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A no-holds-barred show about the Internet and how it's affecting our lives for good or bad. Hosts Jason DeFillippo & Brian Schulmeister have over 40 years of online experience and aren't afraid to tell it like it is.

Jason DeFillippo & Brian Schulmeister

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    553: Grumpio Frumpio

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 77:50

    Humanity stuck in hold my beer mode; returning to work entitlement; many meta verses; crypto crashing, fraud everywhere; affordable connectivity & WIFI before seatbelts on buses; Musk's plan for Twitter; Cameo lays off the Fameo; Peleton's post-covid crunch; Clearview AI banned from direct sales to state agencies; Star Trek hopes; Severance; Avatar & Downton Abbey; iPhone cases; Apple discontinues the iPod; tandem showers; wheelbarrows; crypto muggings; more your phone is listening to you nonsense; healthcare, hospice & grief.Show notes at - Visit Enter your email when prompted to receive your free Kolide Gift Bundle after trial activation.M365 Masterclass - Head over to and enter code GOG at checkout for 20% off your subscription for life.FOLLOW UPThe Craft of Forecasting Our Possible Futures: A Conversation with Jane McGonigalImaginable by Jane McGonigalBlasting out Earth's location with the hope of reaching aliens is a controversial idea – two teams of scientists are doing it anywayIN THE NEWSApple loses director of machine learning over its office return policyInsider's Guide to the MetaverseMining Capital Coin CEO indicted for $62 million investment fraud schemeCEO of Mining Capital Coin Indicted in $62 Million Cryptocurrency Fraud SchemeThe Biden administration is capping the cost of internet for low-income AmericansAffordable Connectivity ProgramFCC proposes funding Wi-Fi on school busesInside Elon Musk's Big Plans for TwitterElon Musk says he would ‘reverse' Donald Trump's Twitter banCameo insiders pull back the curtain on its brutal layoffs, revealing slowing growth, internal dissent, and concerns about overspendingPeloton's huge loss highlights how hard it'll be to turn things aroundControversial facial recognition company Clearview AI banned from selling face database to private US businessesMEDIA CANDYStar Trek: PicardStar Trek: Strange New WorldsOzarkMcMillion$HaloSeveranceAvatar: The Way of Water | Official Teaser TrailerHouse of the Dragon: Sneak PeekDownton Abbey: A New EraGeorge Carlin: Life is Worth LosingAPPS & DOODADSPeel Super Thin iPhone 13 Pro Case - Clear SoftPeel Super Thin iPhone 13 Pro Case - Sierra Blue1Password 8 for Mac: An upgrade, after allApple discontinues its last iPodThe music lives onPhotoshop for iPad shifts closer to feature parity with desktop app in latest updateTandem Shower by BoonaAEROCART 8-IN-1 YARD CART / WHEELBARROW / DOLLYSNAPCHAT'S FLYING CAMERADJI Mini Pro 3I Got An AI To Autocomplete Famous NovelsSECURITY HAH!The CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatYour Product Sucks — Apple Music macOS reviewWave of Crypto Muggings Hits London's Financial DistrictSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    552: Facehuggers

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 48:20

    Music for TikTok; NFTs flatlining, still; WAGMI, bro; MyPillow guy re-banned from Twitter; Google fires more AI researchers; Meta's "laptop for the face"; Wikimedia won't take your crypto; Russians steal farm vehicles, they get bricked; the fragility of the blockchain; electioneering on OnlyFans; Grumpy Young Men; Weird Al; George Carlin; Grace & Frankie; Star Trek falters, Star Wars shines; NASA ring tones; Wristcam; Wordle's NYT bump; terms of service; cable testing; Circle K from Bill & Ted closing, bogus dude!Show notes at - Visit Enter your email when prompted to receive your free Kolide Gift Bundle after trial activation.M365 Masterclass - Head over to and enter code GOG at checkout for 20% off your subscription for life.Hover - Go to Hover now and grab your very own domain or a few of them at and get 10% off your first purchase.FOLLOW UPDoes TikTok Pay You For Your Music | Do Artists Get Royalties From TikTokNFT Sales Are FlatliningCrypto's CSI: How Molly White Became an ‘Absolute Nightmare' for Web3 EvangelistsThe Tragic True Story Behind ‘WAGMI,' Crypto's Most Positive CatchphraseIN THE NEWSMyPillow CEO Mike Lindell was re-banned from Twitter 3 hours after returning to the platform since his initial ban in 2021Google fires another AI researcher who reportedly challenged findingsMeta's Project Cambria VR headset likened to 'a laptop for the face'The Wikimedia Foundation won't accept crypto donations anymoreRussians plunder $5M farm vehicles from Ukraine — to find they've been remotely disabledYuga Labs' Metaverse Land Sale Underscores Pressure on EthereumA 29-year-old progressive running for Congress thinks her honesty — and her OnlyFans — could help her winAlexandra M. Hunt on OnlyFansMEDIA CANDYQueen of the SouthOzarkBetter Call SaulGrumpy Young MenWeird: The Al Yankovic Story | Teaser Trailer | The Roku ChannelGeorge Carlin's American Dream | Official Trailer | HBOGrace & FrankieNetflix cancels 'Space Force' after two seasons'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' has promise, and the usual frustrationsNASA Audio and RingtonesTotally bogus! 'Bill & Ted' Circle K in Tempe is closingAPPS & DOODADSGet 1Password!1Password 8 for Mac is here!WristcamShot on Apple Watch AwardsNeutron and Visual Mixer Now Available Natively on Apple siliconWordle brought 'tens of millions' of users to The New York TimesMela appSECURITY HAH!CyberWire launches CISA Cybersecurity Alerts: A first-of-its-kind public service audio feed for urgent threat advisories.Obi-Wan Kenobi | Official Trailer | Disney+Star Wars on Disney+How to watch the Star Wars movies in order: Every order from chronological timeline to release dateTerms of Service; Didn't ReadUSB-C Cable Tester Quickly Indicates Which Type of Cable You HaveC2C caberQU - USB C cable tester KickstarterCLOSING SHOUT-OUTS103 Bits of Advice I Wish I Had KnownTechmeme Ride HomeHow the Internet Happened: From Netscape to the iPhoneSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    551: Sunk Tweet Fallacy

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 58:33

    The Brimley/Cocoon Line; Elon Musk & the Twitter buyout; Truth Social's masterplan; Meta is a money pit; Ford's electric F-150; NFT phishing scams; virtual homes in the metaverse; taking off your Google Pixel Watch to eat; Discovery+; the Batman; Our Flag Means Death (of comedy); Supergirl; Danny Elfman; Severance; bitcoin got boring; when tech delights; Apple Self Service Repair; eero Pro; Sonos Roam; useful websites; the Sandman Omnibus; regret; the Art of Impossible; Milk Street & cook books on Kindle.Show notes at by Kolide - Try Kolide with all its features on an unlimited number of devices for free for 14 days; no credit card required at FOLLOW UPThe Brimley/Cocoon Line CalculatorIN THE NEWSElon Musk to buy Twitter for $44 billionJack Dorsey set to pocket $978M if Elon Musk's Twitter acquisition closesNo one knows what Musk's Twitter takeover means for the companyTrump will not return to Twitter even as Elon Musk purchases platform, will begin using his own TRUTH SocialMeta says its metaverse biz lost another $3B… but the 2030s will be ‘exciting'Ford says it has produced 2,000 electric F-150 pickup trucks.I drove an $18,500, 3-wheeled electric car with 1 seat and big dreamsBored Ape Yacht Club's Instagram compromised in $2.4 million NFT phishing scamVirtual home developer pairs up with Beverly Hills real-estate agentSomeone left a prototype Google Pixel Watch at a restaurantWhy the Past 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid - It's not just a phase. By Jonathan HaidtMEDIA CANDYThe BatmanTHE BATMAN, but with Goofy BatmanOur Flag Means DeathSupergirlSeveranceDanny Elfman - Only A Lad (Coachella Festival, Indio CA 4/16/2022 -Week 1)The Real-Life Diet of Danny Elfman, Who Played Coachella Shirtless at 68Bridget Fonda seen for first time in 12 years on 58th birthdayAPPS & DOODADSiOS 15: How to Use Live Text to Copy and Paste Text From PhotosUniversal Control: Use a single keyboard and mouse between Mac and iPadApple's Self Service Repair now availableApple Self Service RepairAmazon eero Pro 6 tri-band mesh Wi-Fi 6 system with built-in Zigbee smart home hub (3-pack)Sonos RoamMeta will open its first physical store May 9thInsanely Useful WebsitesAT THE LIBRARYThe Sandman OmnibusThe Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us ForwardThe Art of Impossible - A Peak Performance Primer - By Steven KotlerMilk Street Fast and Slow: Instant Pot Cooking at the Speed You Need by Christopher KimballCLOSING SHOUT-OUTSFort Worth to become first city to mine BitcoinSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    550: We Don't Build Anything

