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The Global Frequency

18 April 2021 | Curated by Matt Devost

As someone who thinks about the future a lot, my timeframes for doing so seem to be compressing.  Far off technologies now seem near, and our collective imagination seems to be running out of long-term ideas.  This week on the Global Frequency...

The U.S. has formally attributed the SolarWinds attack to the Russian SVR. (Read More)

Suddenly, that late 90s NIPC promotional video comes true and the FBI pro-actively hacks into computers it doesn't own in order to protect them.   (Read More)

ParkMobile breach included license plate data and mobile phone numbers. (Read More)

It is hard to be the Natanz nuclear facility in Iran as it is hit with blackout believed to be sabotage. (Read More)

100 million devices affected by new IOT vulnerability. (Read More)

Manipulation on the Facebook platform is a growing concern internationally.  (Read More)

Two great picks for important USG cyber roles.  (Read More)

Europe seeks to limit the use of AI. (Read More)

We bias towards additive thinking versus subtractive thinking in solving problems. (Read More)

I'm a little torn on this piece about Elon Musk and how we deserve better.  I think my biggest issue is that it proposes a very conformist view of success and influence; as if successful folks can't also be eccentric, goofy, or have wrong takes on issues outside their area of expertise.  What do you think? (Read More)

Got ya!  Japanese biker develops social media following for his motorcycle adventures by using Face App to transform him from a 50 year old male to a young woman. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
"I Am Pilgrim" by Terry Hayes is a good old fashion espionage thriller that I thoroughly enjoyed.  Not much more to say without giving away the plot, but this was a fun ride. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
“Sometimes history needs a nudge in the right direction.”  - Matt Devost

Recommendation of the Week:
I'm a huge fan of jerky as part of my diet, but increasingly picky about the high sugar content in store-bought stuff.  We picked up a Magic Mills dehydrator for the house in Vermont and it has turned out batch after batch of fresh jerky and we have 100% control over what goes in it.  This is a larger model, but they sell smaller more affordable ones as well. (Link)

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