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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 #33: Ponzi Cinema

Russian theaters do what they must to survive, Google has a bug, Apple hates developers, Browser numbers, New Google AMP features from Brave, and the most disgusting NFT story I’ve ever told

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Russian cinemas turn to piracy
https://torrentfreak.com/russian-cinemas-are-showing-pirated-movies-downloaded-from-torrents-220502/

Russia pulls out of ISS
https://www.ibtimes.com/russia-pulls-out-international-space-station-amid-mounting-sanctions-report-3491322

Google store credits are smaller than they appear
https://9to5google.com/2022/05/01/google-store-credit-500/

Apple hates stable niche apps
https://developer.apple.com/news/?id=gi6npkmf

Statcounter browser share numbers
https://gs.statcounter.com/browser-market-share/desktop/worldwide/#monthly-202103-202204

Anti-AMP features from Brave and DDG
https://www.theregister.com/2022/04/21/brave_duckduckgo_google_amp/

Yuga breaks ethereum
https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/crypto/how-bored-ape-yacht-club-broke-ethereum/

BAYC Instagram hacked
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/k/ar-AAWAJ0j

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Angry Tech News #30: Cluster Unthinkable

AI-generated text is spam, Isle of Wight finds a way to spice up vehicle charging, hacks, hacks, hacks, and hacks!

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Reboot Tuesday
https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-april-2022-patch-tuesday-two-zero-day-vulnerabilities-tackled/

Google confirms AIs create spam
https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-says-ai-generated-content-is-against-guidelines/444916/

Isle of Wight charging stations suddenly worth watching
https://news.sky.com/story/isle-of-wight-councils-electric-car-charging-points-hacked-to-show-porn-12584211

Hacking story that has almost nothing to do with adult sites
https://www.techradar.com/news/hackers-hijack-adult-websites-to-infect-victims-with-malware

Phishing Microsoft accounts using Microsoft’s own certificates
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/phishing-uses-azure-static-web-pages-to-impersonate-microsoft/

Microsoft vs Russian sovereignty
https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2022/04/07/cyberattacks-ukraine-strontium-russia/

US AG admits to computer espionage
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/06/us/politics/us-russia-malware-cyberattacks.html

VMWare zero-day
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hackers-exploit-critical-vmware-cve-2022-22954-bug-patch-now/

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Angry Tech News #25: Ukraine Skylines

AI Copyright, Malware in the Windows store, Malware in game mods, and more Ukraine news than I ever wanted to report

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Disney coasts on old IP
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Walt_Disney_Studios_films_%282020%E2%80%932029%29

Google knows better than Ukrainian citizens
https://www.reuters.com/technology/google-blocks-russias-rt-app-downloads-ukrainian-territory-says-rt-2022-02-27/
https://nypost.com/2022/02/28/google-disables-maps-tools-in-ukraine-to-track-troops-civilians/

Federov calls for censorship
https://www.theverge.com/2022/2/25/22951413/ukraine-russia-apple-app-store-block-fedorov

Netflix virtue signals
https://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Netflix-Defies-Russian-Law-And-Refuses-To-Air-16969242.php

No copyright for robots
https://www.theverge.com/2022/2/21/22944335/us-copyright-office-reject-ai-generated-art-recent-entrance-to-paradise

Electron-Bot malware
https://research.checkpoint.com/2022/new-malware-capable-of-controlling-social-media-accounts-infects-5000-machines-and-is-actively-being-distributed-via-gaming-applications-on-microsofts-official-store/

Cities Skylines mods found to contain malware
https://threatpost.com/cities-skylines-modder-banned-over-hidden-malware/178403/

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Angry Tech News #21: Homework Destiny

Sony+Bungie, Dark Souls hack, Apple emojis, and Google Drive’s algo copyright-strikes an output file. Plus Activision/Msft producer feedback

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Sony to buy Bungie
https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/31/sony-to-buy-video-game-maker-bungie-in-3point6-billion-deal.html

Dark Souls networking code RCE exploit
https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/the-person-whose-exploit-took-souls-servers-offline-is-worried-about-elden-ring/

New ios 15.4 emojis
https://mashable.com/article/ios-15-4-new-emoji-2022-sexting

Google vs output04.txt
https://torrentfreak.com/google-drive-flags-text-files-with-1-or-0-as-copyright-infringements-220125/

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Angry Tech News #20: Recursive Carrier

Activision Blizzard passes beyond the event horizon, Pour one out for IBM Watson, Mobile carriers declare war on VPNs, Rust vulnerability, and Google in legal hot water all over the world

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MSFT buys Activision Blizzard
https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/18/microsoft-to-buy-activision.html

Apple’s built-in VPN rustles some jimmies
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/01/09/apple-fire-iphone-encryption-tech/

T-mobile blocks icloud privacy
https://9to5mac.com/2022/01/10/t-mobile-block-icloud-private-relay/

IBM selling off Watson Health division
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/21/business/ibm-watson-health.html

Rust standard library race condition can delete all of your files
https://github.com/rust-lang/rust/security/advisories/GHSA-r9cc-f5pr-p3j2

Texas, Indiana, Washington, and DC sue Google saying it invades users’ privacy
https://apnews.com/article/de23ecc89b7f113de4e8fd49cda1305c

Google Analytics declared illegal in EU
https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/google-analytics/

Google preaches doom if AUS court ruling is let stand
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/jan/24/google-warns-of-devastating-impact-if-court-ruling-on-defamatory-hyperlinks-not-overturned

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Angry Tech News #14: Logging Emergencies

Log4j vulnerability explained, Android system is vulnerable to its own apps, Qualcomm finds yet another way to creep you out, and a new feature in the No Agenda podcast community.

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No Agenda Stream
https://noagendastream.com

Log4Shell
https://www.lunasec.io/docs/blog/log4j-zero-day/

Microsoft Teams bug disables emergency calls on Android
https://9to5google.com/2021/12/10/android-emergency-calling-bug/
https://redd.it/r4xz1f
https://www.androidpolice.com/notifications-feeling-sluggish-this-popular-android-game-may-be-to-blame/

Qualcomm Snapdragon Creepycam
https://www.techradar.com/news/why-qualcomm-believes-its-new-always-on-camera-for-phones-isnt-a-security-risk

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Angry Tech News #13: Stolen Onion

Google Censorship, Tor not as secret as you thought, Airtags in auto theft, and 70% of a broadband prices rant

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Google voluntarily memoryholes TPB in NL
https://torrentfreak.com/google-removes-pirate-bay-domains-from-search-results-citing-dutch-court-order-211130/

KAX17 network of Tor nodes
https://therecord.media/a-mysterious-threat-actor-is-running-hundreds-of-malicious-tor-relays/

Apple Airtags used for auto theft
https://www.yrp.ca/en/Modules/News/index.aspx?newsId=167fa5b3-3583-431d-8cc0-91e49aee3bff

Broadband costs per month, by country
https://www.comparethemarket.com/broadband/content/global-broadband-index/

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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 #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

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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