The Global Frequency

17 May 2020 | Curated by Matt Devost

Those adversaries that seek to sow discord within our borders have never had it so easy as we fight with each other over whether to wear a mask or not.  This week on the Global Frequency...

This month marks the 25th anniversary of my graduate thesis. Want to take a fun trip down memory lane with me?  Here is my retrospective. (Read More)

How news changes the way we think and behave. (Read More)

ATM manufacturer Diebold hit with Ransomware attack. (Read More)

Confessions of the hacker who saved the Internet. (Read More)

FBI servers warrant to access iCloud data of a U.S. Senator. (Read More)

As the Coronavirus emerged, Amazon tweaked the algorithms typically used to entice you to buy more to convince you to buy less so as not to overwhelm them. (Read More)

Some day the un-redacted history of the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be written, but for now we have to settle for accidental disclosures like this. (Read More)

Markets shift.  Zoom is now worth more than the seven largest airlines. (Read More)

Can AI help us harness our collective intelligence? (Read More)

Operating malware with http status codes. (Read More)

Ghana officials jailed for use of NSO Group software. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
I've had "Moneyland: The Inside Story of the Crooks and Kleptocrats Who Rule the World" by Oliver Bullough on my reading list for a while, but a Global Frequency subscriber and friend bumped it up to the top of my list and I'm glad he did.  I've read and reviewed some of the other books focused on the topic of International money laundering, shell corporations, and tax shelters, but Bullough's effort is one of the best.   (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
“The future of war [would be] not fighting,but famine, not the slaying of men but the bankruptcy of nations and the break-up of the whole social organization.” - Ivan Bloch

Recommendation of the Week:
I've tested dozens of mini keyboards that are used for Raspberry Pi projects or to connect to devices in A/V cabinets and this model is by far my favorite. (Link)

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