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Hackers undermine Russia's attempts to control the internet

Authorities have blacklisted thousands of sites for political dissent since Putin’s re-election in 2012 – but activists have subverted the system<p>Moscow’s attempt to control the internet inside Russia has come unstuck following a campaign by hackers who have subverted a system of blacklisting sites …

Internet

Two Ends of the Celebrity Chef Spectrum in Taiwan

Celebrity chefs spread stardust over a nation’s food scene. They take the spotlight and make the headlines, introduce new ingredients and food preparation styles to give cooking an aura of exceptionality. They are a cut above standard restaurant fare and in a totally different universe from the …

On the Trump-Tsai Call, a Plea for Progressive Support

<i>By Lee-Sean Huang (黃立翔)</i><p>As a dual citizen of the United States and Taiwan, I have been spending a lot of time contextualizing for my American friends the controversy behind Donald Trump’s recent call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文).<p>I have found that many otherwise progressive allies and …

Meteorologist: Climate Change and Trump Have Driven Me to Therapy

Meteorologist Eric Holthaus, who has appeared a couple of times on these pages in the past (more on that shortly), is in therapy.Well, okay, lots of …

Meteorology

Chicago foursome in custody after live streaming kidnapping and torturing Trump supporter

A disturbing video of a white man being tortured by four black individuals while tied up and gagged has surfaced as a Facebook Live yesterday from a woman named Brittany Herring. During the video, the white man’s clothes are cut, peppered with cigarette ash, is kicked, punched, and cut as Herring …

Donald Trump

China’s plans to lead the global economy are being foiled by… China

America’s traditional stewardship of the global economy is in limbo. As president-elect Donald Trump sees it, the United States’ role in the world isn’t necessarily to lead it. Sure, the US will still engage with other countries—but only in line with Trump’s guiding principle of “America …

Economics