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- GTA 6 footage leaked: About 90 clips of the next Grand Theft Auto game leaked this week, with the uploader claiming to have hacked Rockstar Games’ Slack internals. Rockstar confirmed the “cyber intrusion,” adding that it was “deeply disappointed” to see things leak this way but that development would “continue as planned.”
- Wipro lays off 300 employees to work on the moonIndia’s information technology giant Wipro “has laid off 300 employees in recent months who were found to be deceiving competitors,” Manish writes, Wipro Rishad President Premji called cheating an “integrity violation”.
- The uprising was attacked: Banking/financial services startup Revolut confirmed this week that hackers can compromise details for a “small percentage” of their customers. The company declined to disclose exactly how many active customers, but a breach disclosure filed with authorities in the company’s home country of Lithuania puts the number at around 50,000. .
- Brelyon’s wild display: Want something more vivid than the standard screen but don’t want to put a VR headset in your face? Brelyon is trying to reimagine the screen, and they’ve raised $15 million from a pretty impressive list of investors to get the job done.
- Kia and Hyundai sue for design defects: Earlier this year, a TikTok went public with an unsophisticated way to steal several Kia and Hyundai models. Now, a class-action lawsuit has been filed against the automakers, alleging that the cars were “deliberately” built without an “engine immobilizer,” which Rebecca describes described as a “cheap and very popular device” to prevent this problem.
- Google’s New Chromecast: Two years ago, Google launched a 4K version of the Chromecast – the first Chromecast to come with a dedicated remote, instead of requiring a smartphone for everything. Now they’re bringing the same design plus a remote to the more affordable HD (1080p) model. The HD model will cost $30, while the 4K version will cost $50.
- Facebook users sue Meta over iOS tracking“The complaint,” Taylor wrote, “alleges that Meta evaded Apple’s new restrictions by monitoring users through Facebook’s in-app browser, which opens in-app links.” use”.
Do you like podcasts? We have podcasts! Good people. Great people. Award winners, even! This week:
- The Equity The group asked, “What does breaking into venture capital look like today, and how is it changing?”
- My friends on Find talked to Change’s co-founders about how/why they built a crypto-centric API for charitable donations.
- The Chain reaction The crew talked about – what else? – recent major changes to the way Ethereum works and the perhaps surprising impact that “consolidation” has had on the market.
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