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The Facebook Furor

Published 26.07.2014
AMSTERDAM – There has been a lot of fuss lately about the psychological experiment that Facebook conducted on nearly 700,000 of its users. In order to gauge how people’s Facebook “News Feeds” affect their moods, the company temporarily...

The Anti-Fragility of Health

Published 22.01.2014
NEW YORK – Nassim Nicholas Taleb, perhaps best known as the author of The Black Swan, has written a wonderful new book called Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder. According to Taleb, things that are anti-fragile – mostly living things –...

The Transparency Challenge

Published 19.11.2013
NEW YORK – So now we Americans know. We know that our government is spying not just on foreigners; it is also spying on us. Of course, most of what the government “knows” about you is “known” only in the sense that someone could get at it if...

Measure for Mismeasure

Published 23.10.2013
ISTANBUL – I recently used Uber (an online service for ordering a car and driver) and did not have the usual pleasant experience. The driver did not know the area, and, worse, he did not follow his navigator’s instructions, turning left instead...

Citizen Bezos?

Published 17.08.2013
NEW YORK – My very first serious job was as a fact-checker for Forbes magazine (now mostly a laissez-faire collection of blogs). I consider fact-checkers to be the altar boys of journalism. And, despite having left the church, I still feel a...