Episode 106: Don’t Flash Me Bro

Grumpy Old Bens

Windows updates are making people mad, Flash is almost dead as is Internet Explorer, Home Depot sends customer info to other customers, “smart” yoga pants, and much, much more. Thank you for listening to Grumpy Old Bens. Please consider supporting the show.

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NOTES / LINKS:

Windows 10: Upcoming driver changes may break plug-and-play
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-upcoming-driver-changes-may-break-plug-and-play/

Take control of Windows 10 feature updates using these settings
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/take-control-of-windows-10-feature-updates-using-these-settings/

Microsoft begins to finally kill off Internet Explorer
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-begins-to-finally-kill-off-internet-explorer/

Microsoft is forcibly installing Office PWAs in Windows 10
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-is-forcibly-installing-office-pwas-in-windows-10/

Georgia county voter information leaked by ransomware gang
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/georgia-county-voter-information-leaked-by-ransomware-gang/

Home Depot blunder emails customer order info to strangers
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/home-depot-blunder-emails-customer-order-info-to-strangers/

Mac users unable to print after Apple revoked HP certificate
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/mac-users-unable-to-print-after-apple-revoked-hp-certificate/

WhatsApp is now delivering roughly 100 billion messages a day
https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/29/whatsapp-is-now-delivering-roughly-100-billion-messages-a-day/

Google is bringing its own VPN to desktops and phones with $9.99 Google One subscription
https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/29/21541032/google-one-vpn-cloud-storage-subscription

What really happens if Republicans get rid of Section 230
https://mashable.com/article/republicans-big-tech-section-230-censorship/

Mark Zuckerberg just told Congress to upend the internet
https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/29/21537040/facebook-mark-zuckerberg-section-230-hearing-reform-pact-act-big-tech

KB4577586 removes Adobe Flash from Windows, prevents reinstallation
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-releases-update-to-remove-adobe-flash-from-windows/

Win10 October Update (20H2)
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-20h2-heres-why-youll-need-to-upgrade/

MSFT reintegrating Edge into OS?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._Microsoft

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-heres-why-you-cant-uninstall-our-edge-browser/

https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/jk7bve/

https://www.lifehacker.com.au/2020/07/how-to-uninstall-edge-chromium-when-windows-10-wont-let-you/

“Smart” yoga pants (via BillyBon3s)
https://www.wearablex.com

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