Ep 235: Facebooty

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  November 13, 2017

Automation; verified ass; Snap tank; Kodi non-pirates; Amazon rivets; blockchain & destroyed coin; iPhone glitch; Jason, enhanced; something is wrong on the Internet; Facebook wants your nudes; ransomware shame; Sorry app; arbitrary endpoint traps.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW-UP

Can You Bring A Razor On A Plane In Your Carry On?
https://carryonguy.com/razor-on-a-plane/

The Real Story of Automation Beginning with One Simple Chart
https://medium.com/basic-income/the-real-story-of-automation-beginning-with-one-simple-chart-8b95f9bad71b

Twitter suspends verification program after white supremacist rally organizer gets blue check
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2017/11/09/twitter-halts-verification-over-checkmark-charlottesville-rally-organizer/848314001/

IN THE NEWS

Facebook’s fake news experiment backfires
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-41900877

Airbnb taps San Francisco’s biggest landlord for short-term rentals
https://www.engadget.com/2017/11/07/airbnb-san-francisco-veritas-rentals/

Snap stock is down big after reporting less revenue — and fewer users — than Wall Street expected
https://www.recode.net/2017/11/7/16618132/snap-snapchat-q3-earnings-revenue-stock-2017

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel is redesigning Snapchat because it’s too hard to use
https://www.recode.net/2017/11/7/16620812/snapchat-evan-spiegel-redesign-users-q3-earnings

Self-driving shuttle bus crashes less than two hours after launch in Las Vegas
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/selfdriving-shuttle-bus-crashes-less-than-two-hours-after-launch-in-las-vegas-a3685916.html

Japan Grants Residency to a 7-Year-Old AI ‘Boy’
https://interestingengineering.com/japan-grants-residency-to-a-7-year-old-ai-boy

VR developers pivot to location-based entertainment
https://venturebeat.com/2017/11/04/vr-developers-pivot-to-location-based-entertainment/view-all/

MPAA: Almost 70% of 38 Million Kodi Users Are Pirates
https://torrentfreak.com/mpaa-almost-70-of-38-million-kodi-users-are-pirates-171104/

Amazon’s new furniture line Rivet is here to compete with Ikea and West Elm
http://mashable.com/2017/11/04/amazon-furniture-line-rivet/

Tesla’s Director Of Battery Engineering Is Out
https://jalopnik.com/teslas-director-of-battery-engineering-is-out-1820179362

People Didn’t Need the Internet in 1993. Do They Need Blockchain Now?
https://shift.newco.co/the-network-remembers-what-bitcoin-smoke-signals-and-email-have-in-common-28e54f97a62b

A new layer of blockchain tech is emerging: inter-chain mediators
https://venturebeat.com/2017/11/05/a-new-layer-of-blockchain-tech-is-emerging-inter-chain-mediators/

Bitcoin’s Coming Split: What You Need to Know
http://fortune.com/2017/11/03/bitcoin-segwit2x/

Poor Guy Accidentally Steals and Then Destroys $300 Million Worth of Ether Cryptocurrency
https://gizmodo.com/poor-guy-accidentally-steals-and-then-destroys-300-mil-1820251726

Chia
https://chia.network/

Evolution of blockchain technology
https://dupress.deloitte.com/dup-us-en/industry/financial-services/evolution-of-blockchain-github-platform.html

APPS & DOODADS

Apple’s iPhone ‘i’ glitch is driving texters crazy
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/apple-iphone-glitch-driving-texters-crazy-article-1.3615008

This site uses machine learning to enhance your low-res photos for free
https://thenextweb.com/apps/2017/11/07/this-site-uses-machine-learning-to-enhance-your-low-res-photos-for-free/

Let’s Enhance
https://letsenhance.io/

Original Full Size

Original Enlarged vs. Enhanced – Click to see full res.

uBar 4
https://brawersoftware.com/products/ubar

Oak Meditation
https://www.oakmeditation.com/

Honeywell HCM350W Germ Free Cool Mist Humidifier, White
http://amzn.to/2AqJjoR

Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens
http://amzn.to/2zyaOPe

Pepperplate
http://pepperplate.com/

Fitness Tracker Hostate Waterproof Activity Health Tracker Pedometer Smartwatch Smart Bracelet with Heart Rate Monitor Step Calorie Counter for Android iOS
http://amzn.to/2ArqBNW

The iOS 11 camera “floor crosshair”
http://www.loopinsight.com/2017/11/09/the-ios-11-camera-floor-crosshair/

MEDIA CANDY

Something is wrong on the internet
https://medium.com/@jamesbridle/something-is-wrong-on-the-internet-c39c471271d2

ACLU scolds Taylor Swift for effort to protect reputation
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/11/07/aclu-scolds-taylor-swift-for-effort-to-protect-reputation/?utm_term=.342735c5963b

Louis C.K.’s Movie Premiere Canceled in Advance of N.Y. Times Story
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/louis-cks-movie-premiere-canceled-advance-ny-times-story-1056585

Chappie
http://amzn.to/2j6k2My

Starz Sets JK Simmons Starrer ‘Counterpart’ Premiere For Early 2018; Drops 1st Trailer
http://deadline.com/2017/11/jk-simmons-counterpart-premiere-date-trailer-starz-video-1202200265/

Ridley Scott Seems to Think the Alien Franchise Doesn’t Need an Alien Anymore
https://io9.gizmodo.com/ridley-scott-seems-to-think-the-alien-franchise-doesnt-1820262151

Hollywood Squares
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2017/11/apple_is_making_a_tv_show_with_reese_witherspoon_and_jennifer_aniston_wrong.html

AT THE LIBRARY

Exit West by Moshin Hamid
http://amzn.to/2hbSdxZ

Time Enough for Love by Robert A. Heinlein
http://amzn.to/2ztHadY

Mastering Bitcoin: Programming the Open Blockchain 2nd Edition by Andreas M. Antonopoulos
http://amzn.to/2ylwFWC

It’s All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree by A. J. Jacobs
http://amzn.to/2yoyYbP

SECURITY HAH!

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

Dave Bittner
https://twitter.com/bittner

This was pretty cool
https://twitter.com/KC8LMC/status/928477866945282048/video/1

Dave Kennedy (ReL1K)Verified account
https://twitter.com/HackingDave

The Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET)
https://www.trustedsec.com/social-engineer-toolkit-set/

DerbyCon
https://www.derbycon.com/

Facebook Isn’t Recording Your Conversations, But It May as Well Be
https://lifehacker.com/facebook-isn-t-recording-your-conversations-but-it-may-1820193946

Shame and confusion lead to employees paying ransoms out of pocket
https://blog.knowbe4.com/shame-and-confusion-lead-to-employees-paying-ransoms-out-of-pocket

Facebook Fingerprinting Photos to Prevent Revenge Porn
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2017/11/facebook_finger.html

Revenge porn: Facebook teaming up with Government to stop nude photos ending up on Messenger, Instagram
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-02/facebook-offers-revenge-porn-solution/9112420

How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You’ve Ever Met
https://gizmodo.com/how-facebook-figures-out-everyone-youve-ever-met-1819822691

World’s Biggest Data Breaches
http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/worlds-biggest-data-breaches-hacks/

Logitech Will Intentionally Brick All Harmony Link Devices Next Year
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/hardware/logitech-will-intentionally-brick-all-harmony-link-devices-next-year/

The Infosec of Ready Player One – A Review
https://tisiphone.net/2017/11/06/the-infosec-of-ready-player-one-a-review/

BRIC-A-BRAC

One More Level – The Arbitrary Endpoint Trap
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8ma4QM2tyE&app=desktop

7 Things You Peak at in Life After 50, According to Science
http://www.sciencealert.com/7-things-you-peak-at-in-life-after-age-50-according-to-science

Listen to a 1993 PC Boot Up
http://mentalfloss.com/article/57030/listen-1993-pc-boot

MORON OF THE WEEK

Sean Parker slams Facebook and worries what it’s doing to our children
http://mashable.com/2017/11/09/sean-parker-slams-facebook/

Dog Parker
http://www.dogparker.com/

Greta Van Susteren is releasing an apology app called Sorry
https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/08/greta-van-susteren-is-releasing-an-apology-app-called-sorry/

FEEDBACK LOOP

Everyone Hates E-Bikes
https://theoutline.com/post/2447/everyone-hates-e-bikes

Bird scooters flying around town
http://smdp.com/bird-scooters-flying-around-town/162647

Can’t Handle 280-Character Twitter? Download Our Chrome Extension, 140.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2017/11/08/download_slate_s_140_chrome_extension_which_limits_all_tweets_to_140_characters.html

LAPTOP VS THERMITE: SLOW MOTION DESTRUCTION
https://hackaday.com/2013/05/23/laptop-vs-thermite-slow-motion-destruction/

Alien Frontiers
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/48726/alien-frontiers

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

John Hillerman, Snooty Sidekick on ‘Magnum, P.I.,’ Dies at 84
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/09/obituaries/john-hillerman-who-played-snooty-sidekick-on-magnum-pi-dies-at-84.html?_r=0