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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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Patreon problems; Apple’s quality control issues; adventures with bitcoin; Waze in a blaze; voice wars; poking Facebook; ICO scams; real AI; trivia apps; Jason’s Gift Guide; Grand Tour; alternative Xmas; hacker stereotypes; debt collectors; Meow!


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We’re back with stand-ups; phone & email scams; cryptocurrency; AI? no, it’s not AI; Net Neutrality; lying step counters; broken Alexas; super liking as a service; privacy & data breaches; Apple’s oops; Max Headroom & Long Island Ice Teas.


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Fake news & foreign interference (in)action plans; free money; Communications Decency Act; premium APIs; Robotdog overlords; Dirk Gently & Discovery; Dune, Crow reboots; Face ID & Amazon Key hacks; SkyDong; your phone is tracking you & SafeGraph pwns you.

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Ep 235: Facebooty

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  November 13, 2017

Automation; verified ass; Snap tank; Kodi non-pirates; Amazon rivets; blockchain & destroyed coin; iPhone glitch; Jason, enhanced; something is wrong on the Internet; Facebook wants your nudes; ransomware shame; Sorry app; arbitrary endpoint traps.

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Stats are meaningless; ad-driven dystopia; Google lockouts; social media hearings; Gothamist shutdown; Toothbrush as a service; neural network nightmares; subscriptions, because 2017; Reaper; fooling AI; cheeseburger emojis; take me to the good part.

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Cell brain drain; FCC shenanigans; Facebook pay-to-play; Twitter turns a profit; Pravda problems; Citizen Robot; Amazon Key & drugs; dev stacks; Forks 2.0; Queens of Quirk; Tim O’Reilly; IoT bot; fingerprint security; antipodes; Mandela, Mandela, Mandela.


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Our TL;DR episode; smartphone dystopia; three claps; DNA testing’s privacy policies; AI vs machine learning, again; Facebook serves up food & elections; your memory slideshow; Uber’s fake city; Star Trek loses it’s heart & soul; Light Grey Web; Bigly FTW!


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Open kimonos & making your nut; Magic Leap to nowhere; Google really is listening; Twitter is burning, arbitrarily; Facebook’s FYMK secrets; Run Pee; Blade Runner’s VO; Star Trek concerns; Mr. Robot what?; dark web scans; let’s Disqus your pwned password.

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Nerves are frayed & tensions are high; we squabble in front of Daddy Bitner; the numbers are bad!; broken news; AIM shuts down; Uber’s very bad deed; Babblefish is here; Star Trek: Upptäckt; fun with Spotify; hoisted by his own beard; heroes in monocles.


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Zuckerberg gets Lando’d; 23 & Me; Twitter’s Arbitrary 280; Ikea, tech leader; Dubai drones; Amazon’s EchoEverywhere; Star Trek: Discovery, in Swedish; Orville; Terminator Redux; Tinder data; being “retired”; mining crypto-coins; when delete means delete.


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Toys Aren’t Us; kids these days; online abuse algorithm fails; e-commerce corrections; Uber falls in London; iOS 11; Canon Keepers; Iron Danny; Googling Avril; BlueBorne; Cleaner malware; Facebook big data; 90’s websites; book recommendations; raw water.

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Ep 227: Bots & B.S.

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  September 18, 2017

Lone gun developers; hunks of glass & metal; snoozing social influencers; bad Bodega; our Amazon carts; Tesla range; Riot Fest; Star Trek & Orville; Equifax; Apple’s puzzling approach to security; habits of mediocre people; RIP Cassini; it’s complicated.

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