GTA 6 footage leaks, Revolut gets hacked, and Wipro fires 300 for ‘moonshine’ • TechCrunch
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- GTA 6 footage leaked: About 90 clips of the next Grand Theft Auto game leaked this week, with the uploader claiming to have hacked Rockstar Games’ internal Slack. Rockstar confirmed the “network breach,” adding that they are “extremely disappointed” to see things leaked in this way, but that development will “continue as planned.”
- Wipro fires 300 employees for moonlighting: India’s IT giant Wipro “has fired 300 employees in recent months who were found to be moonlighting for competitors,” writes Manish, while Wipro chairman Rishad Premji calls moonlighting an “act of breach of integrity.”
- Revolut hacked: Banking/financial services startup Revolut confirmed this week that hackers were able to breach details for a “small percentage” of its customers. The company declined to provide specifics on exactly how many customers it works for, 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 screen, but don’t want a VR headset strapped to your face? Brelyon is trying to reimagine the display, and they’ve raised $15 million from a pretty impressive list of investors to get it done.
- Kia and Hyundai sued over design defects: Earlier this year, a TikTok went viral that posted a not-so-complicated way to steal certain models of Kia and Hyundai vehicles. Now a class-action lawsuit has been filed against the automakers, with the complaint alleging that the cars were “deliberately” built without an “immobilizer,” which Rebecca describes as a “cheap and very common device” meant to prevent this problem.
- Google’s new Chromecast: Two years ago, Google launched a 4K version of Chromecast – the first Chromecast to come with a dedicated remote, instead of requiring a smartphone for everything. They now bring 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,” writes Taylor, “alleges that Meta circumvented Apple’s new restrictions by monitoring users through Facebook’s in-app browser, which opens in-app links.”
Do you like podcasts? We have podcasts! Good ones. Great. Award-winning, even! This week:
- The Equity the team asked, “What does venture capital intrusion look like today, and how is it changing?”
- My friends on Found spoke with the co-founders of Change about how/why they built a crypto-centric API for charitable giving.
- The Chain reaction the crew talked about – what else? — the recent massive changes to the way Ethereum works, and the perhaps surprising impact the “merger” had on the market.
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