Grumpy Old Geeks

Grumpy Old Geeks

Covering tech news, security, movies, tv shows, and books for tech savvy adults. A no-holds-barred show about the Internet and how it's affecting our lives for good or bad. Hosts Jason DeFillippo & Brian Schulmeister have over 40 years of online experience and aren't afraid to tell it like it is.... Show More

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November 22, 2019

Whoops, we screwed up; gig worker revolt; Uber videotaping; Apple repair costs; another self-driving crash; the decade of the grifter; Microsoft Teams; Disney data; Sacha Baron Cohen ADL award; Ring's horrific privacy practices; bluetooth scanners; stalkerware; Descript; 10 years of Angry Birds; Amazon smart shelf; shop Kondo; Musk's truck.

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Our uncool ad strategy; Brave browsing; how Facebook monetizes you; more FB lies; our not-so-smart homes aren't getting any smarter; who owns 3D scans of 3,000 year old art; Disney+ hacked; the Mandalorian; the Crown; Axel Foley; David Chang & famous people eating; "science" supports falling asleep to podcasts; Dan Carlin; Dennis E. Taylor; feedback.

Show notes at https://gog.show/394

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November 16, 2019

Who owns AI art; Disney+ & the Mandelorian; Google banking; YouTube kids content changes; Facebook's internal report; PayPal cuts off Pornhub; Singles Day; border agents can't randomly search phones; getting your big data; couple's disconnect on surveillance; new MacBook Pros; Brave browser; retro Razr returns; wtf.social; Westworld creators take on Gibson; beautiful data.

Show notes at https://gog.show/393

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Disney+ growing pains; Facebook lets you tweak UI; Microsoft all in on privacy; smart TV data; Google's Project Nightingale; Apple Card sexism; YouTube owes you nothing; Instagram to hide likes; robot sneaker factories; Twitter drafts a new policy; anonymous Facebook memos; Westworld's immersive promo; Dan Carlin & Bill Bryson books; Uber CEO's whoopsie; feedback.

Show notes at https://gog.show/392

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Fitbit is doomed; Airbnb not a platform in New Jersey anymore; Uber Ads; Bitcoin price manipulation; misleading ads; Coalfire arrests; TikTok and national security; idiot problems; Trend Micro data sales; secret consumer scores; Ring problems; Another Life; skip politics button; the Morning Show; our insider trading policy; magento lemonade; feedback.

Show notes at https://gog.show/391

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Smart city scale back; Apple moves to more subscriptions; Gawker chaos; 3rd party content moderator calls it quits; Twitter won't take political ads, maybe; Sorkin walks and talks to Zuck; free markets; music piracy down; Will.I.Am's Wink dying; Apple Watch 5 life alerts; car security; VPNs; Echo Buds vs AirPods; cleaning the brain; vampire apocalypse.

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October 30, 2019

Big burger data; blockchain, what is it good for; same-day delivery chaos; Alphabet looking to buy Fitbit; worthless shares; Facebook employees rise; Musk to court; Flash, really; AI banking; the Mandalorian; scary movies; AirPod Pro, now with the same battery; 1.5x movies; facial recognition for porn; sports heroes; feedback.

Show notes at https://gog.show/389

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Bezos no longer richest man; Amazon shares down; Zuck goes to congress, gets schooled; Facebook paying for news; face-scanning AI interviews; non-binary in a binary form world; drone killers; firmware hacking; Retina-X fines; SCIF show; DOH! protocol; BBC news goes dark web; life saving Apple Watch; FireTV Cube; Eero; Adobe deals; self-driving rats.

Show notes at https://gog.show/388

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October 23, 2019

NanoSpamo; WeWork devalued; Libra's continued hurdles; Facebook helping to protect the 2020 US election, no, really, ok maybe not in ads; Google wants to shut down unionization; Amazon injuries; NordVPN hacked; Air Force ditches floppies; tipping Uber; new trailers; free Apple TV+; rebooting AI; Bryson's back; Moviepass zombie charges; feedback.

