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The creationist’s nightmare: evolution in action

Over at the <i>Atlantic</i>, Ed Yong shows and describes some stunning videos of “evolution in action”: in this case bacteria evolving resistance to …

Tesla might finally have something to worry about from other car makers

Tesla had survived a major crisis in the 2008 to 2009 period and was gearing up for an IPO while selling the fast, sexy Roadster.<p>The major carmakers were introducing all-electric vehicles and new gas-electric hybrids. Numerous startup electric-car companies had burst onto the scene.<p>Fast forward to …

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Google Does The Right Thing, Again

Five years ago, Google did the right thing: it exited the world’s largest Internet market rather than yield to China’s censorship rules.<p>Now, Google has done it again, fighting allegations by the European Commission (EC) that “the company has abused its dominant position in the markets for general …

Honor Charlie Hebdo: Let Satirical and Offensive Images Speak Louder Than Terrorists' Actions

Actions speak louder than words, goes the well-worn maxim. Let's now prove it wrong.<p>Today in France, the murderous actions of two terrorists that took 12 innocent lives have provoked an outpouring of words. Words of grief, words of anger, words about the importance of free expression and words …

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China seeks to export its vision of the Internet

It has been the strangest kind of charm offensive.<p>China, the country that perfected breaking the Internet, has of late been on a campaign to convince the rest of the world that its approach to digital networks is worth spreading. It's an effort led by Lu Wei, the man whose chief responsibilities …

What we know about the 'spiritual healer' named as the Sydney hostage taker

Almost a year ago to the day when Man Harron Monis took more than two dozen people hostage in a Sydney cafe, he appeared in a Sydney court.<p>But Monis, …

Facebook is making employees read Chinese propaganda to impress Beijing

To say Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is on a China charm offensive would be a bit of an understatement. After speaking decent Mandarin during a thirty-minute Q&A in October and opening an office in Beijing (despite being blocked in China) in May, Zuckerberg is not only reading president Xi …

China may be hacking every iPhone user in the country

<i>Updated Oct. 23 at 1:30pm in Hong Kong.</i><p>Chinese authorities just launched “a malicious attack on Apple” that could capture user names and passwords of anyone who logs into the iCloud from anywhere in the country, the well-respected censorship watchdog GreatFire.org reports. With that information, a …

FBI Warns U.S. Businesses of China-backed Cyberattacks

Security<p>The FBI warned U.S. businesses on Wednesday that hackers it believes to be backed by the Chinese government have recently launched attacks on U.S. companies. The "flash" warning described tools and techniques used by the hackers and asked companies to contact federal authorities if they …

Why Hong Kong is too important to help

It's hard to resist the urge to reach out and support someone like Joshua Wong. The Hong Kong student has the slight features, thick black-framed eyeglasses and misleadingly nerdy disposition of many of his classmates, as well as startling self-confidence, unflappable courage and a solid sense of …

Love China, love democracy?

<i>Ian Buruma is a professor of</i> <i>democracy, human rights and journalism at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.</i><p>Tens of thousands of people have been "occupying" the tear-gas-filled streets of Hong Kong's Central district to fight for their democratic rights. Many more may soon join them. Although …

Hong Kong Stands Up

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Hong Kong's youth arm with cell phones, umbrellas - CNN.com

<b>Hong Kong (CNN)</b> -- It was 10 p.m. on Sunday and 22-year-old Michelle Li, a dancer, was supposed to be in her room doing homework.<p>But when she saw mobile Facebook updates of police tear gassing pro-democracy protesters in downtown Hong Kong, she was too agitated to study. Grabbing her smartphone, …

Hong Kong Demonstrators Unveil 'Umbrella Revolution'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Following a weekend of protests, a mass of demonstrators returned to Hong Kong's business district …

5 Reasons Your Wife Won't Have Sex With You

You need to say thank you. It can be a tiring place, this happily ever after. Yes, there is love and there are kitchen dances and sweet cream baby cheeks. But there are also sleepless nights and mortgages and post baby stretch marks.<p>In my last "get it on" post I told women that if they want their …

Second Chinese military unit linked to hacking

Security researchers have accused a second Chinese military unit of carrying out cyber espionage attacks against foreign corporations.<p>CrowdStrike, a U.S security firm, detailed the allegations in a lengthy report on a People's Liberation Army unit operating in Shanghai.<p>The report comes just weeks …

A Year After Snowden, U.S. Tech Losing Trust Overseas

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Snowden revelations. Whatever you may think about Edward Snowden the man — is he a traitor or a hero? — one fact is indisputable. His leaks shook the U.S. technology industry to its core. And the reverberations keep on coming.<p>Take Cisco. The Silicon …

Follow The (Chinese) Money: The Tiananmen Anniversary And A Scandalous Silence On U.S. Campuses

In the countdown to the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre, American universities are emitting an unfamiliar signal: silence. Although for generations they have prided themselves on their passionate, and vociferous, commitment to free speech, lately they have been censoring their comments …

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New zero-day vulnerability identified in all versions of IE

A new zero-day vulnerability that resides in all versions of Internet Explorer has been spotted in the wild, Microsoft confirmed late Saturday.<p>The vulnerability, which could allow remote code execution, is being used in "limited, targeted attacks," according to an advisory issued by Microsoft. …

Putin Just Called The Internet A 'CIA Project' — Here's Why

The comments sound paranoid, but they actually serve Putin's aims well.<p>Today, Russia is leading the charge for breaking up the Internet as it currently functions by running Web traffic through servers in each respective country.<p>"In two years we may get a completely different Internet," Russian …

After 25 Years Of Amnesia, Remembering A Forgotten Tiananmen

<i>Twenty-five years ago, on April 15, 1989, Chinese students were mourning the death of a reformist leader. But what began as mourning evolved into mass protests demanding democracy. Demonstrators remained in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, day after day, until their protests were brutally suppressed by</i> …

Edward Snowden ‘vindicated’: Pulitzer Prize awarded to papers for stories based on files from NSA leaker

<i>The Washington Post</i> and <i>The Guardian</i> won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government’s sweeping surveillance …

30 Powerful Quotes on Failure

It seems that failure tends to be more public than success. Or at least that’s what we perceive it to be. We fret it, we try to avoid it, and we question ourselves every time we have unconventional ideas. But the simple truth is – no great success was ever achieved without failure. It may be one …

What If Your Customer Service Is Bad On Purpose?

Here’s something to consider: Maybe your company’s customer service is bad <i>on purpose.</i> By design. Intentionally.<p>Of course, neither your CEO nor your CMO is ever going to say this. We live in a world where even Walmart and Ryanair talk the right talk. “Service obsessed.” “Customer centric.” Ya dah …

Of Course The First Amendment Protects Baidu's Search Engine, Even When It Censors Pro-Democracy Results

Baidu.com is the leading search engine in China. The plaintiffs in this case have published materials online about the democracy movement in China. They allege that, at the request of the Chinese government, Baidu excludes pro-democracy search results, including their materials. They sued Baidu in …

How China buyers will help Australians who are priced out of the housing market

Bubbly home prices Down Under are leaving young Aussies increasingly embittered. “Owning a home in [Sydney] is as remote to me as getting a seat next to Lady Gaga on the first commercial space flight,” writes Bridie Jabour, a twenty-something reporter, in The Guardian. “And that would be a hell of …

Another Bloomberg Editor Explains Why He Has Resigned, Over Its China Coverage

"For the international press, there are many reasons for crimped ambitions."<p>Four months ago, <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i> ran a big story contending that Bloomberg editors had quashed an investigative report about corruption among leaders in China. The <i>Times</i> story was clearly based on informed comment from …