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The Global Frequency

24 January 2021 | Curated by Matt Devost

I am in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont again this week and they've gotten the cell tower lit up.  It seems like a final step into the Information Age.  This week on the Global Frequency...

Social algorithms control what you see. (Read More)

Iran blames power outages on Bitcoin mining machines. (Read More)

CISA launches campaign to counter ransomware. (Read More)

MalwareBytes compromised by SolarWinds attackers. (Read More)

The top AI research labs worldwide. (Read More)

This site extracted all the faces from social media posts during the January 6th riots. (Read More)

Scottish Environment Protection Agency files leaked after refusing to pay ransom. (Read More)

How the Capitol riots were organized on Facebook.  As experts have noted all along, Parler was really just a very small part of the problem. (Read More)

Biden orders a sweeping review of the SolarWinds attacks. (Read More)

FSB warns of U.S. cyber attacks against Russia. (Read More)

Former ADT employee admits he watched customers have sex on their security cameras for years. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
While I'm still happy to have read it, the second volume of the Great Mental Models by Shane Parrish and Rhiannon Beaubien falls short of volume one.  One of my focus areas for 2021 reading is mental models and decision-making so I was committed to this two volume series, but it remains to be seen how well it holds up to other books in the field.  Regardless, this is worth picking up if you are committed to exploring different mental models amongst different fields of expertise and this volume focuses specifically on Physics, Chemistry and Biology. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
"Danger rarely comes as a complete surprise." - Michele Wucker

Recommendation of the Week:
I'm a huge fan of salmon and this Scandinavian rub is my favorite way to prepare it.  (Link)

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