Ep 299: Donate Your Data Today!

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  November 19, 2018

Self-driving car futurism; Facebook’s REALLY bad week; Lime car dump; cities dance for Amazon; Snap subpoena; Indiegogo changes the model; WeWork starts a school; Bitcoin hard fork selloff; Kars4Kids breach; creepy holiday gadgets; ya basic, Microwave; Amazon turns over Echo recordings; back your data up, moron.

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Show Notes

INTRO

Homeless man and couple ‘completely made up’ viral story that raised $400,000

IN THE NEWS

Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis

Facebook Is a Normal Sleazy Company Now

Facebook’s turmoil has reportedly hit employee morale hard

Yep, It’s Real: Your Next Rideshare Could Be Driverless in as Soon as a Month

Lime Wants to Spread 1,500 Shared Cars Around Seattle

Cities Should Never, Ever Agree to an HQ2 Contest Again

Here Are the Outrageous Incentives That Losing Cities Offered Amazon for HQ2

DOJ and SEC subpoena Snap over allegedly misleading investors

Indiegogo ‘guaranteed shipping’ will ensure refunds if campaigns fail

Airbnb is donating $5 million toward helping the homeless in San Francisco

Comcast forced to pay refunds after its hidden fees hurt customers’ credit

Walmart agrees to work with Ford on self-driving grocery delivery pilot

WeWork’s first school teaches math and science but yoga and farming, too

Imminent Bitcoin Cash schism triggers cryptocurrency selloff

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Report: Facebook Failed to Closely Monitor Data Given to Device Makers

1-877-KARS4KIDS had a data breach

Mozilla releases privacy report on which holiday gadgets are too creepy

Shop Safe This Holiday Season

Judge orders Amazon to turn over Echo recordings in double murder case

What a crane in the ass: Bug leaves construction machinery vulnerable to evil command injection

Videographer sues Adobe after losing $250k worth of data through Premiere Pro bug

Julian Assange Is Secretly Charged in U.S., Prosecutors Mistakenly Reveal

APPS & DOODADS

Lemonade

Amazon’s Alexa-powered Microwave is basic, but that’s OK

The Pixel’s Night Sight camera mode performs imaging miracles

Apple’s camera-toting Apple Watch band employs facial recognition tech for clear FaceTime calls

OBS Studio

My Talking Pet Pro

BRIC-A-BRAC

How to Cook a Turkey for Thanksgiving, According to the Experts

A Simple Roast Turkey

Cornbread, Sausage, and Pecan Dressing

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Roy Clark, ‘Hee Haw’ host, dies at 85

Hee-Haw Full Episode – Episode 124 (Johnny Cash, Jean Shepard, George Lindsey) Feb 16, 1974