The Global Frequency

20 December 2019 | Curated by Matt Devost

Greetings from snowy Providence, Rhode Island.

For years I've used a system for thinking that I call HACKthink and I finally got around to documenting some of the HACKthink components.  I'm very pleased to see the approach so well received. (Learn More)

Israel expects cyber attacks targeting elections.  Admits they are not ready. (Read More)

Dangerous times for travel to China. A Canadian citizen is retried for a previous crime and give a death penalty sentence.  This is viewed largely as retaliatory/escalation for Canada's arrest of a Chinese technology executive. (Read More)

Iranian deep cover spies in California?  (Read More)

A global hub for AI ethics has been established in Sweden with backing from several large industry players. (Read More)

Hackers take control of construction cranes. (Read More)

Could a cyber attack on Treasury bonds trigger an economic crisis? (Read More)

China's military confidence is up and they might now consider themselves a peer power. (Read More)

Michael Brooks has written a great thought piece on the evolving nature of OSINT in 2019 complete with a fascinating case study from Twitter. (Read More)

Amidst cyberwar and cybercrime, Russian leaders have a deep-rooted fear of the "CIA sponsored" internet.  (Read More)

Shell's AI first strategy. (Read More)

There was $5.3b in cybersecurity venture investment this year. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
This one slipped through the cracks when I bought it in 2017 and never made it into my reading queue.  I'm glad I caught the mistake and took the opportunity to read it. Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths explores the math and algorithms that can be used to optimize your daily life.  It provides a broad overview of the data science and math, but with very accessible case studies and examples. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:

“Robots don’t kill people. Algorithms kill people.” – Jeff Jarvis

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