Julia Zimmer

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'Privacy Is A Fundamental Human Right'

Apple has long touted the power and design of its devices, but recently the world's most valuable company has been emphasizing another feature: privacy. That's no small matter when many users store important private data on those devices: account numbers, personal messages, photos.<p>Apple CEO Tim …

It's Not Too Late: You Better Fight for Your Right to Privacy

The pervasive surveillance state isn't inevitable unless we give up on opposing it.<p>Adam Mirowski/Flickr<p>In the early days of the Internet, "what people found most striking about online life was how anonymous it seemed -- all those chat rooms and comment sections, aliases and handles and screen …

Microsoft lawsuit against government relies on speech, privacy rights | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When the U.S. Department of Justice sought permission to search a Microsoft Hotmail account in 2014, a judge rejected one condition the agency asked for - an order preventing Microsoft from ever telling its customer about the search.<p>A Microsoft logo is seen on an office …

A Father’s Struggle to Stop His Daughter’s Adoption

In the United States, when an unmarried man has a baby, his partner can give it up without his consent—unless he happens to know about an obscure system called the responsible father registry.<p>Christopher Emanuel first met his girlfriend in the fall of 2012, when they were both driving forklifts at …

‘He’s Our Baby’: What Happens When a Child Is Placed in Foster Care

<i>Cris Beam | Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | August 2013 | 23 minutes (5,787 words)</i><p><i>Below is the opening chapter of</i> To the End of June: The Intimate Life …

Why I Put My Wife’s Career First

The well-being of children, the status of women, and the happiness of men will depend on whether more fathers are willing to take on primary parenting roles.<p>Three years ago, my wife, Anne-Marie Slaughter, wrote in these pages about how difficult it remains for women to “have it all”—a family and a …

How to raise a black son in America | Clint Smith

The other side of deportation: An American struggles to prepare for life without husband

For the past five months, Madina Salaty has been documenting moments both mundane and monumental before her husband, Zunu Zunaid, would be sent off to Bangladesh.<p>For the past five months, Madina Salaty has been documenting moments both mundane and monumental before her husband, Zunu Zunaid, would …

The Limits of Jurisdiction

Loyda, at Sobrevivientes in Guatemala City, 2010<p>It’s unclear how the two-year-old broke her femur, Dr. Napoleon Castillo Molinedo told me. The …

How One U.S. Soldier Blew the Whistle on a Cold-Blooded War Crime

William Langewiesche dissects the murder of four Iraqi prisoners, the military’s response, and how one warrior fought to become a better man.<p><b>I. Wolf Pack</b><p>Jess Cunningham was a staff sergeant in a mechanized unit of the U.S. Army—Alpha Company, First Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, First Infantry …

Why I Chose To Stop Wearing The Hijab...& Why I Went Back

A year ago, I decided to change my life. I quit a lucrative job and started spending more time connecting with family and reconnecting with friends. …

The Death and Life of Atlantic City

Zeno’s paradox down the shore.<p>Mike Hauke opened a pizza and sub shop in Atlantic City in 2009, but only after he had failed in nine tries to rent the space to somebody else. He had bought the building three years earlier on the advice of his father, an accountant who considered distressed real …

American Slavery, Reinvented

The Thirteenth Amendment forbade slavery and involuntary servitude, “except as punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.”<p>Crops stretch to the horizon. Black bodies pepper the landscape, hunched over as they work the fields. Officers on horseback, armed, oversee the …

Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair

2014 holiday card photo.<p><b>Part One: Family as Rorschach Test</b><p>Browsing through babyGap, checking out at Whole Foods, waiting in the security line at the …

Parenting

When Children With Autism Grow Up

I was 23 and needed a summer job; he was 21 and needed full-time support. He's one of an estimated half million people diagnosed with autism who are soon becoming adults — and who society is entirely unprepared for.

Can Racism Be Stopped in the Third Grade?

Can Racism Be Stopped in the Third Grade?<p>An experiment at Fieldston, which starts when 8-year-olds are sorted by race, has some very liberal parents …

“God Bless Big Oil”: Field Notes from the Land of Industrial Tourism

“You want to know why they always name a blast furnace after a woman?” asked a stout woman in dark sunglasses and a hardhat. “Because they’re hot, …

Autism Inc.: The Discredited Science, Shady Treatments and Rising Profits Behind Alternative Autism Treatments

by<p>Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 9:00 am CST<p><b>The lowest point for Ann Dimick</b> came in January 2012, when in the middle of the night she climbed out of bed, …

Autism

Why doctors fail

Every family has its pivotal medical moments. One of ours was in July 1995 when my son Walker was just 11 days old. He had difficulty taking his feeds, he couldn’t hold anything down, and we took him to the paediatrician. The paediatrician put her stethoscope on his chest, listened for a moment, …

The Foreign Spell | Pico Iyer

The foreign has long been my stomping ground, my sanctuary, as one who grew up a foreigner wherever I happened to be. Born to Indian parents in …