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15% Extra – Show 186 – 8 February 2019

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Hey, UK.gov: If you truly spunked £45k on 1,300 Brexit deal print-outs, you’re absolute mugs
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/02/06/brexit_printing_number_crunching/

Thanks for all those data-flow warnings, UK.gov. Now let’s talk about your own Brexit prep. Yep, just as we thought
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/02/04/whitehall_data_flows_brexit/

Huawei pens open letter to UK Parliament: Spying? Nope, we’ve done nothing wrong
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/02/06/huawei_open_letter_uk_government/
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/02/04/huawei_hcsec_gchq_brouhaha/
US indicts Huawei for stealing T-Mobile robot arm, selling US tech to Iran
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/01/us-indicts-huawei-for-stealing-t-mobile-robot-selling-us-tech-to-iran/

New Docs Show Pricing for Windows 7 Extended Security Updates
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/new-docs-show-pricing-for-windows-7-extended-security-updates/

Firefox to block noisy autoplaying video in next release
https://arstechnica.com/?p=1451443
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/mozilla-adding-cryptomining-and-fingerprint-blocking-to-firefox/
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/mozilla-resumes-firefox-65-rollout-after-avs-disable-https-scanning/

Chrome to Display Warnings About Similar or Lookalike URLs
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/chrome-to-display-warnings-about-similar-or-lookalike-urls/

Google Play apps with >4.3 million downloads stole pics and pushed porn ads
https://arstechnica.com/?p=1449979

At least Sony offered a t-shirt, says macOS flaw finder: Bug bounties now for Macs if you want this 0-day, Apple
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/02/07/mac_0day_disclosure/
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/researcher-declines-to-share-zero-day-macos-keychain-exploit-with-apple/

Fire (and lots of it): Berkeley researcher on the only way to fix cryptocurrency
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/02/researcher-counts-the-reasons-he-wants-cryptocurrency-burned-with-fire/

Judge orders $150,000 in damages in GTA Online cheating case
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/02/gta-online-cheat-tool-maker-ordered-to-pay-150000/

Windows 3.0 File Manager Reborn in All Its Nostalgic Glory
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-30-file-manager-reborn-in-all-its-nostalgic-glory/

Emoji 12.0 brings us waffles, more diversity, suggestive “finger pinch” glyph
https://arstechnica.com/?p=1451913

Drift of the North Pole forces early magnetic map update
https://arstechnica.com/?p=1451611
https://phys.org/news/2019-02-compass-magnetic-north-pole.html

Do fish recognize themselves in the mirror?
https://phys.org/news/2019-02-fish-mirror.html