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The Secret of Churchill’s Darkest Hour: An American General in London

Right under the nose of an ambassador who thought the Brits were finished Raymond E. Lee told the White House it was otherwise—and he was right.<p>LONDON—In the 19 months between Winston Churchill becoming prime minister and Pearl Harbor, fascism came as close as it ever would to world domination.<p>We …

History

North Korea and US having 'advanced' back channel talks, Julie Bishop says

The United States has developed "advanced" methods of communicating with North Korea on its nuclear and missile programs, according to Australia's …

North Korea

Voice Assistants Aren't So Easy to Fire | Backchannel

<b>I was about to plug</b> my new Google Home Mini into the wall outlet this weekend when I froze. What kind of a commitment was I about to make? Google had …

Google Assistant

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Science Fiction

EU's diplomatic back channel in Pyongyang goes cold | Reuters

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Oct 03, 2017 10:02 pm | Updated Date: Oct 03, 2017 …

How to Pitch Stories to Backchannel

Author: Wired Staff. Wired Staff<p>Date of Publication: 10.03.17.<p>Time of Publication: 5:02 pm. 5:02 pm<p><b>Backchannel is a national publication that</b>—through …

Storytelling

The Guy At The Center Of The Google-Uber Lawsuit Wanted You To Worship An A.I. God

There’s plenty of weird-ass stories out of Silicon Valley, from microdosing to mountain cults to rollerblades in business meetings. But worshipping …

Anthony Levandowski

After months of setbacks, Back Channel Brewing opens on Lake Minnetonka

Josh Leddy should’ve knocked on wood after finishing his sentence. Intended as a token of diligence to his future customers, Leddy’s words proved …

Minneapolis

Roger Stone's moment of truth?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Nixon tattoo on his back looks more expensive than the transplanted hair on his head. His fashion sense, about which he is outspoken and fastidious, seems ripped from Gilded Age cartoons about predatory industrial fat cats.<p>He enjoys body-building, marijuana, swinging and martinis, which …

Justice

"Disruption" Is How Silicon Valley Eats Its Young | Backchannel

<b>The hate-read news cycle</b> last week was dominated by a story about a tech startup called Bodega, and what a reporter called the company’s quest to …

Silicon Valley

Trump Tower Moscow Plan, Russia Sanctions Rollback Linked In New Trump Collusion Evidence, Expert Says

In a new expert analysis of recent revelations about the ties between Donald Trump and Russia, two key elements of those ties now appear to have been …

Donald Trump

These AI Startups Want to Fix Tech's Diversity Problem | Backchannel

<b>Eyal Grayevsky has a plan</b> to make Silicon Valley more diverse. Mya Systems, the San Francisco-based artificial intelligence company that he cofounded …

Diversity

Apple is Defying History With Its Pricey iPhone X | Backchannel

<b>The iPhone’s 10th anniversary launch</b> was today, and Apple’s arms are just about to fall off from patting itself on the back. You can’t blame the …

Apple

It Took a Natural Disaster for Me to Understand Snap Map | Backchannel

<b>Of all the ways</b> to watch the flood waters rise in Houston last week, the most compelling was through Snap’s new crowd-sourced Map feature. Unlike, …

Evan Spiegel

My iPhone Turned Me Into a Squirrel-Chasing Dog | Backchannel

<b>For the past 23 days,</b> I have been in rehab—voluntarily, as an outpatient. This is my third attempt over the course of six months.<p>I am not an …

Writer's Block

Surviving This Summer on the Internet | Backchannel

<b>On the August afternoon</b> that a white supremacist drove a car through a crowd of peaceful protestors in Charlottesville, Virginia, I was perched on a …

Technology

Why Voice Assistants Will Give You a Headache | Backchannel

<b>Picture this: It’s evening</b> and, after a long day at the office, you’re finally home. You’re cutting some avocados as you prepare dinner when your …

Amazon

Did a Cuban secret weapon make U.S. diplomats deaf?

United States

How This Game Of Thrones Character Teaches One Winning Negotiation Skill

While the popular HBO series Game of Thrones is an epic fantasy tale, the political intrigue is familiar. As with all political landscapes, negotiation skills play a vital role in successful deal-making and moving the work and the storyline forward. In the last two episodes, I was struck by the …

Game of Thrones

Critics fear Dana Rohrabacher creating WikiLeaks back channel to Trump

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California has returned from Europe with a plan to brief President Trump on a meeting with WikiLeaks publisher Julian …

Julian Assange

How Apple, Google, and Facebook Will Hasten the Next Era of TV | Backchannel

<b>Not long ago,</b> everyone saw Hollywood and Silicon Valley as opposites. Hollywood was cool, artistic, and uniquely adept at entertaining viewers. …

Silicon Valley

This Battery Breakthrough Could Change Everything | Backchannel

<b>As technology tries to maintain</b> its dizzying ascent, one dead weight has kept its altitude in check: the battery. Our chips keep getting faster and …

Technology

Uber Can't Keep Driving Itself | Backchannel

<b>When Benchmark Capital distributed a letter</b> this week about its lawsuit against former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, it was addressed to Uber’s …

Uber

What Google's Open Communication Culture Is Really Like | Backchannel

<b>When I started at Google</b> in 2002, there were about 500 employees. When I left nine years later, there were over 50,000. For all that time, I marveled …

Management

Back Channel to North Korea

Can secret contacts between Pyongyang and Washington help chart a path out of the crisis?<p>While the Trump administration’s policy on North Korea is gyrating in all directions—mostly bad—someone in Washington is keeping hope alive. Namely, despite escalating tensions which appear to be approaching a …

North Korea

Diplomats under ‘health attack’ in Cuba were treated by Miami doctors

The University of Miami received a nervous call from the Trump administration: U.S. diplomats in Havana were getting sick with headaches, dizziness …

Cuba

North Korea and Trump administration quietly involved in 'back channel' diplomacy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beyond the bluster, the Trump administration has been quietly engaged in back channel diplomacy with North Korea for several months, addressing Americans imprisoned in the communist country and deteriorating relations between the long-time foes, The Associated Press has learned.<p>It …

North Korea

AP sources: US-NKorea talking behind the scenes for months

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beyond the bluster, the Trump administration has been quietly engaged in back channel diplomacy with North Korea for several months, addressing Americans imprisoned in the communist country and deteriorating relations between the longtime foes, The Associated Press has learned.<p>It …

North Korea

White House has quietly engaged in back-channel talks with North Korea

Despite the bellicose rhetoric coming from President Trump, the White House has quietly engaged in back channel diplomacy with North Korea for …

North Korea

US-NKorea involved in back channel diplomacy

North Korea