Ep 357: Precious Little Dolphins

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  June 29, 2019

Civic duty; Bill Gates calls for regulation of platforms; Jony Ive; Reddit & Twitter reign in Trump; border crossings; facial recognition bans; Facebook’s digital ID push; NASA hacked; heartbeat recognition; secret surveillance scores; aggression detection; doomsday preppier profiles; sous vide; robocalls; if we only had a brain.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

Bill Gates accidentally makes the case to regulate the hell out of platform companies

San Francisco’s e-cigarette sales ban is an unprecedented health experiment

IN THE NEWS

JONY IVE IS LEAVING APPLE

Your professional decline is coming (much) sooner than you think

The Jordan Harbinger Show – 211: Arthur Brooks | How Loving Your Enemies Can Save America

Why Reddit Finally Quarantined r/The_Donald—and Why It’s Probably Scared to Ban It

Twitter won’t censor Trump’s rule-breaking tweets, but it will make them harder to find

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

ALARMING AI CLONES BOTH A PERSON’S VOICE AND THEIR SPEECH PATTERNS

I’M A JOURNALIST BUT I DIDN’T FULLY REALIZE THE TERRIBLE POWER OF U.S. BORDER OFFICIALS UNTIL THEY VIOLATED MY RIGHTS AND PRIVACY

Boston suburb bans facial recognition software

Police body-cam maker Axon says no to facial recognition, for now

Buried in Facebook’s Libra White Paper, a Digital Identity Bombshell

NASA Confirms Its Deep Space Network Has Been Hacked

The Pentagon has a laser that identifies people by their heartbeat

RETAILERS ARE JUDGING CONSUMERS BY USING SECRET “SURVEILLANCE SCORES”

Aggression Detectors: The Unproven, Invasive Surveillance Technology Schools Are Using to Monitor Students

Firefox Wants to Help You Fool Ad Trackers With 100 Useless Browser Tabs

APPS & DOODADS

Niantic is throwing a Harry Potter: Wizards Unite fan festival this summer

Instant Pot SSV800 Accu Slim Sous Vide Immersion Circulator, 6 or 8 quart

FoodSaver V2244 Vacuum Sealer Machine with Starter Kit | Safety Certified

Western Digital 8TB Elements Desktop Hard Drive – USB 3.0 – WDBWLG0080HBK-NESN

Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB External Hard Drive Desktop HDD – USB 3.0, 2 USB Ports, for Computer Desktop Workstation PC Laptop, 2 Months Adobe CC Photography (STEL8000100)

Introducing Firewall

Firewall: Robo Call Blocker

FTC, Justice Dept. takes coordinated action against robocallers

Star Wars furniture is here, and you probably can’t afford it

BRIC-A-BRAC

NASA’s About to Send an Atomic Clock Into Orbit, And It’ll Revolutionise Space Travel

It took two minutes for Taco Bell to sell out its new hotel, because people are weird

Watch High-Speed MRI Images of Someone Singing “If I Only Had a Brain“

There Is A Wine Theme Park In France And It Looks Magnifique