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Angry Tech News #47: Reboot Subscription

Netflix death spiral reaches a new low, BMW doubles down on user-hostility, Blizzard outage in China, More Apple crash detection shenanigans, and Smart devices doing dumb things

Links

Apple crash detection sends more false alarms
https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/apples-crash-detection-feature-triggers-false-911-calls-ski-resorts
Netflix pokes the hornets nest
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/netflix-backtracks-password-sharing-rules-162942246.html
https://thestreamable.com/news/confirmed-netflix-unveils-first-details-of-new-anti-password-sharing-measures
https://www.techdirt.com/2023/02/06/netflixs-unnecessary-password-crackdown-is-already-a-hot-mess/
BMW & subscriptions
https://www.carscoops.com/2023/01/bmw-now-offering-more-feature-subscriptions-in-the-u-s/
BMW won’t update if you live on a hill
https://www.thedrive.com/news/bmw-owner-discovers-cars-software-update-wont-install-when-parked-on-incline
WoW went dark in China
https://edition.cnn.com/2023/01/24/tech/blizzard-games-china-shutdown-intl-hnk/index.html
Smart-devices leaking pings
https://svrooij.io/2023/01/25/disconnect-your-smart-appliance/
Smart trash can for $33/mo (twice the cost of netflix)
https://9to5google.com/2023/01/17/mill-trash-can/
People are not connecting IoT devices
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2023/01/half-of-smart-appliances-remain-disconnected-from-internet-makers-lament/
MSFT pushes update for office telemetry
https://www.theregister.com/2023/01/21/microsoft_office_count_update/

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Angry Tech News #40: Tab Exorbitant

Headline show, featuring old news and new sarcasm!
Data breaches, Silicon Valley regulator fines, Crappy IoT devices, hacks, hacks, hacks, and Overwatch 2

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Facebook now supports NFTs
https://www.engadget.com/facebook-nfts-support-instagram-meta-191740915.html

ISIS NFT
https://www.wsj.com/articles/islamic-state-turns-to-nfts-to-spread-terror-message-11662292800

Google continues using monopoly power to further ban adblockers
https://www.theregister.com/2022/08/30/google_play_vpn_rules_changed/

Chrome malware extensions removed
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2022/08/google-removes-extensions-that-covertly-tracked-users-and-injected-javascript/

Defcon hack on John Deere tractor
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2022/08/a-new-jailbreak-for-john-deere-tractors-rides-the-right-to-repair-wave/

Plex hacked
https://www.theverge.com/2022/8/24/23319570/plex-security-breach-exposes-usernames-emails-passwords

Goodbye SmartDry, we didn’t know ye
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/08/smartdrys-useful-laundry-sensor-to-be-cloud-bricked-next-month/

Ireland fines Instagram 400B euros
https://www.irishtimes.com/technology/2022/09/05/irish-data-protection-commissioner-fines-instagram-405m/

Brazil blocks iphone sans power brick
https://9to5mac.com/2022/09/06/brazil-suspends-iphone-sales-power-brick/

Google denied appeal of EU fine
https://www.axios.com/2022/09/14/google-loses-appeal-eu-antitrust-ruling

Overwatch 2 anti-toxicity scheme
https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/esports/what-is-a-post-paid-number-and-why-do-you-need-one-for-overwatch-2-answered/ar-AA12DDvP

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Angry Tech News #27: Inexplicably Microwave

Duck Duck Go seppuku; Steps toward a new Russian internet; California’s newest grid storage scheme; Ford sells incomplete cars; UK cracks down on BCH ATMs; IoT + auto updates = hilarity; and Linux where it shouldn’t be!

Links

DDG plays with fire
https://mashable.com/article/duckduckgo-search-engine-russian-disinformation

Search engines
https://qwant.com
https://search.brave.com
https://startpage.com
https://searx.github.io/searx/

Russia creates TLS cert authority
https://www.techradar.com/news/russia-creates-its-own-tls-certificate-authority-to-bypass-sanctions

GM tests bidirectional charging
https://www.npr.org/2022/03/08/1085233003/gm-electric-vehicles-home-power

Ford ships incomplete vehicles
https://www.autonews.com/nada/ford-will-ship-and-sell-vehicles-without-chips-controlling-non-safety-critical-features

UK shuts down crypto ATMs
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-60709209

AEG Microwaves think they’re steam ovens
https://thenextweb.com/news/update-brainwashes-microwaves-thinking-theyre-steam-ovens

Linux on M1 chip
https://www.zdnet.com/article/asahi-linux-for-m1-apple-silicon-gets-its-first-alpha-release/