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The Global Frequency

29 September 2019 | Curated by Matt Devost

What if Neuromancer was written in the age of blockchain and quantum computing?  Check out this week's book recommendation.  This week on the Global Frequency...

China is placing government officials inside 100 companies. (Read More)

Another DNI states that cyber is the number one risk the U.S.  (Read More)

The 50 most promising AI companies in the US - according to Forbes. (Read More)

Hacker takes over couple's home.  Plays vulgar music and raises temperature to 90 degrees.  Like an episode of Mr. Robot. (Read More)
 
Airbus hit with supply chain attacks on vendors. (Read More)

The Citizen Labs folks do outstanding work.  Additional reporting on the Tibetan iOS and Android targeting. (Read More)

On demand support for cyber missions. (Read More)

AT&T redirects pen testers to FBI site. Funny.  Not funny. (Read More)

How to win the global information war. (Read More)

The Pope wants to have a conversation around AI as one of humanity's significant challenges. (Read More)

Fact of Fiction:
The best science fiction book I've read this year is Karl Schroeder's "Stealing Worlds". This book is a near-future science fiction brain bender that weaves together incredible plausible futures for technologies like blockchain, DACs, smart contracts, AI, surveillance, identity, cybersecurity, and advanced computing.  If it sounds like a lot, it is...but the way the tech comes together is fascinating.  The plot line is compelling with a a fully fleshed out set of characters and great world-building.  As someone who takes great pride in being able to predict the ending of fictional books, I was also caught completely by surprise with the twist this one took.  I consumed the Audiobook which is also expertly narrated.  (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
"Everything great that ever happened in this world happened first in somebody’s imagination.” ― Astrid Lindgren

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