Ep 273: Hacky Hack Hack

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  August 20, 2018

GoFundMe healthcare; Apple hacked by fan; Moviepass, limited; this is Jack’s alt-right Twitter; Google employees draw the line; Facebook loses billions of views; AI investing; Elon Musk needs sleep; Blackhat roundup; imposter Fortnite; camping power, Le Grand K!

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Show Notes

IN THE NEWS

People Are Raising $650 Million On GoFundMe Each Year To Attack Rising Healthcare Costs
https://www.forbes.com/sites/carolynmcclanahan/2018/08/13/using-gofundme-to-attack-health-care-costs/#38ceb9942859

Apple Hacked by Biggest Teen Fan: Report
https://gizmodo.com/apple-hacked-by-biggest-teen-fan-1828387084?rev=1534433108565

MoviePass isn’t finished making changes
https://money.cnn.com/2018/08/16/media/moviepass-limited-movies-every-day/index.html

Uber is investing its growth into its next chapter — including scooters and bikes
https://www.recode.net/2018/8/15/17694914/uber-q2-financial-results-bikes-scooters-revenue-growth

Jack Dorsey says he’s rethinking the core of how Twitter works
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/08/15/jack-dorsey-says-hes-rethinking-core-how-twitter-works/?utm_term=.cf608095822e

Twitter Suspends Alex Jones for Inciting Violence
https://slate.com/technology/2018/08/alex-jones-suspension-twitter-infowars-host-inciting-violence.html

Twitter tries to reassure users amid backlash over third-party apps
https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/16/twitter-reassure-users-backlash-third-party-apps/

Google Employees Protest Secret Work on Censored Search Engine for China
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/technology/google-employees-protest-search-censored-china.html

Why building a business that’s dependent on Facebook is ‘crazy’
https://www.recode.net/2018/8/16/17696534/facebook-digiday-brian-morrissey-peter-kafka-media-podcast

The founders of a viral polling app showed Facebook a “psychological trick” to target teens
https://bgr.com/2018/08/08/facebook-secret-memo-tbh-teen-strategy/

Facebook is shedding massive traffic — and it’s apparently flocking to YouTube
https://bgr.com/2018/08/08/facebook-traffic-down-youtube-gaining-ground/

DF Tube (Distraction Free for YouTube™)
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/df-tube-distraction-free/mjdepdfccjgcndkmemponafgioodelna?hl=en

The World Economic Forum warns that AI may destabilize the financial system
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/611890/the-world-economic-forum-warns-that-ai-may-destabilize-the-financial-system/

Elon Musk Details ‘Excruciating’ Personal Toll of Tesla Turmoil
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/business/elon-musk-interview-tesla.html

Elon Musk Needs Sleep
https://slate.com/business/2018/08/elon-musk-needs-sleep-to-save-himself-and-tesla.html

SECURITY HAH!

Vegas hotel room checks raise privacy, safety concerns at Def Con, Black Hat
https://www.csoonline.com/article/3298158/security/vegas-hotel-room-checks-raise-privacy-safety-concerns-at-def-con-black-hat.html

Caesars Palace not-so-Praetorian guards intimidate DEF CON goers with searches [Updated]
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/08/security-theater-meets-def-con-as-room-searches-spark-controversy/

IMPOSTOR FORTNITE ANDROID APPS ARE ALREADY SPREADING MALWARE
https://www.wired.com/story/imposter-fortnite-android-apps-already-spreading-malware/

Security breach in the White House’s Situation Room
https://www.grahamcluley.com/security-breach-in-the-white-houses-situation-room/

Cryptocurrency Entrepreneur and Investor Michael Terpin Sues “Too Big to Care” AT&T for Permitting $23.8 Million Theft in “SIM Swap” Scam by Authorized Agent
http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/08/15/1552594/0/en/Cryptocurrency-Entrepreneur-and-Investor-Michael-Terpin-Sues-Too-Big-to-Care-AT-T-for-Permitting-23-8-Million-Theft-in-SIM-Swap-Scam-by-Authorized-Agent.html

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

Dave Bittner
https://twitter.com/bittner

APPS & DOODADS

Anker PowerCore II Slim 10000 Ultra Slim Power Bank, Upgraded PowerIQ 2.0 (up to 18W Output), Fast Charge for iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and More (Black)
https://amzn.to/2My5SAT

Portable Charger Anker PowerCore 20100mAh – Ultra High Capacity Power Bank with 4.8A Output, External Battery Pack for iPhone, iPad & Samsung Galaxy & More (Black)
https://amzn.to/2MoxgC4

Fireside Conference
https://www.firesideconf.com/grumpy

Kindle Paperwhite – Black – Includes Special Offers
https://amzn.to/2vR73Sf

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Leather Case, Persimmon
https://amzn.to/2nLpfIF

Overdrive
https://www.overdrive.com/

BRIC-A-BRAC

Why the Metric System Might Be Screwed
http://mentalfloss.com/article/31122/not-so-perfect-kilogram-and-why-metric-system-might-be-screwed

The World’s Newest, Most Gloriously Designed Maps
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/best-new-maps-2018