Ep 311: Fursona Non Grata

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  January 14, 2019

Patreon isn’t just a platform; wherefore art tho, fiber internet; mommy blogging; Amazon ad strategy; ghosting government style; data suckers; bounty hunting phones; Amazon Ring whistleblower; Apple trolls at CES; Ikea expands their IoT; Air fryers are the new Instant Pots; Antimatter podcasts; Millennial burnout; peeing on Cheerios.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

Patreon Bars Anti-Feminist for Racist Speech, Inciting Revolt

New York mayor to unveil plan guaranteeing paid time off, aiming for a first

IN THE NEWS

America desperately needs fiber internet, and the tech giants won’t save us

That Outrageous Mommy Blogger Who Refuses to Stop Writing About Her Kid Highlights a Key Parent-Child Generational Gap

Amazon’s new ad strategy: Free samples based on what it knows about you

Amazon will win advertising dollars away from Facebook amid privacy concerns, a new survey suggests

Which Smart Speaker Should You Trust Most—and Least?

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Give Up the Ghost

Zerodium

Why Did China Steal Marriott Customer Data?

I Gave a Bounty Hunter $300. Then He Located Our Phone

Senators Call on FCC To Investigate T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint Selling Location Data to Bounty Hunters

AT&T will sever ties with location aggregators as well

Whistleblower: Amazon Ring stores your doorbell and home video feeds unencrypted and grants broad “unfettered” access to them

Apple trolls CES with a giant dig at Android and Alexa privacy

Samsung Phone Users Perturbed to Find They Can’t Delete Facebook

APPS & DOODADS

Ikea Announced New Smart Window Blinds That Can Be Controlled With Alexa

Air Fryer XL by Cozyna (5.8QT) with airfryer cookbook (over 50 recipes) and a basket divider

The Best Potty Training Seat & Products, As Recommended By Real Dads

Aiming To Reduce Cleaning Costs

BRIC-A-BRAC

Our universe has antimatter partner on the other side of the Big Bang, say physicists

How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation

WORLD’S SAFEST AIRLINES NAMED FOR 2019

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Hunter Douglas