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FritzFrog and the evolution of Botnets

August 27, 2020

Cybersecurity is a constantly evolving and dynamic world where attackers have significant incentives and rewards to find new ways of compromising and infiltrating systems. In contrast researchers are constantly playing catch up, trying to deduce and reverse engineer how a successful attack happened and why.

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Future Fibre: Ultra Broadband?!

August 26, 2020

While the pandemic has helped reinforce the essential role of the Internet in our lives, it has tragically not increased our understanding of how the Internet works, nor our literacy about to use it effectively.

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Future Tools: Parrot OS

August 13, 2020

The Parrot Project is a great example of the versatility and security possible when using free and open source software. Today’s issue of Future Tools looks at Parrot OS, a secure operating system with a strong focus on privacy and cybersecurity.

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Future Fibre: Althea

August 5, 2020

As we’ve been investigating the potential for community run Internet, we keep encountering compelling examples and initiatives that offer a wide range of solutions to address just about any situation. In today’s issue of Future Fibre, let’s explore an project with considerable potential, Althea, which is a project that seeks to provide faster, cheaper, and decentralized Internet, anywhere.

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TikTok: Stoking the flames of fandom and fame

August 4, 2020

In an attention economy, fame is simultaneously the currency and the destination.
Similarly in a neo-feudal society where celebrity is the aristocracy, fame becomes the only means by which someone can seek upward mobility.

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The rise of the Hustle Economy

July 31, 2020

Nuance is arguably lost amidst the madness induced by the pandemic and the political economic crisis that has followed. As a society we continue to be distracted by sensational narratives and irrational concerns, while at the same time, the increasing complexity of our society makes it hard for us to understand what is happening around us.

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Contributors

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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. 

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Jesse Hirsh

Futurist, researcher and public speaker, Jesse Hirsh has been active in technology and commenting on it across the media for 25 years. His premium newsletter service operates from Metaviews.ca.

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Charles Hugh Smith

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