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The Global Frequency

6 December 2019 | Curated by Matt Devost

And with the blink of an eye, 2019 is upon us.  I'm about to start a grand new venture and I'm excited to tell you more about it next week.  Until then...

This week on the Global Frequency...

I didn't catch this story until after the Global Frequency went out last Sunday, but a foreign cyber attack targeted physical newspaper distribution. (Read More)

An AI hid data from humans to accomplish a particular goal. (Read More)

A reminder that government shutdowns are not without increased cyber risk. (Read More)

Can we legislate our way out of Chinese cyber espionage? Probably not. (Read More)

Hackers steal data on hundreds of German politicians. (Read More)

The FBI trials Amazon's facial recognition software. (Read More)

Artificial Intelligence and the end of government. (Read More)

Ebola in the Congo could spread with flood of refugees. (Read More)

China sends another rover to the moon, this time the far side. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
I didn't get a lot of reading done over the holiday.  All three of my children were under one roof as was the man who taught me the grit of entrepreneurship - my father.  We spent our time watching movies, playing ping pong, and overindulging.  In our house we have a maker space we call Dev/Labs that the children use for hacking, tinkering, soldering, and teaching their friends how to pick locks.  Over Christmas Dev/Labs got a 3D printer and I watched as my 14 year old dove in and became a creator in the truest sense - from idea in his head to an object he could hold in hours.  That got us talking about innovation and the ideas that have yet to manifest themselves in the real world.  The conversation reminded me a lot of "Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future" by Peter Thiel & Blake Masters.  It is an inspirational classic and if you didn't get to it when it was released, you should add it your reading list today. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
“Problems are just opportunities with a different risk profile.” – Matt Devost

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