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Grumpy Old Geeks

510 episodes - English - Latest episode: 8 days ago - ★★★★★ - 6.5K ratings

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.

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503: Grumpy Stuff

April 14, 2021 07:00 - 1 hour - 69.9 MB

Corona kills trust; Uber's back; programming errors; Tesla's crypto stock, 5 year olds are in charge; Google's Project Bernanke; Twitch will act on off-platform offenses; Facebook's Hotline; Pinterest creates a Creator Fund; Thiel on Bitcoin; China hits Alibaba with antitrust fine; Coded Bias; Made for Love; Hard; judging people on music taste, with science; Jon Stewart; is back; the Serpent; the Nevers; working lightsabers; Logitech stops Harmony remote production; AR ...

502: Deliver-oh-no!

April 07, 2021 07:00 - 1 hour - 65.8 MB

It's not AI; NFT price crash; don't forget those taxes; Chrome was a memory hog; Deliveroo crashes in London IPO; bad April Fool's jokes by Deliveroo & Volts, I mean Volkswagen; Supreme Court rules in favor of Google over Oracle; Amazon, Google returning to offices; 23andMe's SPAC; John Woo's Monkey Master; Godzilla vs Kong; Star Trek news; cutting edge iMacs; Apple Arcade+; Roadie memoirs; Star Wars news; not-breaking Facebook leak news; malware hidden in cheat codes; own your webs...

501: It Forked

March 31, 2021 07:00 - 1 hour - 62.2 MB

I've got an NFT bridge to sell you; Substack raises millions; Anti-Vax Mondays at Krispy Kreme, Zoom-Free Fridays at Citi; Jack Dorsey multi-tasks; nowhere on Earth without satellite light pollution; Moderna vaccine posted on GitHub; Moroccan bit-bros; OpenAI spewing words; BitClout; Virgin lost Spaceship II, goes straight to III; 6 Minutes to Midnight; concerts are coming back, but are the roadies; the Alchemist; the Immortality Code; Obi-Wan Kenobi; hackers backdoor PHP source cod...

500: Players Only Love You When They’re Playing

March 25, 2021 18:02 - 1 hour - 59.9 MB

500 episodes & 8 years of grump; crushing Dreams because copyright; still no self-driving cars; buy your Tesla with Bitcoin; Dispo gonna disappear; men behaving badly; India says no Bitcoin; your NFT is gonna disappear; Facebook's AI kicks off punk rockers; paying creators to pump up platforms; uBiome charged with fraud; Jeff Goldblum's world; Sting; Tower Records; the Last Blockbuster; smart bird feeders from Slovenia; Tinder lets you get a Lyft; Neil Gaiman; Amoralman; everyone ha...

499: Forever Old

March 17, 2021 07:00 - 1 hour - 65.8 MB

Facebook censorship & playbooks; Kalanick, again; Twitter Spaces; Clubhouse upgrades; Bitcoin's problems; Uber, Lyft sharing banned driver data; Amazon gamification expands; NiFTy News; crypto-grifters; the Grammys weren't bad; Pivot; Netflix cracking down on password sharing; iPhone 12 upgrade; HomePod discontinued; FAA drone rules; Cyberweapons Arms Race; deepfakes in suburbia; hacking as a service; anonymized data is bullshit; Zoom Escaper; who wants to be the Technoking? Show n...

498: Snakes on a Blockchain

March 10, 2021 16:39 - 1 hour - 80.2 MB

NFT bubble grows; music & art blockchain applications; Banksy Morons; NFTs are the new eggs; ChiaCoin; Google eats their cookies; gig worker shortage; UBI seems to work; Facebook SEER AI; McAfee crypto fraud; Square aquires Tidal; Patrice O'Neal; Condor; Jungle Books; Coming to America 2; teleprompter gear; ripping audio; deep fakes are the new eggs; Solarwinds throws an intern under the bus; TALON; feedback. Show notes at

497: Not F’n Tangible

March 03, 2021 19:01 - 1 hour - 78.9 MB

Baseball cards on the blockchain, NFT's go mainstream; Grimes 133tsp33k; Coinbase admits Bitcoin could crumble; pandemic stats; Twitter announces Super Follows; Star Trek news; Frasier's listening; the Lady and the Dale; Boss Obama not-a-podcast; Gell-Mann Amnesia; bye, bye Fry's; gadget ages; Radio Garden; Citizen notifications; Dispo; Where For; Sigh, Gone; subtitles; Facebook privacy lawsuit; Tom Cruise deep fakes; Microsoft's decentralized IDs; German pandemic words; feedback. ...

496: "I'm Fired"

February 24, 2021 08:00 - 1 hour - 68 MB

It's time to get things started; regulations; still hacking tractors; Google has an ethical AI ethicist problem; UK slaps Uber with the law; Facebook stops news in Australia, restarts it as Australians abandon it; Facebook caught lying about metrics, again; WhatsApp details privacy change policy; Influencers for health; Hot Ones; Twitch & Metallica; Spotify HiFi; Reply All host hiatus; Amazon's Kickstarter; Think Again; CyberWar & the Lost Colony; Clubhouse concerns; Mac M1 malware;...

495: Gotta Spend Money to Lose Money

February 17, 2021 08:00 - 1 hour - 73.8 MB

Bitcoin goes up, must come down; Facebook privacy payouts; Zuck wants to inflict pain on Apple; Oculus problems; Spotify unrolls Work From Anywhere program; AI can manipulate human behavior; Russia dealing with TikTok politics; Chappelle gets paid; Whedon cancelled twice; the Stand falls on landing; Discovery Plus shows; web sleuths at the Cecil Hotel; Kim's Convenience; iPad Life; Clubhouse facts & privacy; signs of intelligent life with Avi Loeb; supply-chain attacks; Bloomberg do...

494: Jib Jab as a Service

February 10, 2021 08:00 - 1 hour - 72.5 MB

Flash, a-ah, saviour of the universe; WeWork might be just fine; Tesla buys bitcoin; Robinhood still very popular; Twitter confirms experiments with new models, subscriptions; AI COVID predictions; Amazon's new CEO; WFH causes chip shortages; Toyota's self-drifting car; In & Of Itself; the Expanse season finale; Fake Famous; Samsung's ridiculously large monitor; seven screen laptops; supplements on the blockchain; Heaven's River; tracked at the Capitol; hacker breaks into water supp...

493: Poverty Mode

February 03, 2021 16:54 - 1 hour - 76.2 MB

Welcome back to paradise; Bye, Loon; Instacart layoffs; pay for pardons; India proposes banning Bitcoin; Apple & Facebook face-off on privacy; revisiting Covid corner; Facebook Oversight Board makes first rulings; Robin Hood, Game Stop & the stock market; Night Stalker; Tiger; Ten Little Things; Tenet; Mulan; Alto's Adventure; Apple magnets, facemask unlocking & privacy labels; Microsoft's new, improved, less racist chatbot patent; Thousand Bike Helmets; the Stand; Ministry for the ...

492: Silovaya Ustanovka

January 20, 2021 16:51 - 1 hour - 67.1 MB

Blue Monday; Biden's Biscuit; Bitcoin; Parler gets a landing page; Uber, Lyft drivers in California sue to overturn Prop 22; Virgin Orbit; lying over text; Dan Carlin, Common Sense; Spotify's bet on podcasts is failing; Apple looks into Podcast subscriptions; Paramount becomes a Plus; Wild Kratts; the Hustler; Fitbit joins Google; Instagram Reels audio; Ben Yelin joins us to talk 1st & 5th Amendments & the Internet; Pelosi's laptop; feedback. Show notes at

491: Set Democracy to Zero

January 13, 2021 16:45 - 1 hour - 75 MB

The week that lasted a year; 2021 has the worst 14 day trial period since Quibi, which Roku acquired; a plague still ravages the land; the good, the bad & the ugly of de-platforming; should all dictators be banned on Twitter; the big red button of treason; putting things in a little perspective; Area 41 alert; the week in escapism; Discovery ends; Discovery Plus had some 'splaining to do; bye, Alex Trebek; Bean Dad; Tweet Delete; Echelon; docks with ports; more Big Sur update storie...

