Yearly Archives: 2017

41 posts

NYT: Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades

‘An investigation by The New York Times found previously undisclosed allegations against Mr. Weinstein stretching over nearly three decades, documented through interviews with current and former employees and film industry workers, as well as legal records, emails and internal documents from the businesses he has run, Miramax and the Weinstein […]

I used to think gun control was the answer. My research told me otherwise.

  Evidence suggests that no one broad gun-control restriction could make a big difference. By Leah Libresco, a statistician and former newswriter at FiveThirtyEight, a data journalism site. She is the author of “Arriving at Amen.” Before I started researching gun deaths, gun-control policy used to frustrate me. I wished the National Rifle […]

Are you being watched? Government spy tool found hiding as WhatsApp and Skype

Malware used by intelligence agencies spotted in 7 countries, experts said By Jason Murdock Legitimate downloads of popular software including WhatsApp, Skype and VLC Player are allegedly being hacked at an internet service provider (ISP) level to spread an advanced form of surveillance software known as “FinFisher”, cybersecurity researchers warn. FinFisher is sold to global governments and intelligence […]

The Hidden Costs of Ugliness

Photo: Philip Laurell/Getty Images New Yorkers have long bemoaned their city being overrun by bland office towers and chain stores: Soon, it seems, every corner will either be a bank, a Walgreens, or a Starbucks. And there is indeed evidence that all cities are starting to look the same, which can hurt local growth and wages. […]