The many benefits of quitting Facebook; eggs, again; Coronavirus and tech companies; we’re all already self-quarantining; technology’s burden on teenage girls; YouTube recommending fewer conspiracy videos; RSA wrap-up; voting technology; Utah Panopticon; Clearview AI as a plaything; robot lawyers; hoodies; SETI@Home; Twitter’s Fleets; outbreaks of idiocy.

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Show Notes


Top Economists Study What Happens When You Stop Using Facebook

Australian paper prints blank pages to help tackle toilet paper shortage

An egg a day may be fine for you after all, a new study says


Microsoft has asked all Seattle and Bay Area employees to work from home until March 25 due to coronavirus fears

Google cancels its 2020 I/O developer conference

The Lonely Burden of Today’s Teenage Girls

You Already Live in Quarantine

YouTube’s tweaks to recommend fewer conspiracy videos seem to be working


The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans


Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset with Dynamic Cardioid Boom Mic

This Small Company Is Turning Utah Into a Surveillance Panopticon

There Is Shockingly Little Oversight of Private Companies That Create Voting Technologies

Before Clearview Became a Police Tool, It Was a Secret Plaything of the Rich

For $3, a ‘robot lawyer’ will sue data brokers that don’t delete your personal and location info


Darknet Diaries EP 60: DAWGYG


Magewell XI100DUSB One Channel HDMI Gen 2 USB 3.0 Capture Dongle

TFY Universal Car Headrest Mount Holder with Angle- Adjustable Holding Clamp for Tablets -Compatible with iPad 2/3 / 4 – iPad Mini – iPad Air – iPad Pro – Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 – Tab A and More

SETI@Home ends its crowdsourced search for alien life after 21 years

Twitter Is Testing Self-Destructing Tweets

This cool online radio station lets you listen to popular songs from any decade and country from 1900 to now

A Deft Robotic Hand That’d Make Luke Skywalker Proud

Watch Mark Hamill’s Amazing Reaction to Young Amputee’s ‘R2-D2’ Bionic Arm


Report: Outbreak of idiocy spreading 10,000 times faster than coronavirus


Trader Joe’s founder Joe Coulumbe dies at 89