490: 2 Acres of Hope

January 06, 2021 08:00 - 1 hour - 73.8 MB

2021, here we are; year-end wrap ups; Ticketmaster used stolen passwords to hack rival; Google workers union; Instacart is a parasite; gig companies seek labor deals in Europe; Chatroulette's AI is still people; AI vertical farming; self-driving cars have a bias problem; Tesla autopilot trip; Dave's no good, very bad Big Sur upgrade; Solarwinds hackers got Microsoft source code; security & your car; Facebook's megascale; holiday movies & TV; holiday apps & doodads; RIP, Flash; McDon...

489: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Lockdown

December 23, 2020 08:00 - 1 hour - 85.9 MB

Tom Cruise is right; a verified internet; TikTok turns on MLMs; beam me up, Quantum Scotty; AI co-pilots; Apple EV car & breakthrough batteries coming "soon"; Roy Clark's pants are down; Star Wars corner; RAM to WI-FI breaking air-gapped systems; HBO finally makes a deal with Roku; the Expanse; the Grand Tour; Star Trek Discovery; the Stand; Disney+; Queen's Gambit; Bee Gees & Beatles; Jason on Penn's Sunday School; struggling with the Laundry Files; Firefox UNFCK; Space Force Guard...

488: On a Safari

December 16, 2020 08:00 - 1 hour - 70.8 MB

Paying to gig; ADA lawsuits; FTC wants social media firms to explain themselves, sues Facebook for monopolization; dynamic difficulty adjustments in sports games; Stripchat; Pornhub purge; the Silicon Valley Texodus; Hawaii is for tech villians; searching for You; Star Wars lore & Operation:Cinder with Furry Jr; SolarWinds hack; Star Trek data; Heaven's Gate; the Queen's Gambit; Big Sur update; Chrome is bad; trying Safari; Apple's ridiculous AirPods Max; AI translation; white supre...

487: Fieri+

December 09, 2020 08:00 - 1 hour - 69.5 MB

Twitter verification, 2.0; Snapchat woos TikTok users back via laying bricks; SpaceX Starlink going to ruin the night sky; WarnerMedia leaving theaters out to dry; Discovery+ to start streaming diners, drive-in & sharks; Google fires AI ethicist for doing her job; show your work, DeepMind; Dad-Bod Fett; Dave wants to believe; iPhone Wi-Fi packet of death; embarrassing de-pixelizations; Tenet; Bond, YouTube Bond; the Grinch; Marvis Pro; Clubhouse; more Ready Player Two; Yankee Candle...

486: Bye, Bye Mr. FCC Pai

December 02, 2020 08:00 - 1 hour - 67.1 MB

Happy Pandemiversary; Comcast price hikes; Internet's gonna internet; Microsoft's creepy Productivity Score; health risks of space; Facebook's self-serving self-reporting ads tool fail; Ajit Pai to step down; the McRib is back; Star Wars corner; hackers sell access to C-Suite emails; COVID data spies get personal; an FDA for algorithms; Tubi; the Undoing; Spotify stories; kids TV; Zoom PodTrak; Bowflex; Wes Anderson's office; all dumpsters include the fire; Ready Player Two; High-Ri...

485: The 34 Days of Christmas

November 25, 2020 08:00 - 1 hour - 80.3 MB

We give, it's Christmastime; how's that crypto going, bro; Apple lowers their app store cut; Buzzfeed acquires HuffPo because…?; Facebook's on the face; Comcast data caps; its a mess at the FCC & FTC; Facebook, Twitter face content moderation problems; adios, Arecibo; RadioShack in the Land of the Lost; Panopticon worries; Utah monoliths; Shane MacGowan; the Iron Lady; micropayments for artists; Hollywood isn't in Kansas anymore; Jeopardy hosts; AirPod woes; it's all about the ...

484: Space Karen

November 18, 2020 08:00 - 1 hour - 74.9 MB

Pick your machine learning bias; TikTok ban forgotten; DoorDash taking the money & dashing; Uber selling off self-driving unit; Airbnb has some bigots; Austria wants to censor worldwide; another day, another Google fine; Zoomsgiving; Dave's bum is fine; yes, your computer phones home; Big Sur slowdown; Long Way Up; the Crown; Instagram's new features; Zuck's strange decisions; hyperventilate to sober up; Elon would like to speak to the COVID-19 manager; feedback loop. Show notes at...

483: What is “”?

