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Angry Tech News #83: Thereupon Classified

Microsoft’s new Recall feature obsoletes all other spyware,
You are participating in a worldwide wifi tracking network,
and the end of ICQ (yeah, it was still around)

Windows Recall
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsofts-new-windows-11-recall-is-a-privacy-nightmare/
https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/20/24159258/microsoft-recall-ai-explorer-windows-11-surface-event
https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/media-centre/news-and-blogs/2024/05/statement-in-response-to-microsoft-recall-feature/
https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-11/302928/windows-11-recall-is-not-a-privacy-concern
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/copilot-plus-pcs
Wifi is not your friend
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2024/05/why-your-wi-fi-router-doubles-as-an-apple-airtag/
ICQ is shutting down
https://uk.pcmag.com/mobile-apps/152479/icq-one-of-the-oldest-instant-messengers-is-shutting-down
Proof of concept for exfiltrating Recall data
https://www.wired.com/story/total-recall-windows-recall-ai/

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Angry Tech News #82: Subsystem Derision

ATN is back after a small hiatus! Time to clear some tabs and pour sarcasm on some choice stories from the last three months.

Forced updates, Insecure IoT doorbells, The craze to put AI into all the things, Tesla’s safety record, and a rundown of Windows 11 news

Links

Consumer Reports: many smart doorbells have major security problems
https://www.consumerreports.org/home-garden/home-security-cameras/video-doorbells-sold-by-major-retailers-have-security-flaws-a2579288796/
Logitech releases M750 mouse, which is M650 with an AI button
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/04/ai-marketing-hype-is-coming-for-your-favorite-gadgets/
Speculation: AI could destroy call center industry
https://www.techspot.com/news/102749-generative-ai-could-soon-decimate-call-center-industry.html
NHTSA report on Tesla Autopilot crashes
https://www.cnbc.com/2024/04/26/tesla-autopilot-linked-to-hundreds-of-collisions-has-critical-safety-gap-nhtsa.html
Windows 11 stuff
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/02/windows-11-24h2-goes-from-unsupported-to-unbootable-on-some-older-pcs/
https://www.tomshardware.com/software/operating-systems/windows-11-will-reportedly-display-a-watermark-if-your-pc-does-not-support-ai-requirements
https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-to-warn-if-your-windows-11-pc-doesnt-meet-system-requirements-for-ai-explorer/
https://www.geeky-gadgets.com/windows-11-24h2-update/
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/03/rip-to-the-windows-subsystem-for-android-which-goes-away-in-2025/
https://www.theverge.com/2024/4/24/24138949/microsoft-windows-11-start-menu-ads-recommendations-setting-disable
https://www.techradar.com/computing/windows/windows-11-is-forcing-users-to-upgrade-mail-app-to-new-outlook-client-which-comes-with-a-nasty-addition-adverts

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Angry Tech News #75: Plonked Stratum

Breaches, breaches, breaches! Google solves meetings. And a Microsoft service becomes a liability in time

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UMich attack
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2023/08/30/um/70716806007/

Forever 21 breach
https://techcrunch.com/2023/08/31/forever-21-data-breach-half-million/

Callaway breach
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/golf-gear-giant-callaway-data-breach-exposes-info-of-11-million/

Google Duet AI vs meetings
https://metro.co.uk/2023/08/31/googles-ai-will-go-to-your-boring-meetings-for-you-19423340/

Windows Secure Time feature
https://arstechnica.com/security/2023/08/windows-feature-that-resets-system-clocks-based-on-random-data-is-wreaking-havoc/

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Angry Tech News #74: Terabyte Windmills

Western Digital and Hewlett Packard facing lawsuits, Dropbox ends unlimited storage, Microsoft uses the word “python” a lot, and IoT devices continue to be a security nightmare

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NPR listens to ATN (maybe)
https://www.npr.org/2023/08/26/1195695051/driverless-cars-san-francisco-waymo-cruise
https://techcrunch.com/2023/08/18/cruise-told-by-regulators-to-immediately-reduce-robotaxi-fleet-50-following-crash/

Western Digital faces lawsuits over crappy SSD products
https://www.techspot.com/news/99831-western-digital-faces-class-action-lawsuit-over-failing.html