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 81:13

    Coachella & Revolve; becoming a Gigillionaire; masks off; web scraping is legal; unionization is in the air, but $30 an hour for retail; Netflix stock drop, taking a page from Spotify; quantum computing and Rydberg polaritons; Romancing the Stone & Ghostbusters; the Batman; Picard disappointments; #Adulting; sexy backpacks; label created is not shipped; Honey; salt, salt, salt; the Broken Room; Roland; CNN+ shutting down; hot cable talk; revisiting smart home problems; DNS options; cyber security advisory; the wolf of Crypto; Elon Musk is back in MOTW; Binance's unfortunate branded hashtag.Show notes at by ButcherBox! Sign up at and get 2 lbs of ground beef free in every order for the life of your membership.FOLLOW UPRevolve Festival likened to “Fyre Fest 2.0” by influencers “stranded” for hoursIN THE NEWSUber and Lyft drop mask requirements for US drivers and passengersWeb scraping is legal, US appeals court reaffirmsInstagram enables product tagging for everyone in the USApple workers at New York store call for minimum wage of $30 per hourNetflix plans to offer cheaper ad-supported subscription tiersAn Ancient Namibian Stone Could Hold The Key to Unlocking Quantum ComputersMEDIA CANDYThe BatmanObamas to Leave Spotify, Seek Podcast Deal ElsewhereStar Trek Picard - No More Reviews, I'm OutBill Maher: #AdultingAPPS & DOODADSPGYTECH OneGo 18L Camera and Drone Backpack for Men and Women, 16" Laptop Backpack for Street City Urban PhotographerPGYTECH OneMo Camera Backpack 25L with Shoulder Bag for DJI Air 2S, DJI FPV, Sony, Canon, Nikon, Drone, DJI Mavic Mini 2/Air 2, OSMO Action/Pocket, DSLR/SLR Mirrorless, Camera TripodFEZIBO L-Shaped Electric Standing Desk, 55 Inch Height Adjustable Stand up Table, Sit Stand Desk with Splice Board, Black Frame/Black TopHEMUDU Dual Monitor Articulating Desk Mount Arm Stand - Vertical Stack Screen Supports Two 13 to 34 Inch Computer Monitors with C ClampElgato Wave Mic Arm LPHoneyDropbox PasswordsThe lickable-TV guy created electric chopsticks to make food taste saltierAT THE LIBRARYThe Broken Room by Peter ClinesRoland celebrates 50 years of music gear with glossy new bookPUSH: J. Grant Brittain - ‘80s Skateboarding PhotographySECURITY HAH!The CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatCNN+ Is Shutting Down Just Weeks After It LaunchedWhat is Eyes issues joint cyber security advisoryMORON OF THE WEEK'Wolf of Wall Street' inspiration Jordan Belfort reportedly charged $40,000 for a 2-day crypto workshop at his Miami estate — three years after he called Bitcoin a 'mass delusion'The Wolf of CryptoIf Wolf of Wall Street were about cryptoevery NFT projects be like...[Exclusive] Elon Musk: A future worth getting excited about | TED | Tesla Gigafactory interviewBinance adds a branded hashtag to Twitter that closely resembles a swastikaCLOSING SHOUT-OUTSMundy CeramicsSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    549: Chaos Muppet

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 73:07

    Boldly going; Kmart collapse; Elon Musk, Chaos Muppet; what to do with deleted tweets; dark personality traits & crypto; beastmode for kids; Etsy seller strike; Meta & its Oversight Board; autonomous Cruise makes a run for it; Moonfall, revisited; two thumbs up; Upload; Picard; Billions; Queen of the South; the Outlaws; Tony Hawk (or is it); Warner Bros, Discovery & CNN+; Twemex; PIP; DuckDuckGo browser; vigilante apps; evolution of self help; Peter Clines; data brokers; RaidForums bust; trackers all the way down.Show notes at Kolide with all its features on an unlimited number of devices for free for 14 days; no credit card required at to Hover now and grab your very own domain or a few of them at and get 10% off your first purchase.FOLLOW UPStar Trek's first NFTs lean heavily on incentivesThe Worst Part of Working From Home Is Now Haunting Reopened OfficesOnce a retail giant, Kmart nears extinction after closureChoro-Q aka Penny RacersZoids‘Jack Dorsey's First Tweet' NFT Went on Sale for $48M. It Ended With a Top Bid of Just $280IN THE NEWSElon Musk and the disappearing board seat: all of the updates about Twitter's largest shareholderTwitter reverses change that turned embeds of deleted tweets into blank boxes"Impulsive Psychopaths Like Crypto": Research Shows How "Dark" Personality Traits Affect Bitcoin EnthusiasmThe growing, lightly controversial industry teaching kids cryptoOver 14,000 Etsy sellers are going on strike to protest increased transaction feesMeta announces huge new tech hub in Toronto with plans for 2,500 jobsMeta will close a loophole in its doxxing policy in response to the Oversight BoardAn autonomous Cruise vehicle left police confused when they tried to pull it overThe first all-civilian space crew has docked with the ISSMEDIA CANDYMoonfallNetflix adds a ‘Two Thumbs Up' button in effort to learn what users love, not just likeUploadPicardFirst ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks' season three trailer teases a starship hijackingBillionsTony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall OffTony Hawk on the Oscars, Fatherhood and Taking RisksQueen of the SouthThe OutlawsMisfits (TV series)The Warner Bros.-Discovery deal has officially closedFox Sports will stream every match of the 2022 World CupCNN+ struggles to lure viewers in its early days, drawing fewer than 10,000 daily usersBig cuts coming for CNN+ after slow startAPPS & DOODADSSonos bought a startup that made a light-powered Bluetooth speakerTwemexYouTube says picture-in-picture will hit all iOS 15 devices in the coming days (updated)Exclusive: iOS 16 notification updates will include expanded Focus mode configurations for more controlEpic Games and Lego team up to build a kid-friendly metaverseDuckDuckGo's Privacy Browser Finally Lands on DesktopNEW SPEEDCAM APP LETS ANYONE, ANYWHERE SUBMIT EVIDENCE OF DRIVERS SPEEDINGAT THE LIBRARYAnthony Robbins' Personal Power II: The Driving Force!The Broken Room by Peter ClinesSteelheart (The Reckoners) by Brandon SandersonPeter Clines OfficialBrandon Sanderson OfficialSECURITY HAH!The CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatData Brokers: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)Ukrainians use 'Find My iPhone' to see where Russians took their stolen Apple devicesDuckDuckGo's Privacy Browser Finally Lands on DesktopRaidForums hacking forum seized by police, owner arrestedCLOSING SHOUT-OUTSGILBERT GOTTFRIED DEAD AT 67See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    548: N(ot) F(or) T(rek)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 60:40

    Jason's new office; Facebook's misinformation fail; Amazon union; TikTok's scraping "growth hack"; Pinterest calls itself bold & brave; Elon buys stake in Twitter, gets on board; Jack misses the world he destroyed; Moonfall is unbearably bad; Star Trek seems to be moving in the right direction except for that NFT stuff; Somebody Feed Phil returns; Wyze security debacle; Cash App breach; FBI removes malware without asking; DOJ, German dark-web takedowns; Google bans data-harvesting software with government ties; it's Opening Day, Orioles fans!Show notes at episode of Grumpy Old Geeks is brought to you by:Kolide - You can try Kolide with all its features on an unlimited number of devices for free for 14 days; no credit card required! Try it out at - Get a great deal on the only password manager recommended by Grumpy Old Geeks! UPA FACEBOOK BUG LED TO INCREASED VIEWS OF HARMFUL CONTENT OVER SIX MONTHSIN THE NEWSAmerica finally gets an Amazon unionAmazon's planned worker chat app would reportedly ban words like 'union'Two key tech execs quit Truth Social after troubled app launchTikTok owner ByteDance scraped content from Instagram and others to push predecessor appPinterest bans all climate change misinformation on its platformElon Musk now owns a 9.2 percent stake in TwitterElon Musk will join Twitter's board of directorsTwitter confirms it will test an edit buttonTwitter is wiping embeds of deleted tweets from the webIndieWebJack Dorsey regrets his role in creating a centralized internetMEDIA CANDYMoonfallThe entire ‘Next Generation' cast will appear in 'Star Trek: Picard' season threeThe latest ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' trailer promises a return to formFFS. "Star Trek gets into NFTs"'Somebody Feed Phil' Season 5 Release Date Announced at NetflixSECURITY HAH!The CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatI'm done with WyzeCash App breach impacted over 8 million usersCompanies were slow to remove Russian spies' malware, so FBI did it for themDOJ seizes $34 million of crypto from the dark web sellerGermany seizes the world's largest, longest-serving dark web marketGoogle Bans Apps With Hidden Data-Harvesting SoftwareSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    547: Crush Your Goals!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 80:08

