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How a company founded by ex-spies uses AI to fight hackers

Cybersecurity firm Darktrace uses artificial intelligence to stop cyber attacks before they even start.

Mihir Garimella is making drones that go where humans can’t

Drones can enter dangerous environments where humans cannot. But what if a drone could stop disasters from happening in the first place?

Mihir Garimella is making drones that go where humans can’t

Drones can enter dangerous environments where humans cannot. But what if a drone could stop disasters from happening in the first place?

How a company founded by ex-spies uses AI to fight hackers

Cybersecurity firm Darktrace uses artificial intelligence to stop cyber attacks before they even start.

WiFi-equipped school buses help students get online

School buses with WiFi are helping children connect to the internet and bridge the technology divide.

Twitter is now 280 characters. Here’s how to not be annoying

Just because we HAVE more than 140 characters doesn't mean we have to USE more than 140 characters in every single tweet. Here are some tips:

This virtual politician wants to run for office

Meet SAM, the world's first virtual politician. The AI-powered New Zealander talks to voters through Facebook Messenger.

Can a zebra crossing change its stripes?

London-based tech company Umbrellium has invented a smart crosswalk that can change size, color and shape according to the needs of its urban environment.
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Business and Economics

‘Trade wars are good?’ Two words: Great. Depression.

President Donald Trump is itching for a trade war. No matter what you do for a living, that should scare you.

Europe is ready to counter Trump’s ‘incomprehensible’ tariffs

Europe says it's ready to respond to President Trump's announcement of steep tariffs on steel and aluminum.

Trade war fears: Stocks drop sharply again

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Trade war fears: Stocks drop sharply at the open

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JCPenney cuts more jobs, capping off a gloomy week for retailers

It's been a brutal week for many big American retailers.

Delta CEO: ‘We are supporters of the 2nd Amendment’

Delta's CEO says the company supports the Second Amendment.
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World

Quebec Election Looms but a Traditional Issue Doesn’t: Independence

As Quebecers go to the polls on Oct. 1 in provincial elections, the issue of independence has been sidelined for the first time in decades..
 
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Nicaraguan Migrants Fleeing Turmoil Test Costa Rica’s Good Will

Tens of thousands are seeking asylum, shelter and work, posing a challenge to the government and society of Nicaragua’s neighbor to the south.
 
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Medellín Dispatch: 25 Years After Escobar’s Death, Medellín Struggles to Demolish a Legend

If the Colombian city cannot bury the memory of the drug lord Pablo Escobar, it at least wants to control how and where his story gets told.
 
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For the 100th Time: The Canada Letter

A look back on 100 editions of the Canada Letter, and an invitation to tell us what you want from the next 100.
 
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Mexico’s President-Elect Vows to Fly Commercial Despite Delay

President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico was stuck for hours on a commercial flight this week, but still vowed to sell the presidential plane.
 
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Brazil Fires Diplomat Accused of Assaulting Women

The dismissal came nearly two years after Renato Ávila Viana was accused of head-butting an ex-girlfriend, who lost a tooth and needed surgery.
 
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‘Don’t Worry.’ Toronto Gunman’s Remark Is Revealed in Police Records.

The documents paint a clearer picture of the terror Faisal Hussain caused during a shooting spree this summer but leave many questions unanswered. What, for example, was his motive?.
 
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Land for Cocaine Production Hits Record in Colombia, U.N. Says

Coca growing is such big business now that the farms take up more area than the footprint of Los Angeles, despite efforts to combat the drug trade.
 
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Back Home in Toronto, John Tavares Is the Center of Attention

Tavares is the first homegrown hockey superstar to play for the Maple Leafs since Charlie Conacher in the 1930s, creating high expectations.
 
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A Year After Mexico Earthquake, Parents Demand Justice

Twenty-six students and teachers died at the Enrique Rébsamen school during an earthquake. An investigation suggests negligence was partly to blame..
 
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Quebec Election Looms but a Traditional Issue Doesn’t: Independence

As Quebecers go to the polls on Oct. 1 in provincial elections, the issue of independence has been sidelined for the first time in decades..
 
