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The Global Frequency

3 May 2020 | Curated by Matt Devost

For the first time in my life, I went a full month without leaving my home, yet I look out my window and the May flowers give that fact no regard.  This week on the Global Frequency...

Moscow rules in London: how Putin’s agents corrupted the British elite. (Read More)

Critical flaw in Sophos firewalls. (Read More)

Google's ex-CEO focuses his attention on the Department of Defense. (Read More)

For those that were on the Zoom is not secure bandwagon, this issue is Microsoft Teams shows all solutions have problems,  people just talk over Zoom. Teams stores chat, files, and wiki pages. (Read More)

A GCHQ commissioned report says UK intelligence agencies will need AI. (Read More)

A state of emergency declared over power grid hacking. (Read More)

The food supply chain is breaking? (Read More)
 
Shade ransomware shuts down and releases keys to unlock files. (Read More)

Hackers allege Banco BCR breach and millions of credit cards stolen. (Read More)

The one area where AI outperformed intelligence analysts at DIA. (Read More)

AI systems fail to gain inventor status on patents. (Read More)

I just said the future of the Metaverse looks more like Fortnite every day and then this confirmed news that they are introducing a social non-competitive mode for people to just "hang out". (Read More)

Global economy in decline. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:

I did not know Terry Lenzner well, but worked with his investigative firm IGI multiple times over the years on several issues. With his recent passing, I'm reminded of his fascinating biography "The Investigator: Fifty Years of Uncovering the Truth".  If you want deep insight and perspective into nearly 50 years of investigative work in the DC area, this tracks his career from working on the investigation against Nixon to the political cases of the recent past.  It is a side of Washington DC that is rarely explored in written form, but has been a persistent influence on nearly everything that happens in the national political scene. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:

“The events of the past can be made to prove anything if they are arranged in a suitable pattern.” - A.J.P. Taylor

Recommendation of the Week:

If you read my material long enough, you'll know that one of my tenets of red teaming (and life in general) is "Asymmetry Everywhere" and that there is no balance to the Force and life only progresses through Asymmetry. As you can imagine I liked this video on how the lack of symmetry in the universe. (Link)

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