HP faces lawsuits over shady ink drivers
https://www.theregister.com/2023/08/11/judge_denies_hps_request_to/

Cloud “Python” coming to Excel
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-365-blog/introducing-python-in-excel-the-best-of-both-worlds-for-data/ba-p/3905482

Dropbox dumps unlimited storage
https://blog.dropbox.com/topics/product/updates-to-our-storage-policy-on-dropbox-advanced
https://www.chia.net/chia-farming/

TP-Link smartbulb vulnerability
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/tp-link-smart-bulbs-can-let-hackers-steal-your-wifi-password/

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Angry Tech News #71: Watchdog Trolling

Google presents an existential threat to the open web. Plus, gaming news!

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Ubisoft update
https://www.techspot.com/news/99529-ubisoft-now-claims-wont-delete-inactive-accounts-purchased.html

Web Environment Integrity
https://github.com/RupertBenWiser/Web-Environment-Integrity/issues/28
https://vivaldi.com/blog/googles-new-dangerous-web-environment-integrity-spec/

Modern Warfare II matchmaking servers taken down due to worm
https://www.techspot.com/news/99573-hackers-infecting-modern-warfare-2-players-self-spreading.html
Blizzard: Any mod to Diablo IV will get a permanent ban
https://us.forums.blizzard.com/en/d4/t/a-notice-regarding-unauthorized-game-modifying-software-in-diablo-iv/102121
Activision trolling cheaters, bans 14k accounts
https://www.techspot.com/news/99594-call-duty-bans-more-than-14000-cheaters-24.html
Pizza-scented controllers
https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2023/07/24/pizza-scented-xbox-and-tmnt-mutant-mayhem-controller/

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Angry Tech News #69: Captain Predictable

A vehicular episode! Airseas re-invents sailing ships for climate change. Modern cars are expensive to repair. Tesla finally has a truck. San Francisco becomes the battle ground for humans vs robot cars. And Microsoft passes a regulatory hurdle

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Tech startup Airseas re-invents the sail
https://www.techspot.com/news/99278-french-startup-claims-state-art-sail-cut-shipping.html

Rivain R1T fenderbender repair costs half the price of the vehicle
https://www.businessinsider.com/rivian-owner-fender-bender-repair-bill-shocking-expensive-42000-2023-7

Tesla finally makes a cybertruck
https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/tesla-builds-first-cybertruck-after-two-years-delays-2023-07-15/

Judge sides with MSFT in activision injunction battle
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2023/07/judge-denies-ftc-injunction-improving-microsofts-activision-purchase-prospects/
https://www.theverge.com/2023/7/16/23792215/sony-microsoft-call-of-duty-cod-deal-signed
https://www.middletownpress.com/business/article/microsoft-and-activision-extend-deadline-to-close-18208371.php

Activists killing robotaxis in SF
https://techcrunch.com/2023/07/06/robotaxi-haters-in-san-francisco-are-disabling-waymo-cruise-traffic-cones/
https://techcrunch.com/2022/06/30/cruise-robotaxis-blocked-traffic-for-hours-on-this-san-francisco-street/
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2023/jun/12/san-francisco-robotaxi-hinder-emergency-crews-shooting

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Angry Tech News #66: Density Exclusive

Sony wields the FTC against Microsoft in injunction hearing, Tecnam scraps plans for EV airplane, and Edge helpfully leaks your privacy

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Sony v. MSFT battle while FTC watches
https://www.techspot.com/news/99184-here-biggest-revelations-microsoft-vs-ftc-hearing.html
Tecnam scraps plans for commercial EV airplane
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2023/06/15/pioneering-electric-plane-shelved-batteries/
New Edge feature helpfully sends images you view to Microsoft
https://uk.pcmag.com/browsers/147299/enhance-image-function-in-edge-browser-sends-image-urls-to-microsoft
https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/privacy-whitepaper/

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Angry Tech News #64: Flagrant Settlement

MOVEit enterprise hack, Microsoft dumps original Xbox One, Google dumps Domains, Skript kiddies taste their own medicine, and Redd-idiocy 3: The Return to Reddit

