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The Global Frequency

9 February 2020 | Curated by Matt Devost

Just a few weeks until RSA, the conference that many folks seem to hate, but all feel required to attend.  At least it allows us to aggregate in the same city at the same time.  I'll be there Sunday evening through Thursday morning.  Please reach out if we should meet up.  This week on the Global Frequency...

A cyber attack could trigger a liquidity crisis. (Read More)

Saudi Aramco sees an increase in cyber attacks. (Read More)

Create non-existent traffic jams in Google Maps with 99 Android phones and a little red wagon. (Read More)

The CEO "feels terrible" that their application failed in the Iowa caucus.  Poor development practices are often a contributor to poor resiliency. (Read More)

A journalist dables in ransomware from the dark web and describes some interesting history along the way.  A fun read. (Read More)

Amazon tracks your kindle reading habits with incredible granularity to use AI to better market to you. (Read More)

Another Cisco telecom device bug. (Read More)

This WhatsApp bug has me happy to have invested in Wickr. (Read More)

ODNI plans new strategy for intelligence sharing with the private sector. (Read More)

A cryptocurrency mining botnet was found to be running on Department of Defense servers. (Read More)

The CIA's cloud program seeks to avoid the drama of JEDI. (Read More)

Humans are hardwired to dismiss facts that don't meet their worldview. (Read More)

The algorithm that grants freedom and takes it away. (Read More)

Fact of Fiction:
"Targeted: The Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower's Inside Story of How Big Data, Trump, and Facebook Broke Democracy and How It Can Happen Again" by Brittany Kaiser provides a rare look inside the Cambridge Analytica machine leading up to and during the 2016 election.  The author, a Democrat found herself behind enemy lines working with Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, and full cast of Republican leaders.  That said, he is brutally honest about being swept up in the appeal of winning  and the amazing ways CA was able to manipulate data to target at the individual level to change the outcomes of political races. Fascinating reading. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
"No one ever made a decision because of a number. They need a story." - Daniel Kahneman

Recommendation of the Week:
I bought this little Hero Clip on a whim, but I'm amazed at how handy it is.  Like a regular carabiner but with a hook that swivels out to grab onto surfaces, etc.  Can be used to suspend a bag off a wet floor, as a makeshift coat hook, etc. Well worth the $20 to have it attached to my travel bag. (Link)

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