The Global Frequency

31 January 2021 | Curated by Matt Devost

Yes, it does feel like January was the 13th month of 2020, but we are starting off February with a snowstorm in DC, so that at least adds a bit of excitement.  This week on the Global Frequency...

Google details North Korean campaign targeting security researchers. (Read More)

Swarm mobs have taken to the stock market and the impact has been unprecedented. (Read More)

Huawei uses AI to generate fake social media profiles to promote the brand. (Read More)

Mimecast, Fidelis, and Qualys cybersecurity companies hit by SolarWinds attackers. (Read More)

The U.S. military will rely on AI to counter drone swarm threats. (Read More)

Wired dedicated an entire magazine to excerpt one novel.  Unprecedented. (Read More)

The problem with seeing humans as prediction machines. (Read More)

Twitter opens up archives to academic researchers for free. (Read More)

The future of the office.  Lots of stuff being written about this topic, but this is one of the better pieces I've seen. (Read More)

AI thinks a majority of women should be wearing bikinis.  It is all about the training data. (Read More)

Liquid neural networks adapt machine learning for work tasks on the fly. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
I've been a fan of Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp series since book one and have religiously read series for 20 years.  Unfortunately, we lost Vince to cancer several years ago, but author Kyle Mills has kept the series going.  The latest book "Total Power" by Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills introduces an interesting threat of a targeted cyber and physical attack against the U.S. power grid.  As a bonus, the character Mitch Rapp is based on my friend Rob Richer and we discuss it during an OODAcast to be released this coming week. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
“The line between disorder and order lies in logistics.” — Sun Tzu

Recommendation of the Week:
I drink a lot of carbonated water.  In an effort to reduce the environmental impact of going through 20 cans of Bubbly a week, we bought a SodaStream years ago, but it eventually wore out.  We replaced it with this Aarke carbonator, and I've been very happy with it. (Link)

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