Ep 283: Hi, Victim.

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  September 24, 2018

Banning memes; Bird vs Pentagon; Ticketmaster scandal; BitCoin bug; Cody Wilson; building for addiction; Podcasting industry collapse; the National Cyber Strategy (on WordPress); Magecart; Tiger Text; onanism; dash cams; Amazon Alexa products; damn good burgers.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

Buying an Apple Watch 4 now for EKG and AFib features may leave you heartbroken

The EU’s Long Journey Toward “Banning Memes”

FBI: New Mexico Observatory Closed Because of Child Porn Investigation, Not Aliens

IN THE NEWS

Bird hits 10 million scooter rides

Pentagon Declares War on Scooters

Ticketmaster responds after CBC report alleges the box office giant recruits scalpers

Ticketmaster reportedly has secret deals with scalpers that cheat other customers

A Major Bug In Bitcoin Software Could Have Crashed the Currency

3D-Printing Gun Pioneer Cody Wilson Charged With Sexual Assault of a Minor

Cody Wilson reportedly trying to rent an apartment in Taiwan, per local media

Swiping on Tinder is addictive. That’s partly because it was inspired by an experiment that ‘turned pigeons into gamblers.’

BuzzFeed News closes in-house audio production studio

Panoply exits content business; focus on tech platform; Slate Group head exits to form new audio company

A big shakeup at Audible has left the audiobook giant’s podcast strategy unclear

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

White House releases National Cyber Strategy

Magecart claims another victim in Newegg merchant data theft

Unusual IoT Botnet Removes Cryptomining Malware from Devices

Exclusive: US police ‘using Tiger Text app to conceal evidence’

Blackvue Dash-Cams Broadcasting Live Video and GPS of Your Car PUBLICLY by DEFAULT!

Blackvue Registration process

APPS & DOODADS

Amazon Kindle Trade-in Program

Ring Video Doorbell 2

Ring Spotlight Cam Battery HD Security Camera with Built Two-Way Talk and a Siren Alarm, White, Works with Alexa

Ring Rechargeable Battery Pack for Video Doorbell 2 and Spotlight Cam Battery

Amazon’s new Alexa-ready products are now available for preorder

Amazon’s 2018 Echo Show finally gets it right

Introducing Echo Auto – The first Echo for your car

Amazon’s terrifying new product lineup lets you fully Black Mirror-ify your home

Hello, Vapid.

Fetch by GoPro

City Watch 2019 Diary

Gazelle

Walmart is putting 17,000 Oculus Go headsets in its stores to help train employees in VR

BRIC-A-BRAC

Coffee-Rubbed Cheeseburgers with Texas Barbecue Sauce (and Bacon)