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- GTA 6 screenshots leaked: Around 90 clips of the upcoming Grand Theft Auto game were leaked this week, with the uploader claiming to have hacked into Rockstar Games’ internal Slack. Rockstar confirmed the “network intrusion”, adding that they were “extremely disappointed” to see leaks in this manner, but that development “will continue as planned”.
- Wipro lays off 300 employees for moonlighting: Indian IT giant Wipro “has laid off 300 employees in recent months who turned out to be moonlighting for competitors”, writes Manish, Wipro Chairman Rishad Premji, calling moonlighting an “act breach of integrity”.
- Revolut hacked: Banking/financial services startup Revolut confirmed this week that hackers were able to breach the details of a “small percentage” of its customers. The company declined to specify the exact number of customers this corresponds to, but a breach disclosure filed with authorities in the company’s home country of Lithuania suggests it is around 50,000.
- Brelyon wild monitor lizard: Want something more immersive than a standard monitor but don’t want a VR headset strapped to your face? Brelyon is trying to reinvent display, and they’ve raised $15 million from a pretty impressive list of investors to make it happen.
- Kia and Hyundai sued for design flaw: Earlier this year, a TikTok went viral that publicized a not-so-complicated way to steal certain Kia and Hyundai vehicle models. Now a class action lawsuit has been filed against the automakers, with the lawsuit claiming the cars were “deliberately” built without an “immobiliser”, which Rebecca describes as an “inexpensive and very common device” intended 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, rather than requiring a smartphone for everything. They are now bringing the same design plus a remote control 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 writes, “alleges that Meta circumvented Apple’s new restrictions by monitoring users through Facebook’s in-app browser, which opens links within the app.”
Do you like podcasts? We have podcasts! Good. Great. Awards, even! This week:
- The Equity The team asked, “What does breakthrough in venture capital look like today and how is it evolving?”
- My friends on Found spoke to the co-founders of Change on how/why they built a crypto-centric API for charitable donations.
- The Chain reaction the crew spoke – what else? – the recent massive changes to how Ethereum works and the perhaps surprising impact that “the merger” has had on the market.
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