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- GTA 6 footage leaked: Approximately 90 clips from the upcoming Grand Theft Auto game were leaked this week, with the uploader claiming to have hacked Rockstar Games’ internal Slack. Rockstar confirmed the “web breach,” adding that they were “extremely disappointed” to see things leak out like this, but that development “will continue as planned.”
- Wipro lays off 300 employees for homeworking: Indian IT giant Wipro “has fired 300 employees in recent months who were found to be working for competitors,” Manish wrote, and Wipro chairman Rishad Premji called the work-for-hire “a breach of integrity.”
- Revolut has been hacked: Banking/financial services startup Revolut confirmed this week that hackers were able to gain access to details of a “small percentage” of its customers. The company declined to specify exactly how many customers were affected, but a breach disclosure filed with authorities in the company’s home country of Lithuania suggests it is around 50,000.
- Brelyon’s Wild Monitor: Want something more immersive than a standard monitor, but don’t want a VR headset strapped to your face? Brelyon is trying to reinvent the display, and they’ve raised $15 million from a pretty impressive list of investors to do so.
- Kia and Hyundai sued over design defect: Earlier this year, a TikTok went viral that posted a not-so-sophisticated way to steal certain models of Kia and Hyundai cars. A class-action lawsuit has now been filed against the automakers, with the complaint alleging that the cars were “deliberately” manufactured without “engine immobilizers,” which Rebecca described as a “cheap and very common device” designed to prevent this problem.
- Google’s new Chromecast: Two years ago, Google released a 4K version of Chromecast—the first Chromecast to come with a dedicated remote instead of requiring a smartphone for everything. Now they bring the same design plus a remote to the more affordable HD (1080p) model. The HD model will cost $30, while the 4K version will cost $50.
- Facebook users sue Meta for iOS tracking: “The complaint,” Taylor writes, “alleges that Meta circumvented Apple’s new restrictions by monitoring users through Facebook’s in-app browser that opened in-app links.”
Do you like podcasts? We have podcasts! Good ones. Awesome. Even awarded! This week:
- The Equity the team asked, “What does venture capital penetration look like today and how is it changing?”
- My friends on Found talks to the co-founders of Change about how/why they built a crypto-centric charitable giving API.
- The Chain reaction the crew talks about – what else? — the recent massive changes to the way Ethereum works, and perhaps the surprising impact of the “merger” on the market.
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