Apple, CSAM, and Privacy

Tonight on GeekNights, we consider Apple, CSAM, and Privacy. Apple is under fire for its solution here, some have warned of its dangers, and other companies already do similar things. (It's worth noting that Apple is already doing this on iCloud Mail).

In the news, OnlyFans sells out its core user base, though the situation is more complex than it appears and other similar entities have complied with the rules that they ran afoul of. Meanwhile, Twitch is doing essentially nothing to curtail a massive wave of targeted attacks on minority and marginalized streamers, leaving them to use inadequate tools to solve a problem that Twitch is 100% responsible for. Join the boycott of Twitch on September 1st!

Not-Working From Home

Tonight on GeekNights, we consider how to enjoy a social life during times of social distancing, when the only two tools we have are the bad screen and the good screen. In the news, GrubHub is suspending commission fees for independent restaurants, it's soon, but not yet, time for a Tech News Roundup, SETI@home is going into hibernation ending an era, and WireGuard is coming to Linux. Also, some awesome people are already doing what we keep threatening to do, but haven't really actually done! And you should donate blood if you can! Like, soon!

Peeple's rise and immediate fall

Peeple was going to be a service where you... reviewed people. It came and went before it was born, generated unfathomable outrage, and is the topic of tonight's GeekNights. Mark my words: there will be dozens of services like peeple would have been in the nearing future, and you can not prevent them from existing. In the news, Volkswagen committed egregious crimes, and what they did is likely no less than a massive and widespread corporate conspiracy. Adobe updated and consolidated several of their phone apps. Also, Rym almost died in the Australian bush.

The Internets

Tonight on GeekNights, after touching on a lame geek "IQ" test (come on Infoworld, you can do better than that), we discuss the state of airline security (what with Opting Out still being an option) in light of the success story that is Israel. and Facebook's re-implementation of ICQ (or something like that). Then, it's off to the Internet, other internets, Internet2, intranets, and the World Wide Web.

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