Ep 367: The SnuggieNet

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  August 10, 2019

Microsoft is listening too, but are we really surprised; 8chan goes peer-to-peer; we need to revisit safe harbor; the techlash has come; a potentially bigger Facebook class-action lawsuit; Amazon warehouse workers do PR; Uber lost billions; ride sharing makes traffic worse; Yelp & Grubhub play dirty; new MacBook & subscriptions; smart lights; hiding from gadgets with gadgets; group sex app leaks location; PacMan Ghosts are AI?

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

Microsoft contractors listen to your Skype and Cortana activity, but don’t freak out.

IN THE NEWS

Peer-to-peer 8Chan mirror makes users responsible for its child porn.

How to Force 8Chan, Reddit and Others to Clean Up.

The Techlash Has Come to Stanford.

Facebook could face billions in potential damages as court rules facial recognition lawsuit can proceed.

Why Amazon pays warehouse employees to tweet about their jobs.

Facebook is starting to sell streaming video subscriptions — but not from HBO or Showtime.

Uber has more than 100 million users, but is still losing money.

Uber and Lyft finally admit they’re making traffic congestion worse in cities.

Yelp is Screwing Over Restaurants By Quietly Replacing Their Phone Numbers.

Grubhub is using thousands of fake websites to upcharge commission fees from real businesses.

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire.

Dave Bittner.

Hacking Humans.

I Tried Hiding From Silicon Valley in a Pile of Privacy Gadgets.

Anonyome Labs.

MySudo.

Group sex app leaks locations, pics and personal details. Identifies users in White House and Supreme Court.

Instagram’s lax privacy practices let a trusted partner track millions of users’ physical locations, secretly save their stories, and flout its rules.

Instagram ad partner secretly sucked up and tracked millions of users’ locations and stories.

A BOEING CODE LEAK EXPOSES SECURITY FLAWS DEEP IN A 787’S GUTS.

Pacman Ghosts AI explained.

APPS & DOODADS

Apple Macbook Air.

TextExpander.

Clean My Mac X.

BRIC-A-BRAC

Romanian Engineers Have Created a Fully Functional Flying Saucer.

Fans can order ahead from seats as Dodgers partner with Postmates.