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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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    528: Stay Grump Ye

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 59:50

    Jason pivots; health care tech perks; Tesla beta pulled back; Blue Origin space station; Facebook's milk money math; Facebook, we got 'em this time!... er, no; Snap shares plunge with Apple privacy; TRUTH Social hacked pre-launch; WeWork goes public; Invasion; Star Trek: Lower Decks; Foundation; Another Life; ID10T, Curious Creatures podcasts; 20 years since the iPod; Ask Delphi; Facebook data scraping; eyeball scanning for crypto; the splinter net; you won't believe what Dave did this time!Show notes at UPThe PivoteerWhat you need to know about egg-freezing, the hot new perk at Google, Apple, and FacebookForget Kanye West. He's now officially just YeTesla pulled its latest ‘Full Self Driving' beta after testers complained about false crash warnings and other bugsElon Musk says 'issues' have forced Tesla to pull its latest full self-driving betaLyft report reveals more than 4K sexual assaults, 10 fatal physical assaults during 3-year spanIN THE NEWSBlue Origin announces plans for a commercial space stationFacebook fined a record £50m by UK competition watchdogInternal Facebook documents highlight its moderation and misinformation issuesFacebook agrees to pay French publishers for news reuseFacebook's oversight board faults its policy on preferential treatment.Snap shares plunge 25% as Apple privacy changes hit ads businessTrump to launch his own social media platform, calling it TRUTH SocialPranksters have already defaced Trump's new social networkTwitter's own research shows that it's a megaphone for the right. But it's complicated.A Changed WeWork Goes Public via SPACWarmer welcome for WeWork 2 years later on Wall StreetMEDIA CANDYInvasionStar Trek: Lower Decks Season 2 Episode 2 Easter Eggs and ReferencesFoundationAnother Life Season 2ID10T Episode #1138 – Danny ElfmanCurious CreaturesAPPS & DOODADS20 years ago today iPod changed the world, here's what it means to usThe AI oracle of Delphi uses the problems of Reddit to offer dubious moral adviceAsk DelphiYouTube will begin demonetizing 'low-quality' kids videos next monthSECURITY HAH!The CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatRecorded FutureIn a fit of frustration I made a thingHere's the YouTube video that put me over the topFacebook sues programmer who allegedly scraped data for 178 million usersSilicon Valley entrepreneur Sam Altman wants to scan your eyes in exchange for free cryptocurrencyYou Can Get This Free Crypto—If the ‘Orb' Scans Your EyeWorldcoin would like you to gaze upon this orb and receive free cryptoRussia Is Censoring the Internet, With Coercion and Black BoxesSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    527: Tribal Knowledge

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 60:28

    Congrats, Shatner, boo, Bezos & Takei; rideshare bubble bursts; FCC going after spam texts; Square to build a Bitcoin mining system, maybe; Tesla's really bad Beta-based insurance; Canon USA says no ink-y, no scan-y; Amazon creates its own brands by stealing "tribal knowledge" of competitors; Dune; Squid Game; Succession; Here We Are; Mel Brooks; Disney delays; Sinead & Delores; canceling NYT Cooking, CleanMyMac X subscriptions; USB-C & VPNs; ah, the 80s; pogo-power; Cosby sweaters.Show notes at a limited time, ButcherBox is offering new members a 10 to 16-pound turkey FREE in their first box. Just go to to sign up. That's to receive a FREE turkey in your first box.FOLLOW UPGeorge Takei Roasts “Star Trek” Costar William Shatner After Rocket TripFor Uber and Lyft, the Rideshare Bubble BurstsDead-End SF Street Plagued With Confused WayMo Cars Trying To Turn Around ‘Every 5 Minutes'Your Deep Dive Into Those Waymo Self-Driving Cars In San Francisco That Went Headstrong Up A Dead-End Street Like Floundering Fish Going UpstreamIN THE NEWSNew FCC rules could force wireless carriers to block spam textsJack Dorsey says Square is ‘considering' building a Bitcoin mining systemTesla debuts new car insurance that uses Texans' real-time driving behaviorNo ink, no scan: Canon USA printers hit with class-action suitAmazon copied products and rigged search results to promote its own brands, documents showMEDIA CANDYDuneSquid GameSuccessionHere We Are: Notes for Living on Planet EarthMel Brooks Is Back With ‘History of the World, Part II' SeriesDisney delays all of Marvel's 2022 filmsSinead O'Connor and Pillow Queens to feature on album of covers inspired by The CranberriesSECURITY HAH!The CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatRecorded FutureApple's latest MacBook Pros have MagSafe, SD card slots and camera notchesAt last, a middle ground, a place where skateboarders and rollerbladers can all get together.The 1985 MTV Music Awards really kind of sucked.CLOSING SHOUT-OUTSExpressVPN Knew 'Key Facts' of Executive Who Worked for UAE Spy UnitSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    526: In Over Their Cleggs

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 42:57

    Toxic environments on the Enterprise; FB & IG, down again; Instagram wants teens to "take a break" but not sure how; Nick Clegg's vacant words; Magic Leap is back & raking in the cash; Twitch leak reveals full source code, financial data; you oughta get in twitching; celebrity crypto shilling; GM wants you to subscribe to their cars; Apple Developer Academy; tech startups lie; Foundation renewed Storytime with Seth Rogan; Dave Chappelle; the Expanse; Apple TV 4k; iPhone vs Android privacy; Twitter recommends you not go on Twitter; do you or don't you need a VPN?Show notes at episode of Grumpy Old Geeks is brought to you 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 UPBlue Origin delays William Shatner's spaceflight to October 13thThe renowned programmer who created PHP "hates programming" and said he's "not a real programmer."IN THE NEWSFacebook and Instagram are down for the second time this weekInstagram will encourage teens to 'take a break'Facebook's Oversight Board will meet with the Facebook whistleblowerSeven years after raising $542M at a $2B valuation, Magic Leap raises $500M at a $2B valuationMy First Year at Magic Leap and the Opportunity AheadTwitch's source code and streamer payment figures have been leaked following hackTwitch Data Leak Confirms The 100 Highest-Paid StreamersCelebrity Crypto Shilling Is a Moral DisasterGM aims to build Netflix-sized subscription business by 2030Apple opens Developer Academy in Detroit, creating new opportunities for careers in the iOS app economyLifestyles of the Rich and Gullible: Theranos and Ozy EditionMEDIA CANDY‘Foundation' Renewed for Season 2 at AppleStorytime with Seth RogenDave Chappelle The CloserNetflix's Ted Sarandos Defends Dave Chappelle Special in Staff Memo: ‘Artistic Freedom' Is Different for Stand-Up (EXCLUSIVE)Watch the first trailer for The Expanse season 6, arriving December 10thBaking Impossible: The great nerdish bake-off for the engineering setAPPS & DOODADSiPhone apps no better for privacy than Android, Oxford study findsApple now requires all apps to make it easy for users to delete their accountsTwitter will now warn you before you participate in a conversation that could get heatedGasoline-powered lawn mowers, leaf blowers to be banned under new California lawBLACK+DECKER 40V MAX Cordless Sweeper (LSW40C)PGYTECH OneMo Camera Backpack 25L with Shoulder Bag for Gopro 10, DJI Air 2S, DJI FPV, Sony, Canon, Nikon, Drone, DJI Mavic Mini 2/Air 2, OSMO Action/Pocket, DSLR/SLR Mirrorless, Camera TripodSECURITY HAH!The CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatRecorded FutureYou Probably Don't Need a VPNCLOSING SHOUT-OUTSThe Lindenbaum Prize for short gamebook fictionSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    525: I'm On a Boat!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 68:27