    COVID, maybe; revising crypto guides; Uber not "fit and proper" but in London, adds cabs in NYC; Meta paid consultants to sling dirt at TikTok; BEANS!; VISA wants in on NFT action; Microsoft... engages in sales & business; chaos theory weather control; Gaming Wall St; state of Star Trek; Halo; Moon Knight; WeCrashed; CNN+; Headway for "Real Men"; Apple iPhone rundles; dystopian Darth Dyson; Brandon Sanderson's kickstarter windfall; Klosterman; Laundry Files; Verizon spam texts; FBI disrupts BEC schemes; hackers forge legal requests for data; old computers & the good ol' days when we could get away with things.This episode of Grumpy Old Geeks is brought to you by:Kolide - You can try Kolide with all its features on an unlimited number of devices for free for 14 days; no credit card required! Try it out at - Get a great deal on the only password manager recommended by Grumpy Old Geeks! notes at UPThe Edited Latecomer's Guide to CryptoIN THE NEWSUber secures 30-month London taxi licenseCall for an Uber, Get a Yellow TaxiWaymo trials fully driverless rides in San FranciscoMeta reportedly paid political consultants to smear TikTokTeen Girls Are Still Getting TikTok-Related Tics—and Other DisordersVisa launches NFT program as it considers the digital art a new form of e-commerceWhistleblower says Microsoft spent millions on bribes abroadScientists think they can control the weather using chaos theoryMEDIA CANDYGaming Wall St.Trust No One - The Hunt for the Crypto KingStar Trek: DiscoveryStar Trek: PicardHaloMoon KnightWeCrashedCNN+APPS & DOODADSReederHeadwayReal Men Self-Development Plan by Headway AppApple will reportedly sell the iPhone as a subscription serviceApple will no longer repair iPhones reported as lost or stolenGSMA Device RegistryDyson launches Zone air purifying Bluetooth headphones with visorOvercast app's big redesign helps it compete with Apple PodcastsNo one asked for a hamburger vending machine, and RoboBurger answeredAT THE LIBRARYFantasy Author Raises $15.4 Million in 24 Hours to Self-PublishSurprise! Four Secret Novels by Brandon SandersonHow Angry Should Other Writers Be About Brandon Sanderson's $22 Million Kickstarter?An End to SecretsImaginable - How to See the Future Coming and Feel Ready for Anything - Even Things That Seem Impossible Today by Jane McGonigalX: A Highly Specific, Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early 21st Century by Chuck KlostermanQuantum of Nightmares (Laundry Files Book 11) by Charlie StrossEscape from Yokai Land (Laundry Files Book 12) by Charlie StrossSECURITY HAH!The CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatVerizon says ‘bad actors' are to blame for sketchy spoofed spam textsFBI disrupts BEC cybercrime gangs targeting victims worldwideApple and Meta Gave User Data to Hackers Who Used Forged Legal RequestsRussia's invasion of Ukraine has destroyed a historic computer museumCLOSING SHOUT-OUTSBruce Willis Has Aphasia and Is ‘Stepping Away' From His CareerSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    546: Jrumpy Old Jeeps

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 58:00

    We're back to normal; reflections on nostalgia; Vimeo is sorry; how to commit fraud properly; open-source developer burnout, sabotage; US data collection transparency bill; Bored Apes Yuga Labs ridiculous valuation; Andreessen's crypto obsession; regulating Musk's tweets; de-platforming doesn't always work; which Trek is most Star Trek; Upload; drunk on a plane movie reviews; TV shows keeping Jason sane; Dropbox drops a bomb; Amp; Citizen; iPad annoyances; RIP, it's pronounced JIF.Show notes at by ButcherBox! Sign up at and get 2 lbs of ground beef free in every order for the life of your membership, plus a $10 off coupon.FOLLOW UPVimeo is sorry, and here's how it's changingIN THE NEWSA former Apple employee has been charged with defrauding the company out of more than $10 millionOpen-source developers are burning out, quitting, and even sabotaging their own projects — and it's putting the entire internet at riskSabotage: Code added to popular NPM package wiped files in Russia and BelarusBipartisan bill would expand US data collection transparency requirements‘Bored Apes' NFT startup Yuga Labs raises at monster $4B valuationBiggest Bored Ape Whales Move Their APE to ExchangesWorldcoin to Raise $100M at $3B Token Valuation: ReportUS regulators say someone really needs to monitor Elon Musk's tweetsDemonetizing ‘problematic' YouTubers isn't effective, researchers sayMEDIA CANDYStar Trek: DiscoveryStar Trek: PicardUpload Season 2Friday the 13th The SeriesThe Andy Warhol DiariesTournament of Champions 3The Julia Child ChallengeGuys Grocery GamesAlex vs. AmericaTiny Food FightKilling Eve the Final SeasonBarryThe BoysThe Umbrella AcademyShang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 RingsGhostbusters: AfterlifeStar Wars: The Last Jedi (revisited)Legoland: CaliforniaAPPS & DOODADSAmpThe saga of Punkin' DonutsCitizen may test an on-demand private security service in ChicagoiPadOS now lets any iPad match the new iPad mini volume button orientation featureApple iPadAir with M1Sonos One SLTwitter for iOS now lets you easily create GIFs using your iPhone cameraTweetbotCLOSING SHOUT-OUTSStephen Wilhite, creator of the GIF, has diedSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    545: Prequalified Idiots

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 69:32

    Jason and Dave play while Brian is on Vacay; Bezos's balls and a new Kirk; Rivian in trouble in the market and crypto ATM's in trouble across the pond; Vimeo turns on the sprinklers; Stripe takes on Block for King of Crypto Crown; The care, feeding, and culling of cables; Deepfakes pop up in the war; Grimes and WHO?!; Jason gets the strangest spam; a post-roll stroke update.Show notes at UPJEFF BEZOS WAS REPORTEDLY UPSET THAT HIS SPACESUIT DIDN'T MAKE HIS CROTCH LOOK GOOD‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' Casts Paul Wesley as James T. Kirk for Season 2 of Paramount Plus SeriesBuckle up, autonomous vehicles finally get federal safety standardsRivian shares reach new low after reporting disappointing Q4 earningsThe Dune NFT Project Is Back With an Inscrutable New SchemeBored Apes maker Yuga Labs acquires CryptoPunks NFT collectionIN THE NEWSTech CEOs to face faster criminal liability under UK online safety lawCryptocurrency ATMs illegal right now in UKStripe gets friendly with crypto, againBuild your crypto business with StripeAmazon is temporarily relocating employees from its downtown Seattle office, following a rise in violent crimeVimeo is telling creators to suddenly pay thousands of dollars — or leave the platformSECURITY HAH!The CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatRode Videomic GO IIAnker 514 Lightning to USB-C Accessory Cable (3ft, for Camera), MFi Certified, 480 Mbps Data Transfer Cord for Canon EOS R3, Canon XF605, Nikon Z9 (Does not Support Charging)SmallRig Smartphone Video Rig, Filmmaking Vlogging Rig Metal Case Phone Video Stabilizer Aluminium Alloy Grip Tripod with Cold Shoe Mount for Videomaker Videographer - 2791SMALLRIG Mini Side Handle Handgrip with Dual 1/4"-20 Screw Mount for Mirrorless Digital Camera DSLR Camera Small Camera Cage Built-in Wrench, Up and Down Adjustable - 2916SmallRig Universal Power Bank Holder, Power Bank Clamp Mount for Camera 2790How to Use Google Drive's New Search ToolsGrimes Ditching Elon Musk For Chelsea Manning Has The Internet Questioning RealityHacked News Channel and Deepfake of Zelenskyy Surrendering Is Causing Chaos OnlineRussia bans Instagram, a week after blocking Facebook, TwitterRussian influencers sob bitter tears as Putin's Instagram ban goes into effectFacebook allows war posts urging violence against Russian invadersKANYE WEST 24-HOUR INSTAGRAM SUSPENSION... After Attacks On Kim, Pete, Trevor & OthersPhysical effects of strokeCLOSING SHOUT-OUTSDNS Ad-Blocker with Pi-Hole in a Raspberry Pi ZeroWilliam Hurt, Oscar-Winning Actor for ‘Kiss of the Spider Woman,' Dies at 71See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    544: Men of a Certain Age

