Ep 356: CRISPR Bacon

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  June 26, 2019

Regulating Big Tech; cost of an ad-free internet; Facebook class action continues; Amazon pays no taxes, AT&T gets tax breaks, no repercussions; Google’s Be Internet Awesome; gaming Maps; new Firefox; Spotify wants its money back; the Chef Show; Pessimists Podcast; Alien III; Vertigo Comics; Children of Time; can’t stop the CRISPR; all the beer; feedback.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

Cameo raises $50M to deliver personalized messages from celebrities & influencers

IN THE NEWS

Washington’s first attempt at regulating Big Tech is a joke

The cost of an ad-free internet: $35 more per month

Facebook fails to kill class-action lawsuit over data breach

Amazon in Its Prime: Doubles Profits, Pays $0 in Federal Income Taxes

AT&T promised 7,000 new jobs to get tax break—it cut 23,000 jobs instead

Google’s new media literacy program teaches kids how to spot disinformation and fake news

Google responds to a WSJ report that concluded there are millions of fake business listings on Maps

Firefox Now Available with Enhanced Tracking Protection by Default Plus Updates to Facebook Container, Firefox Monitor and Lockwise

MEDIA CANDY

Spotify claims it ‘overpaid’ songwriters and wants its money back

Pessimists Archive Podcast

AT THE LIBRARY

The Dead Drink First by Dale Maharidge

Alien III: An Audible Original Drama by William Gibson

DC Comics Just Killed Its Vertigo Imprint

Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky

MORON OF THE WEEK

SCIENCE LEADERS: WE CAN’T STOP RUSSIAN’S PLAN FOR CRISPR BABIES

‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’: Sony Feeling Samuel L. Jackson’s Fury

What In The Actual FUCK IS GOING ON HERE???!!!

GERMANY: Protesting Locals Buy Up All The Beer In Town So Nazi Music Festival Can’t Have Any

FEEDBACK LOOP

N-O-D-E Cyber Dump

We’re Now Realizing What Screen Use By Parents Is Doing to Kids, And It’s Troubling

Facebook Launches Own Currency, Military, Hospitals, Schools

The machines are turning – as you predicted…

Stealth Startup SpinLaunch Raises $40 Million for Radical New Launch Strategy

Developer Hegemony: The Future of Labor by Erik Dietrich

Neighbor – Store your stuff with a neighbor