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The weekly tech news podcast for adults by Jason DeFillippo and Brian Schulmeister discussing tech news, security, media, and the random crap the Internet throws at us every week.

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Continuing Facebook fiascos; unionize, podcasters; the devil’s skates; Apple takes Spotify to task; who’s worse, Zuck or Dorsey; Telegram rises; a “dirty little secret” IBM scrapes legal photos; BreedReady Chinese databases; a year after Cambridge Analytica; DARPA’s open source voting system; Harry Potter-Go; Leo-based infographics; breakthroughs in sound; tactical sporks.

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CDC studying e-scooters; Warren’s Tech Antitrust Plan; Facebook fighting on all fronts now; Apple’s video service; Lucky Palmer Luckey; inside Twitter’s health plan; Amazon ousts merchants, caught selling counterfeits of books, again; Shockwave gone; cash in stores; Carolla; Umbrella Academy; the Spy & the Traitor; hipster fail; Tim/Apple double & triple down.

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Amazon gets subsidy to move into Arlington County; scooters sued in San Diego; UK requires age verification for porn; the last time unprofitable companies went public; almost half of AI startups have no AI; Airbnb buys hotel company; US & Mexico tracking journalists; Facebook’s pivot to privacy; Alphabet’s cybersecurity; charging stands; transient anuses & penis enlargement; good ol’ Tim Apple.

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Net Neutrality back on the table; Lyft growing, losing $1 billion; Workism; Google wage equality’s surprising twist; China’s social credit score in action; Tesla’s Model 3; Jibo out; YouTube culture; winter is coming; Discovery & the Orville; New Order; podcasting industry changes; alcohol, coffee and fat is good for you; feedback.

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E-Scooter braking problems; Facebook’s clear history tool & “stablecoin”; FTC takes on tech, finally; Amazon pulls out of Seattle; government finally looking at “we’re just a platform”; get those lithium-ion batteries off of planes; some Star Wars tangents; what big data actually can predict; TikTok gets fined for the children; cooler tracking and a call to action; lint in your port; Luminar; BBQ Fyre.

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Unintended CRISPR consequences; YouTube, Bill Gates takes on anti-vaxxers; facial recognition regulations; Stamps.com (not an ad); scooter software glitches; HoloLens; Ev out from Twitter; BMW’s AI; the horrible lives of moderators; Vice; Clear & Vivid; Abducted in Plain Sight; hand jobs; Grumpy Old Marxists.

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Digital ads take over traditional; Zuck explains ad-free Facebook isn’t simple; NASA bringing drone traffic control; Trump brings us… 6G?; latest list of dildos that steal your personal data; a peek into Chinese surveillance state; Google’s forgotten microphones; Emojis in court; GetFact; Consarn Dad-Sizzle St. Boogar!

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On Twitter, delete = set visibility to zero; Open Markets against monopolies; AI fake faces; Google’s shell corps; UK wants to regulate Facebook; don’t give Instagram your credit card; RIP Oppy the Mars Rover; Oscar screeners; Netflix completes Marvel purge; Darknet Diaries; hygiene guide; feedback loop; Disintegration is the best album ever.

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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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