    Oh, Facebook; the things we knew we now know we know and they knew too; AI reckoning; long dark 6 hours of Facebook's soul; Trump sues to get back on Twitter; lip service to climate change from Big Tech; raining drones; the Problem with the Problem with Jon Stewart; Foundation; Ted Lasso; Billions; the Many Saints of Newark; Amazon's terrible new robot; Grammarly; KeyCastr; Disney stories; AirTag Zero-Day; high tech sticker QR attacks; Coinbase; ransomware; DeFi asks nicely, but will punch you; a wealth of show titles too vulgar to use.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 Up The Great AI ReckoningFormer Google Exec Warns That AI Researchers Are “Creating God”When I Ran for President, It Messed With My HeadThe problem with Amazon's ‘free college' benefitFireside ChatIN THE NEWSHats off to TwitterWhat Happened to Facebook, Instagram, & WhatsApp?Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus are down. Here's what we knowIs Facebook Down?Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen: The 60 Minutes InterviewFacebook Stock Tumbles as Controversies Finally Start to Add UpWhistleblower's SEC complaint: Facebook knew platform was used to "promote human trafficking and domestic servitude"Donald Trump sues to get his Twitter account backGoogle Maps tracks global warming with new “Fire” layer, Tree Canopy toolApple, Amazon and others back groups trying to kill US climate legislationIt's Raining Drones!MEDIA CANDYAmerica's Untold Stories with Eric Hunley and Mark GroubertThe Problem with Jon StewartTed Lasso Season 2FoundationBillionsThe Many Saints of Newark ReviewAPPS & DOODADSAmazon tells Tesla to hold its beer in contest for stupidest-robot-ever-builtCreators of Amazon's New Robot Secretly Admitted It's “Terrible”A Brief History of Adorable, Vaguely Creepy Robot DogsDoctor uses iPhone 13 Pro's Macro camera to check patients' eyesGrammarlyKeyCastrTwitter Advanced SearchSECURITY HAH!The CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatRecorded FutureThe Imagineering StoryXavier AtencioApple AirTag Zero-Day Weaponizes TrackersQR codes could be the next target for cybercriminals — here's how to protect yourselfCoinbase hackers exploit multi-factor flaw to steal from 6,000 customersUS will bring together 30 countries to tackle ransomwareBandwidth CEO confirms outages caused by DDoS attackHow China Conquered The KeyboardMORON OF THE WEEKDeFi bug accidentally gives $90 million to users, founder begs them to return itSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    524: Scripted Stupid

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 72:59

    Deepmind doesn't know how to fix AI; virtual staging; White Claw Surge; crypto unaffected by China news; Instagram for Kids, paused; Samsung's brain; Apple Wallet & vax cards; ravens attacking drones; Shatner in spaaaaccee; Imagineering Story; Sex Ed season 3; the Great Escapists; Foundation; Dune; the Witcher, for kids; Goliath; Nirvana; multiple timers in WatchOS; Cook is a gangster; Tiny Food Fight; iPad Mini; Star Wars: Visions; puppet shows to podcasts; file systems, do we need them; Mini's turn signals; strange blobs on Uranus.Show notes at episode of Grumpy Old Geeks is brought to you 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 UPDeepMind tells Google it has no idea how to make AI less toxicThe Framework Laptop is now shipping!The Framework is the most exciting laptop I've ever usedIN THE NEWSBitcoin, ether, and major altcoins tumble on news that China will completely ban all crypto transactionsInstagram for kids paused after backlashCalifornia makes zero-emission autonomous vehicles mandatory by 2030Samsung hopes to 'copy and paste' the brain to 3D chip networksApple Wallet update will allow digital COVID-19 vaccination cardBird attacks on drones force Google to suspend home deliveriesWilliam Shatner will boldly go into space with Bezos's Blue OriginMEDIA CANDYThe Imagineering StorySex Education Season 3The Great EscapistsThey Said Foundation Couldn't Be Filmed, and It Still Hasn't BeenDuneSandman First LookCowboy Bebop TrailerNetflix's 'The Witcher' plans include season 3 and a kids' seriesGoliath Season 4Live nirvana concert chronology october 12, 1991 - Cabaret Metro, Chicago, ILAPPS & DOODADSApple turns post-lawsuit tables on Epic, will block Fortnite on iOSApple TV 4KTiny Food FightNew iPad mini owners report 'jelly scrolling' problemsAT THE LIBRARYQuit Repeating Yourself: How Today's Leaders Are Using Systems and Processes to Grow Their Business The Right Way by Jaime JayBrandon Sanderson's SkywardSECURITY HAH!The CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatRecorded FutureDave Bittner: From puppet shows to podcasts.Only Murders in the BuildingStar Wars: VisionsGen Z Kids Apparently Don't Understand How File Systems WorkLithuanian defence ministry urges people to 'throw away' Chinese phones after discovering censorship toolsApple ‘Still Investigating' Unpatched and Public iPhone VulnerabilitiesMORON OF THE WEEKCongratulations, Mini, You Made The Stupidest Turn Signals EverBRIC-A-BRACMaps That Show Us A New PerspectiveSCIENTISTS INTRIGUED BY STRANGE BLOBS ON URANUSSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    523: More Buggy and Less Stable

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 57:09

    Send us your Satoshis; bitcoin, Pizza and a movie; eggs in space; yep, Facebook is still awful; Rivian announces subscriptions; Bytedance limiting kids to 40 minutes a day; Amazon cracks down on review fraud; AI generated influencers; Count Me In; Into the Night; The Card Counter; Old; Kate; Only Murders in the Building; Fuzz; Apple iOS 15; hubs & docks; get poked on Clubhouse; AI 2041; authenticator woes; industrious criminals; AI controlled machine guns.Show notes at episode of Grumpy Old Geeks is brought to you by Hover and ButcherBox!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.ButcherBox is giving new members a special offer of free ground beef for the life of your account! Sign up at UPHow to do value4value and earn Bitcoin from your podcastBitcoin Pizza Day 2021: Some interesting facts about this special cryptocurrency dayAMC says it will accept bitcoin as payment for movie tickets by year-endThe once-sedate astronomy world is quarreling over whether 'Oumuamua was an alien craftIN THE NEWSThe Facebook FilesRivian announces membership plan with complementary charging and LTE connectivityTikTok owner ByteDance limits younger users to 40 minutes a day in ChinaAmazon has banned over 600 Chinese brands as part of review fraud crackdownAmazon will hold a hardware event on September 28thApple mandates frequent COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated employeesSocial media influencer/model created from artificial intelligence lands 100 sponsorshipsMEDIA CANDYClarkson's Farm Season 1Count Me InInto the Night Season 2The Card CounterOldKateOnly Murders in the BuildingAPPS & DOODADSiOS 15 is now availableNeumann TLM 102 bk Studio SetClubhouse is developing a new way to invite friends to chat called 'Wave'AT THE LIBRARY5 real AI threats that make The Terminator look like Kindergarten CopAI 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future by Kai-Fu Lee , Chen QiufanAI Superpowers - China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order by Kai-Fu LeeFuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary RoachSECURITY HAH!The CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatRecorded FutureAuth0Ireland's data regulator opens data privacy probes into TikTokResearcher discloses iPhone lock screen bypass on iOS 15 launch dayMan who unlocked 1.9 million AT&T phones sentenced to 12 years in prisonTrial Ends in Guilty Verdict for DDoS-for-Hire BossIsrael reportedly used a remote-controlled gun to assassinate an Iranian scientistUS officials can't decide if Honor smartphones are a national security threatSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    522: Ray Banned

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 49:01

    Jason considers the gig economy; more billionaires in spaaace; SEC looks to regulate crypto; Wal-Mart pump and dump; Apple ruled to ease App store rules; robot waiters; Facebook gives misinformation to misinformation researchers; Tesla rolls out self driving BETA; losing history to Flash; Picard Season 3, Matrix: Resurrections trailers; Lower Decks got funny; Behind the Attraction; Clarkson's Farm; mailing lists not missed; Facebook's new smart glasses; Roomba's P.O.O.P.; hiding cables; let's talk cookwares; another social network, Minus the social; always get it in writing; a tale of a fateful ship, the Satoshi.Show notes at episode of Grumpy Old Geeks is also brought to you 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 UPSteve Wozniak Shares a Video About His New Space StartupIN THE NEWSBiden's SEC is ready to regulate cryptocurrencyPosing as Walmart, scammers send crypto surging 25%Apple must ease App Store rules, U.S. judge ordersReal-life ‘Jetsons'? Watch robots cheerfully serve food at this Dallas restaurantFacebook has been giving misinformation researchers incomplete dataTesla rolls out Full Self Driving 10 beta with more confident decision makingGoogle gave user data to Hong Kong officials despite moratorium promiseSome of the most iconic 9/11 news coverage is lost. Blame Adobe FlashMEDIA CANDYPicard Season 3 TrailerStar Trek: Lower DecksThe Matrix: Resurrections – Official Trailer 1Behind the AttractionDisney's remaining 2021 movies will debut in theaters firstClarkson's Farm‘We're just not used to it': Clarkson farm shop causes stir in the CotswoldsInto the Night Season 2APPS & DOODADSApple says motorcycle vibrations can damage iPhone camerasFacebook's New Camera Glasses Are Dangerously Easy to UseWatch Mark Zuckerberg announce new Facebook and Ray-Ban smart glassesFACEBOOK: TAPING OVER CAMERA LED ON OUR GLASSES IS A TOS VIOLATIONNEW ROOMBA BOASTS DOG POOP-AVOIDING AI125in Cable Cover, Large Cord Cover on Wall Cable Management, Cable Raceway Kit for Mount TVs, Wire Hider Cord Management, Cable Concealer for Home Office, 8X L15.7 W1.18 H0.6 CMC-02-WhiteMade In CookwareBlue Carbon Steel Frying PanStainless Clad SaucierLe Creuset Dutch Oven 5 1/2 qtT-fal 5qt Dutch Oven, Nonstick, BlackMORON OF THE WEEKMinus is a finite social network where you get 100 posts—for life.Pinterest Accused of Not Paying Female ‘Co-Creator'The disastrous voyage of Satoshi, the world's first cryptocurrency cruise shipSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    521: Beans!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 61:35

