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#AxisOfEasy 358: Crypto Thefts Soar To $1.4 Billion In 2024

By Mark E. Jeftovic | July 12, 2024 | 1 Comment
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Crypto Thefts Soar to $1.4 Billion in 2024,
Trojanized jQuery Attack Targets Web Developers,
Europol Pushes to Break Mobile Roaming Encryption … this and more in AofE #358

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Here’s Our Big Problem: The Ratchet Only Moves Us Closer to the Cliff

By Charles Hugh Smith | July 10, 2024 | 0 Comments
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Imagine an institution whose ratchet was set to relentlessly reduce budget, staffing and processes while focusing on increasing output / results.

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No Reform or Leader Is Going to Save the Status Quo–We’re On Our Own

By Charles Hugh Smith | July 7, 2024 | 0 Comments
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The key takeaway here is: don’t count on a simplistic ideology or reform or a “supreme leader” to save the status quo from internal failure.

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#AxisOfEasy 357: Evolve Bank Sends Legal Threat To Journalist Over Data Breach Reporting

By Mark E. Jeftovic | July 5, 2024 | 2 Comments
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Evolve Bank Sends Legal Threat to Journalist Over Data Breach Reporting,
Passkey Redaction Attacks Undermine GitHub and Microsoft Security,
HealthEquity Hit by Data Breach, User Information Compromised … this and more in AofE #357

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Living Well on Less Than $30,000 a Year–One American Family’s Story

By Charles Hugh Smith | July 5, 2024 | 0 Comments
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“It’s all because of our low cost of living that I can feel relatively secure.”

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Is It Possible to Live Well Earning $30,000 a Year in America? Yes–With These Conditions

By Charles Hugh Smith | July 2, 2024 | 0 Comments
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Can a couple of hardworking people live well in America on $30,000 a year in earnings? Yes, if they’re willing to do what’s needed to make it happen.

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Move Over, Disaster Capitalism–Make Room for Addiction Capitalism

By Charles Hugh Smith | July 1, 2024 | 0 Comments
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That monkey on your back comes in many forms.

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#AxisOfEasy 356: Weak Passwords Exposed: How Hackers Crack Them In Under An Hour

By Mark E. Jeftovic | June 28, 2024 | 6 Comments
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Weak Passwords Exposed: How Hackers Crack Them in Under an Hour,
Biden Admin Pressured Amazon to Hide Books Critical of Vaccines,
Rumble CEO Criticizes Google’s Political Content Suppression … this and more in AofE #356

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10 Geopolitical / Financial Risks to the Global Economy

By Charles Hugh Smith | June 27, 2024 | 0 Comments
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Perhaps the most apt metaphor to describe the decade ahead is that investors, consumers and taxpayers will all be rafting whitewater rapids with ever-briefer stretches of calm.

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"Why Are You So Negative?" Good Question. Here’s the Answer: Real Life

By Charles Hugh Smith | June 25, 2024 | 0 Comments
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I think it’s more productive to go with Plan B: set aside our emotions and reluctance and start doing the hard work of dealing with polycrisis.

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So Sorry, But Every Inch of You Is Toxic

By Charles Hugh Smith | June 23, 2024 | 0 Comments
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Your toxicity will fall to manageable levels as long as you keep spending money.

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#AxisOfEasy 355: Massive Data Breach at Desjardins Group Leads to Arrest

By Mark E. Jeftovic | June 21, 2024 | 0 Comments
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Massive Data Breach at Desjardins Group Leads to Arrests,
Malicious Campaign Targets Cryptocurrency Users via Deceptive Virtual Meeting Software,
Mouse Jigglers and the Productivity Charade: Wells Fargo Fires Expose Flaws in Hybrid Work Monitoring … this and more in AofE #355

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The Anxiety Economy

By Charles Hugh Smith | June 21, 2024 | 0 Comments
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We’re told to stop being so darn negative even as the tsunami of inequality washes away the beach chairs of the bottom 90%.

