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Are Chinese Internet Bars Coming Back From the Dead?

The state's finally gotten out of their way, perhaps too late.

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A ‘System Bitch’ Dissents

Internet vitriol greets a Chinese state media employee who questions the party line.

Best Defense

Observation from Harris’s ‘@WAR': Just b/c it’s secret doesn’t mean it’s true

Interesting quote from a book I read over the summer, titled @WAR: The Rise of the Military Internet Complex: "There's a presumption that if something ...

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The Big Counterterrorism Counterfactual

Is the NSA actually making us worse at fighting terrorism? 

Passport

Global Internet Gumshoes Say They Broke the Super-Privacy Tool Tor

When setting up a global drug market online, here's a piece of advice: Don't use your personal and publicly available email address to control the ...

Tea Leaf Nation

‘Be in Love With Them, but Don’t Marry Them’

How Jack Ma partnered with local government to make e-commerce giant Alibaba, and Hangzhou, a success.

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Longform’s Picks of the Week

Every weekend, Longform highlights its favorite international articles of the week. For daily picks of new and classic nonfiction, check out Longform or follow @longform ...

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