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 65:04

    The Amanda Palmer Method; Truth Social stumbles; Heardle through the grapevine; wings in the metaverse; Amazon Basics tied to forced labor; Twitter launches Tor service; Limewire is back... with NFTs; Musk is a free speech absolutist; executive order on crypto; Star Trek; After Yang; the Cure & Eddie Izzard; Upload is back; Dekalog & Three Colours; Dropbox drops update for macOS; Clash Royale anniversary; A.G. Riddle; more iOT rants; Samsung hack; RadioShack; Obi-Wan and Star Wars Galatic Starcruiser; Things Dave Likes; disco number twos.Show notes at UPI quit my dream job in TV to become a TikToker, and it was the best decision I've ever madeDonald Trump is furious about the stumbling launch of his social media app Truth Social, report says'Heardle' is like 'Wordle' for the musically inclinedIN THE NEWSWingstop has filed a trademark to sell chicken wings in the metaverseAmazon suppliers reportedly have ties to forced labor camps in ChinaHBO hit with class action lawsuit for allegedly sharing subscriber data with FacebookTwitter Launches Tor Onion Service Making Site Easier to Access in RussiaLimeWire is back... as an NFT marketplaceMusk says Starlink won't block Russian media outlets ‘unless at gunpoint'Tesla violated labor laws by blocking union organizing, judge rulesBiden's executive order on cryptocurrencies zeros in on 6 priorities and 'urgency' in exploring the creation of a US digital dollarCryptocurrency Is No Fix for Russia's Sanctions WoesCoinbase blocks over 25,000 Russian-linked crypto addressesMEDIA CANDYStar Trek: DiscoveryStar Trek: PicardA Small-Scale Sci-Fi Film That Asks the Genre's Biggest QuestionAfter YangBitTorrent is Still the King of Upstream Internet Traffic, But for How Long?Robert Smith just told us The Cure's new album title at the BandLab NME Awards 2022Eddie Izzard - WunderbarEddie Izzard - Dress to KillUpload Season 2YouTube offers popular podcasts $50K in cash to pivot to videoCommon Sense 323 – Gas Up the Cold WarDekalogThree Colours trilogyAPPS & DOODADSDropbox releases official update for its macOS app with M1 supportGoogle says the latest Chrome on Mac outperforms SafariJason's Character in Clash RoyaleA Book of Secrets: Finding Solace in a Stubborn World by Derren BrownAT THE LIBRARYThe Extinction Trials by A.G. RiddleSECURITY HAH!The CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatDave's iOT update - Kind advice via Twitter from Kyle CorreaHomebridgeHOOBSStacey on IoT PodcastSamsung confirms hackers compromised its systems and stole Galaxy source codeDon't celebrate RadioShack's crypto pivot — it's just a Tai Lopez schemeGrippy Textured Non-Slip Microfiber Cleaning Cloth Wipes (6"x7") Premium for Glasses, Camera Lens, Cellphone, Phone Screen, Glass, Eyeglasses, 3-PackPluto PillowLumiLux Toilet Light with Motion Detection Sensor - 16-Color LED Bathroom Toilet Bowl Light (White)See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    543: Doin' a Little Off-Roading

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 59:45

    The DAO is just BBS's for the kids; NFT lawsuits; tracking oligarchs; steps are the new eggs; Amazon selling digital ads in stores they aren't closing; Ukraine and Big Tech's responses; Senators unsure if crypto can be used to skirt sanctions; Star Trek Discovery & Picard; MCU consolidation; Super Pumped; Pee-Wee goes dark; Truth Social; Amazon Luna; BookTok; Hindenburg; TweetBot; the End of Everything; Escape from Yokai Land; the Jeep Wave; IoT ranting; hacking Russia.Show notes at UPNFT collector files $6 million lawsuit against OpenSea, LooksRare, and the company behind Bored Apes for not doing more to discourage theftsArmijo v. Ozone Networks, Inc. d/b/a OpenseaNEWS SERVICE SHAMED INTO CANCELING SALE OF NFT OF DESPERATE MIGRANTSThe teen famous for tracking Elon Musk's jet has a new target: Russian oligarchsScientists Finally Did a Study to See If Taking 10,000 Steps a Day Actually Matters. Here's What They FoundBitcoin's Inequality Problem Is Putting the Dollar to ShameIN THE NEWSAmazon plans to sell digital advertising space inside its physical storesAmazon is closing its physical Amazon Books, 4-Star, and Pop Up stores for goodBitConnect founder indicted by Justice Department has disappearedApple halts sales of all products in RussiaFacebook will demote Russian state media across its entire platformMeta blocks Russian state media from running ads worldwideTikTok follows Facebook in blocking RT and Sputnik in the EUYouTube blocks RT and Sputnik channels across EuropeReddit hides r/Russia from search and recommendations due to misinformationNetflix refuses to carry Russian state TV channelsMicrosoft is the latest to ban Russian state media from its platformsCrypto Billionaire, Pussy Riot Join Effort to Give Ukrainians MoneyPornhub cockblocks Russian usersDid Pornhub Block Russian Users?Crypto exchanges refuse to freeze all Russian accounts as Ukraine requestedSenators want to know if Russia can use cryptocurrencies to skirt sanctions.MEDIA CANDYStar Trek: DiscoveryStar Trek: PicardMarvel's Netflix shows will move to Disney+ in the US on March 16thSuper PumpedCrypto Critics' Corner by Cas Piancey and Bennett Tomlin - Web3 is Wonky (Feat. Molly White)Innovated: Blockchain CityPee-wee Herman's “Dark” Reboot: Paul Reubens Is Ready to Stage a ComebackAPPS & DOODADSImpulse Brain TrainingAmazon Luna launches for anyone in the US, adds free games for Prime members and Twitch integrationTikTok has sent the sales of some books skyrocketing. Industry insiders explain how they are riding the wave of the BookTok phenomenon.iZotope Compatibility with Apple siliconHindenburgApple patents Magic Keyboard with integrated Mac inside to bring macOS to any displayTweetbot 7.1 for iOS adds background notifications, refreshed icons, moreAT THE LIBRARYThe End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking) by Katie MackEscape from Yokai Land (Laundry Files Book 12) by Charles StrossThe Broken Room by Peter ClinesSECURITY HAH!The CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatJEEP CULTURE AND THE JEEP WAVESEVEN STRATEGIC LESSON FROM THE FIRST DAYS OF THE WAR IN UKRAINERussian Electric Vehicle Chargers Hacked, Tell Users ‘PUTIN IS A DICKHEAD'CLOSING SHOUT-OUTSEthernet co-inventor David Boggs dies at 71See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    542: The Sneaky Leakies

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 63:06

    Everyone wants a piece of that sweet crypto-chain; inconsistent search sanitization; Meta has a minor problem with a global community development manager; linguistic fingerprints; AI art; more stolen NFTs, NFT gig economy bubble; bye, Hyperloop; John Oliver & Bill Maher; Mrs. Maisel; the King's Man; Tori Amos; mics, bands, Paste and Tots; Time Is, How Long Ago, we're old; Instagram losing daily time limits; Truth Social waiting lists; the Ninties, Chuck Klosterman; Michael Schur; Kanye's back in Moron of the Week; Snowden & Assange; a broken clock is right twice a day; Ukraine and 80s kids fears; AirTag stalking & a mischief of magpies.Show notes at UPWhy you can't rebuild Wikipedia with cryptoKickstarter says they "won't make changes to Kickstarter without you" after blockchain backlash... but they will continue with blockchain plansIN THE NEWSMeta axes a head of global community development after he appears on video in underage sex stingWho Is Behind QAnon? Linguistic Detectives Find FingerprintsAPPLE EMPLOYEES ARE UNIONIZING AND THEY'RE USING ANDROID PHONES TO KEEP APPLE FROM SPYING ON THEMYou can't copyright AI-created art, according to US officialsOpenSea users lose hundreds of NFTs in likely phishing attackSotheby's CryptoPunk Auction Canceled After Seller WithdrawsAn NFT Bubble Is Taking Over the Gig EconomyVIRGIN HYPERLOOP JUST LAID OFF ALMOST HALF ITS EMPLOYEESMEDIA CANDYLast Week Tonight with John OliverReal Time with Bill MaherThe Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 4The King's ManTori Amos releasing ‘Little Earthquakes' anniversary comic book & vinylAPPS & DOODADSBEACN MicNOMAD - Rugged Band - Black HardwarePasteSetappTotTykeTime.IsHow Long AgoInstagram quietly bumps up the minimum daily time limitTrump's social network has launched on iOSCameo defends its decision to partner with the 'Tinder Swindler': 'Part of what makes Cameo special is the diversity and variety of personalities'AT THE LIBRARYThe Nineties: A Book by Chuck KlostermanHow to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question by Michael SchurSECURITY HAH!The CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatSnowden was right: Pandemic surveillance is here to stayAirTag stalking concerns continue; university study underway to measure the problemiOS 15.4 beta 4 adds anti-stalking alerts to AirTag and other Find My accessoriesA mischief of magpies defeated scientists' tracking devicesMORON OF THE WEEKKanye West says he's raked in over $2.2million in Stem Player sales in just 24 hoursThe Bunnies Have Left the Mansion: Inside Playboy's Quest to Reinvent Itself as a Tech CompanyMARK ZUCKERBERG'S SISTER POSTS SKIN-CRAWLINGLY HORRIBLE SONG ABOUT CRYPTOCLOSING SHOUT-OUTSMark Lanegan, Grunge Pioneer and Screaming Trees Singer, Dead at 57See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    541: Apologetic Beavers

