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The Paradise Papers: How Ridiculously Easy It Is For The Rich To Avoid Taxes

The revelations in the Paradise Papers followed quickly on the release of the Panama Papers (English majors please note the allusion to the Pentagon …

Louis Vuitton

Trillions of Flies Can’t All Be Bad

For each person on earth, there are 17 million flies. They pollinate plants, consume decomposing bodies, eat the sludge in your drainpipes, damage crops, spread disease, kill spiders, hunt dragonflies.<p>Some have even lost their wings so as to live exclusively on bat blood, spending their lives …

Science

Hey, Mark Zuckerberg: My Democracy Isn’t Your Laboratory

BELGRADE, Serbia — My country, Serbia, has become an unwilling laboratory for Facebook’s experiments on user behavior — and the independent, nonprofit investigative journalism organization where I am the editor in chief is one of the unfortunate lab rats.<p>Last month, I noticed that our stories had …

Mark Zuckerberg

Bob Lutz: We are approaching the end of the automotive era.

Bob Lutz, an automotive industry legend in an article for Autonews has made a bold prediction: “Everyone will have 5 years to get their car off the …

Om Malik

How to Opt Out of Equifax Revealing Your Salary History — Krebs on Security

A KrebsOnSecurity series on how easy big-three credit bureau <b>Equifax</b> makes it to get detailed salary history data on tens of millions of Americans …

Identity Theft

Behind the Lucrative Assembly Line of Student Debt Lawsuits

A woman in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio, was sued twice, by two different creditors, over the same overdue student loan. Another person, in Illinois, was taken to court over a loan that had already been paid off. And hundreds of borrowers faced lawsuits over debts so old that they were no longer …

Education

Daqri ships augmented reality smart glasses for professionals

Daqri has begun shipping its augmented reality smart glasses for the workplace.<p>Los Angeles-based Daqri is betting that AR — a technology that overlays digital animations on top of the real world — will take off first in the enterprise, where customers are willing to pay a higher price in order to …

Augmented Reality

Flaw crippling millions of crypto keys is worse than first disclosed | Ars Technica

Estonia abruptly cancels digital ID cards as crypto attacks get easier and cheaper.<p>A crippling flaw affecting millions—and possibly hundreds of …

Information Security

Silicon Valley Can’t Destroy Democracy Without Our Help

Silicon Valley, once a force for good, is now a threat to democracy. At least that’s the impression you’d get from the flood of news and commentary about social media’s role in the presidential election. This week, representatives of Twitter and Facebook, along with Google, testified before …

Silicon Valley

USS McCain collision ultimately caused by UI confusion

On November 1, the US Navy issued its report on the collisions of the USS <i>Fitzgerald</i> and USS <i>John S. McCain</i> this summer. The Navy's investigation found …

Sailing

Kinect: Seven years of strange experiments

Kinect is dead. The writing has been on the wall for years, at least since Microsoft de-bundled the motion-tracking system from the Xbox One in 2014, knocking $100 off the price tag and making the system more competitive with the PlayStation 4.<p>The Kinect debuted in 2010 with the Xbox 360, and it …

Nine Inch Nails

How to Be a C.E.O., From a Decade’s Worth of Them

It started with a simple idea: What if I sat down with chief executives, and never asked them about their companies?<p>The notion occurred to me roughly a decade ago, after spending years as a reporter and interviewing C.E.O.s about many of the expected things: their growth plans, the competition, the …

Leadership

Public Shaming and Even Prison for Plastic Bag Use in Rwanda

GISENYI, Rwanda — They are sometimes tucked into bras, hidden in underwear or coiled tightly around a smuggler’s arms.<p>They’re not narcotics or even the illegally mined gold and diamonds that frequently make it across the border into Rwanda. But they are, at least in the eyes of Egide Mberabagabo, a …

Recycling

How Twitter Killed the First Amendment

You need not be a media historian to notice that we live in a golden age of press harassment, domestic propaganda and coercive efforts to control political debate. The Trump White House repeatedly seeks to discredit the press, threatens to strip broadcasters of their licenses and calls for the …

Censorship

'Super Mario Odyssey' is everything it needs to be and more

"A return to form." "A reinvention." There are lots of clichés we fall back on when describing a fresh game in a long-running series. The truth is, Nintendo has constantly reinvented the idea of a 3D Mario game, relentlessly pushing the franchise forward with each release. <i>Super Mario Odyssey</i> is …

Gaming

Our Model

This past week our portfolio company MongoDB went public. I think that occasion presents an opportunity to talk about USV’s model.We are a small …

Venture Capital

Driverless Cars Made Me Nervous. Then I Tried One.

