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15% Extra – Show 158 – 11th May 2018

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Dive into another week of nerd-news served with a healthy dollop of music and chat.
More serious OS flaws have been fixed but even more have been found, and some that effect all OSs.
All is not doom and gloom, and there are some glimmers of hope for security researchers.
The UK Gov still cannot finalise the wording that lets it get away with illegal acts against its population and has been given 6 months to do so.
As usual we have plenty of mashups, metal, jazz and independent music from today and yesteryear, to soothe your worried minds.


Smash-Up Derby – Sweet Nation Army Dreams

The Beatles – You Never Give Me Your Money


Animals As Leaders – The Price Of Everything And The Value Of Nothing

David Bowie – Hallo Spaceboy

Wynton Kelly – Dark Eyes

Mighty Mike – Heart-Shaped Desires

System Of A Down – ATWA

Dismembered Sound BoothDementia

Diablo Swing Orchestra – Black Box Messiah

Show Notes

It’s 2018, and a webpage can still pwn your Windows PC – and apps can escape Hyper-V

Second wave of Spectre-like CPU security flaws won’t be fixed for a while

Every major OS maker misread Intel’s docs. Now their kernels can be hijacked or crashed

Electronics-recycling innovator is going to prison for trying to extend computers’ lives
PC recycler gets 15 months in the clink for whipping up 28,000 bootleg Windows 7, XP recovery discs

Report: Chinese government is behind a decade of hacks on software companies

UK police say 92% false positive facial recognition is no big deal

NSA sought data on 534 MILLION phone calls in 2017

New law would stop feds from demanding encryption backdoor

Georgia governor vetoes cyber bill that would criminalize “unauthorized access”

Senate will vote to kill or keep net neutrality rules by June 12

The US Government just forced smartphone maker ZTE to shut down

Apple reportedly removing apps that share location data with third parties

Explorer is getting a dark theme, and it’s very dark

Notepad gets a major upgrade, now does Unix line endings

Malicious Chrome extensions infect 100,000-plus users, again

Password re-use is dangerous, right? So what about stopping it with password-sharing?

US Congress finally emits all 3,000 Russian ‘troll’ Facebook ads. Let’s have a look at some

How one man’s death led to the extinction of a butterfly population