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Today’s Terrorists Want to Inspire

How terrorism has—and hasn’t—changed, from the Algerian War to ISIS<p>In the United States, the years since 9/11 have been a period of heightened awareness about the threat of terrorism, but they haven’t been a period of frequent attacks. The U.S. witnessed a much higher number of terrorist attacks in …

Terrorism

Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey's 'Silicon Valley billionaires club' just invested in this customer service startup

Launched in 2011, Intercom bills itself as a "customer communication platform on a mission to make internet business personal." That translates into a number of products designed to help customer service providers work more efficiently and effectively.<p>The company just raised $35 million (£22.6 …

Silicon Valley

Does bitcoin's underlying technology have other uses? Investors think so

Anyone interested in modern technology has heard of the digital currency called<p>bitcoin, even if few people understand how it works.<p>Don't worry. Credit cards and cash will remain the common currency for some time to come.<p>But as bitcoin and other digital currencies evolve, the technology that …

The Outrageous Ascent of CEO Pay

The Securities and Exchange Commission just ruled that large publicly held corporations must disclose the ratios of the pay of their top CEOs to the pay of their median workers.<p>About time.<p>For the last thirty years almost all incentives operating on American corporations have resulted in lower pay …

Income Inequality

Ten, nine, ten...

RUSSIA had <i>Sputnik</i> and Yuri Gagarin. In 2003 China put a man in space. Even India is exploring the heavens: last September an Indian probe began …

Brazil

Four Kinds of Opinion Pieces I Will Not Read

One of the consequences of the information revolution, or the digital transformation, or whatever we’re calling it these days, is the sheer amount of punditry on tap. Despite talk of the Internet as a site of quickly glimpsed imagery and viral cat videos, a solid core of old-fashioned moralizing, …

Times Square

The Hell You Say

The new battles over free speech are fierce, but who is censoring whom?<p>Fitzgerald’s is an Irish pub in Chapel Hill, near the campus of the University of North Carolina, that counts among its attractions cheap burgers, flip-cup tournaments, and jolly music. One night last year, the soundtrack …

Rights & Freedoms

A Good Month for Syria's Tyrant

Turkey’s decision to attack ISIS and the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal both greatly benefit Bashar al-Assad.<p>Over the last two years, as the Islamic State took control over a large swath of Syria and Iraq, Turkey had refrained from engaging in the U.S.-led fight against the group. Until now. On Thursday, …

Middle East

Who watches ‘Watchman’?

In the months leading up to the recent release of <i>Go Set a Watchman</i>, rather than wringing my hands with giddy excitement, my response has been …