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 55:09

    Crypto simulations; Cent CEO points out fundamental problems with Web3; Moviepass wants your eyeballs; Facebook/Meta lawsuits & settlements; Metamates; BlockFi settlement; Akamai acquires Linode; Virgin Galactic now booking, what a deal; NYC raises Uber/Lyft pay; Manifest; Inventing Anna; Deep Space Nine; Paramount+, Paramates; The Boys: Diabolical; emoji URLs; BAT; Ford Maverick 3d printing; Termination Shock, finally; Michael Schur; Ukraine cyberattacks; BlackByte ransomware; Freedumb Convoy; NYPD surveillance; don't pixelate to redact text.Show notes at FOLLOW UPCrypto Miner Tycoon Simulator trailerMarketplace suspends most NFT sales, citing 'rampant' fakes and plagiarismIN THE NEWSMoviePass will return this summerTexas Sues Meta Over Facebook's Facial-Recognition PracticesMeta will pay $90 million to settle a decade-old privacy lawsuitPeter Thiel-backed crypto start-up BlockFi to pay $100 million in settlement with SEC, 32 statesSFPD put rape victims' DNA into database used to find criminals, DA allegesAkamai acquires Linode for $900MVirgin Galactic is looking for 1,000 people to buy its $450,000 spaceflight ticketsNYC to raise minimum pay for Uber and Lyft driversMEDIA CANDYThe Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the WindowManifest (Season 3)Inventing AnnaWhat We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space NineParamount+ hits 32.8 million subscribers; will offer Showtime for a feeGoodbye Viacom and CBS: ViacomCBS Changes Corporate Name to ParamountThe Boys Presents: DiabolicalThe Boys Presents: Diabolical - Trailer | Prime VideoAPPS & DOODADSOpera browser now allows emoji-only web addressesFord makes it easier to 3D-print accessories for its Maverick pickupSanDisk 4TB Extreme Portable SSD - Up to 1050MB/s - USB-C, USB 3.2 Gen 2 - External Solid State DriveAT THE LIBRARYHow to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question by Michael SchurMichael Schur, Creator of “The Good Place” — How SNL Trains Writers, His TV University at “The Office,” Lessons from Lorne Michaels, Wisdom from David Foster Wallace, and Exploring Moral Philosophy with “How to Be Perfect” (#565)SECURITY HAH!The CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatUkraine faces more cyberattacks amid Russian invasion fearsFBI says BlackByte ransomware group has breached critical US infrastructureCanada uses Emergencies Act to rein in 'Freedom Convoy' crowdfundsCanada Sanctions 34 Crypto Wallets Tied to Trucker 'Freedom Convoy'Inside the NYPD's Surveillance MachineThe Most Surveilled Cities in the World3 former Gettr employees say the social media platform laid off its entire security and IT teams, and one said it was run 'like a high school operation': reportNever, Ever, Ever Use Pixelation for Redacting TextCLOSING SHOUT-OUTSPJ O'Rourke, writer and humorist, dies aged 74See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    540: Viscerally Revolting

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 57:07

    The tide seems to be turning on NFTs, Web3 & crypto; Bored Ape Yacht Club founders doxxed, but I thought the blockchain was anonymous; couple charged with laundering billions in stolen bitcoin, bad rap videos; EU tells Meta to go ahead and leave if that's what it wants; robot dogs on the border; the Tinder Swindler; Reacher; Beforeigners; Manifest; Apple AI music; Adobe dark patterns; Laundry Files; Boba wrap-up; prepper corner; IRS drops facial recognition idea, fast; kidnapped for crypto; bricking radios.Show notes at UPUnreal demand? Irregular sales worth billions fire up wild NFT marketRivian Loses Its Shine as Investors Fret About Production DelaysIN THE NEWSCelebrities and NFTs Are a Match Made in HellThe Crypto Backlash Is BoomingThe Internet Is Just Investment Banking NowWe Found The Real Names Of Bored Ape Yacht Club's Pseudonymous Founders‘Doxxing' of Bored Ape founders exposes Web3's transparency issuesThis Is the Couple Charged With Laundering Billions in Stolen BitcoinAlleged crypto launderer Heather Morgan led a second life as the world's worst rapperThe DOJ's $3.6B Bitcoin Seizure Shows How Hard It Is to Launder CryptoMeta may be forced to shutter Facebook, Instagram in EURobot dogs to patrol U.S. borderSpaceX loses 40 Starlink satellites to a geomagnetic stormChinese 'space cleaner' spotted grabbing and throwing away old satelliteDARPA JUST FLEW A BLACK HAWK HELICOPTER WITH NO PILOTMEDIA CANDYThe Tinder SwindlerReacherBeforeigners Season 1Manifest Season 1 and into Season 2APPS & DOODADSApple acquires startup behind Infinite Music Engine that adapts music to your heartbeatThe Crystal Method: Drive: Nike + Original RunApple source code references 'realityOS' for potential VR/AR headsetsHow Adobe tricks users into a 12 month contract.This is my next main browser: a review of OrionOrion BrowserAT THE LIBRARYQuantum of Nightmares (Laundry Files Book 11) by Charles StrossEscape from Yokai Land (Laundry Files Book 12) by Charles StrossDark Matter by Blake CrouchSECURITY HAH!The CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatStar Wars: Mark Hamill Didn't Record Luke Skywalker's Dialogue for The Book of Boba Fett‘Obi-Wan Kenobi' Gets May Premiere Date at Disney PlusThe IRS won't make you verify your identity with facial recognition after allKidnapped for crypto: Criminals see flashy crypto owners as easy targets, and it has led to a disturbing string of violent robberiesTwitter parts ways with two-factor provider following claims of secret surveillanceRadio station snafu in Seattle bricks some Mazda infotainment systemsCLOSING SHOUT-OUTSDirect Donations to Jason's Hospital FundSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    539: Apology Not Accepted

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 74:36

    Meta stock plummets due to reduced growth, generally being Meta; HitPiece "starts a conversation" about blatant theft; we're really, really over "nefts"; Wordle gets bought by the NYT, nothing changes; Tesla's estimated percentage of defect; Joe Rogan, Spotify kerfuffle continues; gaming consolidation; Super Pumped; House of Gucci; Manifest; Janet Jackson; new Wi-Fi standards; Noom is a scam; IRS, facial recognition &; GDPR consent popups now unlawful; full-frontal Luke.Show notes at is giving new members 2 lbs of ground beef free in every order for the life of your membership! Sign up at UPTippmann TPX Paintball Pistol Starter Kit - BlackSalt Supply Co.IN THE NEWSShares of Facebook parent Meta plunge 22% on lower profitsFacebook isn't growing anymoreHitPiece Wants to Make Every Song in the World an NFT. But Artists Aren't Buying ItEven Ye hates the NFTThe NFT Art World Wouldn't Be the Same Without This Woman's ‘Wide-Awake Hallucinations'The NFT Ecosystem Is a Complete DisasterIt's pronounced “neft”Wordle, the game everyone's obsessed with, gets bought by the New York TimesPeople Are Downloading the Next 2,000 Days of WordleTesla recalls 53,822 cars because they won't stop at stop signsTeen wants $50,000 to stop tracking Elon Musk's private jetDorsey Says Zuckerberg Should Have Focused on Bitcoin, Not DiemJoe Rogan apologizes to Spotify over backlash and promises to 'balance things out'Sony is buying Destiny studio BungieDating app Grindr disappears from Apple's App Store in China (updated)MEDIA CANDYSuper Pumped: The Battle for Uber (2022) Official Trailer | SHOWTIMEHouse of GucciJanet JacksonAziz Ansari Nightclub ComedianManifestAPPS & DOODADSNetflix's 'Continue Watching' queue gets a huge quality of life improvementThis upcoming Wi-Fi standard will give your router motion-sensing superpowersI found out why metaverse avatars don't have legsWhy Noom, The Weight-Loss App, Is A ScamAtomos ShinobiAT THE LIBRARYQuantum of Nightmares (Laundry Files Book 11) by Charles StrossSECURITY HAH!The CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatRecorded FutureIRS plan to scan your face prompts anger in Congress, confusion among taxpayersID.meGDPR enforcer rules that IAB Europe's consent popups are unlawfulThe Privacy, Security, & OSINT Show – Episode 243CLOSING SHOUT-OUTSDirect Donations to Jason's Hospital FundSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    538: Bookmark and Forget

