Ep 201: We’re Driving to Florida!

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  March 20, 2017

Being tech support; social media consumer rights; twitter accounts gone rogue; fixing the web; Uber bombshells; hacking with sound; privacy rights & border crossings; Sweden in a box; sequels & reboots, take the red pill; meat in a vat; Tibetan Peach Pie.

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Show Notes

INTRO

Seth Miranda’s Photography

Seth Miranda on Instagram

IN THE NEWS

Introducing AWS Promotional Credits for Alexa

Yahoo’s New Male CEO Will Make Double Marissa Mayer’s Salary

Social media firms given a month to fix consumer rights issues in Europe

Judge approves $27 million driver settlement in Lyft lawsuit

How Companies Like McDonald’s Scramble When Their Twitter Accounts Go Rogue

eMarketer cut Snap’s 2017 revenue estimate by almost 4 percent

Someone tweeted a seizure-inducing animation at a Vanity Fair editor with epilepsy

FBI arrests alleged attacker who tweeted seizure-inducing strobe at Kurt Eichenwald

Men Are Sabotaging The Online Reviews Of TV Shows Aimed At Women

Tim Berners-Lee: I invented the web. Here are three things we need to change to save it

If Google wins its trade secrets suit against Uber, it could tank Uber

The Uber Bombshell About to Drop

Uber’s autonomous cars drove 20,354 miles and had to be taken over at every mile, according to documents

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Russian spies are behind the Yahoo data breach, says the DOJ

It’s Possible to Hack a Phone With Sound Waves, Researchers Show

Thieves are pickpocketing wallet apps in China

Maker of internet-connected vibrator must pay $4m for secretly tracking users’ sexual activity

Will the iPhone transform medicine? The FDA may have something to say

Sex Toy Classifications

Zero Days Movie

United States v. Cotterman

AT THE LIBRARY

Sherlock Holmes read by Stephen Fry

Change Agent by Daniel Suarez

The Art of Invisibility: The World’s Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big by Kevin Mitnick

NetGalley

Tibetan Peach Pie by Tom Robbins

APPS & DOODADS

Apple AirPods

GooBang Doo XB-II Android 5.1 TV Box with 1000Mbps Lan 16GB Rom, Unique Server(OTA) and True 4K Playing

One-Tab Extension for Google Chrome & Firefox

How Do NASA’s Apollo Computers Stack Up to an iPhone?

Hushme

MEDIA CANDY

Depeche Mode – Spirit

Ticketmaster is using its software — and your data — to take on ticket-buying bots

Sony’s Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Sequel Is Coming to Theaters in 2018—With a Brand New Cast

Rebooting The Matrix? Yeah, That’s Not How Nostalgia Works

FILMMAKERS EDITED ALL OF ‘BREAKING BAD’ INTO A 2-HOUR MOVIE AND IT’S AWESOME

KONG: Skull Island

Netflix finally added a button to skip the opening credits

Netflix Is Getting Rid of Its Five-Star Ranking System

Danny Boyle on the Nerdist Podcast

MORON OF THE WEEK

Kellyanne Conway: We Can be Watched by ‘Microwaves That Turn Into Cameras’

Someone shot down a $200 drone with a $3M Patriot missile

BRIC-A-BRAC

Without Obamacare, My Kids Would Be Cleaning My Sh*t — Literally

Researchers Unveiled The First Chicken Meat Grown Without Chickens

Newly Declassified Nuclear Test Videos

EB Enterprises – Flux Capacitor

FEEDBACK LOOP

Voice and the uncanny valley of AI

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Chuck Berry Invented the Idea of Rock and Roll

Francis Orante on Instagram