    That missing Cure track; Apple walks back iPhone image scanning, to add Driver's Licenses to Wallet; Moscow subway facial recognition; WhatsApp fined; Facebook apologies for racist AI; Virgin Galactic off-course; ISS is cracked; Gen-Z developing unexplained tics from social media, beans; Enemies of the State; the Protege; Rick James; Dyson love; Ryan Holiday; Mac Mini; geeking out over Lego; decent customer service; O.MG Cable; ProtonMail logs & court orders; Mandy Patinkin, the Dinner Party; Zoom Dysmorphia; beans.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.This episode of Grumpy Old Geeks is also brought to you 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 UPThe Feds Want to Know What the McFuck Is Going On With the McFlurry MachinesIN THE NEWSApple delays its criticized plan to scan iPhones for child exploitation imagesApple to Add Driver's Licenses to Apple WalletSubway Passengers in Moscow Will Be Able to Pay for the Ride With Their FacesWhatsapp hit by £225million fineFacebook Apologizes After A.I. Puts ‘Primates' Label on Video of Black MenSpaceship carrying Richard Branson flew off course, FAA is investigatingThe FAA grounds Virgin Galactic's spaceship after flight deviationThe ISS is cracked and facing ‘irreparable' failures – and they could be about to get much worseGen Z Is Developing Unexplained Tics After Going Online, And Doctors Are ConcernedWhy You Should Want Driverless Cars On Roads NowMEDIA CANDYEnemies of the StateThe ProtegeBITCHIN': THE SOUND AND FURY OF RICK JAMESBillionsReview: Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez strike gold in 'Only Murders in the Building'APPS & DOODADSDyson OutsizeYour smartphone is not making you dumber — digital tech can enhance our cognitive abilitiesTrillion-frames-per-second camera takes photos of light movingPharrell- and Grimes-backed music startup Roli files for administration and reboots as Luminary to refocus on beginner musiciansAT THE LIBRARYStillness Is the Key by Ryan HolidayCourage Is Calling: Fortune Favors the Brave by Ryan HolidayA Book of Secrets: Finding Solace in a Stubborn World by Derren BrownSECURITY HAH!The CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatRecorded FutureA Customer Discovered Their $350 Lego Set was Missing Pieces. The Company's Response Was BrilliantSomeone paid more than $300K for a fake Banksy NFT — and the scammer gave it all backThis Seemingly Normal Lightning Cable Will Leak Everything You TypeO.MG CABLE - C-TO-C DIRECTIONALProtonMail Logs Activist's IP Address With Authorities After Swiss Court OrderBRIC-A-BRACTearful Mandy Patinkin Shares Emotional ‘Princess Bride' Story With Grieving FanThe Dinner PartyZoom Dysmorphia Is Following People Into the Real WorldGut instinct could see you fall for COVID misinformationCLOSING SHOUT-OUTSMICHAEL K. WILLIAMS DEAD AT 54See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    520: You Can Be China

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 65:52

    Get your GOG NFTs; Telsa Autopilot crashes...again; the iPhone is a Freshman in high school now; constant cookie warnings ending; Apple "agrees" to legally required App store changes; Instagram wants your birthdate; China slashes gaming time for kids; Clubhouse grasping at straws; The Grand Tour: Lockdown; Absolutely Mental; Icon; police dropping phones; T-Mobile, Microsoft security; Bloomberg cancels Galloway; let's get drunk.Show notes at episode of Grumpy Old Geeks is brought to you 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 UPCoinbase mistakenly told 125,000 users their 2FA settings had changedTesla on Autopilot crashes into two parked cars… again…The Best Carbon Fiber Skateboards in 2021The REAL Reason McDonalds Ice Cream Machines Are Always BrokenIN THE NEWSAn end to constant cookie warnings? UK plans post-Brexit overhaul of data lawsApple changes key App Store rules in response to class action lawsuit from developersInstagram will require users to share their birthday in push for teen safetyChina further slashes kids' gaming time to just three hours a weekClubhouse adds spatial audio to create more immersive audio chatsMEDIA CANDYStar Trek: Lower DecksThe Grand Tour: LochdownThey're in this togetherAbsolutely MentalThe Jump with Shirley MansonIcon: Music through the lensClickbaitApple is building a classical music streaming app after buying PrimephonicAPPS & DOODADSYou're Probably Not Using the Web's Best BrowserMecoAT THE LIBRARYDouble Star by Robert A. HeinleinDrunk: How We Sipped, Danced, and Stumbled Our Way to Civilization by Edward SlingerlandSECURITY HAH!The CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatRecorded FuturePolice Use iOS App to Track Suspect After ‘Accidentally' Dropping a Phone in His TruckT-Mobile hacker says the carrier's security is 'awful'Microsoft Azure cloud vulnerability is the ‘worst you can imagine'Banksy NFT buyer duped in £244k 'hack'‘YouTube magic dust': How America's second-largest social platform ducks controversiesSEC Charges Eight Firms for Cybersecurity ShortfallsMORON OF THE WEEKBloomberg canceled Prof Scott Galloway's TV show after he joked about his sex life in a video, topless, in a hard hatSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    519: Can Someone Loan Me a Toddler?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 68:06

    Back to Windows; Mr. White Hat returns the stolen crypto; Elon jokes about Tesla Autopilot failures; California gig worker initiative unconstitutional; Facebook admits misleading COVID info is top performing content; purge your Tweets, people; Netflix gets clickbaity; the Hustler; Grace & Frankie; Gimlet's been a bust for Spotify; Nextdoor, for business; Jobs NFT; Cybersecurity resources; Microsoft Power App data leak; iPhone zero-clock exploit; skateboarding, same as it ever was; NFT dining; forgetting CAPS LOCK sign of intelligence.Show notes at episode of Grumpy Old Geeks is brought to you by Hover and ButcherBox!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.ButcherBox is giving new members a special offer of 3lbs of chicken breast, 2lb of burgers, and one pack of hot dogs for FREE! Sign up at UPPoly Network says it has recovered all $610 million it lost in cryptocurrency heistElon Musk joked about Tesla autopilot mistakes as the technology faces scrutiny: 'I actually have a T-shirt with a stop sign on it. If you flash the car, it will stop.'The First Step Toward Protecting Everyone Else From TeslasAI gave Val Kilmer his voice back. But critics worry the technology could be misused.IN THE NEWSCourt rules California gig worker initiative is unconstitutional, a setback to Uber and LyftFacebook says post that cast doubt on covid-19 vaccine was most popular on the platform from January through MarchWhy Did Facebook Let a Man Livestream His Bomb Threat Near the U.S. Capitol for Hours?Global Affairs Canada is purging websites, social media amid Taliban takeoverMEDIA CANDYThe Clickbaitification of NetflixThe HustlerGrace and FrankieSpotify spent $230 million on Gimlet, but leaked data shows the podcast studio has lagged behind others at the audio giant. Insiders cite unclear strategy and internal tensions.APPS & DOODADSElon Musk unveils 'Tesla bot,' a humanoid robot that would be made from Tesla's self-driving AILumen's metabolism tracking app comes to the Apple WatchSteve Jobs Inscribed and Signed Apple II ManualAT THE LIBRARYA Gift Of Time" by Jerry MerrittThe Cellar by Katherine LoSECURITY HAH!The CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatRecorded FutureThe Bad BatchHere are some beginner Cybersecurity and Information Security resources that are free!Computer Scientist Explains Machine Learning in 5 Levels of Difficulty | WIREDData leak exposed 38 million records, including COVID-19 vaccination statusesA Hacker Stole and Then Returned $600 MillionNew zero-click iPhone exploit used to deploy NSO spywareSkateboard Tricks and Topological FlipsMORON OF THE WEEKThe 1st NFT Restaurant - New York CityBRIC-A-BRACScience Confirms That Forgetting Things Is Actually A Sign Of Very High IntelligenceSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    518: Eternal September of the Nerd Only Internet

