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The Global Frequency

21 March 2021 | Curated by Matt Devost

I've been getting a lot of great feedback on this newsletter recently, so I just want to thank everyone for making this part of your Sunday routine.  This week on the Global Frequency...

Good overview of the four companies leading China's AI Vision innovation. (Read More)

Seven zero days chained together for and exploit. (Read More)

Acer reportedly hit with a $50m ransomware attack. (Read More)

CISA says traditional cyber defense approaches unable to stop sophisticated adversaries. (Read More)

Tim Berners-Lee and his plan to fix the Internet. (Read More)

Russia and Iran acted to influence 2020 election. (Read More)

While some are upset that a criminal is getting promoted, this interview with ransomware-as-a-service group REvil is insightful. (Read More)

Bitcoin ATMs are rising in popularity and showing up in some unlikely spots. (Read More)

UN report on establishing norms for cyberspace. (Read More)

Business school students are networking in Minecraft.  Similar to Joe Ito's discussion of networking in World of Warcraft a decade ago. (Read More)

AI still has a hard time debating humans, but it is improving. (Read More)

This AI uses your brainwaves to create faces it knows you will be attracted to.  Think of this in the context of spearfriending. (Read More)

For investment types, ARK Invest just released their Tesla valuation model on Github. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
I didn't expect to like "Greenlights" by Matthew McConaughey as much as I did.  I was looking for something light for a long road trip, but wound up with a funny and inspiring book that really resonated with me.  McConaughey has a compelling background and has had some unexpected adventures since becoming a famous actor and a great talent for telling those stories.  He also has great perspective on success, family, and happiness.  In fact, I enjoyed the audio version so much, I bought a physical copy just so I can absorb, highlight, and bookmark the parts I loved. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
"Life is exactly as you picture it. Everything that happens to you is a product of your thoughts. So if you want to change your life you must start by changing your thoughts." - Mark Fisher

Recommendation of the Week:
Bubbly sparkling water...but with caffeine. (Link)

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