Ep 211: Fire in the Hole

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  May 29, 2017

C-YA, Imzy; burrito hacks; net neutrality; Uber owes; patent trolls; Mossberg signs out; beatings iris scans; tainted news; Amazon’s brick & mortar; Fire stick & Alexa; Opera FTW; Adam Curry’s still at it; Twin Peaks returns; AI paint colors; Ask Jeeves.


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Show Notes

INTRO

Imzy is shutting down

Chipotle says hackers stole payment card info in data breach

British Airways: Computer problems hit passengers

As Machines Take Jobs, Companies Need to Get Creative About Making New Ones

How AWS Cloud is demolishing the cult of youth

IN THE NEWS

FCC Releases Text of Title II Rollback NPRM

Don’t Freak Out About the FCC’s New Approach to Net Neutrality

Congressional internet privacy bill would counter FCC rollbacks

Twitter has a list of things it thinks you’re interested in — here’s how to see it

Medium’s existential makeover continues with a revamped homepage

Uber to Repay Millions to Drivers, Who Could Be Owed Far More

A Silicon Valley technical women’s group has cut ties with Uber, citing ‘continuing allegations’ about the treatment of female employees

Inside Facebook’s plan to eat another $350 billion IT market

HOW FACEBOOK SEES THE WORLD

At Google, an Employee-Run Email List Tracks Harassment and Bias Complaints

Now You Can Give Your LinkedIn Profile Picture a Makeover

Apple’s AI Director: Here’s How to Supercharge Deep Learning

Supreme Court Ruling Could Hinder ‘Patent Trolls’

Mossberg: The Disappearing Computer

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

It’s Alarmingly Easy to Hack the Samsung Galaxy S8’s Iris Scanner

Walk this way: Researchers claim new authentication technology based on the way people walk

Russian Hackers Are Using ‘Tainted’ Leaks to Sow Disinformation

US senator wants to make sure the FTC takes smart toys seriously

Introducing Travel Mode: Protect your data when crossing borders

Trump has an iPhone with one app: Twitter

AT THE LIBRARY

American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road by Nick Bilton

Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal by Nick Bilton

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Golden Son by Pierce Brown

The Berlin Project by Gregory Benford

Amazon To Open A Cozy Conglomerate Bookstore In Century City

Photos: Inside Amazon’s first New York City bookstore

Why We Are Self Publishing the Aviary Cookbook – Lessons From the Alinea Book.

Neil Gaiman will read the Cheesecake Factory menu if fans raise $500,000 for refugee charity

APPS & DOODADS

Amazon’s Fire TV Stick gets a smart upgrade to work with Alexa

Alexa on Fire TV

OS X: An Easier Keyboard Shortcut for Paste and Match Style

Download Chrome Extension

Xmarks Bookmark Sync

Xmarks

Shure MV88 iOS Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone – $149

Elite Cuisine EGC-007 Maxi-Matic Egg Cooker

Let’s jam—Jamboard is now available

The new Nokia 3310 is too basic for 2017

Nokia ‘brick’ phones make excellent sex toys, survey finds

Adam Curry’s Podcaster Pro Aims to be All-in-One Podcasting Solution

Podcaster Pro by Adam Curry

MEDIA CANDY

Deep Web

Twin Peaks

The Leftovers

Playlist: All 225 of the Cure’s songs, ranked – minus the 16 that aren’t on Spotify.

BRIC-A-BRAC

An AI invented a bunch of new paint colors that are hilariously wrong

Why Everyone Stopped Asking Jeeves

The Kardashev Scale – Type I, II, III, IV & V Civilization

The US Library of Congress Just Put 25 Million Records Online, Free of Charge

Odditymall

Star Wars TIE Fighter Gas BBQ, Grills The Star Wars Logo On Your Food

FEEDBACK LOOP

Ben Stanley

The Cloud Is a Lie

This is the easiest way to prevent malware on your Android device

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

James Bond fan’s heartwarming Roger Moore story goes viral after actor’s death

Ben & Jerry’s bans two scoops of same flavor until marriage equality comes to Australia