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 76:49

    Back in the (Canadian) saddle; the metaverse has already peaked; tech expat troubles; Facebook is really just truly awful; AI diagnosing dementia; Motorola wants to be Apple; Making the Cut; Suicide Squad; Shazam; the Ms. Pat Show; Pig; White Lotus; Disney nostalgia; bye, Hallo; right to McFlurry; Children of the New World; Stand on Zanzibar; Apple CSAM debate; Amazon wants to read your palms; scamming as a service; Eternal September; creativity is waning.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.This episode is brought to you by Hover. For 10% off your first order head over to and get your domain on!FOLLOW UPCineplex unveils subscription CineClub, offering free movies, perks and discountsNiantic CEO John Hanke says the metaverse is a 'dystopian nightmare'The Metaverse is a Dystopian Nightmare. Let's Build a Better Reality.Canada's got the world's worst internet ideasIN THE NEWSFacebook is rebuilding its ads to know a lot less about youPrivacy-Enhancing Technologies and Building for the FutureScientists trial AI-system which could diagnose dementia in one scanMotorola wants to be the new Apple. Its first attempt is, oh, take a lookMEDIA CANDYMaking the CutThe Suicide SquadThe Ms. Pat ShowPigTed LassoWhite LotusThe Imagineering StoryThe Cure bassist Simon Gallup announces he's leaving the band after 4 decades: 'Just fed up of betrayal'APPS & DOODADSApple iPhone 12 Pro MaxSennheiser Pro Audio HD 650 Open Back Professional HeadphoneWhy the McFlurry Machine Company Just Got Hit With a Restraining OrderAT THE LIBRARYAn Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination by Sheera Frenkel & Cecilia KangChildren of the New World by Alexander WeinsteinStand on Zanzibar by John BrunnerThe Candle of Crest: A Rhyming Epic Adventure by Demethius JacksonSECURITY HAH!The CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatRecorded FutureApple's Software Chief Explains ‘Misunderstood' iPhone Child-Protection Features (Exclusive)Amazon will pay you $10 for your palm prints. Should you be worried?Scammer Service Will Ban Anyone From Instagram for $60BRIC-A-BRACThe Day the Good Internet DiedEternal SeptemberResearch Suggests We're All Getting Less Creative and Scientists Think They Know WhyChildren born during pandemic have lower IQs, US study findsWhy pop music is obsessed with this one noteCLOSING SHOUT-OUTS6 essential podcasts for tech heads to tune into‘The greatest striker': Gerd Müller, legendary German forward, dies aged 75See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    517: You Know, for Kids!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 64:48

    Eric Hunley joins us; Big fines for big tech; Amazon laughs at labor laws; Influencers are falling over each other to get the shot; The Metaverse is a Meta-Dud; Facebook hates research; Apple says it's doing it for the kids; SetApp and new apps; Sennheiser saves the day; Value 4 Value and Lightening to save podcasting.Show notes at OUR GUEST HOST ERIC HUNLEYEric Hunley on YouTubeEric Hunley on the webEric Hunley on TwitterIN THE NEWSHighlights from while we were gone...EU slaps Amazon with record $887M fine over ad targeting practicesFrance Cracked Down on Google's Ad Tech. What's Next?Zoom to pay $85M for lying about encryption and sending data to Facebook and GoogleAmazon Unlawfully Confiscated Union Literature, NLRB FindsAmazon union drive in Bessemer may get a new electionIt's raining influencers!Chinese TikTok star Xiao Qiumei dies after falling 160 feet from a crane while recording a livestream videoYouTube star Albert Dyrlund dies after falling 656 feet from a mountain while recording a videoSophia Cheung death: Hong Kong influencer dies after falling while taking photo at edge of waterfallLet's talk about the “metaverse” because it's gonna be the new buzzword for the next 6 months...MARK IN THE METAVERSEMark Zuckerberg's Metaverse Already SucksMark Zuckerberg's metaverse: What it means for the enterpriseMicrosoft, Facebook and everyone else are building the metaverse. Will you want to live there?Meanwhile in the real world...Facebook cuts off NYU researcher access, prompting rebuke from lawmakersSenators press Facebook for answers about why it cut off misinformation researchersAPPLE KEEPS SHUTTING DOWN EMPLOYEE-RUN SURVEYS ON PAY EQUITY — AND LABOR LAWYERS SAY IT'S ILLEGALThe Tim Apple sized Elephant in the room...Expanded Protections for Children Frequently Asked QuestionsApple's New ‘Child Safety' Initiatives, and the Slippery SlopeOpinion: Four problems with Apple's reported approach to scanning for child abuse imagesApple to scan U.S. iPhones for images of child sexual abuseAPPS & DOODADSSennheiser Pro Audio HD 650 Open Back Professional HeadphoneBBEdit 14SetAppTimematorUlyssesCleanMyMac XFountain Podcast PlayerNew Podcast AppsValue 4 Value PodcastsSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    516: Says the Billionaire...

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 69:53

    Here we COVID again; FAA rules for being an astronaut; YouTuber's blow anti-tax plot; genetic screening promises; FTC approves right-to-repair; Snapchat doing well; Facebook to become a quasi-religious meta-verse, whatever that is; Jack Dorsey wants BitCoin to make him money, oh sorry, bring world peace; space wants to kill you; the Moon slows down a Tesla; sci-fi trailers; Ted Lasso; more privacy-centric social networks; long-duration batteries; behind the attraction; facial recognition is everywhere; everything is tracked.Show notes at UPAnthony Bourdain's Voice Isn't the Only Thing the New Documentary FakedCompanies that make people return to the office will lose employeesThe FAA Brings Jeff Bezos Back Down to EarthIN THE NEWSThe YouTubers who blew the whistle on an anti-vax plotA New Kind of Embryo Genetics Screening Makes Big Promises on Little EvidenceThe FTC Votes Unanimously to Enforce Right to RepairSnapchat just announced its largest user growth in yearsMark Zuckerberg said he wanted to transform Facebook from a social-media company into 'a metaverse company'Facebook's Next Target: The Religious ExperienceJack Dorsey hopes bitcoin can bring about world peaceJeff Bezos and Elon Musk both want to colonize space. Here are the 6 biggest problems with their plans, from thinning bones to toxic plants on Mars.The Moon Tricks Tesla's Full Self-Driving Feature Into Thinking It's a Yellow LightMEDIA CANDY‘Star Trek: Prodigy' trailer is a treat for ‘Voyager' fansDexter Revival Reveals First Trailer at Comic-Con 2021Watch Your Local Broadcast TV For Free!Won't You Be My NeighborTed Lasso Season 2!APPS & DOODADSAlto's Odyssey: The Lost CityStartup Claims Breakthrough in Long-Duration BatteriesSECURITY HAH!The CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatRecorded FutureBehind the AttractionFrom Macy's to Albertsons, facial recognition is already everywhereA Defunct Video Hosting Site Is Flooding Normal Websites With Hardcore PornCatholic priest quits after “anonymized” data revealed alleged use of GrindrQR Codes Are Here to Stay. So Is the Tracking They Allow.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    515: Bro Code

