Alex Tkaczyk

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Your Social Security Number Isn’t a Secret

Back when identity theft was mainly credit card fraud and a 100,000-record leak was a big deal — the good old days, around 2004 — my hacker friends and I would sit around and brainstorm ways to slow down what some were calling the fastest-growing crime of the century.<p>One method came up again and …

Identity Theft

Joe Biden: Reclaiming America’s Values

In over 45 years of working in global affairs, I’ve observed a simple truth: America’s ability to lead the world depends not just on the example of our power, but on the power of our example.<p>American democracy is rooted in the belief that every man, woman and child has equal rights to freedom and …

Political Science

Middle East on a roll to repeal 'marry the rapist' laws

Rape-marriage exoneration laws are relics of the colonial past. It's time to leave them there.<p>In recent weeks, the Tunisian, Jordanian, and Lebanese parliaments have repealed provisions in their penal codes that allowed rapists to escape punishment by marrying their victims. Provisions like these, …

Apple Introduced iPhone X For One Reason And One Reason Alone

Now the highly anticipated Apple announcement has happened it seems many are left wondering ‘Is that it?’. Apple announced a slew of products and features that have – to be fair – been seen elsewhere in the industry (some for many years). Many have called Apple out on range specifications, pricing, …

Wall Street

N Korea is not Soviet Union and Trump is not Kennedy

There are critical differences between the Cuban Missile Crisis and the current situation on the Korean Peninsula.<p>It has become popular to describe the current situation on the Korean Peninsula as a "slow motion Cuban Missile Crisis". The temptation to do so is understandable since there are …