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Angry Tech News #45: Screenshot Holiday

Lastpass hacked, Notepad += 1, Tesla gets legislated at, the FBI issues good advice (from 2006), and a Southwest prediction

Recorded LIVE. Angry thanks to Sir Sean of the Allegheny Valley, and to BillyBon3s, who boosted at the exact moment I complained about nobody boosting.

Links:

Southwest Airlines system implodes
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/buttigieg-vows-to-hold-southwest-airlines-accountable-for-meltdown-11672201915
Win11 Notepad gets tabs
https://www.theverge.com/2022/12/24/23525732/microsoft-windows-11-notepad-tabs-feature-leak
LastPass confirms data breach
https://techcrunch.com/2022/12/22/lastpass-customer-password-vaults-stolen/
Teslas are no longer “self-driving” in California
https://www.sfchronicle.com/tech/article/New-California-law-effectively-bans-Tesla-from-17672908.php
FBI recommends ad blockers
https://techcrunch.com/2022/12/22/fbi-ad-blocker/

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Angry Tech News #44: Multiplayer Scarf

FTC makes its presence known, Apple and Google want you to trust them with your darkest secrets, Tesla releases a video game console, and Microsoft reduces update spam (for certain operating systems)

Links:

FTC, lawsuit seeking to block MSFT/ATVI acquisition
https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/news/press-releases/2022/12/ftc-seeks-block-microsoft-corps-acquisition-activision-blizzard-inc
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/v/ar-AA15uQv7

FTC fines Epic Games over Fortnite dark patterns
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2022/12/epic-will-pay-520-million-to-settle-ftc-privacy-payment-complaints/

Apple announces E2E encryption in icloud
https://www.macrumors.com/2022/12/08/fbi-privacy-groups-icloud-encryption/

Google adds client-side encryption to gmail
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/google-introduces-end-to-end-encryption-for-gmail-on-the-web/

Tesla cars get Steam integration
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/tesla-steam-model-s-x-054406511.html

Pixel 8 gets unnecessary upgrade
https://9to5google.com/2022/12/20/google-pixel-8-main-camera/

MSFT dropping all support for Edge, Win7, Win8 on January 10
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/12/microsoft-edge-will-stop-supporting-windows-7-and-8-in-january-2023/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motte-and-bailey_fallacy
https://tech.slashdot.org/story/22/12/12/1643254/support-for-windows-7-and-8-fully-ends-in-january-including-microsoft-edge

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Angry Tech News #37: Unlocking Deathtraps

Tesla vs. Bluetooth, T-Mobile vs. Privacy, Netflix vs. the circling drain, Internet Explorer vs. Oblivion, and Toyota vs. Physics

Links

Tesla hack allows new keys to be authorized when NFC card is used
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2022/06/hackers-out-to-steal-a-tesla-can-create-their-very-own-personal-key/
https://www.teslakee.com/

Goodnight, Internet Explorer
https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2022/06/15/internet-explorer-11-has-retired-and-is-officially-out-of-support-what-you-need-to-know/

Netflix to introduce ad tier
https://metro.co.uk/2022/06/27/n-16896753/

T-Mobile sells you via your app usage
https://www.adexchanger.com/mobile/t-mobile-rebrands-its-ad-biz-and-navigates-the-perilous-line-between-programmatic-and-privacy/
https://youradchoices.com/appchoices

Toyota EVs recalled
https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/toyota-recalls-2700-electric-vehicles-2022-06-23/

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Angry Tech News #23: Cocaine Lesbians

Police use dark web biometrics, MoviePass back, with 100% more user hostility, Cent halts NFT transactions, Tesla deals with fart apps, and EA virtue signals!

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MoviePass now with 100% more user-hostility
https://www.independent.co.uk/tech/moviepass-track-eyes-phone-cameras-b2013273.html

Cocaine dealer identified by palm image on dark web chat
https://metro.co.uk/2022/02/11/drug-dealer-busted-after-picture-of-his-hand-showed-fingerprints-16091399/

Cent marketplace halts all NFT transactions
https://www.reuters.com/business/finance/nft-marketplace-shuts-citing-rampant-fakes-plagiarism-problem-2022-02-11/

EA refuses to sell Sims expansion in Russia
https://www.ea.com/en-au/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/news/our-commitment-to-you

Tesla platform moves past the fart app stage
https://www.inputmag.com/culture/tesla-owners-cant-make-cars-fart-pedestrians-us

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Angry Tech News #19: Shatterproof Database

Another Y2k bug, NFT Paparazzi, Crow lasers, Safari data leak, Woke word processors, the end of SGX, and the Cybertruck delayed.

