Ep 150: The Truth is On Hiatus

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  March 4, 2016

Financial & emotional repercussions of social media; app bubble burst; big data & Banksy; Yahoo & Linkedin WTFs; McAfee, show your work; do not use 23andMe; active listening; X-Files; 3-Body Problems; no science on Sci; good & bad casting; listener love!

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Show Notes

INTRO

Douglas Rushkoff: ‘I’m thinking it may be good to be off social media altogether’

Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus by Douglas Rushkoff

Green with Facebook Envy, Red with Twitter Rage

After The Gold Rush

SlideBelts

California Shopping Cart Retrieval Corporation

IN THE NEWS

Israeli soldiers who relied on Waze blundered into a deadly firefight with Palestinians

Children Could Soon Sue Parents Who Post Pictures Of Them On Social Media

Yahoo spent $1 billion to buy Tumblr, but now it’s hinting it may write off nearly the entire deal

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Is Passing His $14 Million Stock Grant to Employees

Google’s Self-Driving Car Hit Another Vehicle for the First Time

The Trollable Self-Driving Car

Scientists discover how to ‘upload knowledge to your brain’

Samsung Gear VR-Powered Roller Coasters Headed to Six Flags

Did Academics Unmask Banksy?

The Obamas head to Texas later this month for the SXSW Festival

SECURITY HAH!

The Battle Between Apple and the FBI Is So Heated Because It’s So Unprecedented

John McAfee Revealed How To Hack An iPhone On National Television

John McAfee better prepare to eat a shoe because he doesn’t know how iPhones work

Mossberg: The Cloud Loophole

Why Was a Facebook Executive Arrested in Brazil? Encryption.

Snapchat Employee Data Leaks Out Following Phishing Attack

Microsoft to bring post-breach detection to Windows 10 security

Hackers hold German hospital data hostage

IRS Cyberattack Total is More Than Twice Previously Disclosed

Your Cyberwar Cheat Sheet

23andMe Is Terrifying, but Not for the Reasons the FDA Thinks

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

Lyft Driver Caught on Camera Refusing to Drop Passenger Off

Life and Death in the App Store

AT THE LIBRARY

Ex-Isle: A Novel (Ex-Heroes) by Peter Clines

The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu

China Is Displacing People to Make Way for a Massive Alien-Hunting Telescope

Fast radio bursts: Scientists hear ‘huge’, mysterious and repeating signal from deep in space

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

Here Active Listening

Joyable: Online Social Anxiety Program Based on CBT

Overnight: Last-minute bookings, meet last-minute hosts.

Breather is a network of beautiful spaces that can be reserved for any length of time – a short 30 minute recharge or an entire day of productivity. It’s up to you.

MEDIA CANDY

The X-Files

The Human Face of Big Data

What On Earth

It’s official: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey sign on for adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower

IAN MCSHANE IS AMERICAN GODS’ MR. WEDNESDAY FOR STARZ

FIVE BEST GOTH ROCK BANDS OF ALL TIME