New York Times
   
 

Nicaraguan Migrants Fleeing Turmoil Test Costa Rica’s Good Will

Tens of thousands are seeking asylum, shelter and work, posing a challenge to the government and society of Nicaragua’s neighbor to the south.
 
New York Times
   
 

Medellín Dispatch: 25 Years After Escobar’s Death, Medellín Struggles to Demolish a Legend

If the Colombian city cannot bury the memory of the drug lord Pablo Escobar, it at least wants to control how and where his story gets told.
 
New York Times
   
 

For the 100th Time: The Canada Letter

A look back on 100 editions of the Canada Letter, and an invitation to tell us what you want from the next 100.
 
New York Times
   
 

Mexico’s President-Elect Vows to Fly Commercial Despite Delay

President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico was stuck for hours on a commercial flight this week, but still vowed to sell the presidential plane.
 
New York Times
   
 

Brazil Fires Diplomat Accused of Assaulting Women

The dismissal came nearly two years after Renato Ávila Viana was accused of head-butting an ex-girlfriend, who lost a tooth and needed surgery.
 
New York Times
   
 

‘Don’t Worry.’ Toronto Gunman’s Remark Is Revealed in Police Records.

The documents paint a clearer picture of the terror Faisal Hussain caused during a shooting spree this summer but leave many questions unanswered. What, for example, was his motive?.
 
New York Times
   
 

Land for Cocaine Production Hits Record in Colombia, U.N. Says

Coca growing is such big business now that the farms take up more area than the footprint of Los Angeles, despite efforts to combat the drug trade.
 
New York Times
   
 

Back Home in Toronto, John Tavares Is the Center of Attention

Tavares is the first homegrown hockey superstar to play for the Maple Leafs since Charlie Conacher in the 1930s, creating high expectations.
 
New York Times
   
 

A Year After Mexico Earthquake, Parents Demand Justice

Twenty-six students and teachers died at the Enrique Rébsamen school during an earthquake. An investigation suggests negligence was partly to blame..
 
New York Times
   
 

Business & Economics

Reliable Sources: Kavanaugh calls allegation in New Yorker story a ‘smear’

A version of this article first appeared in the Reliable Sources newsletter. You can sign up for free right here..
 
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Porsche eliminates diesel cars from its lineup

Porsche is ditching diesel for good.
 
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Google CEO: ‘We do not bias our products to favor any political agenda’

Google CEO Sundar Pichai responded to reports that some staff had discussed tweaking search results to show a pro-immigration bias.
 
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Corporate America, not banks, could cause the next recession

1. The next debt crisis: There's a $6.3 trillion elephant in the room. And it just might cause the next recession..
 
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Comcast outbids 21st Century Fox for Sky

Comcast outbid 21st Century Fox and its powerful backer, Disney, on Saturday in an auction for control of European broadcaster Sky.
 
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Amazon wants Alexa everywhere

Amazon won't make massive amounts of money off of its new $60 Alexa-controlled microwave. Or the Alexa controlled wall clock that only sets timers. In fact, making a profit from its growing selection of Alexa and Echo devices may be beside the point..
 
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The final battle for Sky is underway

An extended takeover battle involving three of the world's most powerful media companies is culminating in the most dramatic way imaginable: An auction.
 
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Papa John’s possible new logo drops the apostrophe

Papa John's is considering a sleek, boxy new logo that turns Papa John's into Papa Johns.
 
CNN
   
 

Walmart discriminated against pregnant workers, federal agency says

A federal agency is suing Walmart for discriminating against pregnant employees.
 
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The disappearing White House press briefings explained

The daily White House press briefing is no longer routine. In fact, reporters can't even count on one weekly anymore. So far this month, there has only been one press briefing in total..
 
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Science & Technology

Japan’s Hayabusa-2 probe touching down on distant asteroid

Japan is in the process of landing two unmanned rovers on a distant asteroid, according to tweets from the country's space agency, nearing completion of a task which it has previously described as the equivalent of hitting a 6-centimeter (2.4-inch) target at 20,000 kilometers (12,400 miles) away.
 
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Daughter says vexed relationship with Steve Jobs is ‘very much my own story’

Lisa Brennan-Jobs' stinging account of her fraught relationship with her father, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, has drawn criticism from the rest of the family.
 