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 64:08

    NFTs, destroyed; FCC & ISP choice; Bitcoin is just a tech stock now; Diem dissolved; Elon's brain implants; autonomous cars & legal responsibility; TikTok's creator fund; Neil Young tells Spotify, Rogan or me, Spotify chooses Rogan; Google's new cookies; META supercomputer; Beforeigners; Ozark; Eternals; Salvation; the Critical Drinker; iPad doodads; Pestle; Twitter's Flock; Aftermath by Levar Burton; Stronger After Stroke; Depeche Mode; Boba Fett sans Boba; VPN questions; Attorney Generals suing Google; Bittner's got a gun.Show notes at UPThe Problem With NFTs by Folding IdeasIN THE NEWSFCC chair plans to block exclusive deals that limit ISP choice in apartmentsBitcoin Is Just a Crappy Tech Stock NowFacebook-backed Diem Association may be close to dissolvingSteve Bannon Is Key Player In New Cryptocurrency. What Could Go Wrong?Experts Are Ringing Alarms About Elon Musk's Brain ImplantsMajor legal changes needed for driverless car eraTesla driver faces felony charges in fatal crash involving Autopilot.Why TikTok stars are criticizing its creator fundSpotify Takes Down Neil Young's Music After His Joe Rogan UltimatumGoogle is testing a new replacement for third-party cookiesMeta says its new AI supercomputer will be the world's fastest by mid-2022Meta's 'free' internet is costing people money in developing countriesMEDIA CANDYBeforeignersOzarkEternalsSalvationWhy Modern Movies Suck - They're Written By Children - by The Critical DrinkerAPPS & DOODADSESR Rebound Magnetic Case Compatible with iPad Pro 12.9 Inch 2021/2020 (5th/4th Generation), Smart Case with Magnetic Attachment, Auto Sleep/Wake, Pencil 2 Support, and Trifold Stand – BlackYoassi 360Degrees Rotatable Heavy Duty iPad Tripod Mount, Universal Clamping Tablet Holder Break-Resistant Anti-Wobble, iPad Tripod Holder Adapter Fits iPad Pro 9.7 10.5 11 12.9 iPad 12345678 Mini AirAukfa XXX-Large Electric Heating Pad for Back Pain and Cramps Relief, 17 x 33 Inch King Size 6 Heat Settings, Auto Shut Off, Ultra Soft Heat Pad with Moist & Dry Heat Therapy Options, BluePestle: Kitchen CompanionPestle for iOS transforms any recipe into a step-by-step guide with voice control, SharePlay, and moreTwitter's experimental 'Flock' feature will let you share tweets with your closest friendsAnker USB C Hub for MacBook, PowerExpand Direct 7-in-2 USB C Adapter Compatible with Thunderbolt 3 USB C Port, 100W Power Delivery, 4K HDMI, USB C and 2 USB A Data Ports, SD and microSD Card ReaderAT THE LIBRARYAftermath by LeVar BurtonStronger After Stroke, Third Edition: Your Roadmap to RecoveryStripped: Depeche Mode by Jonathan MillerSECURITY HAH!The CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatThe PreparedCan VPNs Be Traced?Washington DC's AG sues Google for 'deceiving users and invading their privacy'CLOSING SHOUT-OUTSRulers of the NOWMeat Loaf: Bat Out Of Hell singer dies at 74Louie Anderson Dies: Comedian & Emmy Winner Was 68See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    537: I'm a Fahrenheit Boy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 61:50

    Government makes usable website; Apple & Google oppose antitrust efforts; sad NFTs; non-smart non-contracts; we don't talk about crypto, no no no; Microsoft buying Activision Blizzard; Instagram closed petfluencers; the Witcher; the Expanse; Encanto; Ray Donovan; Station Eleven; Star Trek news; Stroke Cast; Stay & Moom apps; 12' Ladder; Rode VideoMic; Reddit revamps block to actually block; Aftermath; Humankind: A Hopeful History; Termination Shock; NSO Group's Pegasus; VPNLab; Boba Vette.Show notes at UPAT&T and Verizon delay 5G rollout at some airports after airlines warn of disruptionsIN THE NEWSThe Government's New Website for Ordering Free COVID Tests Is Refreshingly Easy to UseApple and Google oppose Senate antitrust efforts, claiming they'd hurt consumer securityWhich Celebrity Has the Saddest NFT?The Dune NFT Fiasco Is the Least of Crypto's Legal WorriesUK government announces official crackdown on 'misleading' crypto adsSpain sets new rules for influencers who promote cryptocurrencyMicrosoft is buying Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billionMicrosoft Game Pass tops 25 million subscribersBring in the clones: Instagrammers are genetically replicating their petsMEDIA CANDYThe WitcherThe ExpanseEncantoWhy “We Don't Talk About Bruno” Is the Biggest Disney Hit Since “Let It Go”Ray Donovan the MovieStation ElevenStar Trek: Discovery' Renewed For Season 5; Premiere Dates Announced For ‘Picard' And ‘Strange New Worlds'Stroke CastAPPS & DOODADSStay by Cordless DogMoom12' ladderHYPER Triple 4K Display Dock for MacBook Pro 2016-2021Rode VideoMic GO IIRode Microphones VideoMic GO II Lightweight On-Camera Microphone at AdoramaRode Microphones VideoMic NTG On-Camera Supercardioid Shotgun Microphone at AdoramaOculus Quest 2Reddit 'revamped' its block feature so blocking actually worksAT THE LIBRARYAftermath by LeVar BurtonHumankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman , Erica Moore , Elizabeth MantonTermination Shock: A Novel by Neal StephensonSECURITY HAH!The CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatFett's Vette 2021 Music Video (MC Chris)Israeli police reportedly used Pegasus spyware to conduct domestic surveillanceEuropol Shuts Down VPNLab, Cybercriminals' Favourite VPN ServiceSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    536: The Rational Prepper

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 67:36

    Web3, NFTs, cryptocurrencies & other grifts; Uber CEO admits they could afford labor protections; shoddy coding; why Tesla is good & why Tesla is bad; Mozilla backtracks; gamifying the law; The Matrix: Resurrections; Nic Cage's massive talent; Amazon's All or Nothing series; Canon's printer ink chip problem; Magic Leap is back; Wordle clones; voice-adjustable dumbbells; caught by Google Maps; open-source developer borks own files; Russian cyber-activity warning; looking for rational prepper advice; mid-life crisis Boba Fett.Show notes at UPWinnie the Pooh Public DomainMy first impressions of web3 by Moxie MarlinspikeIN THE NEWSUber CEO Admits Company Can Afford Labor Protections for DriversLAPD fired two officers who ignored robbers to play 'Pokémon Go'Shoddy coding has some Honda cars stuck in the year 2002Why Tesla Soared as Other Automakers Struggled to Make CarsTesla's ‘Full Self-Driving' beta has an ‘assertive' driving mode that ‘may perform rolling stops'DMV ‘revisiting' its approach to regulating Tesla's public self-driving testMozilla pauses crypto donations following criticism over climate impactKim Kardashian Sued for Promoting Alleged Cryptocurrency 'Pump and Dump' ScamThe Associated Press is starting its own NFT marketplace for photojournalismTech Startup Wants To Gamify Suing People Using Crypto TokensHere's the truth about the crypto miner that comes with Norton AntivirusJack Dorsey proposes a legal defense fund for Bitcoin developersMEDIA CANDYThe Matrix ResurrectionsNic Cage plays 'Nick Cage' in first look at comedy-thriller The Unbearable Weight of Massive TalentAll or Nothing: Manchester CityAll or Nothing: JuventesAPPS & DOODADSMagnet AppMagic Leap grants healthcare startups access to its new AR headset ahead of mid-2022 releaseIt fills me with glee that Canon printers now think Canon's own toner is fakeWordle' clones are taking over the App StoreAlexa can change the weight on NordicTrack's adjustable dumbbellsSECURITY HAH!Italian mafia boss caught after Google Maps sighting in SpainOpen source developer corrupts his own files, impacting millionsWarnings of Russian cyber activity as Moscow continues preparations to invade Ukraine.Understanding and Mitigating Russian State-Sponsored Cyber Threats to U.S. Critical Infrastructure'Huge, huge numbers:' insurance group sees death rates up 40 percent over pre-pandemic levelsCLOSING SHOUT-OUTSThomas J Indge - Musician - composer | performer | producerThomas J Indge - InstagramSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    535: Consider Your Risk Appetite

