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Angry Tech News #34: Quarterly Incomprehensible

Russia takes Silicon Valley to court, Investors take Silicon Valley to court, SEC takes Silicon Valley to court, Ransomware shuts down college, Ransomware shuts down planting season, Instagram gets NFTs, Discord Hackers get NFTs, and Xbox sucks!

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Angry Tech News #32: Absolutist Spark

The end of the Chevy Spark EV, the end of an era for Netflix, and the end of the world for Twitter!

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Musk purchases twitter
https://techcrunch.com/2022/04/24/elon-musk-twitter-offer-timeline/

No replacement battery for Chevy Spark EV
https://www.ev-resource.com/blog/gm-kills-support-for-the-spark-ev-no-battery-replacement-available

Netflix drops subscribers. Stock market piles on.
https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/20/netflix-plunges-trading-subscriber-loss.html

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Angry Tech News #29: Supply Chain Advisor

Malicious OSS, Netflix conjecture, A win in the right to repair fight, and yet another Chrome zero-day yawn

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node-ipc malicious update
https://www.wired.com/story/developer-altered-open-source-software-to-wipe-files-in-russia/
https://www.zdnet.com/article/corrupted-open-source-software-enters-the-russian-battlefield/
https://github.com/advisories/GHSA-97m3-w2cp-4xx6

Malicious Azure-targeting NPM packages
https://www.zdnet.com/article/malicious-npm-packages-target-azure-developers-to-steal-personal-data/

Netflix offers way to pay more if you share passwords
https://about.netflix.com/en/news/paying-to-share-netflix-outside-your-household

John Deere repair program
https://www.deere.com/en/news/all-news/john-deere-expands-access-to-self-repair-resources/

Yet another critical Chrome vulnerability
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/emergency-google-chrome-update-fixes-zero-day-used-in-attacks/

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Angry Tech News #26: Transmissible Groupthink

Silicon Valley vs Russia, Nvidia and Samsung hacks, Discord goes full Facebook, and my rants go a little bit off the rails!

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Western companies jumping on the “Hate Russia” bandwagon
https://www.theverge.com/2022/3/5/22962848/paypal-pauses-service-russia-ukraine-invasion
https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/04/russia-blocks-access-to-facebook.html
https://www.investopedia.com/microsoft-oracle-join-tech-exodus-from-russia-5221297
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/visa-mastercard-russia-ukraine-invasion/
https://www.theverge.com/2022/3/6/22964418/tiktok-suspends-creation-new-video-content-russia-ukraine
https://www.theverge.com/2022/3/5/22962822/internet-backbone-provider-cogent-shuts-off-service-russia
https://www.pcmag.com/news/nvidia-to-stop-all-product-sales-to-russia
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/samsung-suspends-shipments-phones-chips-230648742.html
https://www.bloombergquint.com/onweb/coinbase-blocks-25-000-crypto-wallets-linked-to-russian-users
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10579301/Social-media-platform-Reddit-block-links-coming-Russian-domain-name.html

Russia “fake news” law
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2022/03/01/russian-lawmakers-eye-15-year-prison-terms-for-fakes-about-ukraine-invasion-a76687

NVidia hacked
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/nvidia-data-breach-exposed-credentials-of-over-71-000-employees/
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/malware-now-using-nvidias-stolen-code-signing-certificates/

Samsung hacked
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/samsung-confirms-hackers-stole-galaxy-devices-source-code/

Discord joins the censorship bunch
https://discord.com/blog/addressing-health-misinformation

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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 #9: Independent Kilowatt

Apple repairs, Army lasers, and automated timepieces. Plus: Netflix enters mobile gaming, Yahoo exits China, Amazon steals from its employees, and Crypto scammers steal from fools.

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Netflix mobile games
https://gadgets.ndtv.com/games/news/n-2597216

FTC settles with Amazon over driver tips
https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2021/11/ftc-returns-nearly-60-million-drivers-whose-tips-were-illegally

Yahoo exits China
https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/02/tech/yahoo-china-exit/index.html

Crypto scam using Google ads
https://www.theverge.com/2021/11/4/22763015/cryptocurrency-fake-wallet-phishing-scam-google-ads-phantom-metamask

Apple uses DRM to kill repair shops
https://www.ifixit.com/News/54829/apples-new-screen-repair-trap-could-change-the-repair-industry-forever

Army laser platform
https://www.popsci.com/technology/military-defensive-laser-weapon/

WWVB description (fascinating!)
https://www.nist.gov/pml/time-and-frequency-division/time-distribution/radio-station-wwvb/help-wwvb-radio-controlled