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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 #7: Munition Parser

Argentinian data breach, NPM supply chain attack, Apple as a bad security neighbor, Play store fees dropping, and the return of the 90s encryption ban

Links:

Argentina RENAPER DB breached
https://therecord.media/hacker-steals-government-id-database-for-argentinas-entire-population/
https://techstory.in/argentinas-entire-population-at-risk-hacker-steals-government-id-database/

NPM supply chain attack: UA-Parser-JS lib released with backdoor
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/popular-npm-library-hijacked-to-install-password-stealers-miners/
https://blog.sonatype.com/npm-project-used-by-millions-hijacked-in-supply-chain-attack

Apple silently fixing reported bugs without giving credit
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/apple/apple-silently-fixes-ios-zero-day-asks-bug-reporter-to-keep-quiet/

Bringing back the encryption ban – this time “hacking tools”
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-govt-to-ban-export-of-hacking-tools-to-authoritarian-regimes/
https://public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2021-22774.pdf

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Angry Tech News #4: Manifest Transit

Airtags as a security hole, ApplePay as a security hole, The end of useful browser extensions, and Down With Proprietary Charging cables

Links:

Airtag phishing attack: https://medium.com/@bobbyrsec/zero-day-hijacking-icloud-credentials-with-apple-airtags-stored-xss-6997da43a216

https://screenrant.com/airtag-track-stalk-people-apple-privacy-features-explained/

ApplePay Express Transit mode hacked
https://threatpost.com/apple-pay-visa-hacked-locked-iphones/175229/

Google to kill Manifest v2
https://www.theregister.com/2021/09/27/google_chrome_manifest_v2_extensions/

Brazil fines Apple for not including charger
https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/09/27/brazil-will-fine-apple-again-for-not-including-charger-with-iphone-13

One charger to rule them all
https://www.reuters.com/business/media-telecom/eu-plans-one-mobile-charging-port-all-setback-apple-2021-09-23/

I wasn’t kidding about this one
https://www.komando.com/gadgets/iphone-11-charging-slower-and-why/602882/