Zach Seward's Top Stories

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  1. Almost None of the Women in the Ashley Madison Database Ever Used the Site
    When hacker group Impact Team released the Ashley Madison data, they asserted that “thousands” of the women’s profiles were fake. Later, this number got blown up in news stories that asserted “90-95%” of them were fake, though nobody put forth any...
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  2. China stock market: What it means for the global economy
    We know China is big. By some measures, China is now a bigger chunk of the global economy than the US. But it’s also slowing.   This slowdown matters. A lot. China is the world’s largest consumer of—in no particular order—copper, steel, iron ore,...
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  3. The Iranian Hacking Campaign to Break into Activists' Gmail Accounts
    As he drank coffee in a London restaurant earlier this month, Nariman Gharib received what looked like an innocuous email from what seemed to be a familiar source. “Hi, I'm going to launch something,” the email, which was written in Farsi, read....
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  4. Tech nerds are smart. But they can't seem to get their heads around politics.
    We live in an age of nerds. Sometimes I try to explain to my kids that I grew up in a time — a dark age known as The Eighties — when reading comic books, playing fantasy-based card games, watching Dr. Who, or being really into computers could get...
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  5. How Brazil’s China-Driven Commodities Boom Went Bust
    Rich in iron ore, soybeans and beef, not to mention oil, Brazil was positioned as a supplier of many things China needed. Above, a floating oil platform can be seen in Guanabara Bay in Niterói, Brazil. Leo Correa/Associated Press Not long ago, Brazil...
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  6. This creepy Google hiring ploy looks at what you search for
    Handling over 3 billion searches per day, and 1.1 trillion searches per year, Google is still the world’s most popular search engine by far. It perhaps shouldn’t come as a surprise then, that Google has tracked down new employees based on what they...
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  7. U.S. second-quarter GDP revised to show larger 3.7% gain
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - The U.S. economy grew at a faster 3.7% annual pace in the second quarter, up from the initial estimate of growth at a 2.3% clip, the Commerce Department said Thursday. Economists polled by MarketWatch predicted gross...
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  8. No Joke: Comedians Fill Giant Stadiums
    Aug. 27, 2015 11:36 a.m. ET When comedian Kevin Hart steps onto the stage at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday, it’ll be one of the largest stand-up comedy performances in American history—possibly the biggest, depending how you score it. Organizers...
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  9. The Art of Fiction No. 76, Raymond Carver
    Raymond Carver lives in a large, two-story, wood-shingled house on a quiet street in Syracuse, New York. The front lawn slopes down to the sidewalk. A new Mercedes sits in the driveway. An older VW, the other household car, gets parked on the...
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