The Global Frequency

1 November 2020 | Curated by Matt Devost

As if expecting a hurricane, Washington DC stores are boarding up their windows with plywood.  Stay safe out there. This week on the Global Frequency...

Ransomware attacks impacts three medical facilities in New York forcing them to resort to pencil and paper.  Other hospitals are also under attack. (Read More)

Microsoft launches machine learning cyber attack threat matrix. (Read More)

When does predictive technology become unethical? (Read More)

Iranian government targeting attendees of international cybersecurity conferences. (Read More)

Geolocating people through the ambient/background audio in uploaded video clips. (Read More)

Given their capabilities, why haven't the Russian's taken down U.S. infrastructure? (Read More)

Cloudflare executive says cybersecurity will not be an issue in ten years. I disagree. (Read More)

How an algorithm blocked kidney transplants for black patients. (Read More)

The algorithm that could get folks back in the office. (Read More)

Former Cyber Command chief says adversary use of AI is an existential threat. (Read More)

Happy birthday Bitcoin. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
I've read a few books about the rise of Ethereum and this is one my favorites as it also reads like a mystery surrounding the $55m heist that took place in the early days.  Even if you've read a book on Ethereum, "Out of the Ether: The Amazing Story of Ethereum and the $55 Million Heist that Almost Destroyed It All" by Matthew Leising is worth the read.  Well written and insightful by a journalist that starting tracking this blockchain project early on. (Amazon Link)

Recommendation of the Week:
Growing up my grandfather and my father proposed bag balm as the cure for any sort of skin ailment. In college, I used it extensively for blisters and hotspots from hockey and continue to use it today.  I guess you could say it has become a generational tradition.  This 1 ounce tin can travel with you anywhere. (Link)

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