Ep 304: Grumpy Old Furries

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  December 10, 2018

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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Show Notes

FOLLOW-UP

Predictim Claims Its AI Can Flag ‘Risky’ Babysitters. So I Tried It on the People Who Watch My Kids.

IN THE NEWS

Australian Government Passes Contentious Encryption Law

List of terrorist incidents in Australia

Tumblr Should Not Ban Porn

Sex Bloggers Say Tumblr Is ‘as Good as Gone’ After Porn Ban

250 pages of internal Facebook files were just dumped online—here are the 6 key takeaways

Facebook Never Really Cared About Connecting the World

Facebook Emails Show Its Real Mission: Making Money and Crushing Competition

Mark Zuckerberg’s Biggest Problem: Internal Tensions At Facebook Are Boiling Over

24 Amazon Warehouse Workers Sent to Hospital After Robot Punctures Can of Bear Repellent Spray

THIS WASN’T EVEN AMAZON’S FIRST BEAR REPELLENT ACCIDENT

CIMON, the International Space Station’s artificial intelligence, has turned belligerent

Microsoft Putting Edge on Chromium Will Fundamentally Change the Web

Goodbye, EdgeHTML

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Data Driven: Explore How Cops Are Collecting and Sharing Our Travel Patterns Using Automated License Plate Readers

Florida man uses shield to block license plate toll readers

Stealth Plate

Scam iOS apps promise fitness, steal money instead

Scammy iOS apps used Touch ID to push users toward $99 payouts

NYPD police officers will start using drones

Does It Have Legs? – 22: Blue Thunder

Don’t Get Carried Away With Cybersecurity

Quantum computers pose a security threat that we’re still totally unprepared for

After On Podcast – Episode 5: Steve Jurvetson | Quantum Computing

Will Face ID Work In Fursuit?

APPS & DOODADS

Burger King is giving away Whoppers for 1 cent — but you have to go to McDonald’s to get them

Instant Pot

Instant Pot Pepper Steak

The Smart Workstation Computer Desk

Signature Altwork Station $8500

Loopback 2 Is Audio Routing, Simplified

Mortal Kombat 11 – April 23, 2019

Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle for USB 3.0

Neewer 2 Pieces Bi-color 660 LED Video Light and Stand Kit Includes:(2)3200-5600K CRI 96+ Dimmable Light with U Bracket and Barndoor and (2)75 inches Light Stand for Studio Photography, Video Shooting

BRIC-A-BRAC

Columbia Bringing ‘Star Wars’ Fans In From the Cold

STAR WARS EMPIRE™ CREW PARKA

Hear the wind on Mars for the first time, thanks to the InSight lander

PETA wants to change ‘anti-animal’ sayings, but the Internet thinks they’re feeding a fed horse

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

ACCIDENTAL TECH PODCAST – 303: YOUR MAHOGANY WORLD

Buzzcocks singer Pete Shelley has died aged 63

The last time I saw The Buzzcocks

BUZZCOCKS – Ever Fallen In Love (1978 Top Of The Pops UK TV Appearance)

Buzzcocks – What Do I Get?

Christopher Lochhead Podcast