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 65:00

    The COVID misinformation dozen; Facebook's Anti-Vax problem; society's collapse, right on schedule; Japan breaks internet speed record; Uber gets away with it, again; robot collisions; don't let a startup scan your eyeballs; Spotify are pirates; Loki; deepfaked Bourdain; Ape marathon; Hallo; AirPods Pro; Los Angeles is hideous; the Bro Code; NSO spyware; MAGA Freedom Phone; encryption lava lamps; appchk; Furry Olympics.Show notes at week we're sponsored by Lucy. Go to and use Promo Code *GOG *to get 20% off all products on your first order, including gum or lozenges!This episode is brought to you by Hover. For 10% off your first order head over to and get your domain on!This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox. Go to AND enter promo code gog at checkout.FOLLOW UPMajority of Covid misinformation came from 12 people, report findsThe Truth About Facebook's Anti-Vax ProblemIN THE NEWSMIT Predicted in 1972 That Society Will Collapse This Century. New Research Shows We're on Schedule.Japan breaks internet speed record with a 319Tbps data transferUber negotiated a huge cut to a $59 million fine it received for refusing to share data about sexual assaults on its serviceTesla offers a Full Self-Driving subscription for $199 per monthA robot collision sparked a fire at the UK's top online grocerWhy You Shouldn't Let a Startup Scan Your Eyeball in Exchange for CryptoMEDIA CANDYThe EU Suppressed a 300-Page Study That Found Piracy Doesn't Harm SalesSpotify Executive Calls Artist ‘Entitled' for Requesting Payment of One Penny Per StreamLokiThe new Anthony Bourdain documentary 'Roadrunner' leans partly on deepfaked audioAnthony Bourdain documentary sparks backlash for using AI to fake voiceA Quiet Place Part IIThe Hitman's Wife's BodyguardBoschPlanet of the ApesBeneath the Planet of the ApesEscape From the Planet of the ApesConquest of the Planet of the ApesBattle for the Planet of the ApesGrimes, and Alanis Morrissette will judge an avatar singing TV showAPPS & DOODADSHalloAppFollow Your Different 226 - Real Digital Relationships | HalloApp Launch with Founders Neeraj Arora & Michael DonohueMAMP PRO 6 for macOSNAMOTextSniperAirpods ProWireless Charger,Amugpill 3 in 1 Fast Wireless Charging Station Dock for iPhone 12/12 Pro/12 Pro Max/11/11 Pro/X/Xr/Xs/8 Plus,Apple Watch SE 6 5 4 3 2,Airpods 2/Pro,Qi Phones (with QC3.0 Adapter)Here are the emoji finalists for Unicode 14.0At this made for social media museum, the pictures come to lifeTrick Art MuseumAT THE LIBRARYLos Angeles is Hideous: Poems About An Ugly City by Andrew HeatonSECURITY HAH!The CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatRecorded FutureNSO spyware was allegedly used to target activists and journalistsMicrosoft disrupts products from Israeli tech firm used to hack journalists, activistsMAGA-Branded 'Freedom Phone' Is a Black Box That Should Be Avoided at All CostsEric Hunley Locals Exclusive the "Freedom Phony"Encryption Lava Lampsappchk Privacy Monitor for iOSThe Government Unknowingly Commissioned Furry Art To Promote The Tokyo OlympicsCLOSING SHOUT-OUTSBillion dollar heists, missing cryptoqueens: Six must-listen cyber podcastsSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    514: The Carmen Sandiego Line

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 78:56

    We hear from Norway; billionaires in the... upper atmosphere? Just pay your taxes; Biden's Big Tech executive order; Trump's lawsuit has a problem...the law; Facebook owns a city; remote workers aren't leaving cities; TikTok meets LinkedIn; YouTube algorithm recommends policy violating content; bye, Knewz, we never knew ya; Monsters at Work; Black Widow & the new movie business; Summer of Soul; the joy of buying & cancelling; AI soundtracks; car talk; Audacity spyware; Iran's trains hacked; REvil disappears; Cosby wants to tour; Toomics reports... itself.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.This week we're sponsored by Lucy. Go to and use Promo Code *GOG *to get 20% off all products on your first order, including gum or lozenges!SHOW NOTESIN THE NEWSRichard Branson Reaches Space on Virgin Galactic's VSS UnityElon Musk booked a trip to space with Virgin GalacticBiden's wide-ranging executive order covers Big Tech, net neutrality and moreTrump sues tech firms for blocking him, and fund-raises off it.Donald J. Trump: Why I'm Suing Big TechBlack Mirror in Real Life: Facebook Now Owns and is Developing a CityRemote workers are moving out of big cities — but not to the MidwestTikTok wants you to send video resumes directly to brands to land your next gigTikTok will automate video removals for nudity and violenceMozilla Investigation: YouTube Algorithm Recommends Videos that Violate the Platform's Very Own PoliciesJudge dismisses Amazon's legal challenge to JEDI after contract cancelationRupert Murdoch's answer to Google News is dead after only 18 monthsMEDIA CANDYStar Wars: RebelsMonsters at Work‘The Witcher' season 2 will hit Netflix on December 17thWhat Black Widow's $60 Million Disney+ Haul Actually MeansLokiBarry Diller says streaming services killed the movie business as he knew itSummer of SoulExclusive TED chats are coming to ClubhousePeacockEpsteins Shadow: Ghislaine MaxwellLilyhammerAPPS & DOODADSThrobberParallels 16ScreenFlow 10Does Your Video Need a Better Soundtrack? Ask an AI to Write OneAT THE LIBRARYThere Is No Antimemetics Division by qntmPolar Vortex by Matthew MatherHow to Live by Derek SiversDo Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving by Celeste HeadleeAn Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination by Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia KangSECURITY HAH!The CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatRecorded FutureAudacity 3.0 called spyware over data collection changes by new ownerMUSE GROUP CONTINUES TONE DEAF HANDLING OF AUDACITYCyber-attack disrupts Iran's national railway systemThe world's biggest ransomware gang just disappeared from the internetMORON OF THE WEEKBILL COSBY WANTS TO DO COMEDY TOUR AGAIN Docuseries in WorksToomics Reports Its Own Website for Copyright InfringementsSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    513: Fury Road

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 61:14

    Moving anxiety; WWW NFT with broken code; Billionaires in sppppaccccee; Facebook warns users about content it serves them; GitHub AI coder; TikTok selling its AI; FTC tells Broadcom to knock it off; crypto pump & dumps; Robinhood's real customers; Star Wars: Rebels; Bosch; the Mole; Hear in LA; Loki; charging gizmos; Western Digital exploit; supply chain cyberattack; Android trash app are trash; Norway demands you tell us if you touched up your photo.Show notes at NOTESFOLLOW UPTim Berners-Lee Sells NFT of the Source Code for the World Wide Web for $5.4 MillionThe Tim Berners-Lee NFT that sold for $5.4M might have an HTML errorIN THE NEWSVirgin Galactic plans to send Richard Branson to space on July 11thWally Funk, Trailblazing Female Pilot, Will Join Jeff Bezos on SpaceflightFacebook test warns users who may have seen ‘harmful extremist content'TikTok's AI is being sold to other companiesGitHub previews new AI tool that makes coding suggestionsFTC charges Broadcom with ‘illegally monopolizing' the chip industryFaZe Clan suspends players allegedly involved in crypto pump-and-dump schemeThe Cost of Robinhood's SuccessMEDIA CANDYStar Wars: RebelsBoschThe MoleThe Missing Crypto QueenHear in LA by Tony PierceLokiQuentin Tarantino Says He Bought L.A.'s Vista TheatreAPPS & DOODADSNekmit Dual Port Ultra Thin Flat USB Wall Charger with Smart ICMulti USB Fast Charging Cable,Arsiperd 4 in 1 3A Charger Cord Connector with Dual Phone/Type C/Micro USB Universal Port Adapter, Compatible with Cell Phones Tablets and More(4FT/2Pack)Finance startup names itself Nonce, a cryptographic term that is also UK term for child rapistsSECURITY HAH!The CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatRecorded FutureHackers exploited 0-day, not 2018 bug, to mass-wipe My Book Live devicesWestern Digital won't fix a vulnerability found in older My Cloud OS3 storage devicesHackers conduct one of the largest supply chain cyberattacks to dateI thought MalwareBytes had a particularly good explainerA New Kind of Ransomware Tsunami Hits Hundreds of CompaniesApps with 5.8 million Google Play downloads stole users' Facebook passwordsMORON OF THE WEEKNew Norway law mandates social media influencers disclose photo editingSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    512: It Has a Hole!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 53:54

    Your class-action duty; more Bitcoin exchange disappearances; Facebook may be evil but it isn't a monopoly; words matter; ethical investing; medical algorithms unsurprisingly getting it wrong; your health data is being sold, but hey, it's de-identified; Amazon buys Wickr; everyone wants to work from home; Dune, delayed; Foundation, Ted Lasso coming; LFG; the Dave Bittner orchestra; WD drives; Dreamhost leaks; Peloton demands membership for treadmills; AirTags without holes & Chipolos with holes on thars; drone TRUST certificates; smile!Show notes at NOTESFOLLOW UPBirch Communications SettlementDrizly SettlementIN THE NEWSFounders of South African Bitcoin exchange disappear after $3.6 billion ‘hack'A judge dismissed the United States' antitrust lawsuit against Facebook, saying the FTC failed to show that the company was a monopolyFACEBOOK CAN BE HELD LIABLE FOR SEX TRAFFICKING, SAYS TEXAS COURTA Major New Index Fund Should Unnerve Climate-Skeptical CEOsA hospital algorithm designed to predict a deadly condition misses most casesHospitals are selling treasure troves of medical data — what could go wrong?Amazon buys the secure messaging platform WickrMany people don't want to work unless it's from homeMEDIA CANDY‘Dune' release gets pushed back another three weeks to October 22ndFoundation will debut on Apple TV Plus in SeptemberA new ‘Galaxy Quest' TV show is in the works‘Frasier' Revival Release Date Teased by Kelsey GrammerKim's ConvenienceWorkin' Moms Season 5LFGAPPS & DOODADSPeloton's mandatory treadmill memberships show how you never fully own your connected devicesKeep AirTags away from children for safety, warns Australian regulatorHow your power company can remotely control your smart thermostatiPod interface for Apple Music and Spotify by Tanner VillareteThe Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST)Chipolo's One Spot isn't quite an AirTag, but at least it has a holeCanon Uses AI Cameras That Only Let Smiling Workers Inside OfficesSECURITY HAH!The CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatRecorded FutureHow Disney Mismanaged the Star Wars UniverseNot Safe For Work by The Organ Grinders featuring Dave BittnerDave Bittner and his K.M.O.X Orchestra“I'm totally screwed.” WD My Book Live users wake up to find their data deletedDreamHost database leaked 814 million records online, including customer dataWhat is AI? We drew you a flowchart to work it outMORON OF THE WEEKThe Fan Who Caused A Massive Tour De France Wreck Apparently Fled The CountryA Narcissist With Sign Caused A Huge Pile-Up During The Tour De FranceCLOSING SHOUT-OUTSAntivirus software pioneer John McAfee dead after prison suicide: reportPrivacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    511: Amazon Baby Farms

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 85:52

    Road tripping a very re-opened California; crypto & NFT drops; Facebook launches Live Audio Rooms, Clubhouse adds DMs, they all start to morph together; Google seeks to stop slander; Google AI/ML/AI/ML; Amazon worries about running out of workers to exploit; introducing Amazon Sub-Prime; Onlyfans pivots; Penn's poor Op-Sec; Reality Winner released; caught by smartwatch; Bo Burnham Inside; pandemic-inspired music; Lupin; Legendary; moving to Podpages; Facebook VR ads; tweaking Twitter; Neeva might be great, someday; Ted Chiang; the world's greatest con.This episode is brought to you by Adorama! Use code “grumpyoldgeeks” at checkout for an additional 20% off!This episode is brought to you by Hover. For 10% off your first order head over to and get your domain on!Show notes at UPIt's Official: El Salvador's Legislature Votes to Adopt Bitcoin as Legal TenderWeb inventor Berners-Lee to auction original code as NFTMoviePass was even shadier than we thoughtIN THE NEWSFacebook officially launches Live Audio Rooms and podcasts in the USClubhouse is building a DM text chat featureGoogle Seeks to Break Vicious Cycle of Online SlanderGoogle is using AI to design its next generation of AI chips more quickly than humans canAmazon burns through workers so quickly that executives are worried they'll run out of people to employ, according to a new reportAmazon WorkersInternal Amazon documents shed light on how company pressures out 6% of office workersOne Amazon warehouse destroys 130,000 items per week, including MacBooks, COVID-19 masks, and TVs, some of them new and unused, a report saysAmazon is reportedly buying 1,000 autonomous truck-driving systems, which could pave the way for one day ditching driversDo not allow Jeff Bezos to return to EarthOnlyFans is reportedly in talks to raise new funding at a valuation above $1 billion, as it plots a move away from adult content to become more mainstreamTesla backs vision-only approach to autonomy using powerful supercomputerMEDIA CANDYBo Burnham – InsideK.Flay – Inside Voices EPLorde – Solar PowerMarina – Ancient Dreams in a Modern LandGarbage – No Gods No Masters69: The Saga of Danny HernandezLupinLegendaryThe Lazarus HeistKim's ConvenienceAPPS & DOODADSThe one developer that publicly agreed to try Facebook's VR ads is already backing awayDay one has been acquired by AutomatticMastonautTweak New Twitter for Chrome/BraveLeviton T5633-W 15-Amp Type-C USB Charger/Tamper Resistant Receptacle, 1-Pack, WhiteNeevaWebcam Settings (Mac App Store)AT THE LIBRARYExhalation by Ted ChiangStories of Your Life and Others by Ted ChiangThe World Greatest ConOperation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory by Ben MacintyreSECURITY HAH!The CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatRecorded FutureReality Winner, the Contractor Who Leaked Classified Russian Election Meddling Info, Released From PrisonSmartphone and smartwatch data led husband to confess to murdering his wifeVigilante malware rats out software pirates while blocking ThePirateBayCLOSING SHOUT-OUTS4 tech podcasts you should be listening toPrivacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    510: Delightfully Evil Algorithm

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 75:49

    Apple WWDC; NFT market collapsed; Clubhouse shark-fin; Stack Overflow gets a buyer; Twitter's geo-political problems; Facebook ends special treatment for politicians; G7 moves to shut down tax havens; Bezos takes flight; Facebook rolls out Bulletin, which is not them but is; Apple employees don't want to go back; Old; Danny Elfman; A Glitch in the Matrix; assimilating your watch; Airport fetish gear; time travel books; Ring asks for assistance; FBI follows the Bitcoin; here's your bad guy phone; TikTok's delightfully evil algorithm.Show notes at

    509: Johnny Moronic

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 65:45

    Amazon Sidewalk launching; Twitter unsurprisingly pauses verification program; invisible sculptures & fake NFT markets; AI takes on disinformation; Tweet labels based on how wrong you are; Lemonade's bad week on Twitter; WhatsApp backtracks; Venmo to provide some privacy controls; Google buries tracking settings; Elon bores Vegas, Neuralink will end language in 10 years; Army of the Dead; Crime of the Century; Friends; Moby; Star Wars cartoons; Fire tablets; Zoom PodTrak; Drafts Pro; Cook Unity; transformers to the Moon; Muderbots; Code Girls; Have I Been Pwned; dreamy Troy Hunt.Show notes at

    508: PanoptiCondo

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 76:01

    Apple vs Epic; Twitter's verification is back; Chia valuation & IPO; divesting Facebook; a lighthearted look at NFT headlines; US telecoms face no consequences for ripping off the government; Google AI centerpiece of I/O; Virgin Galactic completes flight; streaming Glasto; Gary Numan; the Mosquito Coast; podcasts, podcasts everywhere; Snap's new Spectacles; Muderbots; Amazon's Ringopticon; predictive policing; ransomware & hospitals; more data breaches; Citizen's frightening pivot; caught cheese-handed.Show notes at

    507: DoppelBittner

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 74:41

    No free lunches with cryptocurrency; DMV probing Tesla because words matter; Facebook toxic content moderators offered wellness coaches; YouTube Kids problem with autoplay; get ready for in-car ads; Waymo gets confused by construction; WarnerMedia and Discovery merger; Gates McFadden & Sarah Silverman; the Nevers; ProCon; playing with AirTags; NoPhone & NoPhone Air; On This Day In History; the Egg; pinball wizards; DarkSide Ransomware "quits"; buying data; leaky exercise APIs; Venmo is dumb; double-encryption; facial recognition for the people!Show notes at

    506: Category 5 Super-Karen

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 60:24

    Wait, Uber & Lyft's model doesn't work?; layers upon layers of copyright infringement in NFT; Lord Musk of the Doge-dorks; DOGE-1 to the Moon; Signal makes some honest ads, Facebook not a fan; Twitter puts a pause on mean replies; pay your airbag subscriptions; internet harassment; the Mitchells vs the Machines; vaccine passports & live shows; Audio-Technica record player; Microsoft stops Windows 10x; Beelink PC; Chia pets; Sony's groundbreaking DAT player; Project Hail Mary; ham feedback; Star Wars; DarkSide Colonial Pipeline cyberattack; hacking AirTags.Show notes at

    505: Hammin’ It Up

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 67:37

    May the 4th; Chia plotting; Facebook Oversight Board; Florida bill will fine social media for banning politicians; Elon vs Bezos; gig workers; NFT news; fungible houses; Epic vs Apple; Verizon sells AOL & Yahoo at bargain prices; EU proposed AI laws; Ted Lasso; Lovecraft Country; Godfather of Harlem; the Great Food Truck Race; pushing to Kindle; Apple Watch health tech; Apple's iOS 14.5 update & privacy; Irish history; Amazon & Ring cameras; wild college Ham radio parties; Robodog put out to pasture.Show notes at

