Ep 302: Security Badgers

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  December 3, 2018

Come on bring the rage; tech enters meatspace; Tesla logs a billion miles; Google, Amazon & Microsoft employees push back, wherefore art tho Facebook employees; Airbnb “invents” hotels; fake science; Marriott 1/2 billion breach; your mattress has a privacy policy; Montgomery Scotch.

This episode is brought to you by Betterment. Our listeners can get up to 1 year managed free by visiting https://Betterment.com/gog

The Grumpy Old Geeks prefer Private Internet Access for all your VPN needs!

If you’d like to donate to the show please check out our page on Patreon and get all the behind the scenes goodies!

Listen or subscribe in iTunes!

If you like the show please click here and give us a rating or review in iTunes. It helps us out and lets us know people want more episodes!

Show Notes

FOLLOW-UP

Architects envision Amazon’s New York, and it’s terrifying

‘Daredevil’ Canceled By Netflix After 3 Seasons; Future In Other Marvel Projects

IN THE NEWS

American scientist under investigation over ties to alleged genetic editing of Chinese twins

Scientist Who Crispr’d Babies Bucked His Own Ethics Policy

China halts scientist’s gene-edited baby research

‘I feel an obligation to be balanced.’ Noted biologist comes to defense of gene editing babies

Tesla celebrates one billion Autopilot-assisted miles

Elon Musk’s L.A. freeway tunnel won’t see the light of day

Hundreds of Employees Demand Google Stop Work on Censored Search Engine for China

Where’s the Facebook Walkout?

Airbnb’s next project is building and selling houses

Alarmed by fake news? Fake science is just as serious of a problem

NASA chief says US within 10 years of continuous manned presence on moon

Microsoft wins $480M military contract to outfit soldiers with HoloLens AR tech

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Marriott: Data on 500 Million Guests Stolen in 4-Year Breach

Google faces GDPR complaint over ‘deceptive’ location tracking

Sennheiser Headset Software Could Allow Man-in-the-Middle SSL Attacks

Hattip to Cleaver Barnes on Twitter

Starbucks is fixing its public WiFi porn problem

Mattress firm tells customers beds do not record them sleeping

APPS & DOODADS

Trump Threatens 10 Percent Tariff on iPhones

DJI Osmo Pocket

Great Scotch!

Echo Show 2nd Gen

Amysen Smart Wi-Fi Plug(2-Pack), Mini Sockets Smart Outlet No Hub Required, Control Your Devices from Anywhere Works with Alexa and Google Assistant

Santa Camera Ornament, Santa Cam Ornament, Santa Spy Ornament, Santa’s Watching, Christmas Elf Accessory, Santa’s Spy Camera, Elf Camera

Monopoly for Millennials Board Game

BRIC-A-BRAC

OC Southwest gate agent mocks 5-year-old girl’s name, posts boarding pass on social media

Payless fools influencers with a fake store

Amazon Treasure Truck

BONUS LINKS

Google disables some Gmail smart suggestions because it can’t fix AI gender bias

Exclusive: UK police wants AI to stop violent crime before it happens

Why AI and deep learning are the perfect tools to help us understand the past

Elon Musk promises ‘matrix’ system to link human brains with AI computers ‘probably’ within the next decade

Artificial intelligence may help reduce gadolinium dose in MRI

Top End turns on fish-counting AI to avoid crocs and sharks