November 12, 2020 00:35 - 1 hour - 71.5 MB

Canadian complaints; the never ending election; if I only had a brain; Uber, Lyft & DoorDash lie to buy their law, make millions; EU hits Amazon with antitrust charge; AI cracks PDEs; Eric Schmidt moves to Cyprus; fast radio bursts; Silk Road's bitcoin; Furry Season Landscaping; Carfax for cops; Ransomware Facebook ads; virtual Hall of Fame; podcast news; streaming devices; Apple's event;; the finances of C19 safe concerts; feedback loop; goodbye, Alex. Show notes at http...

482: Choose Wisely

November 04, 2020 16:40 - 1 hour - 80.9 MB

It's election day, let's just lie on the floor & scream together; Twitter explains how they will handle results; CISA says everything is going ok (from external threats, anyway); more cyberattacks against hospitals; Zoom adds end-to-end encryption; diving deep with the Mandalorian; Joe Rogan tests Spotify, wins; Tenacious D; Lewis Black; Bad Education; Mr. Rogers; Tehran; Fauda; Over the Moon; Somebody Feed Phil; Jon Stewart's back; ClipDrop; Elgato Key Light; Shure; Digislate; Spid...

481: 18.09 Scaramuccis

October 28, 2020 19:45 - 1 hour - 78.8 MB

Quibi is toast, Scaramuccis galore, Wisconsin gets Foxconned, Tesla lies about self-driving tech, Police can read your phone, Twitter probably not hacked, creepy video bro's don't get fired, Animaniacs and Supermarket Sweep are back, Ghostbusters delayed, James Bond is homeless, Photoshop gets some AI, ClipDrop hits the streets, upcoming books, and more! Show notes at

480: BeelzeYeezy

October 21, 2020 07:00 - 1 hour - 74.4 MB

TikTok's back (in Pakistan); China's law fighting addiction in kids; living with influencers; Instagram EU probe; about Biden's hard drive; Facebook really quashing left-leaning stories; relocating while working remotely & your salary; YouTube fighting conspiracy theories, again; BA hit with biggest-ever fine; Barnes & Noble data breach; Chinese hackers & McAfee; Sandworm; Google Chrome "bug"/feature; iPhones & AirPods Pro; Paperlike; Amazon Explore; streaming payments; Infinite Mon...

479: Good to the Last Click

October 15, 2020 16:51 - 1 hour - 77.3 MB

Aging Millennials embracing Folgers; Prime Day ridiculousness; a dip into COVID corner; Facebook bans Holocaust-denial content, finally; Quibi has no takers; Disney focuses on streaming; Yelp takes a stand against racism; phantom images fool autopilots; keeping e-scooters off sidewalks; 5G heartbreaks; Microsoft busts Trickbot; broken cables; Apple's bug bounties; Singaporn; Janeway's back; CRISPR doc; Fatman; Apple's new stuff; 1/2 a Christmas tree; feedback. Show notes at https:/...

478: XLS Extreme!

October 12, 2020 01:50 - 1 hour - 76.5 MB

Show news; Raised by Wolves; Pixar releasing new movie on Disney+; podcast unions; Facebook, Twitter play whack-a-mole with bad actors; Twitter's different rules for Trump; Amazon's Rivian electric vans; Waymo driverless rides in Phoenix; UK's Excel problem; Pantone, period; Google sharing search data with law enforcement; RainboxMix; Warner Music Group data breach; welcome to the future of delivery; random facts & blanket horn piping. Show notes at

477: This is Triller, Triller Night

October 08, 2020 20:06 - 1 hour - 59.6 MB

A Stairway to lawyers; Triller's suspect statistics; Instagram labeling state-controlled media; frickin' laser beams taking down drones; Ted Lasso; Enola Holmes; West Wing special; movie industry learned nothing from the music industry; Dune, the Batman and Bond all pushed back; the Go Gos; Moron McAfee arrested; an epic feedback loop. Show notes at

476: Pickle Me Elmo

October 01, 2020 20:22 - 1 hour - 56.1 MB

It's been a week; no self-driving cars anytime soon, shoooocking; Google & Fitbit deal with the EU; Hold For Me; Whole Foods employees angry at Amazon workers; cussing Parrots; Amazon's Utopia; Deep Questions with Cal Newport; Tehran; Borat's back; Hackers Part Deux; The Last Dance; RIP, Geeks & Beats; the Expanse books wrap up; Murderbot Diaries confusion; Phreaking at Disneyland; Elon Musk returns to Moron of the Week. Show notes at

