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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