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- GTA 6 footage leaks: Roughly 90 clips of the subsequent Grand Theft Auto recreation leaked out this week, with the uploader claiming to have hacked Rockstar Video games’ inside Slack. Rockstar confirmed the “community intrusion,” including that they’re “extraordinarily upset” to see issues leaked this manner however that growth will “proceed as deliberate.”
- Wipro fires 300 employees for moonlighting: India’s IT large Wipro “has fired 300 staff in latest months who had been discovered to be moonlighting for rivals,” writes Manish, with Wipro chairman Rishad Premji calling moonlighting an “act of integrity violation.”
- Revolut hacked: Banking/monetary companies startup Revolut confirmed this week that hackers had been in a position to breach particulars for a “small share” of its clients. The corporate declined to get particular about precisely what number of clients that works out to, however a breach disclosure filed with authorities within the firm’s house nation of Lithuania suggests it’s round 50,000.
- Brelyon’s wild monitor: Need one thing extra immersive than a typical monitor however don’t desire a VR headset strapped to your face? Brelyon is attempting to reimagine the show, and so they’ve raised $15 million from a fairly spectacular roster of buyers to get it carried out.
- Kia and Hyundai sued over design flaw: Earlier this yr, a TikTok went viral that publicized a not-very-complicated solution to steal sure fashions of Kia and Hyundai automobiles. Now a category motion lawsuit has been filed towards the automakers, with the criticism claiming the automobiles had been “intentionally” constructed with out “engine immobilizers,” which Rebecca describes as an “cheap and quite common machine” meant to stop this problem.
- Google’s new Chromecast: Two years in the past, Google launched a 4K model of the Chromecast — the primary Chromecast to come back with a devoted distant, slightly than requiring a smartphone for every thing. They’re now bringing the identical design plus a distant to the extra inexpensive HD (1080p) mannequin. The HD mannequin will value $30, whereas the 4K model will value $50.
- Facebook users sue Meta over iOS tracking: “The criticism,” writes Taylor, “alleges that Meta evaded Apple’s new restrictions by monitoring customers via Fb’s in-app browser, which opens hyperlinks throughout the app.”
You want podcasts? We’ve acquired podcasts! Good ones. Nice ones. Award-winning ones, even! This week:
- The Equity workforce requested, “What does breaking into enterprise capital appear like at present, and the way is it altering?”
- My pals on Found talked to the co-founders of Change about how/why they constructed a crypto-centric API for charitable giving.
- The Chain Reaction crew talked about — what else? — the latest huge adjustments to the best way Ethereum works, and the perhaps-surprising affect “the merge” had in the marketplace.
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