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Government accidentally sends file on "remote mind control" methods to journalist

When journalist Curtis Waltman filed a Freedom of Information Act request with Washington State Fusion Center (which is partnered with Department of …

The Bike-Share Oversupply in China: Huge Piles of Abandoned and Broken Bicycles

Last year, bike sharing took off in China, with dozens of bike-share companies quickly flooding city streets with millions of brightly colored rental bicycles. However, the rapid growth vastly outpaced immediate demand and overwhelmed Chinese cities, where infrastructure and regulations were not …

China

What Telegram Owes Iranians

Never in history has a protest movement depended so much on one technological platform. Will the company use its power wisely?<p>After the 2009 Green Movement—a failed attempt to overturn a stolen presidential election through street protests—the Iranian political establishment took away one searing …

Internet

Hackers Are Targeting Your Mobile Phone. Here Are 15 Ways to Slow Them Down

Mobile phones have become the new prey of choice for hackers and other nefarious individuals. Once compromised, our phones offer easy access to our personal and financial information, giving hackers the ability to sell that information on the dark web and to ransom our information.<p>But despite the …

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Two important new books on democracy, expertise, and public ignorance

Recent events such as the unexpected rise of Donald Trump and the growth of partisan hatred have led many people to start taking the problem of political ignorance and bias more seriously than before. Two important new books offer insightful diagnoses and potential solutions for these dangers: Tom …

Tribal Epistemology

In the early days of my skeptical career I spent time investigating and deconstructing classic pseudosciences, like belief in Bigfoot, astrology, …

These skills make you most employable. Why isn’t coding in the top 10?

<i>Caveats: Our methodology is rough and has a number of important weaknesses, so don’t put too much weight on the findings for now. See a brief</i> …

These 7 Forces Are Changing the World at an Extraordinary Rate

It was the Greek philosopher Heraclitus who first said, “The only thing that is constant is change.”He was onto something. But even he would likely …

ISIS terror group's Twitter traffic plunges

The ISIS group's Twitter traffic has plunged 45 percent in the past two years, the Obama administration says, as the U.S. and its allies have countered messages of jihadi glorification with a flood of online images and statements about suffering and enslavement at the hands of the extremist …

For Consumers, Injury Is Hard to Prove in Data-Breach Cases

Judges wrestle with whether hacked firms should have to compensate exposed customers<p>As data breaches become more widespread, judges around the country are grappling with a new question: whether hacked companies should have to compensate customers for breaches that expose credit-card numbers or …

India's Internet Regulator Puts Facebook's 'Free Basics' Program on Hold

Facebook’s plan to provide limited Internet services for free in India has run into a roadblock, with the country’s top Internet regulatory body …

No, very kind offer, but we think we’ll keep our gold for now. Yours, India

2015-11-23T09:06:09.000Z<p>By: David Keohane<p>Compare, contrast and then draw your own conclusions about India’s newly born Gold Deposit scheme, its plan …

19 tricks stores use to make you spend more money

From supermarkets to department stores, retailers employ clever techniques designed to get you to spend more.<p>Stores are carefully engineered, and every aspect of the design has a highly specific purpose — from the background music to the interior wall color.<p>To become more of a savvy shopper — and …

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23 Crazy Facts About Uber, the $51 Billion Startup Success | Inc.com

Its success rivals even that of Facebook, but Uber remains a fairly mysterious company in a lot of ways. See if you knew these crazy facts about the app-turned-transportation-giant:<p>1. Uber was founded in San Francisco in 2009 by University of California dropout Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp, …

The Top 10 Drone Photos Ever Shared on 500px

Drone photography is picking up steam as the little recreational multi-rotor copters become more and more affordable and easier to use.<p>It’s safe to …

Toyota is playing the long game with new five-year shares

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India should heed John Oliver’s message and stop wasting insane amounts of food

This week, TV host and comedian John Oliver, had some brutal statistics to tell America.<p>The world’s largest economy wastes as much as $165 billion (Rs10.49 lakh crore) worth of food every year. The quantity of food wasted is enough to fill up 730 football stadiums. On top of that, almost 50 million …

Is Facebook a Better Source for News Than Twitter?

The same percentage of users get news from Facebook as Twitter. How'd that happen?<p>The number of Americans getting their news from social media …

Here’s How We Could Raise The Dignity Of Workers In The Sharing Economy

It’s time to end the archaic concept that employer benefits only come with a 40-hour work week.<p>In theory, working in the gig economy ought to be great. You get to make your own hours. You don’t have a boss looking over your shoulder. You have time for other things. But the reality, as has been …

Death of the Salesmen: Technology's Threat to Retail Jobs

Should we mourn them?<p>James Cash Penney had a dubious name for a department-store entrepreneur, sounding more like a fictional character from a capitalist comic book. For decades, the eponymous company he founded in 1902 lived up to the superheroic promise of his handle, becoming one of the most …

Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it’s time to be utopian<p>The red flags and marching songs of Syriza during …

Economics

Inside The Manipulative World Of Film Color Correction

Professional colorists reveal their secrets–and a neuroscientist explains why they work.<p>You don’t always consider it when you watch movies, but you are being manipulated by color. Think about Wes Anderson’s pastel films, or the vibrant tropical birds in nature documentaries. The real world …

What Will Become Of China's Ghost Cities?

Little did we know that most of that iron ore being shipped to Guangzhou from Rio de Janeiro and Port Hedland, Australia was going to build Chinese cities; cities that would remain vacant for years. China single-handedly topped the phrase “bridge to nowhere” and made ghost cities a euphemism for …

China

Fortune.com

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Fusion, Re/code, Vox and what it takes to survive as a media startup

After what seemed like years of blue skies and growing traffic, recent stumbles have led to rumblings that the optimism of digital is starting to …

Social Media

Be Ready for the Next Major Technology Shifts in Your Industry

Let’s explore the three steps companies can take – with real-life examples – to be successful when industry shifts are taking place:<p>Understand the …

How to influence your new BFF: the Millennial procurement officer

There’s a road map to reach Millennial buyers: develop sophisticated social selling skills.<p>What kind of relationship will you have with purchasing …

Gender balance and the link to performance

The chief executive of global-services company Sodexo, Michel Landel, explains its determination to foster diversity and promote gender equality.<p><b>I am</b> …