Ep 253: Too Little, Too Late

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  April 2, 2018

Too little, too late, Zuck, Wylie & Jack; Bird Wrangling; folding socks; you agreed to this; Trump vs Amazon; the Americans; X-Files; Ready Player Dumb; Vezt; Assange offline; Under Armor breach; privacy & death; oldest sites online; SpaceX; Marlon Bundo.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW-UP

Bird Charger
https://www.wayup.com/i-j-Bird-521686282797619/

The Bike-Share Oversupply in China: Huge Piles of Abandoned and Broken Bicycles
https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/03/bike-share-oversupply-in-china-huge-piles-of-abandoned-and-broken-bicycles/556268/

Mail-Order Genetic Tests May Turn Up a Lot of False Positives
https://vitals.lifehacker.com/mail-order-genetic-tests-may-turn-up-a-lot-of-false-pos-1824126192

The Best Way to Fold Your Socks
https://lifehacker.com/the-best-way-to-fold-your-socks-1823407227

The right way to fold socks!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tepzJ7nodxY

5 AMAZINGLY Compact Ways to Fold Clothes for Packing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QyYgZ6Lrqg

The Best Way to Fold Socks – Fast
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z-y4GWjbaQ

Starbucks coffee in California must have cancer warning, judge says
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-california-lawsuit-coffee/starbucks-coffee-in-california-must-have-cancer-warning-judge-says-idUSKBN1H5399

IN THE NEWS

Can Social Media Be Saved?
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/28/technology/social-media-privacy.html

Snapchat is building the same kind of data-sharing API that just got Facebook into trouble
https://www.recode.net/2018/3/27/17170552/snapchat-api-data-sharing-facebook

Facebook Admits It May Collect Data About Your Calls and Text Messages. Here’s How to Turn It Off
http://time.com/5215274/facebook-messenger-android-call-text-message-data/

Fact Check: Your Call and SMS History
https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2018/03/fact-check-your-call-and-sms-history/

Facebook is defending itself again after an internal memo suggested growth was more important than user safety
https://www.recode.net/2018/3/29/17178092/facebook-boz-memo-growth-safety

Growth At Any Cost: Top Facebook Executive Defended Data Collection In 2016 Memo And Warned That Facebook Could Get People Killed
https://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanmac/growth-at-any-cost-top-facebook-executive-defended-data

ZUCKERBERG HITS USERS WITH THE HARD TRUTH: YOU AGREED TO THIS
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/03/zuckerberg-hits-users-with-the-hard-truth-you-agreed-to-this

Statement by the Acting Director of FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection Regarding Reported Concerns about Facebook Privacy Practices
https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2018/03/statement-acting-director-ftcs-bureau-consumer-protection

Facebook data scandal widens as Canadian company accused of helping target U.S. voters
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-cambridgeanalytica-britain/facebook-data-scandal-widens-as-canadian-company-accused-of-helping-target-u-s-voters-idUSKBN1H3121

AggregateIQ Created Cambridge Analytica’s Election Software, and Here’s the Proof
https://gizmodo.com/aggregateiq-created-cambridge-analyticas-election-softw-1824026565

What #DeleteFacebook tech bros don’t get: Without viable alternatives, walking away is still a privilege
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/what-deletefacebook-tech-bros-don-t-get-without-viable-alternatives-ncna860286

Trump hates Amazon, not Facebook
https://www.axios.com/trump-regulation-amazon-facebook-646c642c-a2d7-454b-a9a9-cdc6e4eaef2c.html

Amazon shares fall after report Trump wants to curb its power
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-amazon-com-stocks/amazon-shares-fall-after-report-trump-wants-to-curb-its-power-idUSKBN1H42HG

What To Read About Uber’s ‘Unquestionable Failure’ In Arizona
http://digg.com/2018/uber-crash-analysis

Uber blocked from testing self-driving cars on Arizona roads
https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/26/uber-blocked-from-testing-self-driving-cars-on-arizona-roads/

Uber driver takes stairway to exit parking lot
https://mashable.com/2018/03/26/uber-driver-staircase-blames-gps/

Craigslist shuts down personals
https://thinkprogress.org/craigslist-erotic-services-platform-3eab46092717/

Craigslist axes its”personals” section in response to new sex trafficking legislation
https://thehustle.co/fight-online-sex-trafficking-act-passes-in-/

Spotify told Wall Street it is going to have a very good year in 2018
https://www.recode.net/2018/3/26/17163568/spotify-2018-guidance-ipo-revenue-gross-margin-operating-loss

APPS & DOODADS

See Which of Your WhatsApp Contacts Have Been Chatting With This Creepy New App
https://lifehacker.com/see-which-of-your-whatsapp-contacts-have-been-chatting-1824149613