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y2k22 Exchange server bug
https://www.bitdefender.com/blog/hotforsecurity/microsoft-rolls-out-emergency-fix-for-exchange-y2k22-bug-that-affects-email-delivery/

NFT-enabled paparazzi
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2022-01-17-gaming-youtubers-have-had-their-likenesses-stolen-and-sold-as-nfts

Sunnyvale crows about crows
https://nypost.com/2022/01/18/california-town-resorts-to-lasers-to-stop-1000-pooping-crows/

Safari data leak
https://fingerprintjs.com/blog/indexeddb-api-browser-vulnerability-safari-15/

Microsoft Word Woke Checker feature
https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2022/01/microsoft-offices-new-woke-spellchecker-is-perfectly-fine-and-will-cause-nobody-to-freak-out/
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10398999/Blacklist-postman-mankind-just-words-wont-fly-Microsofts-woke-filter.html

SGX Deprecation
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-intel-chips-wont-play-blu-ray-disks-due-to-sgx-deprecation/

Cybertruck delayed
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10398845/Tesla-removes-promise-2022-production-maligned-Cybertruck-website.html

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Angry Tech News #16: Browse Driving

Alexa engagement, new DuckDuckGo browser, and Tesla in hot water for giving its customers more choice.

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Amazon Echo’s high attrition rates
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-12-22/amazon-s-voice-controlled-smart-speaker-alexa-can-t-hold-customer-interest-docs

DDG to release “private” browser
https://spreadprivacy.com/duckduckgo-2021-review/

NHTSA investigating Tesla for accidentally allowing freedom of choice
https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-opens-investigation-into-580000-tesla-vehicles-over-game-feature-2021-12-22/

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Angry Tech News #10: Weed Zombie

The world’s most sought-after iPhone, a Call of Duty hotfix, unspecified BIOS vulnerabilities, a fully-autonomous gardening laser, and supercharger slumming!

Links:

USB-C iphone sells for $86001
https://www.theverge.com/2021/11/12/22777988/usb-c-iphone-x-lightning-ebay-auction-86001
https://github.com/kenp-io/not-for-iphone-usb-c/tree/master/ip-x

Call of Duty Vanguard hotfix to remove pages of Quran
https://www.pcgamer.com/activision-apologises-as-call-of-duty-vanguard-removes-bloodstained-quran-pages/

Intel processor vulnerabilities – update your BIOS if you’re able
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/high-severity-bios-flaws-affect-numerous-intel-processors/

Using lasers to control weeds
https://www.agweb.com/news/crops/crop-production/weed-wars-laser-beam-technology-may-fundamentally-change-farming
https://carbonrobotics.com/laserweeding-technology

Tesla opens superchargers to other EVs in NL
https://www.tesla.com/support/non-tesla-supercharging

GM to install 40k EV stations in US/CA
https://www.engadget.com/gm-community-level-2-ev-charging-stations-201232330.html
https://media.gm.com/media/us/en/gm/news.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2021/oct/1026-ultium-charger.html

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Angry Tech News #2 – Friday, 17 Sep 2021

Apple vs Epic, Apple vs kiddie porn, Apple vs. the Environment, ProtonMail isn’t so private after all, and Tesla offers FSD only to drivers who don’t need it.

Links:

Epic v. Apple verdict
https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cand.364265/gov.uscourts.cand.364265.812.0_2.pdf

Apple abuses CSAM filter
https://www.apple.com/child-safety/

Apple censors Russian voting app
https://9to5mac.com/2021/09/17/apple-giving-into-russia-csam/

Apple shareholders pushing for right to repair
https://9to5mac.com/2021/09/16/aapl-shareholder-resolution-repair/

Protonmail gives up IP address of user
https://techcrunch.com/2021/09/06/protonmail-logged-ip-address-of-french-activist-after-order-by-swiss-authorities/

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/protonmail-scandal-tarnishes-swiss-privacy-reputation-/46952640

Tesla releases FSD b10 only for “good” drivers
https://electrek.co/2021/09/17/tesla-make-sure-good-driver-before-giving-access-full-self-driving-beta/

BONUS: Excited Tesla driver cheers drunken AI https://streamable.com/grihhc