Ep 372: My Little Homies

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  August 28, 2019

Messing about with Google; cutting down facial recognition towers; studying digital technology’s societal impacts; questionable benefits; ISS has better internet than we do; trusted partners; Another Life; the Great Hack; Star Wars news; Breaking Bad; Your Undivided Attention; Death Row owned by Hasbro; Instagram influencers; Mary Ann; feedback loop.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

The Pin Is Mightier

Geofence Blocks E-Scooters from Venice Canals

Facebook’s key partners on its cryptocurrency Libra are refusing to publicly support it

IN THE NEWS

Protestors in HongKong are cutting down facial recognition towers

We Need to Ban More Emerging Technologies

The ISS Now Has Better Internet Than Most of Us After Its Latest Upgrade

Facebook is reviewing hundreds of its official ‘Facebook Marketing Partners’ over Instagram data-scraping issues

Visited 47 Sites. Hundreds of Trackers Followed Me.

Americans are waiting three years to replace their phones, study finds

MEDIA CANDY

Another Life

The Great Hack

What Netflix’s ‘Great Hack’ Gets Wrong About Cambridge Analytica by Micah L. Sifry

The Mandalorian | Official Trailer | Disney+ | Streaming Nov. 12

Watch the new ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ trailer

‘Breaking Bad’ Movie, Starring Aaron Paul, Coming to Netflix in October

The Tapes Archive Podcast

Your Undivided Attention Podcast

Death Row Records Is Now Owned by the Hasbro Toy Company

MORON OF THE WEEK

“Social Media Harms Your Mental Health” iPhone Cases Are Just the Latest Feeble Nod to Authenticity

Jay Shetty Is Full Of SH*T!

I invited Mary Ann to a Gilligan-themed tiki party — and she showed up

FEEDBACK LOOP

In a first of its kind – Dubai university is offering a full-time diploma course in being a social media influencer

Rewriting The Matrix Sequels

Caught on camera: Three cited for riding scooters on I-94

Baffled student tells Twitter: ‘I’m not a Chinese agent’

Don’t like automated license-plate readers? These shirts throw them off

Adversarial Fashion

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

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