William Dalrymple

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Why Everyone Should Fear Trump's Foreign Policy

Although the American presidency is not normally thought of as an entry-level position, Donald Trump has emerged as the frontrunner in the Republican …

Ex-NSA chief backs Apple on iPhone ‘back doors’

McLEAN, VA — Retired four-star general Michael Hayden, who as director of the NSA installed and still defends the controversial surveillance program to collect telephone metadata on millions of Americans, says he opposes proposals to force Apple and other tech companies to install "back doors" in …

Surveillance

The intense backlash to Syrian refugees 'plays right into' ISIS’ hand

The legislation — passed after more than two-dozen governors announced they would not allow Syrian refugees to resettle in their states — effectively bars Syrian and Iraqi asylum-seekers from entering the US unless the director of the FBI and the Director of National Intelligence personally certify …

Trump can't actually win, can he?

I talked with<p>Republicanwise men last week — sober establishment strategists who have seen many presidential campaigns come and go — to ask them how long the improbable popularity ofDonald Trumpcan last. Reassure me, I said: He can't actually win, right?<p>Their answers surprised me.<p>"It's not …

Verizon to be first to field-test crazy-fast 5G wireless

It expects "some level of commercial deployment" to begin by 2017 for next-generation wireless. That's much earlier than the common industry belief that 2020 will mark the start.<p>Verizon is getting ready to kick its wireless network up another notch.<p>The nation's largest wireless carrier will begin …

Telecoms

Iraq deputy justice minister kidnapped by masked gunmen

Iraq's acting deputy Justice Minister, Abdul Karim al-Faris, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in the capital, Baghdad, security officials have told Al Jazeera.<p>The deputy minister's security guards and driver have also been kidnapped in Al-Bunouk neighbourhood in the northeastern part of the …

Kidnapping

The Black Box: The Electoral College

Article II Section 1 of the Constitution describes the strange process of electors choosing the President.<p>The legislature of each State appoints the same quantity of electors as the number of Congressmen (House Representatives plus Senators) in the manner each State sees fit. Since there are 435 …

Microsoft is rolling out a ton of new features for Outlook.com

Outlook.com is getting a big revamp today. Microsoft is slowly rolling out a huge preview update for the email service.<p>There are a ton of new features. First off, as we reported a few days ago, Microsoft’s Clutter tool that separates your non-essential email from your most important emails will now …