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

313: All I See is Hitler

Seriously, that new Slack logo; Apple & Microsoft fight the good fight; YouTube bans dangerous pranks & challenges; Tidal, like everyone, fakes stats; Netflix price hike; Google trolls the EU; Snap falls, again; the MegaBreach; Oklahoma's not OK; feds can't force phone unlock; voice automation in cars; pink-slipped robots; your package is here. Show notes at
01:11:54 1/20/2019

Past Episodes

Worldwide data grabs; sunscreen & science; I am the eggman; Bird censoring; WeChat about Chinese dystopias; now that's a spicy CRISPR tomato; AI translation; Bird Box challenges; suing Bandersnatch; inst@famous; Clear & Vivid; Star Trek timelines; approval junkies; fully immersive toilet experiences. Brought to you by Go to for up to $5 off your first purchase. Show notes at
00:50:41 1/16/2019
Patreon isn't just a platform; wherefore art tho, fiber internet; mommy blogging; Amazon ad strategy; ghosting government style; data suckers; bounty hunting phones; Amazon Ring whistleblower; Apple trolls at CES; Ikea expands their IoT; Air fryers are the new Instant Pots; Antimatter podcasts; Millennial burnout; peeing on Cheerios. Show notes at
01:11:46 1/13/2019
Sparking joy & saying thank you; AI happiness nudging; 23andMe makes a deal with a drug giant; German leaks; Apple to become a service; WeWork rebrands; Travelers; Aquaman, Ocean's 8, The Predator; A Simple Favor; Starbuck is back; smells like litigation; Space Odysseys; skateboard sharing; smart condoms; people are horrible. Show notes at
00:50:01 1/9/2019
Drone crazy; BanderBirdSnatchBox; Ellison's questionable home decor; Apple in China; Facebook philanthropy; shocking, most of the internet is fake; deep dive into non-lethal force; earthquake apps; Childhood's End; the cable guy; #Watergate & PLATO; grumpy is good for you; sometimes you get sad. Show notes at
01:31:16 1/7/2019
Holiday cheer & good wishes abound in our final episode of the year; Netflix slides into your DMs; for once, Facebook made sense; WhatsApp moderation problems; Target targets Amazon; Pinterest goes public; copyright infringement; defining cybersecurity; a weasel, a baguette & the glitch in the Matrix. Sponsored by eero! Get $100 off the 'eero base unit and 2 beacons package' and a year of eero Plus, by visiting and at checkout enter gog! Show notes at
01:12:06 12/23/2018
Facebook's bad policies continue, but hey, blockchain; Russian social media influence; Wikipedia's "nuclear option"; Verizon writes off Oath; Grumpy Old Birds; secondhand MP3s; Alexa Guard; teasers & trailers; 2010; WallCoin; glitter bombs & Bambi.
00:55:55 12/19/2018
Dipping into the genetic pool; Airbnb regulations; Lyft & Uber's bad business models; Bird is not the word; taxing texts; piracy gone wild on YouTube; crypto's very bad year; Facebook screws up, again; employee spying; Taylor Swift facial recognition crowd monitoring; Boomoji boom; printers still suck; blue light is blinding us. Brought to you by Hover. For 10% off your first order go to! Brought to you by Hopsy Go to and use promo code gog. Terms and conditions apply. Show notes at
01:19:50 12/17/2018
A whopper of a deal; walled gardens coming down; app tracking data; Uber has a whistleblower; learning to code; AI dystopia or utopia; bird in the water; Russell Brand; Avengers; Anchorman - Jason loves lamp; Def Leppard & Depeche Mode; a real mechanical Russian turk; feedback loop. Show notes at
01:08:37 12/13/2018
We learn something new about an old friend; Predictim doesn't; Australia passes stupid encryption law; Tumblr bans porn; Facebook has been doing exactly what we all thought they were; robots gone wild; license plate tracking; quantum crackers; Face ID spoofing in furs; instascam of the week. Show notes at
01:37:20 12/9/2018
We're good for you; can you quit Amazon; touchscreens full of feces; Tesla's troubles; Buster Scruggs; Bodyguard, Homeland & Ron Burgandy; Christmas songs for Goths; moron DJs twerking; more scooters; a real use for the blockchain; hot browser talk. Show notes at
01:19:00 12/6/2018

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