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A Most Dangerous Assumption: Mining the Future to Spend More Today

By Charles Hugh Smith | June 19, 2024 | 0 Comments
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What the cheerleaders are actually claiming is the process of adding zeroes to “money” is limitless, but there are limits on the utility of devaluing currency, too.

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The Glue Binding Democracy and a Free Economy Has Melted

By Charles Hugh Smith | June 17, 2024 | 0 Comments
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And that’s how democracy and a free economy die.

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Prepare for the Repricing of Risk Globally

By Charles Hugh Smith | June 15, 2024 | 0 Comments
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There are no more “saves” available for the next market meltdown.

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#AxisOfEasy 354: Canada’s Cybercrime Response Critically Deficient, Auditor General Finds

By Mark E. Jeftovic | June 14, 2024 | 2 Comments
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Canada’s Cybercrime Response Critically Deficient, Auditor General Finds,
Trudeau Defends Controversial Bill C-63: Aimed at Curbing Online “Misinformation” and “Hate Speech,”
UK and Canada Investigate Major Data Breach at 23andMe Affecting Millions … this and more in AofE #354

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The Crises and Sacrifices Yet to Come

By Charles Hugh Smith | June 14, 2024 | 0 Comments
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The timing of finally embracing risk and sacrifice as the only option left is exquisitely sensitive: finally caving in a moment too late leads to the system collapsing beyond recovery.

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How Many Millennials Will Be Rich Enough to Buy the Boomers’ Millions of Unaffordable Bungalows?

By Charles Hugh Smith | June 11, 2024 | 0 Comments
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Absent demand from tens of millions of wealthy, high-income buyers, asset valuations will fall as Boomers sell off assets to fund their retirement.

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Financial Nihilism and the Collapsing American Dream

By Charles Hugh Smith | June 10, 2024 | 0 Comments
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Following the conventional path is a deadend. It isn’t easy to carve a path outside the well-worn pathways of debt servitude, but it is possible.

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#AxisOfEasy 353: Massive Google Leak Exposes Search Algorithm Mysteries and Legal Implication

By Mark E. Jeftovic | June 7, 2024 | 2 Comments
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Massive Google Leak Exposes Search Algorithm Mysteries and Legal Implication,
AT&T and Verizon Outage Disrupts Service in 24 States,
Push to Protect AI Whistleblowers Led by Former OpenAI Employees … this and more in AofE #353

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If AI Is So Great, Prove It: Eliminate All Surveillance, Spam and Robocalling

By Charles Hugh Smith | June 7, 2024 | 0 Comments
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AI is for the peons, access to humans is reserved for the wealthy.

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Our Crisis of Competence

By Charles Hugh Smith | June 5, 2024 | 0 Comments
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If this is what passes for competence while we cheerlead “the Roaring 20s”, then our delusion has reached “what looks like a permanently high plateau.”

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The Google Algorithm Leak: The TL;DR on what you need to know…

By Mark E. Jeftovic | June 5, 2024 | 1 Comment
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Having Too Much Money Leads to Catastrophe

By Charles Hugh Smith | June 2, 2024 | 0 Comments
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The best thing that could happen to America would be the destruction of its credit card and a deep, prolonged recession that emptied the punch bowl of phantom bubble wealth and the illusion of endless credit.

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Mark E. Jeftovic

Mark E. Jeftovic

Mark is the co-founder of easyDNS and the editor-in-chief of #AxisOfEasy. He is the author of Managing Mission Critical Domains & DNS (Packt UK, 2018) and Unassailable: Protect Yourself from Deplatform Attacks & Cancel Culture. 

The Canadian Bitcoiners

The Canadian Bitcoiners

Joey Tweets and Len the Lengend are the hosts of The Canadian Bitcoiners Podcast, and you may recognize them as the voices (and faces) behing the AxisOfEasy Podcast. CanadianBitcoiners.com

Charles Hugh Smith

Charles Hugh Smith

Charles Hugh Smith is the author of numerous books and writes from OfTwoMinds.com.