?️ Security NewsUkraine has found another nasty piece of malware targetting their government systems. It’s a Windows backdoor called Pterodo. LinkChina has turned on their social credit system that was basically a Black Mirror episode, and it’s resulted in the blacklisting of millions of Chinese from booking flights. Their scores were too low. Unreal. LinkThe US government is again telling everyone to avoid using anything from Huawei. LinkHalf a million Android users were tricked into downloading malware from Google Play. LinkDARPA is working on a security strategy called Mosaic Warfare, where you focus less on individual weapon systems and more on disrupting the decision-making process of the enemy, and using new and existing weapons in unexpected ways. LinkInsurers are starting to monitor peoples’ behavior using technology and deny benefits based on what they see. This person had coverage limited due to not being “compliant” in their CPAP machine usage. LinkThe Pentagon has started uploading the foreign nation-state malware they find to VirusTotal. LinkThe FBI is about to start collecting data on police use of force. LinkAdvisories: Adobe FlashBreaches: USPS, FIESP⚙️ Technology News9 out of 10 Silicon Valley jobs pay less than 20 years ago. Or, to put it another way, most people are making less money in Silicon Valley—except the top 10% of earners. LinkAmericans look at their smartphones an average of 52 times a day. Link86% of teens want their next phone to be an iPhone. 10% want an Android. Link?? Human NewsAstronomers have found water in the atmosphere of a planet that’s 179 light years away. LinkNew York’s public transportation is in really bad shape. Link? Ideas, Trends, & AnalysisThe gig economy is trying to monetize workers to keep them working, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re getting paid well when they score well. Link? DiscoveryMy book summary of Algorithms to Live By (with the new format, which I’m super excited about). LinkThe Google Cemetary — A site that highlights all the different products that Google has killed off. LinkThe Symmetry and Simplicity of the Laws of Physics and the Higgs Boson LinkFlickMetrix — Find Netflix movies based on multiple criteria. LinkCMSScan — a CMS scanner with lots of platforms supported. Linksatpy — a Python package for looking at satellite image data. Linkbscan — an asynchronous target enumeration tool. Link? NotesCurrently Reading: This Idea is BrilliantRecently Finished: The FourJust Purchased: Elements of a Life, Astrophysics For People in a Hurry, Alibaba—The House That Jack BuiltThis Idea is Brilliant is a stunningly fun book. It’s like hundreds of tiny essays on individual topics. Highly recommended.I just launched the new format for my Book Reviews page, and I’m pretty pleased with it. Check out my first summary in the new format. Once I get done updating them, every review will have a one-sentence summary and a N/10 rating! Algorithms to Live By?️ RecommendationsThis is the best floss you will ever use. Link? Aphorism“Tell me about yourself is the only ice-breaker you’ll ever need”.~ Terry Gross
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