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Ben Lorica is the former Chief Data Scientist at O’Reilly Media, and the former Program Chair of: the Strata Data Conference, the O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference, and TensorFlow World. Ben is also an advisor to a few exciting startups and organizations: Databricks, Alluxio, Matroid, Anodot, Determined AI, Anyscale.io, Faculty.ai , Graphistry, Yakit, and The Center for Data Intensive Science + Open Commons Consortium (University of Chicago). He is the host and organizer of thedataexchange.media podcast.
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Sandworm
A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers
by Andy Greenberg (Nov 04, 2019)
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From Wired senior writer Andy Greenberg comes the true story of the desperate hunt to identify and track an elite team of Russian agents bent on digital sabotageIn 2014, the world witnessed the start of a mysterious series of cyberattacks. Targeting American utility companies, NATO, and electric grids in Eastern Europe, the strikes grew ever more b...
Rampage
MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila
by James M. Scott (Nov 04, 2019)
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In early 1945, General Douglas MacArthur prepared to reclaim Manila, Americas Pearl of the Orient, which had been seized by the Japanese in 1942. Convinced the Japanese would abandon the city, he planned a victory parade down Dewey Boulevardbut the enemy had other plans. The Japanese were determined to fight to the death. The battle to liberate Man...