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MOVEit hack catches dozens of big orgs with their pants down
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-moveit-transfer-zero-day-mass-exploited-in-data-theft-attacks/
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/moveit-transfer-customers-warned-of-new-flaw-as-poc-info-surfaces/
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/millions-of-oregon-louisiana-state-ids-stolen-in-moveit-breach/
Dammit, reddit
https://www.reddit.com/r/ModSupport/comments/14b5q1f/how_to_request_an_abandoned_community_or_a_mod/
https://www.reddit.com/r/help/comments/135tly1/helpdid_reddit_just_destroy_mobile_browser_access/jim40zg/
https://www.techradar.com/opinion/the-reddit-blackout-has-left-google-barren-and-full-of-holes
Get in on Google Search settlement windfall!
https://www.pcmag.com/news/how-to-claim-your-share-of-googles-23-million-search-privacy-settlement
MSFT drops development for original Xbox One
https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-stops-development-of-games-for-older-xbox-one
Google Domains getting the axe
https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-is-getting-rid-of-another-service
Pushing malware to people trying to download zero-day proof-of-concept exploits
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fake-zero-day-poc-exploits-on-github-push-windows-linux-malware/

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Angry Tech News #63: Bukkit Snowball

Reddit holds fast to the sinking ship, Headlines, headlines, headlines, FTC sues to stop Microsoft+Activision deal, some unsubstantiated rumors, and Minecraft mods can offer danger for your PC

Podcast shout-outs: bandrewsays.com, lotuseffect.show, podcastindex.org, ai.cooking

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More reddit bullcrap
https://www.theverge.com/2023/6/9/23755640/reddit-api-changes-apps-apollo-shut-down-ama-spez-steve-huffman
Blue mic brand being phased out
https://techcrunch.com/2023/06/09/blue-owned-the-consumer-podcast-mic-market-now-the-brand-is-being-phased-out/
Barracuda email appliances hacked
https://techcrunch.com/2023/06/09/barracuda-rip-out-replace-hardware-exploited-by-hackers/
Ios 17 does … something… with podcasts
https://techcrunch.com/2023/06/07/ios-17-will-connect-your-content-subscriptions-from-apps-to-apple-podcasts-for-exclusive-benefits/
GM to use Tesla chargers
https://techcrunch.com/2023/06/08/gm-follows-fords-lead-and-adopts-tesla-chargers/
Amazon considering ads for Prime Video
https://techcrunch.com/2023/06/07/amazon-prime-video-reportedly-plans-ad-supported-tier/
Bing chat locked to Edge browser; Vivaldi browser already spoofs
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/vivaldi-is-spoofing-edge-browser-to-bypass-bing-chat-restrictions/
Google Drive ending support for Windows 10 32-bit
https://www.techspot.com/news/99005-google-drive-ending-support-windows-8-81-windows.html
US FTC sues to halt MSFT+Activision deal
https://www.thurrott.com/games/284297/ftc-files-temporary-restraining-order-and-preliminary-injunction-against-microsoft
Fracturizer malware hits Minecraft mods
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-fractureiser-malware-used-curseforge-minecraft-mods-to-infect-windows-linux/

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Angry Tech News #60: Conductive Rookie

Toyota data breach affects millions of cars, Windows 11 installs stuff you don’t want, Public Service Announcements from Apple & Google, and the electrified road idea that just won’t go away

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Toyota breach leaks 10 years of car location data
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/toyota-car-location-data-of-2-million-customers-exposed-for-ten-years/
Sweden threatens to build electric roads
https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/sweden/ar-AA1bjFB4
Apple urges users to patch iOS due to three zero-day vulnerabilities
https://www.techspot.com/news/98769-apple-urges-users-upgrade-their-ios-following-new.html
Google to shut down old accounts
https://www.techspot.com/news/98714-google-start-deleting-inactive-accounts-later-year.html
Windows 11 has tiktok
https://bigtechquestion.com/2023/03/13/software/windows/tiktok-installed-windows-11-pc/
https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows11/comments/11vt8x3/has_tiktok_been_getting_automatically_installed/
Youtube ad costs
https://foundr.com/articles/marketing/youtube-ads-cost-breakdown