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15% Extra – Show 181 – 7 December 2018

15% Extra Strong
Another show, another attack of muppets, toilets and gas-attacks, as the Doc bravely and foolishly tries to tackle the weekly tech news, while all around insanity reigns supreme, both in the news and the studio.
We welcome back the droid as the robotic voice of the people, and never ending attempts by the chat-room regulars, to both amuse and distract us.
Thanks to WACUP and Vivaldi for making this task a lot easier, and to TeamViewer for helping keep the whole operation afloat.

Tracklist

Martinn — The Muppet Strut
Iron Maiden — Afraid to Shoot Strangers
YITTWho Invited Rock and Roll (KISS vs The Donnas)
Sergei ProkofievPiano Concerto No. 4 – Vivace
Dr.Flay3 Little War Pigs
Joe Satriani — The Enigmatic
Fissunix — Burn Da Funk
Hampton Hawes — The Sermon
The Yardbirds — White Summer
DJ Schmolli — Still Waiting For A Whole Lotta Love

Show Topics

UK spies: You know how we said bulk device hacking would be used sparingly? Well, things have ‘evolved’…
Admit they are upping their use of mass snooping
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/12/06/uk_gchq_bulk_equipment_interference/

UK Supreme Court considers whether spy court should be immune to legal probes
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/12/07/privacy_international_government_hacking_supreme_court/

Wow, what a lovely early Christmas present for Australians: A crypto-busting super-snoop law passes just in time
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/12/07/australias_crypto_legislation/

Why millions of Brits’ mobile phones were knackered on Thursday: An expired Ericsson software certificate
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/12/06/ericsson_o2_telefonica_uk_outage/
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/12/07/o2_crash_lessons_comment/

Incoming! Microsoft unleashes more fixes for Windows 10 October 2018 Update
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/12/06/microsoft_windows_10_surface_book_2/

Edge dies a death of a thousand cuts as Microsoft switches to Chromium
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/12/post-mortem-tying-edge-to-windows-10-was-a-fatal-error/

Google Maps Users are Receiving Notification Spam and No One Knows Why
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/google-maps-users-are-receiving-notification-spam-and-no-one-knows-why/

Windows Lite Is Microsoft’s Answer to Google Chrome OS
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-lite-is-microsoft-s-answer-to-google-chrome-os/

22 apps with 2 million+ Google Play downloads had a malicious backdoor
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/12/google-play-ejects-22-backdoored-apps-with-2-million-downloads/

Epic Games Store launches with extremely limited selection of games
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/12/epic-games-store-launches-with-extremely-limited-selection-of-games/

Rapper sues Epic Games over “unauthorized” Fortnite dance use
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/12/rapper-sues-epic-games-over-unauthorized-fortnite-dance-use/

Unreal Tournament is not being ‘actively developed’
https://www.pcgamer.com/unreal-tournament-is-not-being-actively-developed/