with your darkest secrets, Tesla releases a video game console, and Microsoft reduces update spam (for certain operating systems)

Links:

FTC, lawsuit seeking to block MSFT/ATVI acquisition
https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/news/press-releases/2022/12/ftc-seeks-block-microsoft-corps-acquisition-activision-blizzard-inc
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/v/ar-AA15uQv7

FTC fines Epic Games over Fortnite dark patterns
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2022/12/epic-will-pay-520-million-to-settle-ftc-privacy-payment-complaints/

Apple announces E2E encryption in icloud
https://www.macrumors.com/2022/12/08/fbi-privacy-groups-icloud-encryption/

Google adds client-side encryption to gmail
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/google-introduces-end-to-end-encryption-for-gmail-on-the-web/

Tesla cars get Steam integration
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/tesla-steam-model-s-x-054406511.html

Pixel 8 gets unnecessary upgrade
https://9to5google.com/2022/12/20/google-pixel-8-main-camera/

MSFT dropping all support for Edge, Win7, Win8 on January 10
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/12/microsoft-edge-will-stop-supporting-windows-7-and-8-in-january-2023/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motte-and-bailey_fallacy
https://tech.slashdot.org/story/22/12/12/1643254/support-for-windows-7-and-8-fully-ends-in-january-including-microsoft-edge

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Angry Tech News #9: Independent Kilowatt

Apple repairs, Army lasers, and automated timepieces. Plus: Netflix enters mobile gaming, Yahoo exits China, Amazon steals from its employees, and Crypto scammers steal from fools.

Links:

Netflix mobile games
https://gadgets.ndtv.com/games/news/n-2597216

FTC settles with Amazon over driver tips
https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2021/11/ftc-returns-nearly-60-million-drivers-whose-tips-were-illegally

Yahoo exits China
https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/02/tech/yahoo-china-exit/index.html

Crypto scam using Google ads
https://www.theverge.com/2021/11/4/22763015/cryptocurrency-fake-wallet-phishing-scam-google-ads-phantom-metamask

Apple uses DRM to kill repair shops
https://www.ifixit.com/News/54829/apples-new-screen-repair-trap-could-change-the-repair-industry-forever

Army laser platform
https://www.popsci.com/technology/military-defensive-laser-weapon/

WWVB description (fascinating!)
https://www.nist.gov/pml/time-and-frequency-division/time-distribution/radio-station-wwvb/help-wwvb-radio-controlled