On my fourth day in a semi-driverless car, I finally felt comfortable enough to let it stop itself. Before then, I’d allowed the car — a Volvo S90 sedan — to steer around gentle turns, with my hands still on the wheel, and to adjust speed in traffic. By Day 4, I was ready to make a leap into the …

Transportation

She’s 26, and Brought Down Uber’s C.E.O. What’s Next?

SAN FRANCISCO — Susan Fowler was, she recalls, “over the moon” in January 2016. At 24, she had just snagged her dream job as a site reliability engineer at Uber, which had recruited her by telling her the ride-hailing company was a “super-women-friendly” place to work, boasting 25 percent female …

Silicon Valley

Darren Cahill Has Coached Different Players, but Gets the Same Winning Result

Darren Cahill is one of tennis’s leading television analysts, but first and foremost he is one of its leading coaches.<p>His father, John, was an Australian rules football coach, but Cahill gravitated to a different sport. He reached No. 22 in the world in singles and made the semifinals of the 1988 …

WTA Finals

Giving Away Billions as Fast as They Can

Step aside, Rockefeller. Move over, Carnegie. Out of the way, Ford.<p>For the better part of a century, a few Gilded Age names dominated the ranks of big philanthropy.<p>No longer.<p>In a matter of years, a new crop of ultra-wealthy Americans has eclipsed the old guard of philanthropic titans. With names …

Philanthropy

Mac OSX Trojan malware spread via compromised software downloads

Supply-chain attack saw data-stealing Proton RAT loaded into legitimate downloads of Elmedia Player and Folx applications by Eltima …

OS X

An Auction Setup at Christie’s: First a Marathon, Then a Sprint

Emily Sarokin may not have completely understood how a major auction house worked when she joined Christie’s New York six years ago.<p>“I thought it was ‘Antiques Roadshow,’” Ms. Sarokin, the vice president and director for gallery operations and client services, said in an interview at the …

The Arts

College Advice I Wish I’d Taken

I taught my first class at Columbia University’s M.F.A. program this month, and even though I’ve been teaching college writing since 1993, I initially felt a little intimidated by the school’s regal campus. That, and regretful.<p>I enjoyed going to college at the University of Michigan, an hour from …

New York University

A Fire Story, COMPLETE

This is <i>A Fire Story.</i> Today's Part 2 is below, but I also reposted Friday's Part 1 so the complete story would be together in one place.<p>Which is not …

Breaking WPA2

Introduction<p>We discovered serious weaknesses in WPA2, a protocol that secures all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. An attacker within range of a …

Information Security

The scandal of Pentagon spending: Who really gets rich?

Your tax dollars support troops of defense contractor CEOs<p>This article was originally published by TomDispatch.com.<p>Here’s a question for you: How do you spell boondoggle?<p>The answer (in case you didn’t already know): P-e-n-t-a-g-o-n.<p>Hawks on Capitol Hill and in the U.S. military routinely justify …

Military-Industrial Complex

This $185 million mansion has hidden rooms and an underground lake—take a look inside

Switzerland's St. Moritz ski resort serves as a winter playground for the ultra wealthy.<p>And within the resort sits the most expensive house for sale …

Luxury

The Case for Facebook

Let's not let 10 days of share price fluctuation blind us to Facebook's unprecedented accomplishments. Consider this a skeptic's guide to the bull case for the social network.<p>Facebook just had modern history's worst IPO and it's down again today by some percentage that will be quoted endlessly.<p>Yet …

Social Media

An Alternate Universe of Shopping, in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio — It was a scorching day outside, hot even for late summer in Ohio, and yet I was freezing. I had stepped inside the EB Ice Box, a meat-locker-like display at the Eddie Bauer store here that was cooled to 13 degrees Fahrenheit. The metal-sheathed room looked out onto the promenade of …

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