    504: Data Gone Bye

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 79:43

    Kalanick's Temple of Bros; self-driving divisions sold off; chia-bros; Elon being Elon; Tesla's ass-detecting technology; words matter, it's not an autopilot; Hyundai invests in Ottopia, people AI; Turkish crypto founder feels with $2 bn; people like drone deliveries; Facebook is a Bitche; don't mess with Cloudflare; Captain Fantastic; Berenstain Abbey; Mortal Kombat 2021; Nobody; Hulu's marketing genius; Scott Galloway; Anthony Bourdain; Terry Pratchett; Pentagon sells of IP addresses; Signal founder versus Cellebrite; delivery drivers jamming Ring cameras; My God, It’s Full of Vulns.Show notes at

    503: Grumpy Stuff

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 76:23

    Corona kills trust; Uber's back; programming errors; Tesla's crypto stock, 5 year olds are in charge; Google's Project Bernanke; Twitch will act on off-platform offenses; Facebook's Hotline; Pinterest creates a Creator Fund; Thiel on Bitcoin; China hits Alibaba with antitrust fine; Coded Bias; Made for Love; Hard; judging people on music taste, with science; Jon Stewart; is back; the Serpent; the Nevers; working lightsabers; Logitech stops Harmony remote production; AR toys; Saturn's Monsters; Chuck Palahniuk; White Claw; nuclear sabotage at Natanz; LinkedIn, Clubhouse data scrapes; the Dutch are out of cheese.Show notes at

    502: Deliver-oh-no!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 71:52

    It's not AI; NFT price crash; don't forget those taxes; Chrome was a memory hog; Deliveroo crashes in London IPO; bad April Fool's jokes by Deliveroo & Volts, I mean Volkswagen; Supreme Court rules in favor of Google over Oracle; Amazon, Google returning to offices; 23andMe's SPAC; John Woo's Monkey Master; Godzilla vs Kong; Star Trek news; cutting edge iMacs; Apple Arcade+; Roadie memoirs; Star Wars news; not-breaking Facebook leak news; malware hidden in cheat codes; own your website before sending out the press release; more 80s tunes; don't stop believing, you've gotta have faith, relax!Show notes at

    501: It Forked

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 67:59

    I've got an NFT bridge to sell you; Substack raises millions; Anti-Vax Mondays at Krispy Kreme, Zoom-Free Fridays at Citi; Jack Dorsey multi-tasks; nowhere on Earth without satellite light pollution; Moderna vaccine posted on GitHub; Moroccan bit-bros; OpenAI spewing words; BitClout; Virgin lost Spaceship II, goes straight to III; 6 Minutes to Midnight; concerts are coming back, but are the roadies; the Alchemist; the Immortality Code; Obi-Wan Kenobi; hackers backdoor PHP source code; your life on your phone; don't post on YouTube if you're a fugitive; best 80's albums; Utah's porn filter; the funniest joke in the world.Show notes at

    500: Players Only Love You When They’re Playing

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 65:24

    500 episodes & 8 years of grump; crushing Dreams because copyright; still no self-driving cars; buy your Tesla with Bitcoin; Dispo gonna disappear; men behaving badly; India says no Bitcoin; your NFT is gonna disappear; Facebook's AI kicks off punk rockers; paying creators to pump up platforms; uBiome charged with fraud; Jeff Goldblum's world; Sting; Tower Records; the Last Blockbuster; smart bird feeders from Slovenia; Tinder lets you get a Lyft; Neil Gaiman; Amoralman; everyone has a podcast; feedback.Show notes at

    499: Forever Old

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 71:49

    Facebook censorship & playbooks; Kalanick, again; Twitter Spaces; Clubhouse upgrades; Bitcoin's problems; Uber, Lyft sharing banned driver data; Amazon gamification expands; NiFTy News; crypto-grifters; the Grammys weren't bad; Pivot; Netflix cracking down on password sharing; iPhone 12 upgrade; HomePod discontinued; FAA drone rules; Cyberweapons Arms Race; deepfakes in suburbia; hacking as a service; anonymized data is bullshit; Zoom Escaper; who wants to be the Technoking?Show notes at

    498: Snakes on a Blockchain

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 87:35

    NFT bubble grows; music & art blockchain applications; Banksy Morons; NFTs are the new eggs; ChiaCoin; Google eats their cookies; gig worker shortage; UBI seems to work; Facebook SEER AI; McAfee crypto fraud; Square aquires Tidal; Patrice O'Neal; Condor; Jungle Books; Coming to America 2; teleprompter gear; ripping audio; deep fakes are the new eggs; Solarwinds throws an intern under the bus; TALON; feedback.Show notes at

    497: Not F’n Tangible

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 86:10

    Baseball cards on the blockchain, NFT's go mainstream; Grimes 133tsp33k; Coinbase admits Bitcoin could crumble; pandemic stats; Twitter announces Super Follows; Star Trek news; Frasier's listening; the Lady and the Dale; Boss Obama not-a-podcast; Gell-Mann Amnesia; bye, bye Fry's; gadget ages; Radio Garden; Citizen notifications; Dispo; Where For; Sigh, Gone; subtitles; Facebook privacy lawsuit; Tom Cruise deep fakes; Microsoft's decentralized IDs; German pandemic words; feedback.Show notes at

    496: "I'm Fired"

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 74:15

    It's time to get things started; regulations; still hacking tractors; Google has an ethical AI ethicist problem; UK slaps Uber with the law; Facebook stops news in Australia, restarts it as Australians abandon it; Facebook caught lying about metrics, again; WhatsApp details privacy change policy; Influencers for health; Hot Ones; Twitch & Metallica; Spotify HiFi; Reply All host hiatus; Amazon's Kickstarter; Think Again; CyberWar & the Lost Colony; Clubhouse concerns; Mac M1 malware; Nvidia anti-cryptomining drivers; Elon Musk & Bitcoin; Gwyneth's COVID long game; feedback.Show notes at

    495: Gotta Spend Money to Lose Money

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 80:38

    Bitcoin goes up, must come down; Facebook privacy payouts; Zuck wants to inflict pain on Apple; Oculus problems; Spotify unrolls Work From Anywhere program; AI can manipulate human behavior; Russia dealing with TikTok politics; Chappelle gets paid; Whedon cancelled twice; the Stand falls on landing; Discovery Plus shows; web sleuths at the Cecil Hotel; Kim's Convenience; iPad Life; Clubhouse facts & privacy; signs of intelligent life with Avi Loeb; supply-chain attacks; Bloomberg doubles down; Axel F; Intel mocks Apple; feedback.Show notes at

    494: Jib Jab as a Service

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2021 79:08

    Flash, a-ah, saviour of the universe; WeWork might be just fine; Tesla buys bitcoin; Robinhood still very popular; Twitter confirms experiments with new models, subscriptions; AI COVID predictions; Amazon's new CEO; WFH causes chip shortages; Toyota's self-drifting car; In & Of Itself; the Expanse season finale; Fake Famous; Samsung's ridiculously large monitor; seven screen laptops; supplements on the blockchain; Heaven's River; tracked at the Capitol; hacker breaks into water supply; Pornhub biometrics; deep fakes as a service; feedback.Show notes at

    493: Poverty Mode

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2021 83:15

    Welcome back to paradise; Bye, Loon; Instacart layoffs; pay for pardons; India proposes banning Bitcoin; Apple & Facebook face-off on privacy; revisiting Covid corner; Facebook Oversight Board makes first rulings; Robin Hood, Game Stop & the stock market; Night Stalker; Tiger; Ten Little Things; Tenet; Mulan; Alto's Adventure; Apple magnets, facemask unlocking & privacy labels; Microsoft's new, improved, less racist chatbot patent; Thousand Bike Helmets; the Stand; Ministry for the Future; Ring cameras in my window; Lyft's poverty mode; Let It Go; feedback.Show notes at

    492: Silovaya Ustanovka

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2021 73:14

    Blue Monday; Biden's Biscuit; Bitcoin; Parler gets a landing page; Uber, Lyft drivers in California sue to overturn Prop 22; Virgin Orbit; lying over text; Dan Carlin, Common Sense; Spotify's bet on podcasts is failing; Apple looks into Podcast subscriptions; Paramount becomes a Plus; Wild Kratts; the Hustler; Fitbit joins Google; Instagram Reels audio; Ben Yelin joins us to talk 1st & 5th Amendments & the Internet; Pelosi's laptop; feedback.Show notes at

