Ep 228: Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  September 25, 2017

Toys Aren’t Us; kids these days; online abuse algorithm fails; e-commerce corrections; Uber falls in London; iOS 11; Canon Keepers; Iron Danny; Googling Avril; BlueBorne; Cleaner malware; Facebook big data; 90’s websites; book recommendations; raw water.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW-UP

Toys R Us Files for Bankruptcy as Latest Victim of Retail Crisis
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/09/19/toys_r_us_files_for_bankruptcy_before_the_holiday_shopping_season.html

Toys R Us Is Dying From a Lack of Imagination
https://slate.com/business/2017/09/why-best-buy-is-weathering-the-retail-apocalypse-and-toys-r-us-isnt.html

Toys R Us revs up for holiday hiring
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/toys-r-us-revs-up-for-holiday-hiring/2017/09/21/78037150-9ed6-11e7-b2a7-bc70b6f98089_story.html

Not drinking or driving, teens increasingly put off traditional markers of adulthood
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/neither-drinking-nor-driving-more-teens-are-putting-off-traditional-markers-of-adulthood/2017/09/18/b46027a0-93f1-11e7-8754-d478688d23b4_story.html

Views among college students regarding the First Amendment: Results from a new survey
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2017/09/18/views-among-college-students-regarding-the-first-amendment-results-from-a-new-survey/

IN THE NEWS

Here Are The First Concrete Numbers Showing How Rarely Twitter Takes Action On Abusive Behavior Reports
http://gizmodo.com/here-are-the-first-concrete-numbers-showing-how-rarely-1818550927

Instagram apologizes after a rape threat is reposted as an ad
https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/22/instagram-apologizes-after-a-rape-threat-is-reposted-as-an-ad/

Netizen Report: Germany’s New Social Media Law Puts a Price on Hate Speech
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2017/09/20/netizen_report_germany_s_new_social_media_law_puts_a_price_on_hate_speech.html

The Supreme Court Didn’t See E-Commerce Coming
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2017/09/the_supreme_court_can_fix_its_mistake_on_taxing_e_commerce_companies.html

Patreon, one of the most interesting media startups of the last few years, has raised $60 million
https://www.recode.net/2017/9/19/16332612/patreon-60-million-funding-thrive-dfj-jack-conte

Instagram is rapidly eating away at Snapchat’s share of new users
https://www.recode.net/2017/9/19/16308788/snapchat-instagram-sign-ups-new-users-us-global

Snapchat’s Influencers Are Fleeing to Instagram for Money
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-07/instagram-embraces-the-influencers-snapchat-spurns

Uber just lost the battle of London
http://bgr.com/2017/09/22/uber-in-london-license-revoked/

The Pirate Bay Website Runs a Cryptocurrency Miner
https://torrentfreak.com/the-pirate-bay-website-runs-a-cryptocurrency-miner-170916/

Nest’s New Security System Makes Me Feel Sad for Nest
https://gizmodo.com/nests-new-security-system-makes-me-feel-sad-for-nest-1818587036

Apple blocking ads that follow users around web is ‘sabotage’, says industry
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/sep/18/apple-stopping-ads-follow-you-around-internet-sabotage-advertising-industry-ios-11-and-macos-high-sierra-safari-internet

Apple does right by users and advertisers are displeased
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/09/apple-does-right-users-wrong-advertisers

Why Apple Should Buy Tesla and Make Elon Musk CEO
https://futurism.com/why-apple-should-buy-tesla-and-make-elon-musk-ceo/

The first autonomous drone delivery network will fly above Switzerland starting next month
https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/20/16325084/matternet-autonomous-drone-network-switzerland

APPS & DOODADS

iOS 11: The MacStories Review
https://www.macstories.net/stories/ios-11-the-macstories-review/

15 neat hidden features in iOS 11
https://techcrunch.com/gallery/15-neat-hidden-features-in-ios-11/

Jordan Cooper @blenderhd – Updated iPhone to iOS 11 and my life hasn’t gotten any better. What a failure.
https://twitter.com/blenderhd/status/910282404329398272

11 Apple AirPod tips because you never read the manual
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/tips-and-tricks-for-apple-airpods/

soomz Original Webcam Cover directly from the Swiss Manufacturer – elegant and durable – Black Metal, 3-pack
http://amzn.to/2fvXAaW

Electrical Tape 3/4″ x 66″ UL/CSA several colors
http://amzn.to/2xNQ9Xo

All-New Fire HD 10 Tablet with Alexa Hands-Free, 10.1″ 1080p Full HD Display, 32 GB, Black – with Special Offers
http://amzn.to/2xk9Tk8

Zombie Gunship Revenant AR Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUqVS6DsAC8

Zombie Gunship Revenant AR for iOS
http://bit.ly/zgrevenant

Mighty
https://bemighty.com/

iPod nano (6th generation)
https://www.apple.com/support/ipodnano/6th_generation/