Show notes at https://gog.show/387

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October 19, 2019

Windows, not so bad; Zuckerberg ret-cons Facebook origin story; Netflix misses numbers, faces competition; Amazon ditches Oracle; Zappos ridiculous breach settlement; Nest tightens rules for partners; jail time for tech execs; Samsung fingerprints problems; Fire TV cube; Iomega zip drives; stun sticks; e-rosary; Gen Z doesn't want to hear from you.

Show notes at https://gog.show/386

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October 16, 2019

Dipping our feet in the UBI waters; Libra, out; Facebook refuses to take down fake ads, looking out users; Uber pink slips; Samsung stops Blue-ray production; yet another scooter company; El Camino; Lost in Space; warp speed is really slow; music, on the blockchain; AMC home streaming; Eon; Brian Grazer; Rebooting AI; SpaceX screws Texas; feedback.

Show notes at https://gog.show/385

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October 12, 2019

Dead AirPods; Amazon workers watch footage you let them watch; Dominos loses ADA case; Postmates IPO delayed; Waymo driverless cars are coming, maybe; tech sabotages public safety; Bezos makes it so; Facebook fines pile up; D-link router flaws; Twitter targets ads with phone numbers; scrubbing social media; proper escalator use; Diet Coin.

Show notes at https://gog.show/384

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Catalina; 23andMe making some guesses; Waymo comes to LA; Deepfakes laws; Russian hackers modify browsers; Picard & The Expanse; IT Chapter 2; Bill Gate's brain; Dead Can Dance; Ali Wong; Han Solo Carbonite Roaster; Disney+ ruins childhood memories; Debbie Harry; Felicia Day; Apple turns someone gay; the origins of Sweden; feedback loop.

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October 5, 2019

WeWork, a struggling non-tech company; cutting scooter brakes; drone-ramming drones; self driving cars, not in my backyard; TikTok says no to political ads; Words With Friends data breach; Google's bad facial recognition tactics; ghost protocols; Yahoo inside job; Fitbit; Undercover out; Microsoft putting on the pressure; we have no idea how this works.

Show notes at https://gog.show/382

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Meat, the new eggs; Facebook leaked audio; Kickstarter says no unions; Musk breaks laws with tweets; online child sex abuse explosion; tech breaking the border; new iPhone hack; uBiome down the toilet; Stranger Things, the Good Place, Mr. Robot; Harry Potter meets Superman; Amazon book price nonsense; feedback loop; Autoblow AI, surprise!

Show notes at https://gog.show/381

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September 28, 2019

Adventures with Apple; Goop isn't science; Facebook gives up on fixing itself; Uber looking for a pivot, still bad; Amazon wants to write facial recognition rules; tech unicorns not doing well; Match sued; burner emails; right to be forgotten, forgotten; Doordash hack; Ring wants in; DNA data guidelines; all the Alexas.

Show notes at https://gog.show/380

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September 25, 2019

MoviePass R.I.P; The Daily Show Rip-off; DeepFakes are coming fast; Cloudflare plants trees; AI burns the world; Be Indistractable; Bluetooth gone wild; Snap Conjures Voldemort; Girls named Fred; McDonalds goes AI; Twitter cures financial scams.

Show notes at https://gog.show/379

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September 21, 2019

Hot Apple OS update talk; Wells Fargo stablecoin; naruto run; Alexa crowd-sourcing; Facebook oversight board; Amazon pledges to combat climate change; AI stereotypes; Walmart takes on health care; Descript audio deep fakes; medical information out in the open; private surveillance networks; Fitbit; PortalTV; stand-up specials; Dark Tower, Battlestar Galactica return; oh, Elon.

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September 14, 2019

WeWork overvalued; scraping isn't hacking; Milo & Ryan; Uber layoffs; California disrupts the gig economy, Uber says see you in court; Kickstarter fires union organizers; Facebook warns uses may be unsettled by iPhone privacy change; Replica; stingrays & the White House; simjackers; Jeremy Renner; WeWALK; Spotify acquires Soundbetter; drone coasters; Mountweazels.

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September 11, 2019

More MIT Media Lab; that Equifax settlement; Facebook's cheating, er dating app; please regulate us, says Microsoft; AI coming for small tasks; Walter Mosley quits Star Trek; the Spy; Whitney Cummings; vinyl rising; Korn's podcast; robot priests help your soul; feedback loop.

Show notes at https://gog.show/376

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