Ep 248: Side Hustle

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  February 26, 2018

Uber & the gig economy; Airbnb cheats & Spotify swindles; FCC order; death of the web; Snapchat user revolt; the great Twitter purge; Facebook peaks; grim AI future; Youtube trending; Maps, quantified; reboots; GDPR; game malware; biohack; the Grump Boat.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW-UP

Uber TV Commercials
https://www.ispot.tv/brands/Z1r/uber

Diseased Streets
https://www.nbcbayarea.com/investigations/Diseased-Streets-472430013.html

Report: AirBnb, hosts make millions in Santa Monica from illegal listings
http://smdp.com/report-airbnb-hosts-make-millions-in-santa-monica-from-illegal-listings/164554

Wisdom Panel 3.0 Breed Identification DNA Test Kit
http://amzn.to/2FswixR

IN THE NEWS

FCC publishes net neutrality order, and now the fight really begins
https://venturebeat.com/2018/02/22/fcc-publishes-net-neutrality-order-and-now-the-fight-really-begins/

The sudden death of the website
https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/13/the-sudden-death-of-the-website/

Kylie Jenner says Snapchat is dead, company suffers $1.3 billion loss in market value
https://www.salon.com/2018/02/22/kylie-jenner-says-snapchat-is-dead-company-suffers-1-3-billion-loss-in-market-value/

Remove the new Snapchat Update
https://www.change.org/p/snap-inc-remove-the-new-snapchat-update

Snap chief earns $638 million in 2017, third-highest CEO payout ever
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-snap-ceo-compensation/snap-chief-earns-638-million-in-2017-third-highest-ceo-payout-ever-idUSKCN1G626U

Angry Birds maker craters on bad guidance, losing half its market value
https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/22/angry-birds-maker-craters-on-bad-guidance-losing-half-its-market-value/

Eric Lundgren, ‘e-waste’ recycling innovator, faces prison for trying to extend life span of PCs
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/true-crime/wp/2018/02/15/eric-lundgren-e-waste-recycling-innovator-faces-prison-for-trying-to-extend-lifespan-of-pcs/

How the private space industry could take over lower Earth orbit — and make money off it
https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/16/17014176/nasa-iss-commercial-space-industry-budget-2025-privatization

CONSERVATIVES MELT DOWN AS TWITTER ANNIHILATES FAKE ACCOUNTS
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/02/conservatives-melt-down-as-twitter-annihilates-fake-accounts

Eight reasons Facebook has peaked
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-42974551

Google’s new AI algorithm predicts heart disease by looking at your eyes
https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/19/17027902/google-verily-ai-algorithm-eye-scan-heart-disease-cardiovascular-risk

Deepfakes algorithm nails Donald Trump in most convincing fake yet
https://thenextweb.com/artificial-intelligence/2018/02/21/deepfakes-algorithm-nails-donald-trump-in-most-convincing-fake-yet/

Lawmakers worry about rise of fake video technology
http://thehill.com/policy/technology/374320-lawmakers-worry-about-rise-of-fake-video-technology

New Report on Emerging AI Risks Paints a Grim Future
https://gizmodo.com/new-report-on-ai-risks-paints-a-grim-future-1823191087

Elon Musk, who has sounded the alarm on AI, leaves the organization he co-founded to make it safer
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/21/elon-musk-is-leaving-the-board-of-openai.html

THE GREAT BIG SPOTIFY SCAM: DID A BULGARIAN PLAYLISTER SWINDLE THEIR WAY TO A FORTUNE ON STREAMING SERVICE?
https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/great-big-spotify-scam-bulgarian-playlister-swindle-way-fortune-streaming-service/

APPS & DOODADS

RescueTime
https://www.rescuetime.com/

ShapeScale
https://shapescale.com/

No one knows how YouTube’s Trending section works
https://www.polygon.com/2018/2/21/17035758/how-does-youtube-trending-work-parkland

Your complete guide to the new Apple TV YouTube app
https://www.bestappletv.com/news/your-complete-guide-to-the-new-apple-tv-youtube-app/

