Ep 321: Contact!

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  February 18, 2019

Regulation matters, mostly; Facebook multi-billion fine; Amazon pulls out of NYC; rejecting side hustles; conversational Twitter; not all fun and memes; Blizzard layoffs; 500px hacked; police & Ring Neighborhoods; smartwatches; LoveSync; cilantro rice & air fried steaks; vintage magic kingdom photos.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

The Twilight Zone

How One Crash 10 Years Ago Helped Keep 90 Million Flights Safe

Strand Books owner: Making our store a landmark would ‘destroy’ it

2600 – Off the Hook – Feb 13th 2019 – MP3

E-Scooter Warning: Lime, Bird Lawsuits Continue To Cruise In As Injures Soar

IN THE NEWS

Facebook may be facing a “multibillion-dollar” fine from the FTC. Here’s why.

Amazon Pulls Out of Planned New York City Headquarters

Toys ‘R’ Us Relaunch Is Actually Happening, With One Big Twist

We Reject the Side Hustle

The alternative to your dying local paper is written by one person, a robot, and you

FAA will require drones to display registration numbers externally

How hard is it to have a conversation on Twitter? So hard even the CEO can’t do it.

Governments are requesting more and more data from Reddit

‘Not All Fun and Memes’: BuzzFeed News Employees Plan to Form a Union

The Fallout Of Activision Blizzard’s Massive Layoffs

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

500px Hacked: Personal Data Exposed for All 14.8 Million Users

A POPULAR ELECTRIC SCOOTER CAN BE HACKED TO SPEED UP OR STOP

Porn and gambling apps are also abusing Apple’s enterprise certificates

AMAZON’S HOME SURVEILLANCE CHIEF DECLARED WAR ON “DIRTBAG CRIMINALS” AS COMPANY GOT CLOSER TO POLICE

APPS & DOODADS

One in six American adults now wear a computer on their wrist

Someone created a $57 button that silently lets your partner know you want sex, and the internet is stunned

BRIC-A-BRAC

PRESSURE COOKER CHIPOTLE’S CILANTRO LIME RICE

You Can Make Sparkling Wine in Your SodaStream -But you really, really, really shouldn’t.

How Focus Music Hacks Your Brain – Cheddar Explains

Some Genius Combined Morrissey Lyrics with Amazon Reviews of P90X

Vintage Magic Kingdom Photos Capture What It Was Like In Its First Decade