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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 #35: Department Availability

End of a pod era, Apple enables rate inflation, iphone and bluetooth vulnerabilities, and Coinbase spooks its customers

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Apple stops making ipods
https://www.reuters.com/technology/apple-pull-plug-ipod-after-20-years-2022-05-10/

Apple changes app price hikes from opt-in to opt-out
https://www.businessinsider.in/tech/apps/news/a/articleshow/91612137.cms

iphone low-power-mode vulnerabilities
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2022/05/researchers-devise-iphone-malware-that-runs-even-when-device-is-turned-off/

Bluetooth link-level relay attack
https://electrek.co/2022/05/17/tesla-singled-out-bluetooth-hack-unlock-cars/

Coinbase almost fulfils its own prophecy
https://nypost.com/2022/05/11/coinbase-warns-customers-they-may-lose-crypto-if-company-goes-bankrupt/

Netflix begins layoffs
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/digital/netflix-layoffs-1235148614/

Google Russia warns bankruptcy
https://www.usnews.com/news/technology/articles/2022-05-18/googles-russian-subsidiary-files-for-bankruptcy-document

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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/