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The Global Frequency

14 April 2019 | Curated by Matt Devost

I've returned from Vermont and the land of sugar maples to the emergence of spring in Washington D.C.  This week on the Global Frequency...

The enforcement of CFIUS concerns in the cybersecurity and AI industries is going to be a big deal.  This one has been rumored in the industry for months now as Cofense quietly looked for a buyer.  (Read More)

New APT spyware discovered had been used in the wild for over five years. (Read More)

A peek into the toolkit of the Triton attackers. (Read More)

It would seem like a comedy of errors if it wasn't real life.  A Secret Service agent interested the Mar-a-Lago malware USB into his laptop. (Read More)

It is disturbingly easy to trick AI. (Read More)

I have a long history with Assange starting well before his WikiLeaks days.  Can't say I'm upset about his arrest. (Read More)

In China, elderly citizens are being offered free healthcare in exchange for their data. (Read More)

Researchers at Google's Chronicle reveal new research details around the early origins of Student. (Read More)
 
Who needs the dark web for cyber crime forums when you can just use Facebook. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
Virtual reality promises to be one of the most disruptive technologies of our near future.  While I've been tracking VR since 1990 and wrote several papers on the topic back then, it certainly does feel like this relatively old technology is getting ready for some great leaps soon.  If you want to come up to speed on recent developments, I'd recommend picking up a copy of "The History of the Future: Oculus, Facebook, and the Revolution That Swept Virtual Reality" by Blake J. Harris.   It tells the fascinating story surrounding the emergence of Oculus as a company with a backdrop that provides a current state of the technology. (Amazon Link)
 
Quote of the Week:
‘When people are unaware they are being manipulated, they tend to believe they have adopted their new thinking voluntarily." - R. Epstein

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