Ep 335: Putting the F-U in FUN

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  April 11, 2019

Is it good or bad, again; big telecoms suppressing fast internet; accountable & ethical AI: Facebook tracks you after deactivation; Lyft threatens Morgan Stanley; sharing Netflix passwords; Tesla Sentry Mode; bye bye app economy; shoe gazing returns; Shyamalan fail; Zucked; burning scooters; get a job, Influencers; feedback.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

Why Your Canvas Tote Could Be Just as Bad for the Environment as a Plastic Bag

Vitamin and mineral supplements won’t help you live longer, could cause harm, study says

IN THE NEWS

Big Telecom companies are suppressing fast internet

Google and other tech giants are quietly buying up the most important part of the internet

AI must be accountable, EU says as it sets ethical guidelines

Artificial intelligence is already here. How will it change your life?

The basics of modern AI—how does it work and will it destroy society this year?

Facebook’s AI helps block or remove 1 million accounts each day

Facebook still tracks you after you deactivate account – Deactivation does nothing for your privacy.

R.I.P. to a Startling Facebook Feature: Reminders of Dead Friends’ Birthdays

Lyft is threatening litigation against Morgan Stanley, accusing the firm of supporting short-selling

Millions of Netflix users are using someone else’s password, but that’s not bad for Netflix

Tesla’s Sentry Mode has already caught a suspected car thief

App Store analytics show we’re losing our appetite for new apps

Facebook agrees to clearer T&Cs in Europe

Airbnb launches competition to spend a night at the Louvre

MEDIA CANDY

Ride Have Recorded a New Album

LET’S ALL OBSESS OVER THIS INTRICATE MAP OF ALT MUSIC HISTORY

Glass

Unbreakable

The Kindness Diaries

AT THE LIBRARY

Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe by Roger McNamee

The Fool’s Progress: An Honest Novel by Edward Abbey

MORON OF THE WEEK

Lubbock Sets Scooters on Fire To Celebrate Texas Tech NCAA Win

Beach club owner rips into freeloading Instagram ‘influencers’

FEEDBACK LOOP

Family ‘felt sense of danger’ after finding hidden live cam in Cork Airbnb

BT Tower displays dreaded Windows error message

BT Tower displays dreaded Windows error message – photo

Machine learning makes pesto more delicious

The “Infamous” underarm bowling incident of 1981

Website unveils Russell Crowe’s Aussie past

Not Australia – Just some stuff about New Zealand

The Boeing scandal is an indictment of Trump’s corporate America

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Suspicious powder sent to Eric Idle sparks anthrax scare

This week in tech history: Apple releases the first iPad