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Newsweek International 08/02/2019

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the archives

1964 “All the pent-up hate and violence finally erupts,” Newsweek reported of fierce race riots in New York. Steeped in racial tension, “Harlem had been an explosion waiting for a time to go off,” as “white New York pushed its ‘Negro problem’ out of sight, north of 110th Street, and postponed it to another generation.” The riots were sparked by the shooting and killing of a 15-year-old African American boy by a white off-duty police lieutenant. Current events suggest America is still waiting on that other generation to arrive. 1973 “The dramatic disclosure that Richard Nixon had taped his White House meetings and calls meant hard evidence may exist to determine his responsibility in the Watergate Scandal,” Newsweek wrote. The existence of the tapes threatened to make the president’s “last line of defense…

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silicon magic

IN THE CODE: SILICON VALLEY AND THE REMAKING OF AMERICA, MARGARET O’MARA explores how Silicon Valley came to be at the epicenter of technology in America. O’Mara, a historian at the University of Washington, worked in the Clinton White House in the early days of the internet. She shows how the explosive growth of social media, when paired with data from the sites users visited online, increased engagement—and how it flourished in an environment free from government oversight. The following excerpt describes how Facebook came of age at a time when society was seeking greater human connection—and in turn reshaped the political landscape in the hands of a social media master named Barack Obama. Three billion smartphones. Two billion social media users. Two trillion-dollar companies. San Francisco’s tallest skyscraper, Seattle’s biggest…

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q&a: margaret o’mara

How did you come up with the idea for the book? I’ve been studying the history of the tech industry for a long time, and people always kept asking me, “How did Silicon Valley do it?” and “How can we build another Silicon Valley?” I wrote the book to answer those questions. I also set out to show how, despite all its disruptive, risk-embracing iconoclasm, the Valley has always been deeply connected to and shaped by other places and people: Wall Street, Washington D.C. and tech hubs like Boston and Seattle. We can’t separate the story of these extraordinary companies and entrepreneurs from the broader history of modern American culture, politics and business enterprise—they’ve been intertwined all along. What obstacles did you face when researching the book and how did you overcome them? It’s…

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talking points

"Boeing have not apologised to us personally. They have not reached out to us at all.” —PAUL NJOROGE, WHOSE WIFE, MOTHER-IN-LAW AND THREE CHILDREN DIED IN A BOEING 737 MAX CRASH “WHAT WILL ALLOWING SAME-SEX COUPLES TO ADOPT CHILDREN LEAD TO? IT’LL SIMPLY LEAD TO THE EXTINCTION OF MANKIND.” —VALENTINA MATVIENKO, HEAD OF RUSSIA’S UPPER HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT “Since the government will send me to a jail where my name will not ever be heard again, I take this opportunity to say: There was no justice.” —DRUG CHIEFTAIN JOAQUíN “EL CHAPO” GUZMáN BEFORE BEING SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON “I’m proud to report that our show and Game of Thrones received a combined 33 Emmy nods. Now, 32 were for them.” —jimmy kimmel "BOTH DOMESTICALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY, IN SUBSTANCE AND IN TONE, I'M WORRIED ABOUT THE STATE OF…

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hacking 2020

THREE EVENTS OCCURRING IN RAPID succession on October 7, 2016, stand out in Robby Mook’s memory. The first came at about 3:30 pm. The Obama Administration issued a statement that publicly blamed Russia for hacking the Democratic National Committee and orchestrating the release of the thousands of emails roiling the Democratic Party, which, it said, were “intended to interfere with the US election process.” In the day’s crazy news cycle, that highly-unusual announcement never had a chance. At 4 pm, The Washington Post unveiled the infamous Access Hollywood Tape, on which then-candidate Donald Trump was recorded boasting about his own sexual harassment of women. “When you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab ‘em by the pussy. You can do anything.” Within the hour, yet another media bomb…

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a state of cyber war

RICHARD CLARKE HAS NEVER BEEN SHY about highlighting the security vulnerabilities of the United States. He came to national prominence by attacking the Bush Administration for its failure to stop the 9-11 attacks. His new book The Fifth Domain: Defending Our Country, Our Companies, and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats (Penguin,July 2019), written with Robert Knake, is a deep dive into how digital technologies might be used against the U.S. and what we can do to protect against them. Clarke has decades of experience to back up his opinions. He worked in US State Department during President Ronald Reagan’s administration and was Bill Clinton’s chief counter-terrorism adviser on the National Security Council. He also served as a special advisor on cybersecurity to George W. Bush. Newsweek’s Adam Piore caught…