The Global Frequency

13 June 2021 | Curated by Matt Devost

New encrypted phone.  Who dis?  Not a good week for criminal OPSEC.  This week on the Global Frequency...

The FBI ran an encrypted cell phone company with thousands of international criminals as customers. (Read More)

The cyber attackers behind ransomware attacks on hospitals. (Read More)

China develops synthetic gait dataset. (Read More)

The sedition hunters using OSINT tools to investigate events of January 6th. (Read More)

Electric Arts discloses breach resulting in loss of key intellectual property. (Read More)

DOJ seizes Bitcoin paid in Colonial Pipeline ransom. (Read More)

A part of a brain has been mapped with the most detail ever. (Read More)

A look at the XPRIZE for AI. (Read More)

DeepMind says reinforcement learning sufficient approach to reach general artificial intelligence. (Read More)

The combined weight of the Coronavirus particles that caused a global pandemic is 22 pounds.  Disproportionate impact. (Read More)

This is an interesting piece on diminishing trust in media based on how easy it is to modify past articles. (Read More)

JBL paid $11m ransom to prevent ransomware impact to operations. (Read More)

Google using AI to design computer chips. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
"Genius Makers: The Mavericks Who Brought AI to Google, Facebook, and the World" by Cade Metz is a compelling look behind the scenes at the AI Spring and the players who advanced the next generation of machine learning, data science, and AI.  While I knew of, and had met a few of the folks profiled, I was not familiar with the backstory associated with most of them or the interesting array of companies and technologies that serve as the foundation for the way forward in artificial intelligence. Very informative and entertaining. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
“To be completely cured of newspapers, spend a year reading the previous week’s newspapers.” - Nassim Taleb

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