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Angry Tech News #43: Type-C Credentials

A rare live-to-tape ATN!

Reddit misses the point. Apple is in hot water over privacy, but at least they’re saving the earth by inconveniencing you. iOS devs aren’t doing much beter. And India jumps on the USBandwagon

Links

Reddit helps people reinforce their information bubbles
https://old.reddit.com/r/reddit/comments/yqrdjs/announcing_community_muting_on_mobile/
Apple sued over privacy setting that doesn’t add any privacy
https://gizmodo.com/apple-iphone-privacy-analytics-class-action-suit-1849774313
iOS apps hardcoding AWS credentials (9/1)
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/over-1-000-ios-apps-found-exposing-hardcoded-aws-credentials/
India to require USB-C charging
https://www.theregister.com/2022/11/18/india_usb_c_requirements/
ios Clean Energy Charging
https://www.macworld.com/article/1065566/ios-16-clean-energy-charging.html
Also…
https://www.bitchute.com/video/Os3NkVKsyiPw/

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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 #15: Disney Radiation

Youtube TV drops Disney, F-Secure breaks another IoT device, Protecting yourself from ionizing radiation, and “miscellaneous” headlines

Links:

No deal between Youtube TV and Disney
https://www.theverge.com/2021/12/18/22836949/disney-youtube-tv-channels-deal
Sports cable numbers
https://www.killthecablebill.com/blog/cable-subscribers-paid-3-5-billion-live-sports/
F-Secure vs home COVID test
https://labs.f-secure.com/blog/faking-a-positive-covid-test
ANVS warning about radioactive products (Dutch)
https://www.autoriteitnvs.nl/actueel/nieuws/2021/12/16/heeft-u-een-quantum-pendant-anti-5g-hanger-of-negatief-ionen-sieraad-of-slaapmasker-leg-deze-veilig-weg
BBC write-up about ANVS story
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-59703523
TP-Link routers hidden SSID
https://jahed.dev/2021/12/19/hidden-networks-in-tp-link-routers/
California solar bait and switch
https://apnews.com/article/science-business-environment-and-nature-california-utilities-1bc5070157e0fb4f0c216f8b1dd1daee
Reddit IPO
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-59678451
5G interferes with airplanes
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-59737194

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Angry Tech News #0 – Friday, 3 September 2021

Chinese government restricts video games to 3hrs per week for kids. Reddit continues its crusade against communities that don’t join the hivemind. Samsung shows that when you buy a TV, it’s not really yours. Security researcher turns memory bus into a wifi antenna.

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Chinese mandate – kids under 18 limited to 3hrs/wk of video games
http://www.news.cn/english/2021-08/30/c_1310157506.htm

2019 Chinese restrictions on video gaming
https://www.npr.org/2019/11/06/776840260/china-introduces-restrictions-on-video-games-for-minors

Writing games for China market under new restrictions
https://nikopartners.com/game-regulations-in-china-everything-you-need-to-know/

Reddit has banned r/NoNewNormal
https://www.reddit.com/r/OutOfTheLoop/comments/pek9e6/why_are_subreddits_going_privatepinning_protest/

Reddit admin “worstnerd” posted an “Analysis of Covid Denial”
https://www.reddit.com/r/redditsecurity/comments/pfyqqn/covid_denialism_and_policy_clarifications/

Samsung to remotely brick TVs stolen from warehouse
https://www.theregister.com/2021/08/24/samsung_tv_block/

ThreatPost reports “noted air-gap researcher Mordechai Guri created a proof-of-concept”
https://threatpost.com/air-gap-attack-turns-memory-wifi/162358/