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From Fortune
July 1 2017
Hacked
BUSINESS IS UNDER ASSAULT FROM CYBERCRIMINALS LIKE NEVER BEFORE, AND THE COST TO COMPANIES IS EXPLODING. HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SAFEGUARDING YOUR DIGITAL ASSETS.
From Mother Jones
August 1 2017
The Russian Connection
David Corn THE TRUMP-RUSSIA SCANDAL is the subject of multiple investigations that may or may not unearth new revelations, but this much is already certain: Donald Trump is guilty. We don’t need additional information about the Russian covert schem
From Fast Company
August 1 2017
Tesla Raises the Roof
TESLA CEO ELON MUSK’S MULTIBILLION-DOLLAR ACQUISITION OF HIS COUSINS’ SUSTAINABLE-ENERGY COMPANY, SOLARCITY, IS TOTALLY LOGICAL—AND HUGELY RISKY. WILL MUSK PULL OFF ANOTHER MIRACLE?

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PC Magazine
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Amazon’s Alexa Gets a Screen of Her Own

WILL GREENWALD Amazon Echo Show $229.99 3.5/5 Stars PROS Touch screen useful for discovery, selecting suggested items, and controlling playback. Full range of Alexa features with visuals. CONS Limited touch control options. Drop In voice and video messaging works only with other Alexa users. Dated design. Unimpressive audio quality for the price. Amazon continues to develop and expand its Alexa voice assistant, giving it new abilities and putting it in new devices. Speakers such as the Echo and Echo Dot are voice-only, but Alexa can display visual information on request when in a device
Women's Health
9 min read
Science

This Could Happen In Your Hometown

“Sunny day” flooding— caused not by rain but by rising tides—in 2015 in Miami. According to a report by the American Meteorological Society, the region “is more likely to experience [this type of] flooding…caused by global warming.” Warmer temperatures, which are linked to climate change, dry out the land, making forest fires—like this June 2016 one in L.A.— more extreme. Women of all stripes and political leanings have become passionate activists about issues that matter to them. But our progressively hotter planet—an issue that impacts us all—has drawn less zeal than it should. Maybe that’s
TIME
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Politics

The Art Of The Hostage Deal

Armed Venezuelan police stormed Thamara Candelo’s apartment complex at dawn on June 30, 2016. It was two weeks after her wedding day, and Candelo’s American husband, Joshua Holt, was lying in their bed in Caracas. One officer demanded to see his visa. Others ransacked the rooms, took Holt’s phone and finally ordered him to get into a pickup truck. For the next five hours, his gun-toting captors mocked and hit him. Then they took him to the Helicoide, a prison home to the Venezuelan intelligence police. He has not been allowed out since. Holt, 25, sent this account of his capture in a letter l