The Global Frequency

26 April 2020 | Curated by Matt Devost

In the Netflix series Stranger Things, we got introduced to the concept of the "upside down" world.  I can't help but think of right now as the "inside out" world or maybe more appropriately the outside/in.  This week on the Global Frequency...

This week I took a look at some emergent ideas around Covid-19.  Some interesting things to think about going forward. (Read More)

It is time to build.  On point. (Read More)

Who is behind the re-open websites?  A brilliant research project by Krebs demonstrating a misinformation campaign on multiple levels include potential Russian sponsorship. (Read More)

Facebook submits evidence showing that NSO Group used their hacking tools for targeting in the U.S. (Read More)

At least 12 nation states are using Covid phishing emails for cyber attacks.  (Read More)

Maze ransomware hits Cognizant. (Read More)

Bill Gates is one of the most informed and reasonable voices on Covid.  Here is his latest thinking.  (Read More)

The Chinese government was behind a series of panic-inducing Covid-19 disinformation campaigns. (Read More)

History moves slowly, then all at once.  Are conditions ripe for the next revolution? (Read More)

Coronavirus themed malware attacks targeting critical infrastructure. (Read More)

The death of department stores. I wonder if in an age of online only shopping, is there a rise in demand for brand and media consultants? (Read More)

I've worked a bunch of cases similar to these wire transfer thefts.  Given the work from home environment, it would be a good idea to review and secure your funds transfer procedures. (Read More)

I posted last week that Fortnite would make a run at being more of an immersive VR world and less of a game.  This week they hosted a concert with over 12m concurrent attendees. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
The financial markets have been fairly anomalous over the past several months.  In the first weeks of Covid, it seemed like the algorithms were in full control and humans were out of the loop.  This past week, we saw the futures for oil go negative in a very substantial way.  If you want to start developing some knowledge base around this volatility, you'd do well to read "The Rise of Carry: The Dangerous Consequences of Volatility Suppression and the New Financial Order of Decaying Growth and Recurring Crisis" by Tim Lee, Jamie Lee, and kevin Coldiron.  This is not a super accessible book, but if you have an interesting in this topic, I promise you'll learn something. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
“History moves slowly, then all at once.”  - Ben Tarnoff

Recommendation of the Week:
I'm a huge fan of almonds in my diet, but they are an item that is easy to over consume.  I've started buying these little snack packs as they are great to regulate a serving size, but also great to grab and go on the road (for when we get to leave our houses again). (Link)

Bonus - A feel good multi-artist cover of the Foo Fighters "Times like these" - (Link)

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