475: Stay Drunky

September 26, 2020 21:21 - 1 hour - 83.4 MB

A rare late night show with socially distant lubrications; Facebook blinks; rethinking contracting; streaming consolidation; Apple issues; the horrors of content moderation; Bezos wants your kid as a customer; words matter; VR as a Facebook platform; what happens if there's election chaos; Pinfluencers; global dark web takedown; being a smooth ethical criminal; Ring's Traffic Stop, home drone; brute forcing passwords; all of Amazon's new products; home speakers; JenniCam 4k; goodnig...

474: Boring Guy

September 23, 2020 07:00 - 1 hour - 55.7 MB

Client statue of limitations; Apple updates causing issues; the TikTok deal stinks; coronavirus work from home continues; Facebook vs Europe; iPhone voice memo "tracking"; Quibi exploring "options"; Microsoft buying up gaming companies; Amazon Sidewalk, why?; Palmer's podcast; Peacock on Roku; Emmies; Ted Lasso, Raised by Wolves renewed; Go Go's doc; Dune & Hackers; the Postman; Goodreads bad; Darwin Awards; crypto currency advice; feedback loop. Show notes at ...

473: GOG+

September 19, 2020 15:21 - 1 hour - 59.7 MB

Dead mediums doing well; Paramount joins the pluses; TikTok, WeChat ban from US app stores; TikTok brain; Arizona goes after Uber safety driver, not Uber; Amazon e-bikes in NYC; Spotify defends Joe Rogan, sort of; Hamm's Hog & internet freedom; don't post pictures of anything with a barcode; Twitter security for politicians; fake data markets; Windows exploit; ransomware attack leads to a death; new Lady in the tubes; Sky Guide; Apple iOS 14; Apple vs everyone; Roam if you want to; ...

472: Trash Behaving Consistently

September 16, 2020 07:00 - 1 hour - 68.4 MB

Still on fire; sarcasm is hard; maybe CEOs should pay employees well; Oracle gets to host TikTok; NVIDIA acquires arm, costs arm & leg; Bitcoin bugs; QAnon site runner not so Anon; lady in the tube gets eyes; blurring your house; normal things, forgotten; Hamilton; Ted Lasso, finally; The Vow; The Gentlemen; the Social Dilemma; YouTube sued; Paw Patrol; Stuart Copeland & misophonia; John Scalzi; Ready Player Two; feedback loop. Show notes at

471: We're Number 28!

September 12, 2020 07:00 - 1 hour - 64.4 MB

The spice must flow; TikTok's algorithm; the real reason there was a beer shortage; Amazon's exploding products; Facebook launches an app for... college kids; NFL in Microsoft Teams; I want my MTV; Los Angeles's contact tracing app rolls out; Amazon appointes ex-NSA director to board; license plate tracking; Portland bans facial recognition; moving to Wordpress; another streaming service; Nikon Z6; quality of life slipping in USA; color-correcting the apocalypse. Show notes at http...

470: Mountains of Inane Faffery

September 09, 2020 21:30 - 58 minutes - 53.9 MB

No more phones in trees; Amazon Fresh review; new (old) memories; another Wordpress plugin bug; Instagram stories in Facebook; Zuck says there may (?) be violence & civil unrest; disinformation in Animal Crossing; Apple vs Epic continues; Twitter trends; Raised by Wolves; Away; The Boys; Star Trek news; streaming self-regulating, in India at least; Attack Surface; gender reveal party start massive fire; Sturgis COVID spread; masks aren't about you; feedback loop. Show notes at http...

469: Assed Vigilantes

September 05, 2020 07:00 - 1 hour - 61.1 MB

New sci-fi, film production is back; Walmart+ launching; Facebook & Twitter catch Russian fake news site; more podcast unions; smart homes for landlords; Amazon drivers gaming the system, still being spied on; Apple-Google contact tracing gets an upgrade; Ben Yelin joins us; Ring cameras spying on cops; Snowden, vindicated; local sheriff's Minority Report; Oculus sales halted in Germany due to GDPR; Zero; technologies gone by the wayside; working from home is starting to stink; scie...

468: Three Little Piggies

September 02, 2020 07:00 - 59 minutes - 54.3 MB

It was a very bad week; what's new?; big tech offices aren't dead; tech salaries revealed; Apple's new products, fixing the app store; Amazon gets drone delivery approval; Elon Musk creates cyber pigs, neuroscience theater; guillotine outside of Bezos' home, again; Zuckerberg admits Facebook erred with Kenosha; Bill & Ted 3; Star Trek Discovery dates; when they come for comedians; TikTok house parties; periods are triggering Gen Z; feedback loop. Show notes at ...

467: A Desire for Desires

August 29, 2020 07:00 - 52 minutes - 48.4 MB

Slow week in tech news; another Tesla autopilot crash; Ladies in a Tube in your hotel rooms; Facebook apologizes for Apple's attempts to protect privacy; gaming Instagram; the pandemic devastated Instacart workers; too fast mopeds in NYC; the ongoing TikTok saga; Star Wars 4K77; busting the Swedish movie pipeline; Tesla targeted for ransomware attack; let's get US tech production back; Amazon fitness tracker; what boredom does for us; build your own air purifier; Jason gets a bike! ...

466: Batman Prime

August 26, 2020 15:13 - 1 hour - 56.4 MB

Giant Meteor 2020; not-good Covid news; Uber & Lyft could have complied with the law, chose not to; Overcast & Spotify testing; why tech isn't exciting anymore; TikTok sues US government; Facebook war-gaming for election meddling; Facebook back taxes; FAA testing drone detecting tech; fastest internet speeds, ever; Lovecraft Country; Entourage; bundle confusion; the Batman, again; time travel sci-fi; OpenDyslexic Font; feedback loop. Show notes at

465: The Best Tech Podcast of 2020

August 22, 2020 07:00 - 1 hour - 55.3 MB

It's true if we say it is; fact-checking is not censorship; Uber & Lyft get a temporary stay in California case; Uber covered up data breach; DoorDash launches grocery delivery; Facebook AI making MRI scans faster, finds Ryan Gosling everywhere; tweeting after death; most Americans think social media is censoring people; Airbnb stops really, really big parties; police unlocking cellphones without oversight; FritzFrog botnet; top secret iPods; Oculus Quest; Blackberries are back; sad...

464: Rideshare Mythological Complex

August 19, 2020 07:00 - 1 hour - 64.2 MB

Firenados, because why not; Epic & Apple battle it out; we're on Discord; defeat by Tweet; Uber & Lyft may shut down, may franchise; Google & Australian pay-for-news ruling; Facebook algorithm actively promotes Holocaust denial; Amazon facing anti-trust probes around the world; Oracle interested in TikTok; Star Trek: Lower Decks; facemasks; bundles get more confusing; AMC theaters re-opening; super light & super heavy Sci Fi; feedback. Show notes at

463: R'amen!

August 15, 2020 18:28 - 1 hour - 65 MB

Owning copyright is key; Apple, Google vs Fortnite; Uber & Lyft lose lawsuit in California, threaten to leave; Amazon should be broken up; Big Tech tries to counter misinformation; boss & remote workers; McAfee's interesting mask; Anonymous; MTV's past; Capital One gets off cheap; Talkspace data-mining; Instagram's set visibility to zero; TOR privacy; Adobe fixes something; Masterclass edu-tainment; Ekranpolan; Airbnb Blockbuster. Show notes at

462: Laser Power Condom

August 12, 2020 17:05 - 52 minutes - 47.9 MB

Declaring email bankruptcy & we attempt to get to feedback zero; Gates calls Microsoft's TikTok deal a poisoned chalice; looking back at Deep Space Nine; Lower Decks; Umbrella Academy 2; socially distanced concerts don't work; Daniel Ek hates music; Derek Sivers; no shoes, no pants, no education; Mandy Patinkin deleting emails; wireless power in New Zealand; ditching charging pads; tons & tons of feedback. Show notes at

461: Fyre Sale

August 08, 2020 07:00 - 58 minutes - 53.5 MB

Catching the Twitter hackers through Bitcoin; Trump orders TikTok, WeChat ban; Facebook finally takes down a misinformation post; Fyre merchandise sale; Jake Paul's misadventures; Levandowski sentenced to prison; Robocall lawyers leak; Canon ransomware attack; Intel leak; rethinking the hacker trope; Reels launches; Sommore; Muppets Now; Star Trek: Lower Decks; speeding up Netflix; Alan Watts; Monkey. Show notes at

460: Pedestrians in the Sky

August 01, 2020 19:00 - 1 hour - 63.6 MB

Congress grills Big Tech, much ado about nothing; Social Media misinformation mayhem & demon seed; Facebook trying to poach TikTok stars; Spotify back to pre-pandemic levels, still losing money; Universal makes deal with AMC for shortened theatrical release windows; Genderify is a joke; Rite Aid facial recognition; Google advanced search operators; self-flying planes; art AI; Apple & right-to-repair; Chewbacca impersonations; lockdown personality changes; "Al Fresco" parking lot din...

459: Get Ready to Get Grumpy!

July 29, 2020 07:00 - 1 hour - 59.1 MB

Kickstart your cybersecurity career, or just podcast; Twitter contractors make a game of accessing data; sports bubbles popping; Zuck off or Zuck it up; TikTok blocks QAnon hashtags; Google employees to continue working from home, going mad; a blast from the '90s; [email protected] trailers, streaming dates; Warrior Nun; Lollapalooza online; finding things in Spotify Podcasts; Shakespeare for Squirrels; the Sandman audiobook; Drive; feedback loop. Show notes at ...

458: Fearsome Turtle

July 25, 2020 07:00 - 1 hour - 64.4 MB

Working from home, out the window; Facebook hurting people at scale; Amazon home robot; Twitter cracks down on QAnon crackpots; Slack mad at Microsoft; Snap revenue is up but losses down; Twitter confirms some DMs accessed in hack, over 1000 people had access to tools to aid hack; GEDMatch confirms data breach to police; Apple provides hackable phones to researchers; drones phone home; the joy of driving & being tracked while you do; docking stations, TVs, Herman Miller gaming gear;...

457: Grumpy Old Idiots

July 22, 2020 07:00 - 59 minutes - 54.2 MB

Disney joins Facebook ad boycott; revealing Emojis; Snapchat adds third party apps; Zoom fatigue, get over it; drive-in esports; companies make millions building unemployment websites that don't work; Coinbase blocked Twitter hackers; Uber sued to reveal algorithm; the Old Guard; John Oliver takes on conspiracies; David Foster; AI moon landing footage; Nixon deepfake; dystopian fiction, now more than ever; Icelandair turns pilots into flight attendants; US Army fake prize giveaways ...

456: Visual Valium

July 18, 2020 07:00 - 1 hour - 61.9 MB

Kayne surpasses a full Scaramouchie; Instagram rolling out TikTok competitor, shopping page; US surpasses China in app downloads; Calm app gets TV show; Netflix doing great during the pandemic, might be running out of subscribers; Peacock is here, already losing content; GigRev; that epic Twitter hack, and what we know; Russian, Chinese hackers targeting COVID-19 vaccine research; Data Dividend Project; Logitech MX Master 3; Nest Home Mini; ATEM Mini; apps for the natural world; App...

455: McMarmot

July 15, 2020 07:00 - 1 hour - 57.3 MB

Back in lockdown; AI is people; 2020, Bubonic plague, why not?; Coinbase selling blockchain analytics software; security whack-a-mole; divisions in Scrabble-land; older people & technology; Ubisoft gets "hands on"; Apple class-action lawsuit; security cams in San Fran; Pinterest needs moderators; podcast news; Peacock & streaming soccer; Hanna; Walter Mercado; Greyhound; Windows Swap; the Dickies; Disney re-opening; feedback. Show notes at

454: Pennies From Jack

July 11, 2020 07:00 - 1 hour - 60.6 MB

Jack dips his toes into Universal Basic Income; Facebook fails civil rights audit; Elon Musk says self-driving cars will happen this year; Walmart to launch Amazon competitor; Loon balloons; Quibi users quit; tech & pro sports; Palantir going public; metamucil & back problems; Clearview AI preemptively pulls out of Canada; TikTok troubles; living the Slack free life; digital assistants & routines; social media time management. Show notes at


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