Ep 174: Morphable Faraday

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  August 26, 2016

DNS is Ok; Uber still sucks; Facebook WTF; Pokemon Plateau; WiFi is tracking you; Sleep Rules; The Monkees are back; Kanye loves fries; Baltimore No-Fly Zone; Jason and Brian need sleep.

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Show Notes

INTRO

Morning Show

GoodStuff.FM

Untappd – Drink Socially

Kanye wrote a poem about McDonald’s for Frank Ocean’s magazine

IN THE NEWS

Obama Administration to Privatize Internet Governance on Oct. 1

US ready to ‘hand over’ the internet’s naming system

Facebook’s new teens-only app Lifestage turns bios into video profiles

Facebook is testing autoplaying videos with the sound already on

Facebook is giving away the software it uses to understand objects in photos

Twitter is Where Silicon Valley Careers Go to Die

Pokémon Go loses its luster, sheds more than 10 million users–Engagement, downloads, and time spent in the app are fading fast.

willy

Instapaper has been acquired by Pinterest

Uber Loses at Least $1.2 Billion in First Half of 2016

Pizza drones are go! Domino’s gets NZ drone delivery OK

World’s first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore

The world’s first network of fully self-driving taxis is up and running

NPR Website To Get Rid Of Comments

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

The CyberWire Podcast (iTunes Link)

Apple Fixes Three iOS Zero Days Used in Targeted Attack

SECRET CAMERAS RECORD BALTIMORE’S EVERY MOVE FROM ABOVE

Facial recognition can be tricked with Facebook photos

All the Ways Your Wi-Fi Router Can Spy on You

Gamers Warned After Grand Theft Auto Forum is Hacked

iMessage’s ‘End-To-End’ Encryption Hardly Any Better Than TLS, Say Cryptography Researchers

4th grader’s project on cyber security proves people will click on anything

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

Law-abiding, self-driving Uber fleet will be dangerous fit with yinzers

Pittsburghese

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

Sleep Pulse 2 Motion – The Sleep Tracker for Watch

F.B. Purity

MEDIA CANDY

Blade Runner 2 Cast Adds Suicide Squad Star Jared Leto

Michael Nesmith to Reunite With Monkees for One Last Concert

Metallica Planning Massive North American Tour In 2017

DreamWorks Animation is now owned by Comcast (the deal closed)

Aliens 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray

The Art of Charm Episode 542 Lecrae | Unashamed

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

Instant Success of KFC’s Chicken Sunscreen Is Another Step Back for America