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Summary: Solving the Cybersecurity “Skill Gap” Myth

By Bryan Lutz | January 25, 2024 | 0 Comments
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The Template of National/Imperial Decay and Collapse

By Charles Hugh Smith | January 23, 2024 | 0 Comments
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The point is the good times of seemingly endless expansion are never permanent yet human regimes become accustomed to managing only expansion.

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Have Our Elites Lost The Mandate of Heaven?

By Charles Hugh Smith | January 22, 2024 | 0 Comments
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The top monkeys are doing very well indeed, while the troop is feeling that the Monkey Gods have signaled their displeasure with the failure of the top monkeys.

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#AxisOfEasy 333: Illicit Inferno Malware Poses As Coinbase, Siphoning $87 Million From 137,000 Victims

By Mark E. Jeftovic | January 19, 2024 | 1 Comment
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Illicit Inferno Malware Poses as Coinbase, Siphoning $87 Million from 137,000 Victims,
Google Patches Actively Exploited Zero-Day Vulnerability of 2024,
Military Use of AI No Longer Explicitly Barred in OpenAI’s Updated Policies … this and more in AofE #333

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National Self-Reliance Is On the Rise: China and the U.S.

By Charles Hugh Smith | January 18, 2024 | 0 Comments
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Balancing globalized trade and capital flows with domestic self-reliance and control of credit and capital is a positive development for everyone.

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How to Navigate Our Low-Trust, Increasingly Dysfunctional Society and Economy

By Charles Hugh Smith | January 17, 2024 | 0 Comments
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Politicians and corporate managers have an enviable record of self-enrichment but very little to show in terms of putting the long-term interests of the citizenry above their own short-term gains.

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Self-Reliance, Taoism and the Warring States

By Charles Hugh Smith | January 14, 2024 | 0 Comments
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Because the best protection isn’t a 30-room bunker; it’s having 30 people who care
about you.

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Summary: How to Prevent Crypto Wallet Drains: $300 Million Stolen in 2023

By Bryan Lutz | January 13, 2024 | 0 Comments
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#AxisOfEasy 332: Musk’s New X Verification System Gives Rise To Dark Web Sales Of Stolen Accounts

By Mark E. Jeftovic | January 12, 2024 | 0 Comments
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Musk’s New X Verification System Gives Rise to Dark Web Sales of Stolen Accounts
Ottawa Judge Says Police Must Return Phones of Suspected Pedophiles after 175 million Passcode Guesses
YouTube Channels Compromised in Lumma Stealer Software Attack … this and more in AofE #332

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The Chinese Connection: Here’s Why Inflation Won’t Fall to 2% and Stay There Indefinitely

By Charles Hugh Smith | January 10, 2024 | 0 Comments
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Where is the global deflator expansive enough to replace China’s one-off deflation of global inflationary forces? There isn’t one.

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What’s the Source of the Astounding 50% Boost in Corporate Profits?

By Charles Hugh Smith | January 8, 2024 | 0 Comments
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No wonder Corporate America added $1.2 trillion in profits to be distributed to the elites of America: everything is diminished, stripped of quality and rendered miserable. Too bad there’s no real competition left in the US economy.

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#AxisOfEasy 331: Dark Web “Leaksmas” Event Exposes Massive Volumes Of Leaked Data

By Mark E. Jeftovic | January 5, 2024 | 2 Comments
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Dark Web “Leaksmas” Event Exposes Massive Volumes of Leaked Data,
Facebook Unveils New User Tracking Feature Link History,
Indian journalists’ iPhones infected with Pegasus Spyware, according to Amnesty and Apple… this and more in AofE #331

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What the Fed Accomplished: Distorted the Economy, Enriched the Rich and Crushed the Middle Class

By Charles Hugh Smith | January 4, 2024 | 0 Comments
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The mainstream holds the Fed is busy planning a return to the glory days of zero interest rates, but ZIRP is on the downside of the S-Curve; it’s done, gone, history.

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Summary: China vs. the CIA: Digital Potshots Ramp Up Cyber Threats for Private Organizations

By Bryan Lutz | January 3, 2024 | 0 Comments
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2023: The Fed Declares Victory; 2024: The Year of Hubris and Nemesis

By Charles Hugh Smith | January 1, 2024 | 0 Comments
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Are the crowds ready for the curtain of Fed omnipotence to be pulled aside? What will push markets ever higher if the Fed’s alchemy fails?

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#AxisOfEasy 330: Canadian Government Rewrites Online News Act To Further Monopolize Funds For Legacy Media

By Mark E. Jeftovic | December 29, 2023 | 1 Comment
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Canadian Government Rewrites Online News Act To Further Monopolize Funds for Legacy Media,
CBS, Paramount Parent Company, National Amusements, Hacked in Latest Data Breach,
Journalists Caught Unawares by New OpenAI Deal to Use Their Stories … this and more in AofE #330

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Rome Was Eternal, Until It Wasn’t: Imperial Analogs of Decay

By Charles Hugh Smith | December 29, 2023 | 0 Comments
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The tricky part is distinguishing the critical dependencies–those resources the empire literally cannot do without–from longer-term sources of decay and decline.

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What If There Are No Analogs for 2024?

By Charles Hugh Smith | December 26, 2023 | 0 Comments
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Maybe we’ll get 1893, 1929, 1968 and 2008 analogs mixed into a heady cocktail of surprises.

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#AxisOfEasy 329: Alarming Revelation: Smart Toys Collecting Biometric Data Of Children

By Mark E. Jeftovic | December 22, 2023 | 1 Comment
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Alarming Revelation: Smart Toys Collecting Biometric Data of Children,
Chimera Hackers Spent Over 2 Years Looting NXP Chip Designs and IP Before Being Detected,
Channel 1 Launches Proof-of-Concept Newscast, Revealing Just How Far AI-Generated Videos Have Come … this and more in AofE #329

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Everyone Loves a Generous Government Until They Have to Pay For It

By Charles Hugh Smith | December 22, 2023 | 0 Comments
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Not only does everyone love getting “free money” from the state, they also love hearing the fantasy repeated endlessly that debts are no problem because we will continue to “grow our way out of debt.”

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New email spoofing vector spotted – and it’s generating millions of hostile messages globally

By AxisOfEasy | December 20, 2023 | 0 Comments
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  Seen via the mailop mailing […]

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The Fed’s Empire of Speculation and the Echoes of 1929

By Charles Hugh Smith | December 19, 2023 | 0 Comments
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Speculation has its own expiration dynamics, and they don’t depend on us recognizing speculative excess for what it is. They will unravel the excesses regardless of what we think, hope or deny.

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#AxisOfEasy 328: Judicial Watch Acquires New Evidence Of CISA And EIP Alliance During 2020 US Election

By Mark E. Jeftovic | December 15, 2023 | 2 Comments
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Judicial Watch Acquires New Evidence of CISA and EIP Alliance During 2020 US Election,
Interpol Uncovers Human Traffickers Exploiting Fake Online Job Ads in Global Operation,
Kentucky-Based Healthcare Giant Norton Suffers Major Ransomware Attack … this and more in AofE #328

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Summary: Case Study on Velodrome’s DNS Attack

By Bryan Lutz | December 11, 2023 | 0 Comments
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Article Overview On November 22, Velodrome, […]

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Could America Have a French-Style Revolution?

By Charles Hugh Smith | December 10, 2023 | 0 Comments
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Combine all these factors and the result is a potentially volatile mixture awaiting a catalyst.

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Contributors

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.