Ep 281: The InterCops

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  September 17, 2018

Meet-cute; AI finds aliens; real X-Files; EU passes Copyright Directive, breaks internet; the Great Crypto Crash; Kimmel hates Bird; piling on Tesla; you own nothing; JPEG on the blockchain; Apple kills Fitbit; Trend Micro oops; rules of Cyberwar; mSpy, again.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

Meet-cute

IN THE NEWS

AI helps track down mysterious cosmic radio bursts

This Is How It Starts: FBI Suspiciously Locks Down, Evacuates Solar Observatory in New Mexico

EU approves controversial Copyright Directive, including internet ‘link tax’ and ‘upload filter’

Google, Facebook, Twitter face EU fines over extremist posts

Marshall Islands warned against adopting digital currency

Crypto’s 80% Plunge Is Now Worse Than the Dot-Com Crash

It’s the End of Crypto and I Feel Fine

Bird Scooters Causing Problems

It’s Not Been a Great Day of News for Tesla’s Autopilot

Tesla drops color options to speed up production

Snapchat, which needs a business boost, is creating a new revenue stream with help from some publishers

Amazon is stuffing its search results pages with ads

You Don’t Own the Music, Movies or Ebooks You ‘Buy’ on Amazon or iTunes

Windows 10 test ‘warns’ users against installing Chrome or Firefox

The JPEG Committee is “exploring Blockchain” — to put DRM into JPEG

What We Know About the Three New iPhones

Fitbit shares got crushed by the Apple Watch Series 4 announcement

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Trend Micro blames data collection issue on code library re-use

Apple Has Started Paying Hackers for iPhone Exploits

GCHQ data collection regime violated human rights, court rules

IN CYBERWAR, THERE ARE NO RULES

The Tallinn Manual is probably the closest thing we’ve got these days.

HACKERS CAN STEAL A TESLA MODEL S IN SECONDS BY CLONING ITS KEY FOB

For 2nd Time in 3 Years, Mobile Spyware Maker mSpy Leaks Millions of Sensitive Records

Keybase: “Our browser extension subverts our encryption, but why should we care?”

The World’s Largest Biometric ID System Keeps Getting Hacked

Don’t buy a used personal assistant device on Craigslist.

Dan Tentler

APPS & DOODADS

Amazon will sell full-size, live Christmas trees this holiday season

Ancestry.com

Logic Pro X Keyboard Backlit Mac

Contour Shuttle Pro V.2

Logitech MX Master 2S Wireless Mouse

BRIC-A-BRAC

The Box That AI Lives In

The Secret History of the Future podcast

You Really Can Charge Your Phone With a 9 Volt Battery

Paul McCartney and John Lennon masturbated together to Brigitte Bardot