Apple Maps vs. Google Maps vs. Waze
https://arturrr.com/2018/02/19/navigation-apps/amp/

Make your own Alexa-controlled toilet
https://boingboing.net/2018/02/20/make-your-own-alexa-controlled.html

MEDIA CANDY

Breaking: Netflix’s* *Lost in Space* *reboot reveals first teaser trailer
http://ew.com/tv/2018/02/21/netflix-lost-in-space-2/

Sorry, Apple’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ gets a second season
https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/16/sorry-apples-carpool-karaoke-gets-a-second-season/

The Muppets are Getting a Reboot (Again)
http://mentalfloss.com/article/532072/muppets-are-getting-reboot-again

Altered Carbon
https://www.netflix.com/browse

Icarus
https://www.netflix.com/title/80168079

Icarus – Lefsetz Letter
http://lefsetz.com/wordpress/2018/02/19/icarus/

Russia Confirms Curler’s Doping Positive but Raises Doubts About Drug’s Source
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/20/sports/olympics/russia-doping-curling.html

The Bob Lefsetz Podcast on Apple Podcasts
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-bob-lefsetz-podcast/id1316200737?mt=2

SECURITY HAH!

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

Dave Bittner
https://twitter.com/bittner

Canary Tokens
https://canarytokens.org/

Risky.biz podcast
http://risky.biz

2018 CVE List
https://xkcd.com/1957/

How to Protect Your Privacy on Your Smart Home Devices
https://lifehacker.com/how-to-protect-your-privacy-on-your-smart-home-devices-1823181500

“The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect May 25, 2018. Ensure your Facebook business complies with these new data protection requirements.”
https://www.facebook.com/business/gdpr

Flight Sim Game Maker Embeds Password-Stealing Tool in Game Mod
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/flight-sim-game-maker-embeds-password-stealing-tool-in-game-mod/

Game Studio Found To Install Malware DRM On Customers’ Machines, Defends Itself, Then Apologizes
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180221/11392039278/game-studio-found-to-install-malware-drm-customers-machines-defends-itself-then-apologizes.shtml

HawkEye 360
http://www.he360.com/

US BORDER PATROL HASN’T VALIDATED E-PASSPORT DATA FOR YEARS
https://www.wired.com/story/us-border-patrol-hasnt-validated-e-passport-data-for-years/

Tech companies should stop pretending AI won’t destroy jobs
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610298/tech-companies-should-stop-pretending-ai-wont-destroy-jobs/

1Password bolts on a ‘pwned password’ check
https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/23/1password-bolts-on-a-pwned-password-check/

A vibrator that orders food following an orgasm.
https://twitter.com/zackwhittaker/status/966769813170376704

BRIC-A-BRAC

The Original Script Pages for Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure Provide an Inspirational Story
https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-original-script-pages-for-bill-teds-excellent-adv-1822976053

Top Chef Stats
https://topchefstats.com/

I Hope This Kid Appreciates How Awesome His Custom-Made Star Wars AT-ST High Chair Is
https://io9.gizmodo.com/i-hope-this-kid-appreciates-how-awesome-his-custom-made-1823168099

Study: For those over 90, alcohol better than exercise for longevity
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/ct-drinking-alcohol-living-past-90-20180220-story.html

Gather These Twenty-Five Documents You Need Before You Die
https://lifehacker.com/5883371/gather-these-twenty-five-documents-you-need-before-you-die

MORON OF THE WEEK

Since October, Apple Has Made Around 1,600 False Alarm 911 Calls From Elk Grove Facility
http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2018/02/22/apple-elk-grove-911-accidental/

A Prominent Biohacker Is Now Saying It’s a Bad Idea to Hack Your Body
https://www.sciencealert.com/biohacker-josiah-zayner-biohacking-experiments-risk-warning

FEEDBACK LOOP

Winamp2-js
http://jordaneldredge.com/projects/winam%E2%80%A6

Endurance App
http://www.enduranceapp.com/

TweetDelete
https://www.tweetdelete.net/

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Doggie Depot
http://doggiedepot.com/