Ep 351: Let Them Poke Cake

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  June 8, 2019

Politicians don’t understand big tech; more e-scooter madness; Uber-copters; Facebook internal revolt; YouTube’s baffling enforcement of it’s policies; the no-tell motel challenge; iPhone fraud; police building surveillance network with Ring; sign-in with Apple; Oura Ring; mobile browsers; mecha-hand Bezos.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

NEW LAW REQUIRES ELECTRIC VEHICLES TO MAKE NOISE AT SLOW SPEEDS

Luna Display says it’s ‘not going anywhere’ as it competes head-on with Apple’s Sidecar feature

IN THE NEWS

Why does Washington suddenly seem ready to regulate Big Tech? Look at the polls.

The People Screaming for Blood Have No Idea How Tech Actually Works By Kara Swisher

8 Deaths Now Tied to E-Scooters

Boom in electric scooters leads to more injuries, fatalities

Bird Adds an Electric Moped to its Fleet of App-Accessible Scooters

Uber concedes that helicopters are the real flying cars, for now

Facebook shareholder revolt gets bloody: Powerless investors vote overwhelmingly to oust Zuckerberg as chairman

Facebook investors open new front in war on Mark Zuckerberg: Now they want an independent investigation into his ‘outsized’ power

YouTube decides that homophobic harassment does not violate its policies

YouTube finally banned content from neo-Nazis, Holocaust deniers, and Sandy Hook skeptics

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Maryland’s Lakes and Reservoirs: FAQ

Brown’s Motel

Google confirms that advanced backdoor came preinstalled on Android devices

How a crew of fraudsters allegedly stole $19 million worth of iPhones

Amazon’s helping police build a surveillance network with Ring doorbells

Microsoft discreetly wiped its massive facial recognition database

Journalist Kim Zetter was caught up in this MS thing

Is ‘Sign in with Apple’ Marketing Spin or Privacy Magic? Experts Weigh In

APPS & DOODADS

Oura Ring

Opera Touch Browser

Google Maps shows your speed while you’re driving

Google Maps could save your life with new tools for natural disasters

DJI Osmo Mobile 2

DJI Osmo Pocket

BEHOLD: JEFF BEZOS JUST SHOWED OFF A PAIR OF HUGE MECHA-HANDS

BRIC-A-BRAC

‘Top Secret’ maps reveal the massive Allied effort behind D-Day

Your Crippling Stress Levels Could Affect Your Dog More Than You Think, Study Shows

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019

The (obviously) USA centrric Fox Sports ads are pretty inspiring

Nike

Gatorade