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 70:36

    2022, here we go again; the case against crypto; feels like a sea change against crypto & NFTs; the metaverse still doesn't exist; decentralized Web3 is, you guessed it, centralized; DoorDash requires engineers to deliver goods once a month; Uber launching driverless food delivery; everyone's delaying returns to the office, again; Grand Tour; Hannah; Red Notice; Don't Look Up; the Matrix; Salvation; Hawkeye; Free Guy; Jungle Cruise; South Park; Star Trek's feelings; Twetch; Catatouille & the Catellite Dish; the Book of Boba Fett; anything exciting happen over the break?Show notes at FOLLOW UPFrom Bitcoin Obituaries - "Bitcoin is Dead" Declared 400+ TimesThe Case Against Crypto by Stephen DiehlBrian Eno is not a fan of NFTsThe Future Is Not Only Useless, It's ExpensiveIn 2021, tech talked up ‘the metaverse.' One problem: It doesn't exist.Fortune Favours the Brave | Crypto.comweb3 is Centralized by Wesley Aptekar-CasselsIN THE NEWSSan Francisco-based DoorDash is requiring engineers to deliver food — and they're furiousUber will launch driverless food deliveries in California in 2022Autonomous car developers lobby to defang safety data regulationsApple joins the ranks of companies delaying their return to officeComcast won't enforce Northeast data caps until 2023 at the earliestAT&T and Verizon settle FCC 911 outage investigationsVerizon and AT&T Decline Regulators' Request to Delay New 5G ServicesMEDIA CANDYThe WitcherNetflix drops a surprise teaser for its 'Witcher' prequelThe Grand Tour Presents... Carnage a TroisHannah Season 3Red NoticeThe Matrix ResurrectionsDon't Look Up!SalvationHawkeyeFree GuyJungle CruiseSouth Park: Post CovidAPPS & DOODADSTwetchHalide for iPhoneFiLMic ProFiLMiC Creator BundleDJI Osmo Pocket 2Your cat could burn your house down, Korean officials warn after 107 fires sparked by felinesElon Musk's Starlink Internet Dishes Are Attracting CatsAT THE LIBRARYFan Fiction: A Mem-Noir: Inspired by True Events by Brent SpinerQuantum of Nightmares (Laundry Files Book 11) by Charles StrossEscape from Yokai Land (Laundry Files Book 12) by Charles StrossThe Kaiju Preservation Society by John ScalziJanuary 1, 2022, is Public Domain Day: Works from 1926 are open to all, as is a cornucopia of recorded music: an estimated 400,000 sound recordings from before 1923!SECURITY HAH!The CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatRecorded FutureThe Book of Boba Fett'The Book of Boba Fett' premiere is an abysmal failure on every levelCLOSING SHOUT-OUTSWhat Happens When You Quit Alcohol?See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    534: Fat Finger Financial Foibles

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 64:13

    Christmas is cancelled; Bezos gets his wings; subscription models; AWS outage; centralized exchanges; Buzzfeed headlines; Twitter Spaces lack moderation; Vegans and NFT'ers; some smart NFT moves; fat finger errors; Facebook exec blames people; click to subscribe, call to cancel; A&M Records; the Expanse; Star Trek: Discovery; FC Bayern; Dan Carlin; thumper spikes; DiePods; drunk purchases; Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser; comprised Twitter accounts; Log4j and software dependencies.Show notes at Holiday, ButcherBox is giving new members one pack of bacon for FREE in EVERY box, plus $20 off each box for the first five months of your membership. That's free bacon for life and up to $100 off! Sign up at UPThe FAA will give Bezos and Branson its last astronaut wingsMercedes-Benz gets world's first approval for automated driving systemToyota is going to make you pay to start your car with your key fobIN THE NEWSAmazon explains outage that took out a large chunk of the internetAmazon's Server Outage Took Down a ‘Decentralized' Crypto ExchangeHow Former BuzzFeed Employees Missed Their Big PaydayTwitter asks judge to throw out Trump's lawsuit over banTwitter reportedly knew Spaces could be misused due to a lack of moderationBored Ape Yacht Club: Someone accidentally sold a $300,000 NFT for $3,000NIKE buys RTFKT, a virtual brand that makes metaverse-ready sneakersStrengthening digital provenance with OpenSea and AdobeFacebook exec blames society for COVID misinformationSenate bill would facilitate social platforms sharing data with outside researchersHer Instagram Handle Was ‘Metaverse.' Last Month, It Vanished.The end of “click to subscribe, call to cancel”? One of the news industry's favorite retention tactics is illegal, FTC saysMEDIA CANDYMr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M RecordsThe Expanse Season 6The WitcherFC Bayern - Behind the LegendDan Carlin's Hardcore History AddendumEverything Everywhere All At Once | Official Trailer HD | A24APPS & DOODADSVictor M9012 Sonic 2 Spike, YellowControversial ‘suicide pod' that ‘kills peacefully' gets go-ahead in SwitzerlandArduino UNO Mini Limited EditionAT THE LIBRARYFan Fiction: A Mem-Noir: Inspired by True EventsEscape from Yokai Land (Laundry Files Book 12) by Charles StrossThe Kaiju Preservation Society by John ScalziSECURITY HAH!The CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatRecorded FutureFirst Look | "Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser" | With Walt Disney Imagineering | Walt Disney WorldStar Wars Galactic Starcruiser Welcome video - Very Star Tours like.Someone 'briefly compromised' the Indian Prime Minister's Twitter accountLogging library for millions of apps has a serious vulnerabilityxkcd: DependencyGoogle disrupted a massive botnet that hackers used to steal information and mine cryptocurrencyCLOSING SHOUT-OUTSMasayuki Uemura, Creator Of The NES And SNES, Dies At 78Michael Nesmith — considerably more than a Monkee — dies at 78Monkees' Manager on Michael Nesmith's Final Months: ‘He Died Knowing They Were Beloved — He Finally Got It'Anne Rice, ‘Interview with the Vampire' Writer, Dies at 80See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    533: Schrödinger's Dorsey

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 65:04

    Zuck on a Truck, Taxis & NFTs; Dorsey departs Twitter; Square becomes Block; Logi are SLOBS; AI accountability; debt collectors wants to slide into your DMs; Elon seems to have misplaced all his money, can't help SpaceX; Shang-Chi; Hawkeye; Cruella; Get Back; Listening to Kenny G; Star Trek: Discovery's feelings; Lost in Space; Iron Maiden podcast; True Story; the Power of the Dog; old ears; Lucid; Blinkist; Craft; Bitmart hacked; scaling moderation issues hit Twitter, eBay; to Facebook or not to Facebook, that is the argument.Show notes at're also sponsored by Hover! Hover is the place to get the best domains. With over 300 top-level domains to choose from. Go to and get 10% off your first purchase.FOLLOW UPZuck on a TruckNFTs: crypto grifters try to scam artists, againNFT CryptoPunk owner sold it to himself for $532 million in EthereumCryptoPunks NFT TrackerLong-time Lyft CFO departs to become CFO at NFT marketplace OpenSeaIN THE NEWSJack Dorsey Has Stepped Down As Twitter CEONew Twitter CEO has already begun a 'major reorganization'Square is changing its name to BlockSquare, Inc. Changes Name to BlockOBS Project accuses Streamlabs OBS of stealing name and trademarkThe movement to hold AI accountable gains more steamAI Is Discovering Patterns in Pure Mathematics That Have Never Been Seen BeforeDebt collectors can now text, email and DM you on social mediaElon Musk Frantically Warns Employees of Potential SpaceX BankruptcyMEDIA CANDYShang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten RingsHawkeyeCruellaGet BackListening to Kenny GStar Trek: DiscoveryChristopher Moore on DiscoveryLost in SpaceWheel of TimeWatch First Episode Of IRON MAIDEN Singer BRUCE DICKINSON's 'Psycho Schizo Espresso' Video PodcastTrue StoryThe Power of the DogLaurence Fishburne Was Never Told Why ‘Matrix 4' Left Him Out: ‘You Have to Ask Lana Wachowski'Spotify Hired A Psychic To Channel Your Personal Audio AuraAPPS & DOODADSHow Old are Your Ears?LucidBlinkistCraftSun and Moon SeekerTime CalculatorChatter Telephone™ with Bluetooth®SECURITY HAH!The CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatRecorded FutureCrypto exchange BitMart loses $196 million to hackersTwitter mistakenly suspended users after extremists abused its private image policyeBay banned some users by mistakeCLOSING SHOUT-OUTSGeek & Southern1-800-ContactsSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    532: Crypt Bros

