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The Global Frequency

30 May 2021 | Curated by Matt Devost

Global Frequency - 30 May 2021

I'm in Philadelphia for what I hope is the last hockey tournament under Covid protocols.  Stay safe and enjoy the holiday weekend.  This week on the Global Frequency...

The SolarWinds attackers are back according the Microsoft. (Read More)

Self promoting cybersecurity companies helped DarkSide refine their code. (Read More)

Continued insight into additional suspicious details regarding the origins of Covid. (Read More)

AI failed in efforts to diagnose Covid. (Read More)

Florida bans de-platforming.  Until this gets sorted out in court, we will have a Balkanization of the Internet at the state level in the U.S. (Read More)

Pentagon wants to know if what we learned in countering terrorism can be applied to great power competition. (Read More)

Russia is building a robot army with Chinese tech. (Read More)

New regulations will require U.S. pipeline operators to report cyberattacks. (Read More)

Algorithms for New York City schools cement segregation. (Read More)

Insurance company Lemonade tweeted an example of AI being used in their decision-making process and it didn't go well. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
I was a huge fan of "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline, first reading the book and then listening to the absolutely fantastic audio version narrated by Will Wheaton.  I was excited to dig into "Ready Player Two" and pleased to learn that Will returned for the audio version.  Book two is pretty formulaic, following a similar structure as Ready Player One, but introducing some new technologies in the AI and brain interface fields.  It works well and I enjoyed it, but probably shouldn't be read if your are just nostalgic for the 80's as it really only works well if you are nostalgic for Ready Player One. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
"Potential harms seem impossible when you don’t inhabit the futures in which they might happen." - Jer Thorp

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