Ep 252: Cluster Zuck

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  March 26, 2018

Uber has a body count; Zuckerberg has a crappy week; Kalanick goes slumlord; Opera gets better; Blockchain kiddie porn and tipping; Blue Compass review; Earworm Removal Machine; YouTube Hates Guns; Deliveroo on the Darkweb; Poop Emoji Retargeting.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW-UP

The Great Santini – 1979
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079239/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

The South Korean government will shut down employee computers so they leave on time
https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/23/17155204/south-korea-government-computer-shut-down-employee-overtime

IN THE NEWS

Self-Driving Uber Involved In Arizona Pedestrian Death
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/self-driving-uber-involved-in-pedestrian-death-in-arizona_us_5aafeabbe4b0697dfe193348

Uber Suspends Driverless-Car Program After Pedestrian Is Killed
https://www.wsj.com/articles/uber-suspends-driverless-car-program-after-pedestrian-is-killed-1521551002

Uber Victim Stepped Suddenly in Front of Self-Driving Car
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-20/video-shows-woman-stepped-suddenly-in-front-of-self-driving-uber

Police have released the first video from inside the Uber self-driving car that killed a pedestrian
https://www.recode.net/2018/3/21/17149428/uber-self-driving-fatal-accident-video-tempe-arizona

Data, Democracy and Dirty Tricks: Cambridge Analytica Uncovered
https://www.channel4.com/news/data-democracy-and-dirty-tricks-cambridge-analytica-uncovered-investigation-expose

MPs formally request Zuckerberg answer questions
https://news.sky.com/story/mps-formally-request-zuckerberg-answer-questions-11297936

Facebook Faces Growing Pressure Over Data and Privacy Inquiries
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/20/business/ftc-facebook-privacy-investigation.html

Academic who collected 50 million Facebook profiles: ‘We thought we were doing something normal’
https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/21/17146342/facebook-data-scandal-cambridge-analytica-aleksandr-kogan-scapegoat

‘Utterly horrifying’: ex-Facebook insider says covert data harvesting was routine
https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/20/facebook-data-cambridge-analytica-sandy-parakilas?CMP=share_btn_tw

The case against Facebook
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/3/21/17144748/case-against-facebook

Facebook faces user lawsuit for disclosing data to Cambridge Analytica
https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/21/facebook-faces-user-lawsuit-for-disclosing-data-to-cambridge-ana/

Facebook Sued by Investors Over Voter-Profile Harvesting
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-20/facebook-sued-by-investors-over-voter-profile-harvesting

Massive Attack Leave Facebook Due to Cambridge Analytica Scandal
https://pitchfork.com/news/massive-attack-leave-facebook-due-to-cambridge-analytica-scandal/

FACEBOOK’S NEW DATA RESTRICTIONS WILL HANDCUFF EVEN HONEST RESEARCHERS
https://www.wired.com/story/fb-data-restrictions-hobble-researchers/

How to Find Out Everything Facebook Knows About You
https://lifehacker.com/how-to-find-out-everything-facebook-knows-about-you-1824022899

Facebook is rolling out Patreon-style subscriptions for a small group of creators
https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/19/17138888/facebook-creators-tools-test-sponsor-badge-fans

The Flight of the Zuckerberg
https://medium.com/@davepell/the-flight-of-the-zuckerberg-1afe6491d9c9

If You’re Pissed About Facebook’s Privacy Abuses, You Should Be Four Times As Angry At The Broadband Industry
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180320/10281539457/if-youre-pissed-about-facebooks-privacy-abuses-you-should-be-four-times-as-angry-broadband-industry.shtml

Downloaded my facebook data as a ZIP file Somehow it has my entire call history with my partner’s mum
https://twitter.com/dylanmckaynz/status/976368845635035138

Amazon Could Acquire Toys ‘R’ Us. Here’s Why It’s a Brilliant Move
https://www.inc.com/robbie-abed/amazon-is-thinking-about-buying-toys-r-us-heres-why-thats-a-genius-move.html

Toys ‘R’ Us’ Founder Has Died
https://kotaku.com/toys-r-us-founder-has-died-1824003155

People are stashing irrevocable child porn links, dox, copyright infringement, and leaked state secrets in the blockchain
https://boingboing.net/2018/03/19/cant-block-the-signal.html

Twitter – Automation and the use of multiple accounts
https://blog.twitter.com/developer/en_us/topics/tips/2018/automation-and-the-use-of-multiple-accounts.html

Kalanick will be a CEO again
https://www.axios.com/travis-kalanick-aims-for-ceo-again-7d08d6b6-cbc0-4ab6-953f-8317ed8f7638.html

APPS & DOODADS

Bring Google View Image Back
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/bring-google-view-image-b/hnjhnncdcllbkacphdmdabdajfcnnnld?hl=en

User-Agent Switcher
https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/user-agent-switcher/

Opera 52 Released With Faster Ad Blocking and New Tab Features
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/opera-52-released-with-faster-ad-blocking-and-new-tab-features/

Magic Leap Creator Portal
https://www.magicleap.com/creator

Instagram wants users to start seeing more new posts first again
http://bgr.com/2018/03/22/instagram-update-algorithm-new-posts/

Echo Buttons, an Alexa Gadget (2 Pack)
http://amzn.to/2FV8jae

The world’s first blockchain smart speaker? What the hell is that?
http://ajournalofmusicalthings.com/the-worlds-first-blockchain-smart-speaker-what-the-hell-is-that/

Blue Microphones – Products – Compass
https://www.bluedesigns.com/products/compass/

Synology’s C2 backup services goes live to users worldwide
https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/21/synologys-c2-backup-services-goes-live-to-users-worldwide/

MEDIA CANDY

Augmented Reality: David Bowie in Three Dimensions
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/03/20/arts/design/bowie-costumes-ar-3d-ul.html

‘Monty Python’ is silly-walking onto Netflix
https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/22/monty-python-netflix-binge-thin-mint/

YouTube expands firearms restrictions, more gun videos to be banned
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/03/youtube-to-crack-down-harder-on-videos-about-building-buying-firearms/

Deadpool 2 | The Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D86RtevtfrA

SECURITY HAH!

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

Dave Bittner
https://twitter.com/bittner

Twitter’s chief information security officer is leaving the company
https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/21/17149160/twitter-ciso-quitting-michael-coates-chief-information-security-officer

Facebook Exit Hints at Dissent on Handling of Russian Trolls
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/19/technology/facebook-alex-stamos.html

Your entire ID is worth £820 to crooks on dark web black market
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/03/08/dark_web_market_price_index/

Dark Web Market Price Index (Feb 2018 – UK Edition)
https://www.top10vpn.com/privacy-central/cybersecurity/dark-web-market-price-index-feb-2018-uk/

Yes, Cops Are Now Opening iPhones With Dead People’s Fingerprints
https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2018/03/22/yes-cops-are-now-opening-iphones-with-dead-peoples-fingerprints

Raytheon’s laser and microwave buggy test brought down 45 drones
https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/22/raytheon-anti-drone-buggy-test/

The Equifax hack netted the credit bureaus $1.4 billion in fees from customers
http://bgr.com/2018/03/22/equifax-credit-freeze-for-free-how-to/

China’s New Frontiers in Dystopian Tech
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/04/big-in-china-machines-that-scan-your-face/554075/

BRIC-A-BRAC

IDEA – An ongoing series of nonverbal algorithm assembly instructions.
https://idea-instructions.com/