What Is Fortnite?

Rachael Krishna in BuzzFeed: Fortnite is a co-op "sandbox" game set in a vast, open-world environment where players are survivors of a storm that wiped out 98% of the Earth's population. The survivors are also plagued by zombies. The game was released in mid-2017 by Epic Games, which also made Gears of War. You can play the…

The Evolving Organized Crime Threat

A speech given by Robert Mueller, III, former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to the Citizens Crime Commission of New York on January 27, 2011. Some of the key quotes: Since that time, we have seen a number of dramatic shifts–not just in our perspectives on terrorism, but in the way we learn, communicate, and…

The Other Mr. President

From the This American Life podcast: Since Russia meddled in our election, there's been concern that the fake news and disinformation that's so prevalent there could be taking hold in this country. But is that hyperbole? This week we look at what it's actually like to live in the confusing information landscape that is Putin's…

The History of the Secret NSA-AT&T Buildings Across the Country

From The Observer: Yesterday’s alleged bombshell, “The Wiretap Rooms: The NSA’s Hidden Spy Hubs in Eight U.S. Cities,” was trademark. Based on top-secret documents stolen by Snowden when he worked as an IT contractor for the agency, this incredibly verbose exposé reveals that NSA has partnered with private telecommunications firms for decades to accomplish its mission: the…