Grumpy Old Geeks - Covering tech news, security, movies, tv shows, and books for tech savvy adults

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.


Grumpy Old Geeks - Covering tech news, security, movies, tv shows, and books for tech savvy adults

337: Semper Malevolum

Flickr login freedom; scooter body counts; Star Wars goes VR; Facebook VR avatars; EU passes copyright law; UK pushes privacy for under 18s; tour Amazon fulfillment centers; we get more dystopian every day; Apple wins in Spotify's battle with songwriters; the alt-Hoff; Game of Thrones; Disney+; Love, Death & Robots; growth hacking; QR tattoos; feedback; Hi, iFixit! Show notes at
01:05:25 4/18/2019

Past Episodes

Lyft & Uber IPOs; Amazon minimum wage challenge; Google Calendar & Hangout spam; China calls bitcoin "seriously wasted resources"; drone delivery is a go; Assange arrested; robocalls & ringless voicemails; hotel data leaks; Amazon is listening; Activision is tracking employee sex lives; Spotify & Hulu; BBEdit; Adobe alternatives; Clean My Mac; black holes; moon crashes; space is hard & dangerous. Show notes at
01:14:44 4/14/2019
Is it good or bad, again; big telecoms suppressing fast internet; accountable & ethical AI: Facebook tracks you after deactivation; Lyft threatens Morgan Stanley; sharing Netflix passwords; Tesla Sentry Mode; bye bye app economy; shoe gazing returns; Shyamalan fail; Zucked; burning scooters; get a job, Influencers; feedback. Show notes at
01:06:32 4/11/2019
Amazon & Whole Paycheck; AI ethics; the Internet Archive; political texts; Australia's knee jerk reaction;; Snap ads; Tesla's autopilot; scooter news; privacy for plants & birds; bumbling Chinese spies; malware created cancer nodes; more exposed databases; eradicating stalkerware; Scrivner; Apple's charging mat killed; burrito blankets.  Show notes at
01:10:52 4/8/2019
Remembrance of internets past; what is tech ethics; Lyft stock rises, tanks; EU won't wreck internet; Zuck asks for government help; Google employee backlash; Apple shifts to rentier creep; YouTube lets YouTube go wild; the Dirt; Twilight Zone; the Cure; the Fourth Realm; things have changed; you don't own your health data; feedback. Show notes at
01:10:05 4/4/2019
Social media & memory; Facebook bans white nationalism; HUD charges FB with discrimination; Article 13; hedge funs don't believe in Lyft; Twitter considering labeling Trump; the gloaming web; ditching credit card numbers; Grindr a national security risk; AirBnb hidden camera problems; Wasabi; love on the old school internet; Kale. Show notes at
01:18:24 4/1/2019
Digital shabbat follow-up; AI for the American People; Psychedelic Warlords; podcast news; Alexa in the hospital; LA fights for e-scooter data; burn out in China's Silicon Valley; drunk shopping; McDonald's big data buy; YouTube cancels big-budget originals; the Dirt; Apple's services; art matters; manufactured nostalgia; time keeps on slipping away. Show notes at
01:28:26 3/28/2019
Our 6 year anniversary; Florida Man meme; escooter fatalities; everything is good, no wait bad; FCC's commenting problem; Myspace blanked; Moviepass does not understand unlimited; Patreon goes Pro; EU fines Google, again; Clint Watts; AI art & memories of KPT Bryce; Facebook's plaintext passwords; Bill & Ted; the fall of Theranos; Apple product drop; Digital Minimalism; Shabbat Shalom. Show notes at
01:32:21 3/24/2019
Continuing Facebook fiascos; unionize, podcasters; the devil's skates; Apple takes Spotify to task; who's worse, Zuck or Dorsey; Telegram rises; a "dirty little secret" IBM scrapes legal photos; BreedReady Chinese databases; a year after Cambridge Analytica; DARPA's open source voting system; Harry Potter-Go; Leo-based infographics; breakthroughs in sound; tactical sporks. Show notes at
01:04:21 3/18/2019
CDC studying e-scooters; Warren's Tech Antitrust Plan; Facebook fighting on all fronts now; Apple's video service; Lucky Palmer Luckey; inside Twitter's health plan; Amazon ousts merchants, caught selling counterfeits of books, again; Shockwave gone; cash in stores; Carolla; Umbrella Academy; the Spy & the Traitor; hipster fail; Tim/Apple double & triple down. Show notes at
01:11:47 3/13/2019
Amazon gets subsidy to move into Arlington County; scooters sued in San Diego; UK requires age verification for porn; the last time unprofitable companies went public; almost half of AI startups have no AI; Airbnb buys hotel company; US & Mexico tracking journalists; Facebook's pivot to privacy; Alphabet's cybersecurity; charging stands; transient anuses & penis enlargement; good ol' Tim Apple. Show notes at
01:05:40 3/10/2019

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