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    Tesla disables feature after car is purchased, claims feature 'wasn't paid for'.

    The trend of not owning things you thought you bought is continuing. https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/6/21127243/tesla-model-s-autopilot-disabled-remotely-used-car-update https://jalopnik.com/tesla-remotely-removes-autopilot-features-from-customer-1841472617?rev=1580941196331 Cliff notes...
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    European Cable modem exploit gives hackers full control

    Possibly up to 200 million devices in Europe could be vulnerable. May be more in other regions. https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/01/exploit-that-gives-remote-access-affects-200-million-cable-modems/ Yet another script exploit.
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    FBI issues smart TV warning

    Probably not breaking new for most folks here. https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/01/fbi-smart-tv-security/ https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7746531/FBI-warns-citizens-connected-televisions-provide-hackers-window-homes.html
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    Google issues EOL for Cloud Print

    Google post: https://support.google.com/chrome/a/answer/9633006 Ars Tech : https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/11/google-is-killing-google-cloud-print/ Or another example of why putting basic services in someone else's cloud is probably a bad idea. Edit: Drop dead time starts Jan 1 2021.
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    Old Intel drivers and BIOS files going away soon

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/intel-to-remove-old-drivers-and-bios-updates-from-its-site-by-the-end-of-the-week/ If anyone is restoring older machines or OS that uses Intel hardware, best check if you need one of these drivers before Friday Nov 22.
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    Another example of not owning Adobe software you paid for.

    Adobe has announced they are turning off all cloud based software for folks in Venezuela. Supposedly to comply with a US govt order. But some sources say the order should only apply to Venezuelan government customers, not the average citizen. No refunds allowed either. A media report...
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    Verizon sells Tumbler to Wordpress.com

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/verizon-to-sell-tumblr-to-wordpress-owner-11565640000 WSJ paywall site but you can see enough to get the gist.
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    Steam Client vulnerability found

    https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/08/severe-local-0-day-escalation-exploit-found-in-steam-client-services/ Looks like it is possible for a remote normal user to escalate themselves to admin on Windows PCs running a Steam Client.
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    What used to be in your wallet?

    Capitol One has suffered a small breech: https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/29/business/capital-one-data-breach/index.html Only a 100,000,000 +/- a few.
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    Virus ladened laptop sold as $1 million+ artwork

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/virus-packed-laptop-sells-artwork-over-1-3-212331624.html Guess I have destroyed many similar artworks while thinking I was doing friends a favor by cleaning malware off their computers.
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