Ep 321: Contact!

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  February 18, 2019

Regulation matters, mostly; Facebook multi-billion fine; Amazon pulls out of NYC; rejecting side hustles; conversational Twitter; not all fun and memes; Blizzard layoffs; 500px hacked; police & Ring Neighborhoods; smartwatches; LoveSync; cilantro rice & air fried steaks; vintage magic kingdom photos.

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Living without the tech giants; what does delete mean with Facebook; America first in AI; Paris sues Airbnb; Mars One is dead; more scooter disasters; Generation Wealth; MASH; Carolla news girl podcasts; Deadly Class; John Twelve Hawks frees your mind; people don’t trust the blockchain.

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Facebook fatigue; scooter injuries; Bezos Fire Stick; the Grammies & Oscars out of touch; facial recognition self-regulation; Silicon Valley tax avoidance; Snap, Twitter & manipulating the numbers; bounty hunters accessing GPS data for years; Germany takes on Facebook; screen-recording apps; bug bounties; China’s privacy conundrum; bacon, eggs & the 101.

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The American dream; Google raking it in; self-aware robot overlords; Snopes checks out of Facebook; your brain off social media; Slack goes public; Russia outlaws fake news; the end of crypto; self-driving parking; Gotti; Jim Jefferies; Sex Education; Russian Doll; Crash test girl; Load of Goop; feedback loop.

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Cutting out the big five; Apple spanks Facebook & Google; nothing seems to hurt Facebook; people really don’t care about their privacy; execs scoot out of Lime; Buzzfeed’s unpaid UGC; get some sleep and don’t detox; Japan’s hacking IoT devices; xDedic shut down; global police after DDoS buyers; smart lightbulbs; Okillly Dokilly.

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Facebook furor; Davos reveals our AI future; data saving except for ads; Huawei charged; electric scooters are dangerous, shocking; scoot scooping; Net Neutrality benefits don’t exist; the Punisher; Ted Bundy; the Passage; the Dropout; the Traveler; Digital Minimalism; reply all apocalypse; let them eat cold goat.

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The tech revolt; Netflix stats; Buzzfeed, HuffPo, Gannett lay off journalists; flagging fake news; Moviepass is back; Rekognition is biased; Pledge Music out of other people’s money; Facebook’s “facts”; the Cyber Diplomacy Act; Facebook

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Unintended consequences; targets & metrics; scooters & word salad; Google GDPR fine; DNS hijacking; resistance is futile agains social media; WhatsApp fights fake news; Facebook ethics; no escaping Amazon; Fyre fyre burning bright; new shows; YouTube channel mergers; check out the big hands on Brad.

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Seriously, that new Slack logo; Apple & Microsoft fight the good fight; YouTube bans dangerous pranks & challenges; Tidal, like everyone, fakes stats; Netflix price hike; Google trolls the EU; Snap falls, again; the MegaBreach; Oklahoma’s not OK; feds can’t force phone unlock; voice automation in cars; pink-slipped robots; your package is here.

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Worldwide data grabs; sunscreen & science; I am the eggman; Bird censoring; WeChat about Chinese dystopias; now that’s a spicy CRISPR tomato; AI translation; Bird Box challenges; suing Bandersnatch; [email protected]; Clear & Vivid; Star Trek timelines; approval junkies; fully immersive toilet experiences.

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Patreon isn’t just a platform; wherefore art tho, fiber internet; mommy blogging; Amazon ad strategy; ghosting government style; data suckers; bounty hunting phones; Amazon Ring whistleblower; Apple trolls at CES; Ikea expands their IoT; Air fryers are the new Instant Pots; Antimatter podcasts; Millennial burnout; peeing on Cheerios.

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Sparking joy & saying thank you; AI happiness nudging; 23andMe makes a deal with a drug giant; German leaks; Apple to become a service; WeWork rebrands; Travelers; Aquaman, Ocean’s 8, The Predator; A Simple Favor; Starbuck is back; smells like litigation; Space Odysseys; skateboard sharing; smart condoms; people are horrible.

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