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Week in review 2015w26

Samsung making crappy hardware with crappy drivers for an awful experience like it was 1994 and in not really news flash 0day. And because what we need is more uncontrolled root CAs Microsoft silently pushed a bunch more.

Facebook messenger without a Facebook account ? You just need a phone number, your real name and photo and … You’ll have a Facebook account which is more than what you’ll have after youtube decides to steal your url.

GCHQ and NSA putting your tax money to work crippling your civilian infrastructure. Next up, operation mole to put potholes in perfectly good roads.

Baghdad ? Kabul ? No, French taxi drivers.

Fun info graphs about global warming.

If this simple cheap electrolysis devices is for reals its gonna be incredibly cool. And maybe Samsung can make up for shoddy PCs by doubling LiIon battery capacity.

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eek in review 2015w25

Facebook beacons which are totally private cause they don’t collect data except they activate the Facebook app to report back on everything you are doing and a Facebook app to privately share photos written in c++ which is almost believable except for the private sharing part.

Microsoft quietly backs away from free upgrades for everyone which will probably keep you from the killer windows feature, sharing your wifi password on Facebook.

Ah crap malicious apps can hijack keychain items on OS X and trick people into reinserting them while chrome silently starts listening in on your microphone.

UK high court rules you can’t do anything with content you payed for and MPAA claims constitutional protection against … Wait for it …. A fishing expedition by Google about MPAA lobbying. You really can’t make this stuff up.

Growth hacked industry!

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Week in review 2015w24

iOS9, el capitain, some sort music streaming service, new Xcode and running your code on your own phone without a dev subs, watchOS sdk and multitasking if you have the right iPad. Oh and one more thing, content blockers on mobile safari. If only iOS mail.app could block malware injection.

Microsoft quietly drops metro Skype and starts considering the ask toolbar malware.

Attacking Kapersky might have been a mistake maybe not as big as trying to use the law when your’re caught sabotaging electronic communications.

Unknown attackers deploy malicious mobile towers in London while germany decided against inquiring nsa snooping on Merkel and UK creates a snowden from nothing.

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Week in review 2015w23

Too bad we’re on m already cause L should have been android leakage. And it was about time chrome stopped flash like it cared for users.

sourceforge says it’s on the level, hijacks nmap

thunderbolt and usb are merging or something.

It’s only 2015, it’s perfectly normal for software to crash parsing simple strings.

This is truly the height of western democracy, human rights destroyed by secret treaties negotiated.

widespread civilian spying 0 - selfies

I thought this was a USA monopoly but diphtheria for lack of vaccination next door in Spain ? Wtf guys !

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Week In Review 2015w22

Google had a good week with IO announcing a android evrsion i might actually use, more developer goodies including an automated testing system that’s needed because android. And on the being terrurists side a SD hard crypto card.

On the iOS side a killer sms.

A startup spends years siphoning user’s phones and get bought and sourceforge goes full on douche.

TTIP is a backroom deal fueled by lobbies outside the democratic process that’s literally killing us.

UN says encryption is necessary for basic human rights and even the US senate doesn’t renew NSA widespread spying but Obama doesn’t like it.

What are domains seized by the FBI used for ? porn and malware of course.

It’s dead easy to plant a story in “journalism” and journalism say it’s about ethics in something. And for something cool, a self folding origami robot.

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Week In Review 2015w21

UK government is trying to sell IP addresses. Hopefuly RIPE will do its business.

US Senate killed PATRIOT but fast tracks the TPP which hurts human rights according to UN like backdoors in products but USA will only export software that can’t dectect NSA backdoors, not that researchers get much love anyway.

Studio gets accused of piracy and immediatly all the executives identify themselves, their whole family and surrender everybody for life in prison.

Ireland referended same sex marriage.

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Week In Review 2015w20

Nintendo still considering removing region locks on the next consoles but 3DS emulation is more relevant nowadays.

Too bad Clarkson isn’t around anymore to make fun of google’s self driving bubble car.

EU is getting mad at Facebook.

HTTP/2 has become an RFC.

While the copyright industry asks for end of ineffective 6 strikes the EU finds blocking sites ineffective. But turns out challeging illegal actions works.

USA house votes to stop NSA bulk phone data collection but in UK GCHQ can hapilly ignore the law now and yesterday.

IBM pushes ahead with photonics chips and we found a huge ocean under Ganymede which we will probably harvest for rocket fuel.

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Week In Review 2015w19

Facebook is opening internet.org to all while pulling old media into that sweet old night.

Nintendo turns a profit again, nobody cares

Oh boy, medical devices less secure than windows 95.

France is now officially a police state.

Finally someone relate to Goldman Sachs went to jail. It was a programmer who stole code

US senate doesn’t need sciense about climate, they don’t even need scientists to discuss science. Women can’t publish about gender bias because they are not men.

UN says Trans-Pacific-Partnership is a threat on human rights. Why keep up the charade at this point ?

Emergency Medical personal on how to live through an encounter with the Police.

Test drive of a gas car. Hilarious.

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Week In Review 2015w18

apple anounced results. they were good..

new microsoft pushes on with .net as a legitimate platform, launches an atom based visual studio and comes up with a way to port ios and android apps to windows phone so that windows phone will finally get apps.

the cia hosted a secret ted on wait for it, transparency and while people who aren’t smart enough to make decisions believe in crypto backdoors people who are smart enough to make decisions think the whole idea is as stupid as all masterlocks having a workaround that lets anyone open them in minutes.

dropbox joins the rank of companies that evade usa extrajudicial system, china hijacks facebook login and oh boy elite hackers will probably hack trains too.

the cloud means you get to pay when people gets upset at people and have a lot of lobbyists and while india govt doxes a million people “hackers” fix it.

tesla is a battery company.

turns out, when you feed nicotine to bees they get addicted and die. and audi managed to create diesel from co2 and water but isn’t too forthcoming about how much energy it takes to make. A step in the right direction anyway.

climate change deniers are now more against science than the catholic church.

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Week in review 2015w17

google invented something that looks like not really cheap mobile data but apparently is a clever real time biding mvno scheme

aw snap, a bunch of iOS apps have an old tls broken network lib, there’s a ios wifi bluescreen of death and code injection into OS X signed apps so this has not been a good week for Apple which they compounded by refusing apps that mention pebble

twitter tries to get non-us accounts away from nsa but not might be worth the effort as EU intelligence agency are going rogue too. Meanwhile microsoft enables customer keys in hosted office365

piracy is what happens to my stuff, for other peoples stuff it’s sharing. EU is looking at copyright reform, I’m guardedly optimistic.

if this is not an elaborate hoax dhl and Amazon are working on a way to break into your Audi

conspire to destroy global economy ? It’s all good. Cheat on high school tests ? Go to jail. snowden should have used the confidential material he swiped for romantic purposes with journalists like that totally legit general. real crime prosecutions get dropped cause investigation was illegal but tech companies are the real terrurist lubers.

Somehow I’m not sure these guys made to Obama’s drone list.

chimps are not exactly people and turns out when you give nicotine to bees they become addicted and die.

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