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The Global Frequency

13 December 2020 | Curated by Matt Devost

I haven't gamed on a console in a decade and my 12 year old has to help me with the FPS parts, but I'm having some fun exploring the world of Cyberpunk 2077.  A nice distraction from a crazy year.  This week on the Global Frequency...

My top 10 security, technology, and business books of 2020 selections are out! (Read More)

NSA warns over Russian targeting of VMware. (Read More)

Apple manufacturer Foxconn hit with $34m ransomware demand. (Read More)

Security firm FireEye targeted in sophisticated nation-state attack. (Read More)

CISA warns about Iran's cyber capabilities. (Read More)

Chinese spy targeted politicians.  Interesting story. (Read More)

How disinformation broke us. (Read More)

China firm tested technology that could recognize minorities and alert the police. (Read More)

The Christchurch shooter was radicalized on YouTube according to a new comprehensive report on the incident. (Read More)

European medical regulator targeted with cyber attack. (Read More)

Google and Apple ban mobile data tracking API that was selling customer location data to the USG. (Read More)

How Obama made tough decisions.  One key point "The black and white questions never made it to me.  Somebody else on my staff would have already answered them". (Read More)

Remember, we aren't really that far removed from the reality of Bell's Assassination Politics.  (Read More)

The Zodiac killer's mysterious cipher has finally been cracked. (Read More)

How Facebook profits from scammers. (Read More)

Human decision-making is slowing military AI down.  That is kind of the point, but as pointed out...circumstances change. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
I remember visiting the first Coinbase office just as the company was starting to take off and thinking there would be a good story there some day.  In "Kings of Crypto: One Startup's Quest to Take Cryptocurrency Out of Silicon Valley and Onto Wall Street", Jeff John Roberts tells that story.  Roberts takes you through the early years of the company and the challenges of growing not only a typical Silicon Valley start-up, but one tied to an emerging industry with lots of volatility, drama, and external influences.  Today, Coinbase has emerged as one of the top players in the cryptocurrency space and this is a compelling look at how they got there. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
"As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information." —Benjamin Disraeli

Recommendation of the Week:
One of those times when the original is still the best. Wouldn't be a holiday diet splurge without it. (Link)

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