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The Internet is broken

We helplessly rely on the Internet for everything, yet it is riddled with holes and glitches.<p>Reports of Internet bugs like like Heartbleed and the recent shellshock are growing more frequent and the problems they pose are increasingly more dangerous.<p>Why? For two reasons that aren't going to change …

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Can You Tell How Dangerous A Neighborhood Is From Just A Picture?

By Sydney Brownstone5 minute Read<p>In 1921, a young Swiss psychiatrist named Hermann Rorschach wrote a book called <i>Psychodiagnostik</i> containing 10 …

JP Morgan in bribery probe over Chinese staff

JP Morgan is facing accusations that it hired the children of influential Chinese officials to help the investment bank win business in China.<p>An investigation has been launched by the Securities and Exchange Commission’s anti-bribery unit in the United States.<p>A confidential American government …

The ‘preserved mustard index’ 榨菜指标

Who would have guessed that a famous Chongqing pickle, the preserved mustard tuber made in the town of Fuling, would be used by the Chinese …

Meet The Man Behind Palantir, The CIA's Shifty Data-Mining Contractor

Over at <i>Forbes</i>, Andy Greenberg has penned a fascinating profile of Alex Karp, the CEO of the CIA-funded data mining company Palantir. Palantir applies Silicon Valley data-gathering expertise to the tremendous amount of secret data that intelligence agencies and the military generate. Palantir then …