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War Games: Tracing the History of Cyber Security

June 10th, 2016  |  Source: Knowledge@Wharton

The concept of “cyber war” goes back to the beginning of the internet, almost 50 years ago. A new book by Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist Fred Kaplan traces the history of this topic in his new book Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War.

Kaplan recently appeared on the Knowledge@Wharton show on Wharton Business Radio on SiriusXM channel 111 to talk about his new book.

An edited transcript of the conversation follows.


The New Economics of Cybercrime

June 8th, 2016  |  Source: The Atlantic

Digital thieves’ most crucial adaptation in recent years has little to do with their technical tools and everything to do with their business model.

It’s a good time to be a cybercriminal. There are more victims to target, there is more data to steal, and there is more money to be made from doing so than ever before.


Hypersensitive Exxon bans Guardian from AGM

May 25th, 2016  |  Source: The Guardian

Oil firm accuses newspaper of ‘lack of objectivity’ on climate change reporting in ‘campaign’ against energy companies

Keep it in the ground, this newspaper has argued for ages on fossil fuels. Then keep out of our annual meeting, replies ExxonMobil.


Donald Trump’s Fake Spokesman

May 24th, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

The mystery of whether Trump masqueraded as his own spokesman while owner of the New Jersey Generals endures.

I didn’t get to do a lot of original reporting in 1985 as a clerk on United Press International’s sports desk in New York. My job was to move copy and box scores to our client newspapers as fast as possible, and so every night I took dictation from sportswriters around the country — at baseball stadiums or at ringside, at the racetrack or inside the arena.


Piketty has last laugh as revolts threaten the pay status quo

May 23rd, 2016  |  Source: FT.com

Economist is finding unexpected allies — stock market investors

Thomas Piketty’s 2013 tome Capital in the Twenty-First Century was dismissed by diehard critics as doctrinaire, statistically flawed and boring. Three years later the French economist’s broadside against rising financial inequality is receiving validation from an improbable quarter: stock market investors.


‘One of the Biggest Mistakes in Modern Medicine’

May 17th, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

More groups are working to find ways to curb the opioid epidemic in America.

The overdose death toll from opioids, both prescription drugs and heroin, has almost quadrupled since 1999. In 2014 alone, 28,000 people died of opioid overdoses, more than half from prescription drugs.


Saudi officials were 'supporting' 9/11 hijackers, commission member says

May 12th, 2016  |  Source: The Guardian

First serious public split revealed among commissioners over the release of the secret ‘28 pages’ that detail Saudi ties to 2001 terrorist attacks

A former Republican member of the 9/11 commission, breaking dramatically with the commission’s leaders, said Wednesday he believes there was clear evidence that Saudi government employees were part of a support network for the 9/11 hijackers and that the Obama administration should move quickly to declassify a long-secret congressional report on Saudi ties to the 2001 terrorist attack.




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