Ep 319: The United States of Apathy

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  February 11, 2019

Facebook fatigue; scooter injuries; Bezos Fire Stick; the Grammies & Oscars out of touch; facial recognition self-regulation; Silicon Valley tax avoidance; Snap, Twitter & manipulating the numbers; bounty hunters accessing GPS data for years; Germany takes on Facebook; screen-recording apps; bug bounties; China’s privacy conundrum; bacon, eggs & the 101.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

UCLA Study Reveals Severity of Scooter Injuries on Westside

Big Audio Dynamite

No thank you, Mr. Pecker

IN THE NEWS

Lyft and Juno drivers in NYC were supposed to get a raise. Both companies just blocked it.

Facebook’s top PR exec is leaving

Amazon is trying to regulate itself over facial recognition software — before Congress does

“I’m moving out of state”: How some Uber and Airbnb employees are trying to avoid California income tax

Snap’s earnings sent its stock up more than 20 percent, but user growth remains a real concern

Twitter finally shared how big its daily user base is — and it’s a lot smaller than Snapchat’s

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Hundreds of Bounty Hunters Had Access to AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint Customer Location Data for Years

E-ticketing flaw could allow hackers to print boarding passes

Germany has ordered Facebook to rein in its data collection

Many popular iPhone apps secretly record your screen without asking

Apple tells app developers to disclose or remove screen recording code

Researcher finds macOS bug but won’t share details with Apple

China’s Privacy Conundrum

APPS & DOODADS

Amazon’s Audible brings Choose Your Own Adventure stories to Alexa devices

Kittyhawk

Apple iPad Pro (12.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB) – Space Gray (Latest Model)

Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)

ESR Yippee Magnetic Smart Case for The iPad Pro 12.9″ 3rd Gen (2018 Release), [Support Apple Pencil Charging] Trifold Stand Case, Magnetic Attachment, Auto Sleep/Wake, Rubberized Cover, Black

Creative Market

Flume for Instagram

How to use iOS 10’s hidden ‘Magnifier’ magnifying glass feature for iPhone

BRIC-A-BRAC

Eating breakfast is not a good weight loss strategy, scientists confirm

WHY CAPTCHAS HAVE GOTTEN SO DIFFICULT

Why Do Southern Californians Say “The” Before Freeway Numbers?

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

The Jordan Harbinger Show