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Lisa Brennan-Jobs had a complicated relationship with her father. "He was young and he was starting this rocket ship career," she tells Christiane Amanpour "I don't imagine I fit into that so well." .
 
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Livestreaming is big business in China, with the top live streamers making more than $100,000 per month broadcasting regular shows through a multitude of apps. Could livestream fever take hold in the United States? .
 
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Silicon Valley execs face Capitol Hill grilling

Executives from Facebook and Twitter will appear on Capitol Hill today for Congressional hearings. See live updates. .
 
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As competition for the first operational hyperloop heats up, CNN asks how the super-fast transport system could change lives in the UAE.
 
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The next episode of "Declassified" explores the CIA's HEXAGON satellite, used to spy on the Soviet Union.
 
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"Declassified" explains how the HEXAGON satellite program gave the U.S. an advantage over the Soviet Union. .
 
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No Isolation founder Karen Dolva wants to use technology to help people stay connected.
 
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‘Fortnite’ plans its own World Cup next year

As soccer's World Cup wraps up, the globe might not have to wait four more years to witness another international competition -- in fact, we might only have to wait 12 months.
 
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Law & Public Policy

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Books & Authors

Bodys Isek Kingelez: Building Fantasy

In the late 1970s, the Congolese sculptor Bodys Isek Kingelez (1948-2015) began crafting what he called “extreme maquettes,” fantastical buildings constructed out of whatever he could get his hands on.
 
Lucas Adams
   
 

‘The Soul as a Picture Gallery’: Mid-Century African-American Portraits

At the entrance to the Met’s exhibition of mid-twentieth-century African-American photographs, a small placard politely asks for help: “Does someone look familiar? Please kindly send your suggestion.” A sense of loss shadows the request to identify the subjects.
 
Gaiutra Bahadur
   
 

‘My Button Works!’

Trump’s belief that presidential authority is practically monarchical, his belligerent posturing toward countries such as Iran and North Korea, and his cavalier disregard for legal procedure have made many observers wonder if he will try to start a catastrophic war, and what safeguards exist to constrain him if he does.
 
Jonathan Stevenson
   
 

Pushing Against the Apocalypse

“It seemed that Lessing was a writer to discover in your thirties; a writer who wrote about the lives of grown-up women with an honesty and fullness I had not found in any novelist before or since,” Lara Feigel writes in the opening pages of her memoir Free Woman: Life, Liberation, and Doris Lessing. Feigel returns to The Golden Notebook during summer wedding season.
 
Madeleine Schwartz
   
 

Alone with Elizabeth Bishop

“When you write my epitaph,” Elizabeth Bishop famously told the poet Robert Lowell in 1974, “you must say I was the loneliest person who ever lived.” But being lonely and being alone are not the same, and Bishop recognized from a young age that there was something special, even salvific, about the latter.
 
Gabrielle Bellot
   
 

Not Plants But Silkworms

To the Editors: Ronald Lanner’s letter purportedly correcting a point in Tim Flannery’s article “Raised by Wolves” itself requires a correction.
 
Adam S. Wilkins
   
 

Nuclear DIsagreements

To the Editors: Jessica T. Mathews’s “Singapore Sham” correctly notes North Korea’s failure to halt plutonium production as part of the 1994 Agreed Framework, but fails to mention US violations..
 
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Wild Speculation: Evolution After Humans

This year, After Man was republished, a book by the Scottish geologist Dougal Dixon that imagines how other species will evolve after humans go extinct, fifty million years in the future.
 
Lucy Jakub
   
 

In the Review Archives: 1990–1994

We continue our fifty-fifth anniversary tour through the Review’s archives with five pieces from the early 1990s: Janet Malcolm on morals for journalists, John Gregory Dunne on the beating of Rodney King and its aftermath in Los Angeles, Joyce Carol Oates on Muhammad Ali, a poem by James Fenton, and Charles Lane on the sources for The Bell Curve.
 
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Sabra and Shatila: New Revelations

The Kahan Commission produced the official Israeli government report into Israeli involvement in the Sabra and Shatila massacre of hundreds of Palestinian refugees conducted in September 1982 by Lebanese Phalange militiamen allied to Israel.
 
Seth Anziska
   
 

Articles & Opinion

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