Audio Hijack
https://rogueamoeba.com/audiohijack/

MEDIA CANDY

The Handmaid’s Tale
https://www.hulu.com/the-handmaids-tale

Iron Fist
https://www.netflix.com/title/80002612

The Replicant: Inside the Dark Future of Blade Runner 2049
https://www.wired.com/2017/09/behind-the-scenes-blade-runner-2049-sequel

The Keepers of the Canon
http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2017/09/how_shows_like_star_trek_discovery_stick_to_canon.html

New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Photos Show Rey and Luke Skywalker Having a Stare-Down
http://www.vulture.com/2017/09/star-wars-last-jedi-new-photos.html

The Jim Jefferies Show Podcast
https://art19.com/shows/the-jim-jefferies-show-podcast

The Jim Jefferies Show Podcast on iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-jim-jefferies-show-podcast/id1283653370?mt=2&xhr=synd_twitter_092017_cc_9

Comedy Central to Launch Podcast Network
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/comedy-central-launch-podcast-network-1041661

Black Line – Treason, Sedition, and Subversive Activities
https://open.spotify.com/album/7mIoqU1MZtGmypuALkYSVY

Netflix demands closing of “Stranger Things”-themed bar with cutest cease-and-desist letter ever
http://www.salon.com/2017/09/19/stranger-things-bar/

Hulu’s New Look, TV Service Go Live on Roku
http://variety.com/2017/digital/news/roku-new-hulu-app-1202563689/

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire
http://www.thecyberwire.com/

Dave Bittner
https://twitter.com/bittner

Don’t Google Avril Lavigne, ever
http://www.salon.com/2017/09/19/avril-lavigne-google-imposter/

Investigating the Conspiracy That Says Avril Lavigne Was Killed off and Replaced with an Actress
https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/r7pebb/was-avril-lavigne-killed-off-and-replaced-with-an-actress

Stop Leaving Your Smartphone’s Bluetooth On
https://lifehacker.com/stop-leaving-your-smartphones-bluetooth-on-1817176967

Turning Off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in iOS 11’s Control Center Doesn’t Actually Turn Off Wi-Fi or Bluetooth
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/evpz7a/turn-off-wi-fi-and-bluetooth-apple-ios-11

Equifax Has Been Sending Consumers to a Fake Phishing Site for Almost Two Weeks
https://gizmodo.com/equifax-has-been-sending-consumers-to-a-fake-phishing-s-1818588764

If you freeze your credit, Experian will let crooks unfreeze it by ticking a box
https://boingboing.net/2017/09/21/cross-my-heart.html

This Ransomware Demands Nudes Instead of Bitcoin
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/yw3w47/this-ransomware-demands-nudes-instead-of-bitcoin

THE CCLEANER MALWARE FIASCO TARGETED AT LEAST 20 SPECIFIC TECH FIRMS
https://www.wired.com/story/ccleaner-malware-targeted-tech-firms

Security cameras are vulnerable to attacks using infrared light: study
https://phys.org/news/2017-09-cameras-vulnerable-infrared.amp

Facebook Figured Out My Family Secrets, And It Won’t Tell Me How
https://gizmodo.com/facebook-figured-out-my-family-secrets-and-it-wont-tel-1797696163

Friend Request film review: Another Facebook horror film? Yes—and it’s solid
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/09/friend-request-film-review-another-facebook-horror-film-yes-and-its-good/#p3

BRIC-A-BRAC

We Asked People Maintaining 90s Websites ‘Why?’
https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/qvj4a7/we-asked-the-people-maintaining-90s-websites-why

A Dadbag That I Made For People Who Want A Dad Bod Without Eating Junk Food
https://www.boredpanda.com/dadbag-a-dad-bod-funny-bag-albert-pukies/

The Mystique of Melrose Avenue
http://alisonmartino.blog/2014/07/27/the-mystique-of-melrose-avenue/

MORON OF THE WEEK

Juicero Founder Hops on Silicon Valley’s Hot Starvation Fad With ‘Raw Water’ Fast
https://gizmodo.com/juicero-founder-hops-on-silicon-valleys-hot-starvation-1818583147

Dissect, the insightful music podcast looking forensically at Kanye West
https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/music-theatre/2017/09/dissect-insightful-music-podcast-looking-forensically-kanye-west

Dissect – A serialized music podcast
https://dissectpodcast.com/

FEEDBACK LOOP

DuckDuckGo: The Solopreneur That Is Beating Google at Its Game
https://fourweekmba.com/duckduckgo-vs-google/

YouTube Wants Content Creators To Appeal Demonetization, But It’s Not Always That Easy
https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2017/09/18/adpocalypse-2017-heres-what-you-need-to-know-about-youtubes-demonetization-troubles/

Dune Series by Frank Herbert
http://amzn.to/2xlLp8z

Foundation Series by Isaac Asmiov
http://amzn.to/2wJOWvs

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
http://amzn.to/2jOcz4A

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
http://amzn.to/2jQW6Nk

Seveneves
http://amzn.to/2jOUOlO

Ready Player One by Ernst Cline
http://amzn.to/2hmHFMu