Arpit Chauhan

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What a Prominent Columnist’s Tweet Tells Us About Our Approach To Animal Rights

Quite a while ago, I was reading a scathing piece on the celebration of Labor Day by NRO’s Kevin Williamson. After making it amply clear that he’s no …

On the Left’s favorite catchphrase “Money Isn’t Speech”

Since the Supreme Court dealt a blow to laws restricting money in politics in <i>Citizens United v FEC</i> and <i>McCutcheon v FEC</i>, it’s easy to spot a liberal …

Feedly, Evernote And Others Become Latest Victims Of DDoS Attacks

Who have the DDoS attackers <i>not</i> hit? That’s the question. This morning, RSS reader and feed-syncing platform Feedly is being hit by a distributed denial-of-service attack, where again the criminals are attempting to extort money in return for returning the service to normal operations. And only …

Gore finds spot defending Snowden

Al Gore isn’t just the Democratic party’s conscience on climate change. He’s also become its inner voice in defending Edward Snowden in the debate over government surveillance overreach.<p>It’s a familiar spot for the former vice president, released from past political constraints and free to speak …

Watch What You Say, The New Liberal Power Elite Won’t Tolerate Dissent

The new liberal ruling elite, a mix of academics and cultural powerbrokers, is like the old clerical orders—wielding it’s wealth and power to enforce …

The Swift effect: Apple's new programming language means way more iPhone developers and apps

A modern language could be a boon for young coders<p>The biggest reaction from the crowd at WWDC today wasn’t for a shiny new product or even a cool new app. Instead, the news that Apple was introducing its own programming language, Swift, got a full-throated roar of appreciation from the thousands of …

Apple's new coding language gets Swift approval

When Apple unveiled a new programming language at its World Wide Developers Conference on Monday, the place went "nuts," erupting with raucous cheers …

Rand Paul’s second drone filibuster

In all probability, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) will be filibustering Obama’s nomination of David Barron to the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals …

The Man Who Knows Too Much

He works at the white-hot center of the media universe as the most reliable source for NSA surveillance scoops. He talks to Edward Snowden most days and has full access to the complete archive. And while Glenn Greenwald has spent the past year publishing revelations from arguably the largest cache …

Building Carousel, Part I: How we made our networked mobile app feel fast and local

When we began the journey of building a mobile app for Dropbox a few years ago, we started simple — our Android and iOS apps allowed our users to …

On The Scope of Religious Liberty

There’s some interesting back-and-forth going on between liberal and conservative columnists on the extent to which religious freedom should be …

Why Liberals are Wrong on Hobby Lobby and Religious Freedom

The US Supreme Court agreed to review <i>Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby</i>, a landmark case that challenges provisions in Obamacare requiring employers to offer …

Enter The Blockchain: How Bitcoin Can Turn The Cloud Inside Out

Drop whatever you’re doing and go read Maciej Cegłowski’s absolutely magnificent essay <i>Our Comrade The Electron</i>, an astonishing history of the amazing Russian engineer Lev Sergeyevich Termen. Make sure you read right down to its punchline, “the most badass answer imaginable.” But if time is short, …

Inside the NSA’s Secret Efforts to Hunt and Hack System Administrators

Across the world, people who work as system administrators keep computer networks in order – and this has turned them into unwitting targets of the …

Big Bang breakthrough announced; gravitational waves detected

There's no way for us to know exactly what happened some 13.8 billion years ago, when our universe burst onto the scene. But scientists announced Monday a breakthrough in understanding how our world as we know it came to be.<p>If the discovery holds up to scrutiny, it's evidence of how the universe …

Senate-CIA Clash Goes Behind Closed Doors

The dust is still settling on Capitol Hill after California Democrat Dianne Feinstein fired a verbal bazooka at the Central Intelligence Agency Tuesday morning from the Senate floor.<p>The Senate Intelligence Committee's chairwoman — normally a stalwart of Washington's spooks — essentially accused the …

The White House Has Been Covering Up the Presidency’s Role in Torture for Years

As other documents and reporting have made clear, the source of authority was a September 17, 2001 Presidential declaration authorizing not just …

Solitary in Iran Nearly Broke Me. Then I Went Inside America’s Prisons

We throw thousands of men in the hole for the books they read, the company they keep, the beliefs they hold. Here’s why<p><b>IT’S BEEN SEVEN MONTHS</b> since …

Refinements, additions, and un-breaking stuff: iOS 7.1 reviewed

Apple's first major iOS 7 update makes the operating system feel whole.<p>There were about six months between the ouster of Scott Forstall from Apple in …

TIME Newsmaker Interview: Bernie Sanders Says He'd Make a Better President Than Hillary Clinton

With his white hair in characteristic disarray, Sen. Bernie Sanders is slouching on the couch in his office on the third floor of the Senate Dirksen …

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Malaysia Flight 370: Amid a sea of questions, 28 of the most compelling

Questions about the fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared a week ago over Southeast Asia, continued Friday to hang in the air. Here is what we know -- and don't know -- from hard data to conspiracy theories.<p><b>THE SEARCH</b><p><b>1. Where is the plane?</b><p>As evidence grows that the plane could …

Obama's itchy trigger finger on drone strikes: what happened to due process?

<i>Terrorism (ter-ror-ism; see also terror) n. 1. When a foreign organization kills an American for political reasons.</i><p><i>Justice (jus-tice) n. 1. When the United States Government uses a drone to kill an American for political reasons.</i><p>How’s that morning coffee treating you? Nice and warming? Mmmm.<p>While …

Lunch with the FT: Glenn Greenwald | Financial Times

It is after 3pm on a Friday when I walk into Bar do Beto, an old-fashioned Ipanema restaurant, but the place is full of diners enjoying a long, …

The Real Voter-ID Fraud? Look Closely at North Carolina

If the new law is so offensive, why is the NAACP telling its own protesters of the supposedly racist policy to be sure to have photo identification …