Worldwide data grabs; sunscreen & science; I am the eggman; Bird censoring; WeChat about Chinese dystopias; now that’s a spicy CRISPR tomato; AI translation; Bird Box challenges; suing Bandersnatch; [email protected]; Clear & Vivid; Star Trek timelines; approval junkies; fully immersive toilet experiences.

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Patreon isn’t just a platform; wherefore art tho, fiber internet; mommy blogging; Amazon ad strategy; ghosting government style; data suckers; bounty hunting phones; Amazon Ring whistleblower; Apple trolls at CES; Ikea expands their IoT; Air fryers are the new Instant Pots; Antimatter podcasts; Millennial burnout; peeing on Cheerios.

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Sparking joy & saying thank you; AI happiness nudging; 23andMe makes a deal with a drug giant; German leaks; Apple to become a service; WeWork rebrands; Travelers; Aquaman, Ocean’s 8, The Predator; A Simple Favor; Starbuck is back; smells like litigation; Space Odysseys; skateboard sharing; smart condoms; people are horrible.

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Drone crazy; BanderBirdSnatchBox; Ellison’s questionable home decor; Apple in China; Facebook philanthropy; shocking, most of the internet is fake; deep dive into non-lethal force; earthquake apps; Childhood’s End; the cable guy; #Watergate & PLATO; grumpy is good for you; sometimes you get sad.

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Holiday cheer & good wishes abound in our final episode of the year; Netflix slides into your DMs; for once, Facebook made sense; WhatsApp moderation problems; Target targets Amazon; Pinterest goes public; copyright infringement; defining cybersecurity; a weasel, a baguette & the glitch in the Matrix.

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Facebook’s bad policies continue, but hey, blockchain; Russian social media influence; Wikipedia’s “nuclear option”; Verizon writes off Oath; Grumpy Old Birds; secondhand MP3s; Alexa Guard; teasers & trailers; 2010; WallCoin; glitter bombs & Bambi.

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Dipping into the genetic pool; Airbnb regulations; Lyft & Uber’s bad business models; Bird is not the word; taxing texts; piracy gone wild on YouTube; crypto’s very bad year; Facebook screws up, again; employee spying; Taylor Swift facial recognition crowd monitoring; Boomoji boom; printers still suck; blue light is blinding us.

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A whopper of a deal; walled gardens coming down; app tracking data; Uber has a whistleblower; learning to code; AI dystopia or utopia; bird in the water; Russell Brand; Avengers; Anchorman – Jason loves lamp; Def Leppard & Depeche Mode; a real mechanical Russian turk; feedback loop.

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We learn something new about an old friend; Predictim doesn’t; Australia passes stupid encryption law; Tumblr bans porn; Facebook has been doing exactly what we all thought they were; robots gone wild; license plate tracking; quantum crackers; Face ID spoofing in furs; instascam of the week.

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Ep 303: Sigh

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  December 6, 2018

We’re good for you; can you quit Amazon; touchscreens full of feces; Tesla’s troubles; Buster Scruggs; Bodyguard, Homeland & Ron Burgandy; Christmas songs for Goths; moron DJs twerking; more scooters; a real use for the blockchain; hot browser talk.

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Come on bring the rage; tech enters meatspace; Tesla logs a billion miles; Google, Amazon & Microsoft employees push back, wherefore art tho Facebook employees; Airbnb “invents” hotels; fake science; Marriott 1/2 billion breach; your mattress has a privacy policy; Montgomery Scotch.

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