Author: Chris Campbell

Your account has been hacked

Your account has been hacked by Chris Campbell – LFB.org Your account has been hacked. Those five words can strike fear into even the most powerful and prestigious. (Especially the most powerful individuals, actually.) We live in a world where...

Could cryptocurrencies save healthcare?

Could cryptocurrencies save healthcare? by Chris Campbell – LFB.org Judith Faulkner dresses in Harry Potter-themed costumes at company meetings and built a tree-house conference room. She runs the uber-subsidized medical data software company Epic, which manages a whopping 56 percent...

Hi-ho Silver, Up and Away

Hi-ho Silver, Up and Away By James Altucher – LFB.org I am so sick of reading about gold. “Gold hits a new high!” “Gold going to $2500 per ounce!” Why do people buy gold and forget about its paler and...

The Shocking Reason Insiders Are Buying Bitcoin

The Shocking Reason Insiders Are Buying Bitcoin by Chris Campbell – LFB.org “Do you think the Catholic Church today could stop people from reading the Bible?” “Huh?” I asked. I was in São Paulo at Brazil’s first international blockchain conference...

Silver Bugs: Our Time Is Coming…

Silver Bugs: Our Time Is Coming… by Chris Campbell – LFB.org Very long-term Laissez Faire Today patrons will know that, although I have a soft spot for cryptocurrencies, deep down, above all else, my roots are in silver. I’m a...

Untold Origins of the Federal Reserve

Untold Origins of the Federal Reserve by Chris Campbell – LFB.org “Progressive” is often a word we hear bandied about to describe very destructive things. It’s “progressive,” for example, to believe taking responsibility for your individual thoughts, words and actions...

The Swamp Critters Vs. Decentralization

The Swamp Critters Vs. Decentralization by Chris Campbell – LFB.org We begin today’s episode with a scene from the latest season of HBO’s hit show Silicon Valley.     If you haven’t seen it, Richard Hendricks, the protagonist, develops a revolutionary compression...

2020: The Surveillance State Is Dangerous (and Possibly Dead)

2020: The Surveillance State Is Dangerous (and Possibly Dead) by Chris Campbell – LFB.org The year is 2020. A digital, “underground,” decentralized, censorship-resistant “truth or dare” style app-based game is all the rage. Players and watchers, in peer-to-peer fashion, host...

Apocalypse Now?

Apocalypse Now?

Apocalypse Now? By Jason Hanson – LFB.org Dear Black Bag Confidential Reader, This week’s mailbag covers an emergency water source in your backyard, how to win at poker and what to do in the event of a nuclear attack. Let’s get started....

How to Expose a Tail

How to Expose a Tail By Jason Hanson – LFB.org Dear Black Bag Confidential Reader, In a recent Spy & Survival Briefing alert, I outlined three steps to securing your wireless network from any unauthorized use. There are several good reasons to...

The Worst Places to Hide Your Valuables

The Worst Places to Hide Your Valuables By Jason Hanson – LFB.org Dear Black Bag Confidential Reader, During a home burglary, the majority of criminals will immediately head for the master bedroom and then work their way to other areas of the...

Prepare to Weather the Storm

Prepare to Weather the Storm by Jason Hanson Dear Black Bag Confidential Reader, This week’s selection of articles strikes a pretty even balance between technological threats and the perils of Mother Nature. It just goes to show that in this day and...