Had a great time in Antwerp last week for Techorama, but it feels good to be home again. Summer weather is here and I'm looking forward to taking the Jeep out for a ride.


As always, here are some links from the Intertubz that I hope will hold your interest. Enjoy!


The U.S. military is funding an effort to catch deepfakes and other AI trickery

As technology advances, it becomes easier for anyone to create deepfakes, and the U.S. military isn’t sure what they can do to solve the problem.


U.S. Launches Criminal Probe into Bitcoin Price Manipulation

Fake money is a scam, pure and simple. And as is often the case, our laws to protect people lag far behind the advances in technology.


Economic Inequality is the Norm, Not the Exception

Interesting analysis on how wealth gets distributed over time.


Here's how the Alexa spying scandal could become Amazon's worst nightmare

I’ve talked before about how Amazon and Microsoft deal in trust more than anything else. But this scenario isn’t as much as about trust as it is the equivalent of a butt-dial. Alexa performed a task as designed. We didn’t stop using smartphones because of butt-dials, and we won’t stop using Alexa either.


Your Professional Growth Questionnaire

Nice summary of questions to ask yourself as part of a self-review process. I especially like the mention of a 360. I wish more companies looked to conduct similar methods of collecting data regarding employee performance.


The Places in the U.S. Where Disaster Strikes Again and Again

"About 90 percent of the total losses across the United States occurred in ZIP codes that contain less than 20 percent of the population." Wonderful data analysis and visualizations. It’s article like this that remind me how data is beautiful. Oh, and where not to live, too.


I was able to spend a few hours in Ghent last week, a beautiful city to pass the time: