Ep 207: Light my Fyre

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  May 1, 2017

Hacking Netflix; Silicon Valley horsepuckey; Net Neutrality; Unuber.Me; Facebook’s malicious actors; retail apocalypse; Look, Amazon; You Are Not So Smart; shadowbanning; leaving Buzzfeed; Fyre Festival Fail; Doctor Who; Dog vs. Roomba; Tao Te Grump.

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Show Notes

INTRO [00:00:00]

The three hot trends in Silicon Valley horseshit

EU court rules selling pre-loaded pirate boxes is illegal

IN THE NEWS [00:04:53]

A hacker has leaked the upcoming fifth season of Orange is the New Black

Canada Just Took a Major Stand for Net Neutrality

STOP USING UNROLL.ME, RIGHT NOW. IT SOLD YOUR DATA TO UBER.

How to Secure Your Online Accounts By Revoking Access From Third-Party Apps

Uber’s C.E.O. Plays With Fire

Apple threatened to drop Uber’s app over iPhone tagging (updated)

Here Are Some More Terrible Things Uber Has Been Doing

Uber Executive Steps Back From Self-Driving Cars During Waymo Legal Fight

Waymo to Offer Phoenix Area Access to Self-Driving Cars

Facebook admits ‘malicious actors’ spread misinformation during the 2016 U.S. election

Can Facebook Fix Its Own Worst Bug?

Truck Drivers Can Now Control A Fleet of Vehicles From Over 3000 Miles Away

Amazon’s plan to dominate the shipping industry—with almost no humans involved—is taking shape

US retailers are on pace to close more stores in 2017 than in the 2008 Great Recession

ESPN fires 100 on-air personalities, will focus on apps w/ more live news & video streaming features

Google turns ‘Hamilton’ hype into a VR history lesson

SECURITY HAH! [00:22:54]

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Cyberespionage, ransomware big gainers in new Verizon breach report

Amazon Wants to Put a Camera and Microphone in Your Bedroom

Fox News execs accused of hacking, social media harassment of former host

How What You Wear Can Help You Avoid Surveillance

How a Fitbit Helped Solve a Murder Case

AT THE LIBRARY [00:40:56]

You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You’re Deluding Yourself by David McRaney

You Are Not So Smart Podcast

The Survivor: A Mitch Rapp Novel by Vince Flynn & Kyle Mills

Order to Kill: A Novel A Mitch Rapp Novel by Vince Flynn & Kyle Mills

Tao Te Ching

Walkaway: A Novel by Cory Doctorow

APPS & DOODADS [00:45:21]

Google wants to take the ‘copy’ out of copy/pasting for Android users

The top 10 games in Apple’s U.S. App Store all saw a drop in sales

Apple cuts App Store affiliate commission from 7% to 2.5%

How to See If Your Instagram Posts Have Been Shadowbanned

Worried about the Instagram Shadowban?

IllumiBowl’s latest toilet light also kills germs

Charging Stand Turns Your iPhone Into a Mini Macintosh

MEDIA CANDY [00:52:32]

iHeartRadio parent warns it may not survive another year

The Leftovers

Silicon Valley

Why You’re Seeing ‘Why I Left Buzzfeed’ Videos Everywhere

Being A Part Of BuzzFeed Motion Pictures

MORON OF THE WEEK [00:59:34]

Ja Rule’s Fyre Festival Was a Complete Fail, Dubbed the ‘Hunger Games’ and ‘Lord of the Flies’ — See and Read the Best Reactions

BRIC-A-BRAC [01:01:59]

How to Explain ‘Doctor Who’ to a Child

26 Mind-Blowing Psychology Facts That You Never Knew About People

FEEDBACK LOOP [01:06:20]

Night Trap: 25th Anniversary Edition announced for PS4, Xbox One

Malware Uses Apple Developer Certificate to Infect MacOS and Spy on HTTPS Traffic

Pi-hole

The sex robots are here and they will set you back £12,000