    491: Set Democracy to Zero

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2021 81:56

    The week that lasted a year; 2021 has the worst 14 day trial period since Quibi, which Roku acquired; a plague still ravages the land; the good, the bad & the ugly of de-platforming; should all dictators be banned on Twitter; the big red button of treason; putting things in a little perspective; Area 41 alert; the week in escapism; Discovery ends; Discovery Plus had some 'splaining to do; bye, Alex Trebek; Bean Dad; Tweet Delete; Echelon; docks with ports; more Big Sur update stories; cyberattack at Ben-Gurion; social media evidence, Clearview AI & stolen Parlor data; set visibility to zero; feedback.Show notes at

    490: 2 Acres of Hope

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2021 80:38

    2021, here we are; year-end wrap ups; Ticketmaster used stolen passwords to hack rival; Google workers union; Instacart is a parasite; gig companies seek labor deals in Europe; Chatroulette's AI is still people; AI vertical farming; self-driving cars have a bias problem; Tesla autopilot trip; Dave's no good, very bad Big Sur upgrade; Solarwinds hackers got Microsoft source code; security & your car; Facebook's megascale; holiday movies & TV; holiday apps & doodads; RIP, Flash; McDonald's ashtrays; Complexity Condensed; Obscure Sorrows; some good things from 2020 (a very short list).Show notes at

    489: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Lockdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2020 93:46

    Tom Cruise is right; a verified internet; TikTok turns on MLMs; beam me up, Quantum Scotty; AI co-pilots; Apple EV car & breakthrough batteries coming "soon"; Roy Clark's pants are down; Star Wars corner; RAM to WI-FI breaking air-gapped systems; HBO finally makes a deal with Roku; the Expanse; the Grand Tour; Star Trek Discovery; the Stand; Disney+; Queen's Gambit; Bee Gees & Beatles; Jason on Penn's Sunday School; struggling with the Laundry Files; Firefox UNFCK; Space Force Guardians; feedback; have a great holiday (going nowhere & seeing nobody).Show notes at

    488: On a Safari

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2020 77:22

    Paying to gig; ADA lawsuits; FTC wants social media firms to explain themselves, sues Facebook for monopolization; dynamic difficulty adjustments in sports games; Stripchat; Pornhub purge; the Silicon Valley Texodus; Hawaii is for tech villians; searching for You; Star Wars lore & Operation:Cinder with Furry Jr; SolarWinds hack; Star Trek data; Heaven's Gate; the Queen's Gambit; Big Sur update; Chrome is bad; trying Safari; Apple's ridiculous AirPods Max; AI translation; white supremecists take ancestry tests, hilarity ensues; Zodiac Killer cipher cracked; Solar system superhighways; feedback.Show notes at

    487: Fieri+

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2020 75:52

    Twitter verification, 2.0; Snapchat woos TikTok users back via laying bricks; SpaceX Starlink going to ruin the night sky; WarnerMedia leaving theaters out to dry; Discovery+ to start streaming diners, drive-in & sharks; Google fires AI ethicist for doing her job; show your work, DeepMind; Dad-Bod Fett; Dave wants to believe; iPhone Wi-Fi packet of death; embarrassing de-pixelizations; Tenet; Bond, YouTube Bond; the Grinch; Marvis Pro; Clubhouse; more Ready Player Two; Yankee Candle shoppers got the 'rona; picking light bulbs; GoPro vs lava; feedback.Show notes at

    486: Bye, Bye Mr. FCC Pai

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2020 73:15

    Happy Pandemiversary; Comcast price hikes; Internet's gonna internet; Microsoft's creepy Productivity Score; health risks of space; Facebook's self-serving self-reporting ads tool fail; Ajit Pai to step down; the McRib is back; Star Wars corner; hackers sell access to C-Suite emails; COVID data spies get personal; an FDA for algorithms; Tubi; the Undoing; Spotify stories; kids TV; Zoom PodTrak; Bowflex; Wes Anderson's office; all dumpsters include the fire; Ready Player Two; High-Rise; Earth; feedback.Show notes at

    485: The 34 Days of Christmas

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2020 87:45

    We give, it's Christmastime; how's that crypto going, bro; Apple lowers their app store cut; Buzzfeed acquires HuffPo because…?; Facebook's on the face; Comcast data caps; its a mess at the FCC & FTC; Facebook, Twitter face content moderation problems; adios, Arecibo; RadioShack in the Land of the Lost; Panopticon worries; Utah monoliths; Shane MacGowan; the Iron Lady; micropayments for artists; Hollywood isn't in Kansas anymore; Jeopardy hosts; AirPod woes; it's all about the grip; feedback.Show notes at

    484: Space Karen

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2020 81:51

    Pick your machine learning bias; TikTok ban forgotten; DoorDash taking the money & dashing; Uber selling off self-driving unit; Airbnb has some bigots; Austria wants to censor worldwide; another day, another Google fine; Zoomsgiving; Dave's bum is fine; yes, your computer phones home; Big Sur slowdown; Long Way Up; the Crown; Instagram's new features; Zuck's strange decisions; hyperventilate to sober up; Elon would like to speak to the COVID-19 manager; feedback loop.Show notes at

    483: What is “”?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2020 78:03

    Canadian complaints; the never ending election; if I only had a brain; Uber, Lyft & DoorDash lie to buy their law, make millions; EU hits Amazon with antitrust charge; AI cracks PDEs; Eric Schmidt moves to Cyprus; fast radio bursts; Silk Road's bitcoin; Furry Season Landscaping; Carfax for cops; Ransomware Facebook ads; virtual Hall of Fame; podcast news; streaming devices; Apple's event;; the finances of C19 safe concerts; feedback loop; goodbye, Alex.Show notes at

    482: Choose Wisely

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2020 88:22

    It's election day, let's just lie on the floor & scream together; Twitter explains how they will handle results; CISA says everything is going ok (from external threats, anyway); more cyberattacks against hospitals; Zoom adds end-to-end encryption; diving deep with the Mandalorian; Joe Rogan tests Spotify, wins; Tenacious D; Lewis Black; Bad Education; Mr. Rogers; Tehran; Fauda; Over the Moon; Somebody Feed Phil; Jon Stewart's back; ClipDrop; Elgato Key Light; Shure; Digislate; Spider WIFI routers; Cory Doctorow; catching up on feedback.Show notes at

    481: 18.09 Scaramuccis

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2020 86:03

    Quibi is toast, Scaramuccis galore, Wisconsin gets Foxconned, Tesla lies about self-driving tech, Police can read your phone, Twitter probably not hacked, creepy video bro's don't get fired, Animaniacs and Supermarket Sweep are back, Ghostbusters delayed, James Bond is homeless, Photoshop gets some AI, ClipDrop hits the streets, upcoming books, and more!Show notes at

    480: BeelzeYeezy

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2020 81:18

    TikTok's back (in Pakistan); China's law fighting addiction in kids; living with influencers; Instagram EU probe; about Biden's hard drive; Facebook really quashing left-leaning stories; relocating while working remotely & your salary; YouTube fighting conspiracy theories, again; BA hit with biggest-ever fine; Barnes & Noble data breach; Chinese hackers & McAfee; Sandworm; Google Chrome "bug"/feature; iPhones & AirPods Pro; Paperlike; Amazon Explore; streaming payments; Infinite Monkey Cages; I want my Apple TV; feedback.Show notes at

    479: Good to the Last Click

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2020 84:25

    Aging Millennials embracing Folgers; Prime Day ridiculousness; a dip into COVID corner; Facebook bans Holocaust-denial content, finally; Quibi has no takers; Disney focuses on streaming; Yelp takes a stand against racism; phantom images fool autopilots; keeping e-scooters off sidewalks; 5G heartbreaks; Microsoft busts Trickbot; broken cables; Apple's bug bounties; Singaporn; Janeway's back; CRISPR doc; Fatman; Apple's new stuff; 1/2 a Christmas tree; feedback.Show notes at

    478: XLS Extreme!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2020 83:32

    Show news; Raised by Wolves; Pixar releasing new movie on Disney+; podcast unions; Facebook, Twitter play whack-a-mole with bad actors; Twitter's different rules for Trump; Amazon's Rivian electric vans; Waymo driverless rides in Phoenix; UK's Excel problem; Pantone, period; Google sharing search data with law enforcement; RainboxMix; Warner Music Group data breach; welcome to the future of delivery; random facts & blanket horn piping.Show notes at

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