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The Global Frequency

22 August 2021 | Curated by Matt Devost

The last weekend of summer always comes too soon.  This week on the Global Frequency...

Ransomware hits two Maine wastewater treatment plants. (Read More)

Critical flaw in Blackberry QNX leaves 200m cars and critical hospital and factory systems vulnerable to attack. (Read More)

T-mobile confirms breach. (Read More)

The man who predicted the dark side of the internet 30 years ago.  Interacted with Phil in the mid-90s and always found him to be thought provoking. (Read More)

Responsible Cyber Offense. (Read More)

Scammers might have stolen $400b in Covid benefits. (Read More)

Microsoft considers Ethereum blockchain as software piracy solution. (Read More)

The Pentagon needs a strategy that does not hinge on fragile networks. (Read More)

Swiss researchers calculate Pi to a new record. (Read More)

Amongst the equipment left behind in Afghanistan were biometric ID devices. (Read More)

Is technology making us less moral? (Read More)

Officially a water shortage for the Colorado River. (Read More)

Supply chain issues.  Toyota cuts car production by 40% in Japan due to chip shortage. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
I read "The Water Knife" by Paolo Bacigalupi several years ago, but it is a book that has stuck with me and I've recommended it during conversations several times in the past month.  Bacigalupi creates an interesting near-term world in which droughts have created a water crisis for those cities dependent on the Colorado river.  As municipalities fight in court over water rights and look to discover the earliest possible easements and titles, a sicario of sorts engages in clandestine operations designed to make sure Las Vegas doesn't run out of water.  I'll likely revisit this book in the context of the current droughts. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.” - Oscar Wilde

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