Grumpy Old Geeks

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.

340: Spoiler Alert, Everyone Dies ・30.04.2019

How to hide from AI survelliance; Amazon tracking workers; Facebook hit with 3 privacy fines in one day; Twitter Jack meets Trump; Slack goes public; FB $5 billion FTC fine; Instagram & influencers; Musk's Tesla promise; Google Wing drone delivery approved; Amazon Alexa privacy issues; ... Read More

339: Let Them Eat Cake ・25.04.2019

Capitalism in crisis; viva la revolution; shutting down social media; rejecting Silicon Valley education; Facebook antitrust case; Alexa, let me tell you about my mother; firefighting drones; the Spiderverse; punk podcasts; ex-goth President; feedback; more eggs; 555; AI beer; San Fran'... Read More

338: Farting in the Wind ・22.04.2019

Ethics alone can't fix tech; 20 years since Columbine; India leads the world in internet shutdowns; the tyranny of Arial; UK porn block; Pinterest is a legit business, guys; Mueller report on CD-ROM; Facebook forgot millions of Instagram passwords were unencrypted; Google dragnet; Hover... Read More

337: Semper Malevolum ・18.04.2019

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; ... Read More

336: You'll Get Used to It ・15.04.2019

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;... Read More

335: Putting the F-U in FUN ・11.04.2019

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 scoo... Read More

334: Shrodinger's Cancer ・08.04.2019

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 stalkerwar... Read More

333: Halfway to Hell ・04.04.2019

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 ch... Read More

332: 3 Hots and a Cod ・01.04.2019

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; W... Read More

331: Flat Bubbles ・28.03.2019

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; ... Read More

330: Bush League ・25.03.2019

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... Read More

329: Patines Del Diablo ・18.03.2019

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 s... Read More

328: Slanderous & Unnecessary ・14.03.2019

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 Ac... Read More

327: The King is Dead, Long Live the King ・11.03.2019

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... Read More

326: Whiskey in the Morning ・07.03.2019

Net Neutrality back on the table; Lyft growing, losing $1 billion; Workism; Google wage equality's surprising twist; China's social credit score in action; Tesla's Model 3; Jibo out; YouTube culture; winter is coming; Discovery & the Orville; New Order; podcasting industry changes; alco... Read More

325: One Hot Pocket at a Time ・04.03.2019

E-Scooter braking problems; Facebook's clear history tool & "stablecoin"; FTC takes on tech, finally; Amazon pulls out of Seattle; government finally looking at "we're just a platform"; get those lithium-ion batteries off of planes; some Star Wars tangents; what big data actually can pr... Read More

324: Down with the CRISPR ・28.02.2019

Unintended CRISPR consequences; YouTube, Bill Gates takes on anti-vaxxers; facial recognition regulations; (not an ad); scooter software glitches; HoloLens; Ev out from Twitter; BMW's AI; the horrible lives of moderators; Vice; Clear & Vivid; Abducted in Plain Sight; hand job... Read More

323: This One Goes to 11G ・25.02.2019

Digital ads take over traditional; Zuck explains ad-free Facebook isn't simple; NASA bringing drone traffic control; Trump brings us... 6G?; latest list of dildos that steal your personal data; a peek into Chinese surveillance state; Google's forgotten microphones; Emojis in court; GetF... Read More

322: VINDICATION! ・23.02.2019

On Twitter, delete = set visibility to zero; Open Markets against monopolies; AI fake faces; Google's shell corps; UK wants to regulate Facebook; don't give Instagram your credit card; RIP Oppy the Mars Rover; Oscar screeners; Netflix completes Marvel purge; Darknet Diaries; hygiene gui... Read More

321: Contact! ・19.02.2019

Regulation matters, mostly; Facebook multi-billion fine; Amazon pulls out of NYC; rejecting side hustles; conversational Twitter; not all fun and memes; Blizzard layoffs; 500px hacked; police & Ring Neighborhoods; smartwatches; LoveSync; cilantro rice & air fried steaks; vintage magic k... Read More

320: Thanks, I Hate It ・14.02.2019

Living without the tech giants; what does delete mean with Facebook; America first in AI; Paris sues Airbnb; Mars One is dead; more scooter disasters; Generation Wealth; MASH; Carolla news girl podcasts; Deadly Class; John Twelve Hawks frees your mind; people don't trust the blockchain.... Read More

319: The United States of Apathy ・11.02.2019

Facebook fatigue; scooter injuries; Bezos Fire Stick; the Grammies & Oscars out of touch; facial recognition self-regulation; Silicon Valley tax avoidance; Snap, Twitter & manipulating the numbers; bounty hunters accessing GPS data for years; Germany takes on Facebook; screen-recording ... Read More

318: Sweet Dreams ・07.02.2019

The American dream; Google raking it in; self-aware robot overlords; Snopes checks out of Facebook; your brain off social media; Slack goes public; Russia outlaws fake news; the end of crypto; self-driving parking; Gotti; Jim Jefferies; Sex Education; Russian Doll; Crash test girl; Load... Read More

317: Is That An Arm In Your Pocket? ・04.02.2019

Cutting out the big five; Apple spanks Facebook & Google; nothing seems to hurt Facebook; people really don't care about their privacy; execs scoot out of Lime; Buzzfeed's unpaid UGC; get some sleep and don't detox; Japan's hacking IoT devices; xDedic shut down; global police after DDoS... Read More

316: Balldazzled ・31.01.2019

Facebook furor; Davos reveals our AI future; data saving except for ads; Huawei charged; electric scooters are dangerous, shocking; scoot scooping; Net Neutrality benefits don't exist; the Punisher; Ted Bundy; the Passage; the Dropout; the Traveler; Digital Minimalism; reply all apocaly... Read More