Ep 293: Data Industrial Complex

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  October 29, 2018

Blockchain as a service; Tim Cook vs the Data Industrial Complex; class action lawsuits against scooters, social media; Tesla’s Boring good week; self-driving ethics; let Google teach your kids; Trump’s phone; jQuery zero-day; pop-up elections; Bing; Shreddies.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW-UP

Blink-182 Reschedules Vegas Residency, Shares Original Untitled Album Lyrics

MoviePass to spin out from its parent company amid legal woes

Alibaba Cloud Blockchain as a Service goes global

What is the revenue generation model for DuckDuckGo?

Uber Hires Marketing Firm To Help Decrease Brand Awareness

IN THE NEWS

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Bird and Lime

Google and Facebook accused of secretly tracking users’ locations

How Google Protected Andy Rubin, the ‘Father of Android’

Finally in the black: Tesla has a good quarter

The Boring Company’s LA test tunnel is almost complete

Entire broadband industry sues Vermont to stop state net neutrality law

Lyft buys an AR company to bolster its self-driving car efforts

People want self-driving cars to prioritize young lives over the elderly

How driver-assist tech can result in a $5,000 fender bender

Facebook uses machine learning to fight child exploitation

Tim Cook makes blistering attack on the ‘data industrial complex’

Why no one really knows how many jobs automation will replace

Google Is Teaching Children How to Act Online. Is It the Best Role Model?

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

When Trump Phones Friends, the Chinese and the Russians Listen and Learn

Trump Tweets, ‘I Rarely Use a Cellphone,’ From His iPhone

Zero-day in popular jQuery plugin actively exploited for at least three years

Bringing Pop-Ups to a Knife Fight

Why Facebook Isn’t Helping Its Users Who Got Hacked

Apple Just Killed The ‘GrayKey’ iPhone Passcode Hack

APPS & DOODADS

Fart All You Want—These ‘Flatulence Jeans’ Were Designed to Absorb the Smell

Ecosia

I USED ONLY BING FOR 3 MONTHS. HERE’S WHAT I FOUND—AND WHAT I DIDN’T

How to Clear Your Search History Off of Google’s Servers With the Company’s Latest Update

BRIC-A-BRAC

NASA fixes Hubble gyroscope by turning it off and on again