Amazon’s new GameOn API helps developers add eSports competitions to their games
https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/19/amazons-new-gameon-api-helps-developers-add-esports-competitions-to-their-games/

HQ trivia disappeared from Apple’s App Store, but it’ll be back soon
https://mashable.com/2018/03/19/hq-trivia-pulled-app-store-credit-card/

Futuristic camera company Lytro shuts down, despite promising tech and $216m in funding
https://thehustle.co/lytro-shuts-down/

MEDIA CANDY

McMafia
http://www.amc.com/shows/mcmafia

The Night Manager
http://www.amc.com/shows/the-night-manager

The Americans is back for their final season
http://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/the-americans

The X-Files Finale Was So Horrible I Completely Understand Why Gillian Anderson Isn’t Coming Back
https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-x-files-finale-was-so-horrible-i-completely-underst-1823987599

‘Ready Player One’ And Carl’s, Jr. Try A Fake Feud Viral Marketing Stunt, Fail Miserably
http://digg.com/2018/spielberg-carls-jr-ready-player-one-feud

Ready Player One Is a Feat of State-of-the-Art Pop Culture Navel-Gazing
https://slate.com/culture/2018/03/ready-player-one-steven-spielbergs-movie-adaptation-reviewed.html

Amazon’s Reportedly Dropping $1 Billion for a TV Show to Rival Game of Thrones
https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2018/03/amazon-billion-the-three-body-problem

Frank Miller’s New Take on the Arthurian Legend Is Already Headed to Netflix
https://io9.gizmodo.com/frank-millers-new-take-on-the-arthurian-legend-is-alrea-1824160296

Today’s Special
https://goodstuff.fm/todaysspecial/

Geeks & Beats – A Piece O’ Drake
http://ajournalofmusicalthings.com/geeks-and-beats-podcasts-episode-177-a-piece-o-drake/

Vezt
https://vezt.co/

Exclusive Report: Spotify Artist Payments Are Declining In 2017, Data Shows
https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2017/05/16/spotify-audiam-low-rates/

U.S. Music Streaming Royalties Explained
https://www.manatt.com/Manatt/media/Media/PDF/US-Streaming-Royalties-Explained.pdf

Trailer for Elevation, a film on how drones will change cities
https://boingboing.net/2018/03/26/trailer-for-elevation-a-film.html

Dezeen – Elevation
https://www.dezeen.com/elevation/

Goth Lyrics with Murray Lachlan Young
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09byh90

SECURITY HAH!

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

Dave Bittner
https://twitter.com/bittner

Wylie: It’s possible that the Facebook app is listening to you
https://theoutline.com/post/3947/wylie-its-possible-that-the-facebook-app-is-listening-to-you?zr=zmzgcpcb&zd=1&zi=n7fvlg6f

Facebook starts fact checking photos/videos, blocks millions of fake accounts per day
https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/29/facebook-fact-check-photos/

Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, but says attack caused little damage
https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/boeing-hit-by-wannacry-virus-fears-it-could-cripple-some-jet-production/

Julian Assange Just Got His Internet Privileges Revoked
https://www.buzzfeed.com/hayesbrown/julian-assange-just-got-his-internet-privileges-revoked?utm_term=.ipYmAJD5rz#.mryMwb4eAP

Under Armour data breach affects 150 million MyFitnessPal users
https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/29/under-armour-data-breach-affects-150-million-myfitnesspal-users/

FOIA and the Privacy Rights of the Deceased
https://people.howstuffworks.com/lose-right-to-privacy-when-you-die1.htm

You can’t hide from this top trend at RSA Conference, no matter where you operate
https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2018/03/28/rsa-conference-2018-top-trend/

BRIC-A-BRAC

Top 12 Oldest Websites Still Online Today
https://interestingengineering.com/top-12-oldest-websites-still-online-today


Homepage image from Spewww in 1994 which was Jason’s first website. Created with Photoshop 3.0 and Kai’s Power Tools 1.0.

Prosthetic memory system successful in humans
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180327194350.htm

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo
https://amzn.to/2pGbvjS

Amazon Charts
https://www.amazon.com/charts/2018-03-25/mostsold/fiction/index.html?ref=CHRT_BK_SD_FC_1_D

How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe: A Special Investigation
https://www.thenation.com/article/how-big-wireless-made-us-think-that-cell-phones-are-safe-a-special-investigation/

The FCC Just Gave SpaceX the Go-Ahead to Build a Space Internet
https://gizmodo.com/the-fcc-just-gave-spacex-the-go-ahead-to-build-a-space-1824204830

#BestSchoolDay 2018: Every Project Funded!
https://www.donorschoose.org/blog/best-school-day-2018/

FEEDBACK LOOP

Kontroll
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMkkJbRJdiA