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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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Disambiguation & this week in dystopia; Disney drones; streaming leading to piracy; Amazon poaching eBay; Facebook’s pivot to video lie; Uber Works; virtual empathy; a real use for blockchain; Apple vs Bloomberg; whisper mode; insects are disappearing; don’t look, Marion!

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Nice guys finish last; Legend or Loser?; RIP Paul Allen; Russians scrape faces off Facebook; IRC turns 30; your DNA is out there; Magic Leap may be a leap, someday; Good Omens; Music Modernization Act; Pod Save America; 99 Cents; My god, it’s full of stars.

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Reddit dumpster fire; fitness trackers on bananas; Google has AI Principles!; Amazon’s sexist AI; Lime’s sour grapes; scooter hacking; SnapTV; a billion points of hacked data; more Bloomberg & China; lady in a tube security & lack thereof; brutalist web design; should this thing be smart?

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SpaceX launch; police use Fitbit data; IoT privacy, botnets & California; Google+ gone; your Smart Speaker friends; Facebook Portal, Verizon’s lies; Bird delivery; SnapCrap; Mr. Bean; Jawbreaker; Banksy; listener feedback; we have reached peak stupid.

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California vs Everyone; Presidential Texts; Coinbase; Ponzi schemes on the blockchain; Uber income; Path shuts down; the Mandalorian; forced face unlock; China’s chips & dips; Instagram location; Alexa audio hacks; Russians vs Star Wars; giant skull asteroids.

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Leave Facebook, if you dare; Amazon wage increase; Musk SEC settlement; CA sued for Net Neutrality Bill; Devil’s Triangle; shoe gazing supergroup; Tea & booze with the Dames; the Notorious RBG; Joan Jett; Molly’s Game; Blockchain for Brexit, Lettuce & Life; Incept: Web 4.0?

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Migraines & wet brains; the mess of measurements; SEC sues Musk; Stories, stories & more stories; DNA playlists; blockchain voting; Uber wins then loses; workers lose then win; Assange out; OpSec; facial scanning; Facebook’s shadow contact info & network breach; instascams!

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Dark mode Mojave; ChairGate2018; IoT California Bill; microtasking & gig economy problems; SiriusXM & Pandora; Instagram’s not CEO leaving; NYT sues FCC; our Mosquito overlords; Tenacious D; Picard; Dan Rather; Dark Matter leaves us hanging; don’t steal GPS devices; sexy Handmaids.

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Ep 283: Hi, Victim.

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  September 24, 2018

Banning memes; Bird vs Pentagon; Ticketmaster scandal; BitCoin bug; Cody Wilson; building for addiction; Podcasting industry collapse; the National Cyber Strategy (on WordPress); Magecart; Tiger Text; onanism; dash cams; Amazon Alexa products; damn good burgers.

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Disappearing digital “purchases”; meme-checking AIs that work, maybe; Twitter goes chronological; drunk shopping economy; the Emmys; Coen Brothers yee-haw; let’s get goth; Iron Fist 2; Play Bigger; X-Files answers; all kinds of feedback; Whoa! Alright!

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Meet-cute; AI finds aliens; real X-Files; EU passes Copyright Directive, breaks internet; the Great Crypto Crash; Kimmel hates Bird; piling on Tesla; you own nothing; JPEG on the blockchain; Apple kills Fitbit; Trend Micro oops; rules of Cyberwar; mSpy, again.

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Fireside follow-up; creepy TVs; Zuck ain’t enough; Uber safety; Snapchat’s slow steady decline; OCR is now AI; Adware removal tools spying; dangerous drones; drunk on a plane movie reviews; yes, the Orville; deleting your social media; feedback loop; crypto ball!

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