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Week in review 2015w30

Oh boy, steam bug that allows account hijacking and trivial privilege escalation OS x 10.10.

I remember when the IETF was about furthering the Internet instead of working to protect the dns business model.

We got to the point where having interns designing the cyber in a car graduates from milk curding interfaces to getting people killed.

Universal comes clean they are copyright infringing pirates. In technical terms they issued a DMCA takedown against a server on, which they were probably running to host the campaign against google.

In 2012 someone filled a patent against MRTG and now it was issued.

Australia must be an horrible country cause they just assume someone will attack them.

Hackingteam never heard of Barbara Streisand.

On something very cool, British man gets an eye implant.

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Week in review 2015w29

Now even Facebook wants flash dead, probably because it messes up their mobile stuff. Also, if you were doing something useful with Facebook messenger move somewhere else.

Windows 10 updates will be mandatory, maybe so Microsoft can declare chrome and Firefox malware.

Nintendo’s CEO Satoru Iwata and privacy champion Casper Bowden both died this week.

EU high court says UK’s spying law is illegal and UK high court says ripping CDs you own is illegal. One of these courts is on the wrong side of history.

If only there was a public immutable secure ledger system we could use instead of scamming people out of their property.

Stop the presses, bacon flavored seaweed.

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Week In Review 2015w28

After dumping maps Microsoft is taking a huge write off and laying off the nokia division which seems to be more of the killing all things ballmer streak. And to top it off MS is now the first OpenBSD gold contributor. But wait, what ? Apple is changing the brand of their stuff ?

Of course NSA doesn’t read The Heise like everybody else. And we’re cyberdoomed without cyberabackdoors to cyberprotect us aginst cyberattacks says the cyberfbi.

Hacking Team get hacked and we find they go well beyond 0day flash exploits into selling spyware to dictatorships and sabotaging global communications. And boy, is the hacking team ceo ever so mad for getting his privacy blatantly violated.

7nm process chips which is pretty insane.

In China everything is big and when the market crashes the market crashes. And Germany really wants to go shopping in Greece on Sundays, probably cause its shops are closed.

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Week in review 2015w27

Microsoft is selling off maps and other things to Uber. Weird world we live in.

I guess those people who laughed about the end of IPv4 are having a tall glass of stfu now.

Scrounges at the NSA couldn’t just buy the paper liked everyone else. and GCHQ couldn’t just get the amnesty international report. In fact why not not access anything ever except of course if you’re doing science, in that case publishing will get you arrested.

In France first you get your stuff burnt down then you get arrested.

In one week EU passes roaming charges to everybody else and created the oposite of net neutrality under the name of net neutrality.

In the fall of the western civilization department, everybody is against the TPP except the people who are paying to get it passed and governments tend to not like the people who denounce the ways elections are rigged

I remember being a kid and dreaming about the F-35 experimental prototypes. Maybe I should have kept to the superior F-16 trainer in extended range configuration.

Cuba stops mother-baby HIV transmission. Meanwhile, someone dies of measles because the dark ages with their plagues was ever so safe.

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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 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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