The Global Frequency

2 January 2022 | Curated by Matt Devost

If an adversary can have time-shifted intent, it means we can also have time-shifted conflict.  We are fighting future wars right now.  This week on the Global Frequency...

Five Eyes issue joint alert on log4j. (Read More)

The Chinese government is upset that log4j was not disclosed internally.  This would have given China a powerful cyberattack weapon had it played out that way. (Read More)

The Polish opposition duo compromised with NSO Group malware. (Read More)

Harvard professor guilty over ties to Chinese government recruitment initiative. (Read More)

TikTok got more traffic than Google this year. (Read More)

Mistrust of social media platforms as users yearn for increasing privacy protections. (Read More)

Jack Dorsey and the unlikely revolutionaries that want to reboot the Internet. (Read More)

In China, an AI prosecutor is able to press charges for a variety of crimes. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
I purchased "Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life" by Luke Burgis over the summer, but never got around to reading it. It turns out it was the perfect book to read as I transition to the new year.  Burgis offers a contemporary and accessible look at the concept of mimesis which argues that we desire through a basic need to imitate others.  It is a powerful concept and wonderfully explored by Burgis and through his own transformation in understanding his own desires.  Highly recommended.  (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
"The health of an organization is directly proportional to the speed at which truth travels within it." - Luke Burgis

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