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 46:17

    Happy Thanksgiving; spam season; Jason's pivoting; scooters back in the news; Zillow's AI disaster; Tesla app locked people out of their cars (except for their keys); Zipline; trolling NFT owners; the NFT Bay; Arena; Apple on right to repair; OpenAI GPT-3; the Orville; Star Trek: First Contact; Jagged, Alanis Morissette; Discovery; Foundation; Wheel of Time; Bored Ape Yacht Club; Buy Nothing Project; ear wax; AirPods are out; Super Agent cookie monster; Twitter Blue; smart dimmers.Show notes at week we're sponsored by Feals. Become a member today by going to and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.FOLLOW UPThe PivoteerMiami votes to end electric scooter pilot programIN THE NEWSWhat Went Wrong With Zillow? A Real-Estate Algorithm Derailed Its Big BetTesla app outage locked some owners out of their carsZipline starts first commercial US drone deliveries with Walmart partnership in ArkansasHow to Troll an NFT Owner“The NFT Bay” Shares Multi-Terabyte Archive of ‘Pirated' NFTsCrypto park deal has winner's curseWhy Apple changed its mind on Right to RepairApple will let iPhone users repair their own devicesOpenAI makes GPT-3 generally available through its APIMEDIA CANDYJaggedStar Trek: Discovery Season 4Star Trek: Discovery Is Tearing the Streaming World Apart‘Scenes From a Marriage,' ‘Dopesick,' ‘Cowboy Bebop' Showrunners on Adapting Source Material for TVFoundationWheel of TimeA Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon ParksUniversal Forms Metaverse Band Based on Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTsIt's just a pre-monitezed, not good Gorillaz... APPS & DOODADSThe Buy Nothing ProjectYes, you DO need a smart ear wax remover. And the Spade Mini is on sale for under $40Are AirPods Out? Why Cool Kids Are Wearing Wired HeadphonesSuper Agent - Automatic cookie consentIntroducing Twitter Blue - Twitter's first-ever subscription offeringAmazon Basics Single Pole Smart Switch, Works with Alexa, Neutral Wire Required - A Certified for Humans DeviceSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    531: WTF Putin?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 59:22

    Timbiebs; Uber, still horrible; Telsla full self-crashing beta; Russians blow up a satellite or two; US government bans some NFTs; science proves NFTs are mostly worthless; Facebook exodus; bitcoin rehab, hodl hodl hodl; Brave browser; sites that track you the most; share a pet, don't plant a tree; Another Life; Foundation; You; Bond; Face to Face & Sting; Jason's Mac Stack; Spotify trolls; Obi-Wan, rollerblading & air fryers in Security; FBI hack; microchip implants; Facebook just won't quit you.Show notes at is offering new members $20 off and FREE bacon in your first box! This offer is ending 11/21 so get this deal before it is gone. Just go to to sign up. That's to get FREE bacon and $20 off your first box.FOLLOW UPTim Hortons teams up with Justin Bieber to launch Timbit flavours called 'Timbiebs'It's time for freshly cracked eggs in Tim Hortons kitchens: Restaurants across Canada now proudly serving 100% Canadian freshly cracked eggs in all breakfast sandwichesUber discriminates against passengers with disabilities by charging them wait fees, a Department of Justice lawsuit allegesTesla vehicle in ‘Full Self-Driving' beta mode ‘severely damaged' after crash in CaliforniaIN THE NEWSNASA Administrator Statement on Russian ASAT TestRussia may have just shot down its own satellite, creating a huge debris cloudRussian anti-satellite missile test draws condemnationThe US Government Made It Illegal to Buy These NFTsScience proves it: Most NFTs are worthlessTech recruiters struggled for years to get people to leave Facebook. Now they say there's an exodus building, and the company is having more trouble recruiting, too.Removing Certain Ad Targeting Options and Expanding Our Ad ControlsMeta's ban on ‘sensitive' ad categories doesn't spell the end for microtargeting on FacebookMt. Gox Trustee announces approval of 150,000 BTC Rehabilitation Plan.Basic Attention Token Up 25% Following Brave's Solana IntegrationThe 10 Websites That Track You the MostShare a pet photo, plant a tree? Check before you join a trend, experts sayPortugal makes it illegal for your boss to text you after work in 'game changer' remote work lawMEDIA CANDYThe Orville (season 3)Another Life (Season 2)YouThree Body Problem TV Show Trailer by TencentNo Time To DieNo Way out but Through by Face to FaceSting: Rushing WaterIn a new documentary, Alanis Morissette makes multiple allegations of statutory rape. But she won't attend the movie's premiere.APPS & DOODADSiOS 15.2 Beta 2 Lets Your Family Access Your Data If You Pass AwaySuper Thin iPhone 13 Pro Case - ClearUltraGlass [Full Auto-Application] Designed Only for iPhone 13 Pro Screen Protector Tempered Glass 6.1 inch [Bubble-Free] [0.5° Microgravity Tech] Anti-Scratch [Case Friendly] Full CoverageESR Hybrid Case Compatible with iPad Mini 6 (8.3 inch, 2021), Detachable Magnetic Cover, Hybrid Back Shell, Fully Supports Pencil 2, Rebound SeriesPopSockets: PopGrip with Swappable Top for Phones & Tablets - BlackNinja AF101 Air Fryer, 4 Qt, Black/grayLEVOIT Air Purifier for Home Allergies Pets Hair in Bedroom, H13 True HEPA Filter, 24db Filtration System Cleaner Odor Eliminators, Ozone Free, Remove 99.97% Dust Smoke Mold Pollen, Core 300, WhiteSpotify finally lets you block other usersSECURITY HAH!The CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatRecorded FutureHere's our first look at the 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' seriesWhy Rollerblading DiedYou Should Know: The First Kidney-Shaped Pool (1939)Wirecutter - The Best Air FryerFBI email servers were hacked to target a security researcher“Deleted” doesn't mean deleted, at least not with FacebokInside an Online Community of People With Microchip ImplantsSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    530: The Other Shoe

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 56:03

    Self-driving cars, still 20 years away; Facebook won't use facial recognition, but Meta sure will; Phhhoto; Elon Musk's tax bill and twitter infantilism; delete your tweets; socialized robots; Uber to dispatch... taxis; ABBA; Olivia Rodrigo; the Cranberries & Sinead; Dexter; Four Hours at the Capitol; Star Trek; Stranger Things; Microsoft OneDrive; Alexa following you; USB chargers; Grammarly; Range by David Epstein; I have the best words; bricked Macs; NextDNS; Robinhood hack; 2FA Google; disrupting parking lots.Show notes at're also sponsored by Hover! Hover is the place to get the best domains. With over 300 top-level domains to choose from. Go to and get 10% off your first purchase.FOLLOW UPTech Can't Fix the Problem of CarsIN THE NEWSAn Update On Our Use of Face RecognitionFacebook is backing away from facial recognition. Meta isn't.New antitrust suit from Phhhoto alleges Facebook copied and killed the competitionA forensic analysis of Elon Musk's Twitter poll on Tesla stockElon Musk faces a $15 billion tax bill, which is likely the real reason he's selling stockElon Musk, world's richest edgelord, responds to billionaire tax with another stupid tweetTwitter is rolling out a feature to make it easier to search a user's tweetsResearchers are working on giving robots social skillsApple hires Tesla's director of Autopilot softwareUber considers dispatching yellow taxis in New York CityMEDIA CANDYABBA - VoyagesOlivia Rodrigo - SourSalvation - Inspired by the Cranberries for Pieta Dexter Season 9FinchDoes the Dog Die?Four Hours at the Capitol'Stranger Things' season 4 teaser hints at trouble in California (update: release info)APPS & DOODADSMicrosoft OneDrive app will stop syncing with Windows 7 and 8 on March 1st, 2022Alexa now allows you to move music among different devices with your voiceUSB C Charger, Anker Nano II 65W GaN II PPS Fast Charger Adapter, Foldable Compact Charger for MacBook Pro/Air, Galaxy S20/S10, Dell XPS 13, Note 20/10+, iPhone 12/Pro/Mini, iPad Pro, Pixel, and MoreGrammarly rolls out full set of features to iPhone and iPad usersAT THE LIBRARYRange: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David EpsteinMerriam-Webster's Everyday Language Reference SetSECURITY HAH!The CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatRecorded FutureWhy Rollerblading DiedApple fixes macOS Monterey flaw that bricked some T2 MacsNextDNSFuck HBOThere may be a steep privacy cost if you park at this Trader Joe'sRobinhood Says It Was Hacked and Extorted But Nobody Lost Any MoneyGoogle wants every account to use 2FA, starts auto-enrolling usersSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at